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The Fire Queen

(The Hundredth Queen #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  10,640 ratings  ·  605 reviews
In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kal
Paperback, 277 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Skyscape
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Donna In this second book there appears to be a second love interest for the hundredth queen. It hasn't developed yet and neither has the first one, really.…moreIn this second book there appears to be a second love interest for the hundredth queen. It hasn't developed yet and neither has the first one, really. (less)

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R.K. Gold
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review will contain spoilers, if that bothers you stop reading here.

I liked this book a lot more than the first. The first was all insta-love and angst between Kalinda and Deven, wanting to be together but unable to because of Raja Tarek. The tournament added drama but it felt secondary to their love and fighting tournaments have become such a staple in YA it just wasn't exciting because it wasn't anything new.

What made this book better was the love between Deven and Kalinda took a backseat
Chelsies Reading Escape
I appreciated the small recap that was interwoven in at the beginning of this sequel. It was just enough to nudge my memory without feeling info dumpy. Im also terrible at remembering names so it definitely helped with that too. Overall I ended up liking this a bit more than the first book. This was a short read with a quick pace, but it didnt lack any world building. I really enjoyed the world and culture. We get both a desert and jungle setting, but theres also fascinating Sumerian mythology a ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg excellent

Descriptive, full of treachery, action, love and so much more. I’m loving this series and so far there’s no swearing or sex. There is fighting, but what book doesn’t. Definitely great so far.
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4.5 Stars *****

Cannot be read as a standalone

Kalinda may be free from her tyrant husband, but now her country is falling apart. She needs to search for Prince Ashwin to take the throne.

In The Fire Queen, Kalinda and her brave crew travel across dangerous paths. But when she finally finds the Prince, she realizes that she has to enter another deadly competition.

I loved how this book highlighted different powers. It was enchanting from beginning to end. I also enjoyed witnessing how Kalinda
Wren (fablesandwren)
Really, I don’t know why I expected something more from book two. I guess the cover just told me to read it because it was so pretty. I really hope more people enjoy this series. It just isn’t up my alley.

We received more than one Point Of View in this book, but it didn’t change the predictability of it all. The imagery is pretty but that’s about it. The writing isn’t phenomenal, but she does draw a pretty image in my head. The world building was good, but it just wasn’t enough. Sometimes I flip
Jessi ❤️ H. Vojsk [if villain, why hot?]
Story ⭐️⭐️
Dnf at 26%. Sorry, not sorry. The only thing I loved about the first book was the story and world building, but this one just started to sound like the same idea just slightly changed.

Characters ⭐️⭐️
I still don’t like them. They’re boring and I’m not even invested in one of their stories. And Devens story kind of reminds me (this Captain and then the traitor thing) of Chaol in Throne of glass. Hm.

World ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The worldbuilding in this one is pretty cool and I really liked it. It’
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
3.5 stars
“You have nothing to fear. You are fire and fire is you.”

This was such a great followup to The Hundredth Queen. The world becomes bigger the threats become larger and the stakes become higher. The Fire Queen follows Kali as she searches for Prince Ashwin, Tarek’s heir and the only person who can grant the disgraces Captain Deven his freedom. But to win that freedom, Kali must once again compete for herself and those she loves. The Fire Queen is an imaginative story of doing
I loved everything about this book!

Okay, so at the beginning I was so into Kalinda and Ashwin.. BUT THAT ENDING GUYS!

Yeah, I was messed up because then Kalinda and freaking Deven were on FIRE. God I love those two. Well, actually I loved everyone in this book.

