(Three Dark Crowns – Book 2)
One Dark Throne is definitely a more fast-paced, plot-driven novel than its predecessor. Three Dark Crowns (book 1) was all about world building and character orientation whereas this second book is all about the action/fight between the sisters Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katherine for the throne. Their relationships with each other and those around them become more complex, there is more at stake and their past will come and haunt them. I’ve really enjoyed this second book in the series and each queens’ character development. I also like the fact that you don’t know where the story will take you. There are some mysterious elements in Katherine’s storyline in which I hope will be explored further in subsequent novels. Overall, One Dark Throne has got political intrigue between the Arrons and Westwoods, twists and turns in the fight for the throne as well as more demonstration of each queen’s special powers. I’m constantly torn between who I want to win the throne, my thoughts while reading this book is “why can’t we all just get along?” and “I will ask Santa this year for a mountain cat as a pet!” Happy reading everyone.
The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?
With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.
In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.
I recommend this series for fantasy lovers!
Special thanks to Pan Macmillan Publishers, Australia for sending me a review copy in exchange for my honest review