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Review: The Rogue Queen by Emily R. King

February 13th, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: February 13, 2018

Publisher: Skyscape

Series: The Hundredth Queen #3

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:

Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a demon.

That same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda’s late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Isles.

In Lestari, Kalinda’s powers are not condemned, as they are in her land. Now free to use them to protect those she loves, Kalinda soon realizes that the demon has tainted her with a cold poison, rendering her fire uncontrollable. But the lack of control may be just what she needs to send the demon back to the darkest depths of the Void.

To take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts—and risk losing those most loyal to her—to defeat the demon and bring peace to a divided nation.

My Thoughts:

I’ve really been loving this series and was excited for this third book to come out. I was a bit worried because I’m not a huge fan of love triangles and Prince Ashwin really got on my nerves in book 2. Throughout this book I did feel the urge to slap Kalinda a few times to make her wake up and realize what she had with Deven but I’ll admit there was a bit of a twist that made the love triangle more palatable. Still I thought the book could have been better without the love triangle and is one of the main reasons this isn’t 5 stars for me.

Other than that I really enjoyed the story. There was a lot of action and I loved seeing some of the past characters again such as Tinley, Indah and Pons. I wish we had a little more Brac but it was we did get to know a little more about his history as well. It was also nice seeing Kalinda come almost full circle as she goes back to the temple she was raised in and also back to the Palace to face the other ranis and courtesans she had left behind.

The only other minor disappointment I had was I thought this was a trilogy but the way it ends makes me think the series is continuing which is great but also I wanted to see what will happen in the end. Still a great read and I am grateful to the publisher for granting me access via Netgalley.

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