The Fire Queen is a dual POV from Kalinda and Deven. Kalinda is finally out of her terrible marriage with her horrible ex freaking husband. God, I hated that douche in the first book. She then runs to the crown prin
Tricia Levenseller
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: high-fantasy
The thing I loved most about this book is that Kali is no longer a reluctant hero. Her journey in THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN was an admirable fight for survival that was exhilarating and painful (in the best way) to watch. But now in THE FIRE QUEEN, Kali knows what she wants. She has embraced who she is, and she isn't afraid to fight for her people. I loved reading the next step in her journey, and I can't wait to see we're Emily R. King takes her next! ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
You know you don't like a book when you pray for the genocidal maniac from book one to swoop in and kill everyone just so you don't have to suffer anymore. Yeah, it was that bad. At least he genocidal maniac had a motivation I could get behind! Misguided, sure, but at least I got it. The heroes? … not so much.
Careful, some spoilers ahead. I was too much in a rant mood to bother marking them.
Anyway, this is the second book in The Hundredth Queen Trilogy. It picks up a bit after the end of book
Kathryn Purdie
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's rare to find an excellent book two in a trilogy, but this stunning sequel to THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN succeeds! From new and fascinating locales to Kalinda's developing magic and a romance that keeps sizzling, I loved every moment of this action-packed story. A bonus treat is now having chapters from Deven's point of view. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Bitchin' Reads
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This second half of this book made up for the first half, and man, that cliffhanger has me feeling impatient for the next book. *checks for when it releases*

As an audiobook, I was still impressed with the female narrator and enjoyed all of Kalinda's chapters. The male narrator chosen for Deven's chapters had me wanting to thunk my head against my desk. He was boring and didn't convey much emotion--I think "dry" describes him well. He also mispronounced SO. MANY. WORDS. Annunciations established
Amy Leigh
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Please read the first in this series before reading this review to avoid unintentional spoilers!

The Fire Queen picks up two months after The Hundredth Queen. Kali and a group of her friends have escaped Tarachand and are moving around the desert quickly to find Prince Ashwin. Only he can give Kalinda what she truly desires, freedom from her throne. As The Kindred rani Kalinda is tied to her throne until Prince Ashwin takes his place as the new King.

When two couriers arrive unexpectedly saying
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2017-releases
Thank you to Netgalley and Skyscape and Two Lions publishing for providing me with an ARC in return for an honest review.

Maybe I'm just in a pissy mood today, I don't know, but after writing the review for this book on my blog, you can find it here, it ended up losing another star, bringing my review down to two stars. I don't think I've been let down by a book this badly since Shadow and Bone. I honestly don't even know how to break it down to highlights, so if you're interested in my opinion y
Sheila G
See this FULL review along with others on my blog at: shesgoingbookcrazy.com

1) The Hundredth Queen: ★★★★

Content Warning: Flogging, Prejudice/Discrimination, Polygamy
”You can start the fire, but you cannot control it. Anu created mortals in the image of the gods. Sky in our lungs, land beneath our feet, fire in our soul, and water in our blood. The First Bhutas were each given dominion over one of these powers. So you see, you have nothing to fear. You are fire, and fire is you.”

I had a difficult
Jina Bazzar
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one more than the first book. Deven acted childish in this one - and sometimes so did Kalinda. Another case of insta-love with no grounds, this time with prince Ashwin. So far, major players keep falling in love with Kalinda - and it's very annoying and convenient. But I still wanted to know what next, and I admire the book - and author - who leads you on to the end of the book. ...more
Aneta Bak
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Fire Queen was an amazing sequel! If you liked the first book, you will love this one even more.

Kalinda is on the run. Running for their safety, Kalinda and her allies must find Prince Ashwin and help him reach his throne before his whole empire falls. Ashwin needs help defeating his enemies, and the only way to ensure assistance to get his throne back, is for him to marry. Kalinda must battle 3 other women, and the winner will marry the prince. Even though Kalinda loves Deven, her love for
Dark Sith Lordette♔

well. this one was a little better in terms of plot, but the love triangle? from mother fucking hell?


i am pretty much at level 10 with stopping this series. i just can't with this shit. the drama, angst, the whole, 'oh woe is me' bullshit.

meh. why do i keep doing this to myself?

and what kind of fucking ending was that?
and why the time jump?
the hell?
Apr 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω
This series is definitely worth reading. With today's feminist movements around the globe this book shows what we're fighting for: equality & the strength to stand on our own.

