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The Hollow Crown (Crosspointe Chronicles #4)

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The fourth exciting installment in the tumultuous world of Crosspointe

After the murders of the king and queen, the island empire of Crosspointe is on the verge of chaos. The ruthless Lord Chancellor has taken the throne and made slaves of most of the royal family. Now, in order to sabe the country they love, the king's heirs are determihed to rally whatever allies they h
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Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Roc (first published 2010)
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Sonya Lano
Dec 18, 2012 Sonya Lano rated it really liked it
"But as much as she loved her country, it was a damned cold lover." - I love this line and almost cheered out loud at Margaret for realizing it. Pretty awesome, I thought... And on this note I approached the ending, grinning and excited, and BOOM! The last line of the book had a typo (Her smiled widened.), which, instead of leaving me with the impression "What a good book!", unfortunately left me with the overall impression that it needed a decent copy-edit� (considering I'd been noting typos al ...more
JJ DeBenedictis
Oct 23, 2016 JJ DeBenedictis rated it liked it
This was a pretty fun book that jumps you into the swashbuckling action right away and features some appealing characters, such the female protagonist, who is both bad-ass and confidently self-reliant.

On the other hand, there were some things in the book that struck me as superficial and a bit hokey. The romance in particular seemed to exist for no other reason than because it would be maximally-inconvenient for the two people involved to get the hots for each other, and not because they had any
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Chrissy Wissler
May 30, 2010 Chrissy Wissler rated it really liked it
The books of Crosspointe are different than most series in that each book tells a separate story with a different cast of characters in the lead. Some characters cross from book to book, like Keros the unregistered majicar and Margaret the once thought of pampered princess turned spy and assassin. With that said, some books have more appeal than others and it simply depends on how the characters resonate with you. Some speak to you more than others, and I have to say out of all the Crosspointe b ...more
Marg
Sep 21, 2010 Marg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Another really strong addition to this series! I’m not sure why I waited so long to read it, but alas, I finally did. Perhaps I was hoping for the next book to be out so I wouldn’t have to wait? Unfortunately, the story isn’t done and it doesn’t appear like there will be any more in this series soon.

Each book in this series has been based on a different character. This one was based on Princess Margaret. Some of the characters from previous books do make an appearance, and unfortunately, since i
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Nicole Luiken
Feb 09, 2017 Nicole Luiken rated it really liked it
Shelves: sfantasy
Princess Margaret made for a fascinating main character... a spy adept at hiding behind masks, a sometime assassin, ruthless enough to do almost anything to save Crosspointe from the evil Jutras and their blood magic. Well-plotted with strong pacing and high stakes.
Aliyyah
Aug 20, 2011 Aliyyah rated it it was amazing
Diana Francis just keeps getting better and the hits just keep on coming for the characters of Crosspointe. I think this is the novel that finally reveals many of the secrets of Crosspointe as we get to know Margaret Rampling and her arch-nemesis/would-be lover Nicholas Weverton. Each novel of Crosspointe has explored the secrets of Crosspointe, but never has one smashed them all in one novel. Here we come to see the family relationships of the Ramplings, some of the history of the Jutra, and a ...more
Amy Weiner
Oct 28, 2012 Amy Weiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: cardboard-box
I have a love/hate thing with this author. She starts novels by dropping me in with unfamiliar people whom I am not even certain I care about. But the flawed characters inevitably grow and grown on me and later in the story she links in elements from the earlier books in the series. I have to remember to bring patience to her novels because they are worth it. The stories stay with me for quite a while after I close the covers.
Nicole
Jun 06, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Again, I want more. I really like each of the characters that are highlighted in each of the Crosspointe Chronicles, but I'm hungry for more at the end of each one. Is there a #5 on the way? Please, yes.
Craig
Jul 07, 2010 Craig rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Good 4th title in the series. The depth of world-building is beginning to suffer a bit, as the author relies too much on previous books, with little new expansion. Also the only one in the series that really doesn't have even a partial conclusion, which was one thing I liked about the others.
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