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Queen of Ashes

(Blood of Gods and Royals #0.6)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Power, betrayal and desire… It's a dangerous gambit in Queen of Ashes, an ebook companion to the Blood of Gods and Royals series by New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman!

If you look away from her face, you will die.

This is the warning given to the suitors of Queen Laila of Sharuna, who must compete against one another to win the royal Egyptian's affections. One
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Published August 1st 2016
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Good writing, great back-story.. No need for the lust at first sight attraction but I ignored that bit again.. I like the magic and how Eleanor weaves in mythology into the story. Good addition to the series that I can't wait to devour next. ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it

Better than the last one. I felt that the plot was probably stronger, or maybe I was just more interested in the world/characters. The ending was cool and interesting at least.

Again, though, the writing style is so simplistic - especially the dialogue between the characters of villains and heroes. I just had to (metaphorically) roll my eyes at how everyone says what they mean and everyone takes everyone's word that they're saying what they mean. And allowing verbal arguments between romanti
Rachel Wagner
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Queen of Ashes was an alright book that kept me engaged but it had its flaws. The evolution of Laila is interesting and somewhat relatable. The whole aspect of Brehan and Riel is important in the series and the way it is introduced is good. The characters however have little depth and treat Laila like something to be won. While there are some bad relationships Laila's relationship with her maids Sarina and Sada is what grounds her and reminds her of what she has been through.

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Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it
An incredibly fascinating read, not quite as enthralling as it’s predecessor Voice of Gods. We see a new perspective and explore a different civilization and religion in the ancient world, with some of the same constants from the previous novella. The writing definitely is more mature stylistically in this piece, as opposed to the previous, which creates a more vivid reading experience despite its less complex and semi-lackluster plot line.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. The main character is so dense and the love triangle is so YAWN. The end curse was pretty cool though. But I didn't like the characters enough to continue this series unfortunately. ...more
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2016
I don't know how I feel about this.
but I did like the last chapter and epilogue. the curse.. that was pretty interesting.
Aug 22, 2016 rated it liked it
For some reason, the title sounds so Sarah J. Maas to me because of 'Queen of Shadows'. Then I see book 2 with the title of 'Empire of Dust' which is to Sarah's 'Empire of Storms' haha lol! :)

Anyways, this book is good and I liked it. It's dark and gritty. I guess that's all I can say about it. I don't often read in-between stories because I often times feel that some are unnecessary but this was good.
Shelley Lawrence
I didn't really relish this story because it was quite gory, dark and depressing. It did, however, tell the tale mentioned, but not detailed, in Empire of Dust. So it was interesting to more completely understand the background that was alluded to in the main second novel of this series. It's pretty bizarre thiugh, but in keeping with Egyptian culture and lore. ...more
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