In Kalinda's world ranis & courtesan are collected like trophies to be out on a shelf, admired & used every now and then. But they have no power, no voice. They are forced into tank tournaments to slaughter each other for better standing, or in this book's case to win a throne. It's infuriating that they're just pawns for m
Bee Glosson
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Second book of the series, this one take a bit of a different approach to its story telling mechanism. Instead of just the main characters view, it splits it between the 2 main characters. Kalinda and Devin are your heroes struggling to find their way after everything they went through in book 1. With a new, yet strangely familiar villain this book pushes the characters full speed into the destiny that they dont know is theirs. Kalinda finds herself still having to live a life she never asked fo ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Fire Queen is the second book in a series called The Hundredth Queen series, and you can read my review for the first book here. The thing that really attracted me to both of these books respectively was their covers. They are colourful, the first being an eye-catching red, and the second being a lush purple…and it was also the fact that the character pictured on the covers (probably Kalinda, the main character) is wearing a saree, and has henna on her hands! Considering the fact that I had ...more
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There were so many things about THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN that I absolutely loved, but above anything else, I was so enamored with the incredible women depicted in that book. They were such tremendous examples of strength, femininity, and sisterhood. I am so thrilled to say that there are even more incredible female characters in THE FIRE QUEEN, and I am absolutely inspired by each of them in different ways.

One of the things I most enjoyed about this book was getting to see more of the bhuta powers o
Ashley Marsh
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
While this was a fun, quick read, I can’t possibly give it a higher rating due to the countless similarities it has to other books I’ve read. Elements of this are definitely taken from other, more successful stories. I liked it, and I care for the characters, but there’s nothing original about it that merits a higher rating.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copies
Kalinda is finally free of her jerky husband, the emperor. Now, though, the empire is in danger of being run by man just as cruel. So Kalinda and her friends rush to find the crown prince on the nation's border where he is being tutored by a holy man. A powerful man in the area refuses to let the prince leave and requires Kalinda, as part of the inherited wealth of the prince, to compete in yet another tournament to become the first queen to the new emperor.

So, The Fire Queen. The cover is aweso
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-s
"I made myself a champion. I won't make the same mistake twice"

1 / 5

Without being facetious, the best thing about this book is the cover. It's lovely! Everything else ... meh. I felt the same way after finishing this book as I did after finishing Frostblood: like I've just read several hundred pages where, technically, lots of stuff is going on, but I just didn't care about any of it and now feel a bit weird. I had virtually zero emotional reaction to anything in this book, which is weird and
Almney King
3⭐️ A good sequel

The sequel of this book was just as high action packed as deadly as its predecessor. All of our non-dead characters return, all at one crazy exception spurred the by dark magic of a powerful book! again, I was entertained by these characters but not as deeply invested emotionally as I would have liked. The stakes in the book keep getting higher the danger burning closer to our warrior heroine as she learns the strength of her own Burner powers!

What is disliked was the book’s s
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Thanks to Netgalley and Skyscape for giving me this book to review.

The Fire Queen is the light, fast paced sequel to The Hundredth Queen which improved on the world building and descriptive writing. However, I found the story very predictable as it was so similar to the first book. I also was not a fan of the love triangle in this book, and while I liked the alternating POVs in this book as we got to see more story, it did make me like Deven less.

Kali is a good character as she knows what she wa
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
Well I can safely say I'm still enthralled by this series. I flippin' loved this continuation. The only bits that didn't sit well were the recapping of book one, I hate that some authors do this. Please, if someone didn't bother to read book one and get the gist of the story then tough on them. I don't need to be reading recaps, especially if I'm reading in quick succession.

Anyho, Kali and Deven and all the characters in The Fire Queen bring forth a captivating read that I take as what it is: a
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Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her ...more

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