Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is f ...more
The alternative is something else really weird was going on with Simon and the Prophet (always thought it was weird that Simon was apparently subjected to basically torture by the Prophet and he remains fully loyal to him). This may be a much deeper long con. It's really hard to explain away some of Simon's choices so far if he was a true double agent all along. Whatever the case I think his feelings for Eliana are real. Even if he's an actual brainwashed agent for the empire he developed feelings he probably wasn't supposed to, and he was actively dreading the reveal of his treachery because of it. (less) (hide spoiler)]
I did not expect a cliffhanger ending, so be warned!
This sequel took on a much darker tone than book 1, and the women are being challenging continuously. Although the story itself tells you what’s supposed to happen in the future, it still manages to allow you to hold onto hope that maybe it won’t get that bad, even as things are going to shit around the characters. The villain origins this story has is unlike any other. I also adore that the main characters are both angry women, and ...more
In Furyborn we were introduced to Rielle and Eliana- two "Queens" who were somehow connected to e ...more
I literally threw this book across the room when I ended it and then I proceeded to text my friend along the lines of "WHAT DID I JUST READ?! DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN?!?! HOW CAN I WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK?!?!"
I won't say anything else about this book cause spoiling things for others is the absolute worse...but you need to get this book AS SOON AS IT HITS THE SHELVES....I want eve ...more
Thanks so much Midas PR for a copy of both Furyborn and Kingsbane!
In a way I'm glad I missed reading Furyborn when it initially came out. It just means I got to read it and Kingsbane back to back. Unfortunately, now it means I have to wait an agonizingly long time for the third book.
So, what can I say about this wonderful book? Claire Legrand has a beautiful way with words. Every page is gorgeous. Every chapter meaningful. I loved i ...more
First of all I am grateful to Sourcebooks Fire for giving me the opportunity to read this much awaited sequel!
I absolutely adored Furyborn and I could not wait to read Kingsbane!
When Kingsbane landed on my Kindle I think I screamed so loud that I awoke my neighbors.
Sadly I struggled with that story. As it gets many good reviews, I guess it’s a case of “it’s not you, it’s me” . I hope to help you decide if the book still could be your jam and will go with my likes and dislikes
“That she was . . . the foretold Sun Queen, the daughter of the Kingsbane and the Lightbringer. The Furyborn Child. She had many names, it seemed, and she had chosen none of them for herself.”
This has been a wild ride. I wasn’t sure what to expect about Kingsbane, but I can tell you that what I wasn’t expecting was that my feelings towards the characters would completely change. Although I liked both main characters in Furyborn, I had a clear pref...more
What. Was. That. Ending.
3rd October, 2018:
How did I miss this cover reveal I'm screaming what am I doing.
Honestly, this red hurts my eyes and not in a good way? I have very mixed feelings on the cover (but am now starting to like it more and more) but I much prefer the first one? I have to admit, my expectations were ridiculously high after the beauty of Furyborn.
Also, there is an excerpt on EW. You're welcome.
July 20, 2018,
If this doesn't come out next year, I'm riotin ...more
Kingsbane continues the saga of Rielle and Eliana, a mother and daughter separate ...more
Review posted on my blog!
It’s going to be really hard to write a spoiler free review of a second book in a series, but I gladly accept the challenge because this book was everything and more.
I always wanted to read Furyborn but only did so last month. I knew it had great reviews but I never thought I would ever love it as much as I did. In a few words, let’s just say that this series is now my first real favourites of 2019. It has everything I love in fantasy a ...more
Simon? Really Simon? There must be more to it. I refuse to believe he’s betrayed Eliana in this way.
Harkan, oh poor Harkan. I’m furious that the author brought him back from the “dead” (or when we thought he was dead anyway) just to kill kill again. I cried and I’m sad and angry. He deserved better.
I hated Rielle in this book. I felt like she used Audric and I felt like she could’ve tried a little harder t ...more
Kingsbane is the second book in the Epirium Trilogy - a fantasy world with a prophecy about the rising of two queens. A Sun Queen - a woman who will bring peace and prosperity, and a Blood Queen - a queen with terrible power and brings death and destruction. Rielle believes she is the Sun Queen but her powers are still growing and she doesn't yet know where they will lead her. And she has evil angel Corien whispering in her head - and he's the only one who appears to truly understand he ...more
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SURVIVE A YEAR UNTIL THE SEQUEL AFTER THAT ENDING???
I loved this with my entire soul, oh my god.
But folks, this ain't YA. There's so much sex in this book. This trilogy is new adult, for sure.
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ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you Sourcebooks Fire!!)
okay, wow. this book.
as much as I personally felt a little lukewarm about Furyborn the first time around, I can completely admire and appreciate an objectively well-plotted, beautifully crafted and complex fantasy world for what it is. and this series, first of all, never disappointed on that front. I’ll admit I was a litt ...more
There were so many insane plot twists and turns that I did not see coming that honestly shocked the hell out of me. I really liked that we got other perspectives throughout the book, not just Rielle and Eliana, but it was really hard t ...more
Claire Legrand has done it again, she has completely blown me out of the water. I feel destroyed and betrayed. Seriously, what a cliffhanger.
You know the kind of book that is both beautiful and heartbreaking? Yeah, that's how I would describe Kingsbane. It's been days since I have finished the book and I still can't get it out of my head. Claire Legrand is just ridiculously talented and cruel. I mean HOW ARE YOU GOING TO END THIS BOOK LIKE THAT!! With a cliffhanger that intense, I am 10 ...more
"With the Fall of the Blood Queen, the magic that had once illuminated humanity's path to the empirium had vanished. And, somehow, Eliana had to find it again. Find it, and control it."Friends, this was a wild ride of a sequel and if I am being honest took me days to formulate my thoughts on this book (I still don't think I did t ...more
If you liked Furyborn, I guarantee that you will end up loving Kingsbane. Claire Legrand is giving us everything we loved from the first book but better and with all those little details that Furyborn failed to give us.
We find our two protagonists a little bit after the ending of Furyborn. Rielle is trying to make amends with everything that happened after the trials that anointed her Sun Queen but she finds many obstacles, and one of them is Corien's promise for freedom. Eliana is trying to ...more
what do you mean the third book comes out next year? is this a joke? is my life a joke to you claire legrand?
i definitely loved it even more than furyborn, the plot twists, the magic. just wow.
eliana definitely became so much interesting in this book - and at times - i even preferred her storyline.
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“You are the light of the world, and you will guide us home.”
It was a lot of fun to watch Eliana come into her power. She struggles to accept it or even believe that she is the Sun Queen. But more than that she has to contend with the knowledge that her mother is the infamous Blood Queen. Legrand handled this really well because part ...more
Her first novel is THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012. She is also the author of THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, a ghost st ...more