i seriously cant get enough of this series. ‘furyborn’ was dark and moody and ‘kingsbane’ followed with its own secrets and seduction. this is everything the first book was and more. the characters are even more compelling, the world-building is even more intrica ...more
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
Never in my life have I been so thoroughly betrayed by an author. This review is brought to you halfway from the grave because that’s how much this book hurt and there’s a good chance once Lightbringer comes out I will fully be six feet under after I finish it. If you haven’t read Claire Legrand’s Empirium Trilogy…what are you waiting for? But also, prepare yourself because this is truly one hell of ride.
What I Liked
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
Kingsbane continues the saga of Rielle and Eliana, a mother and daughter separate ...more
“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
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
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
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
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 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
EDIT: Why did I reread this. Why did I decide to suffer again. These books are so good I CANNOT
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. ...more
This book was chefs kisses. No but honestly, I couldn’t put it down at the end! Okay okay, I might have prioritized finishing this book over doing my assignments... I knooooow but I couldn’t stop myself! Now I have tons of work to do, but it was worth it! Also, that ending... I don’t even know what to say🤭
I find it funny that I am able to review this now that I’ve read it three times and can somehow distance myself from the ending. Not that I have at all come to terms with what happened (wtf Simon). I haven’t been this thoroughly wrecked by a book since reading The Wicked King so I’m glad there’s another book out there that can make me feel utterly devastated. Kingsbane, the second installment in the Empirium trilogy, delved into the inevitable end to Rielle’s story, while expanding on E ...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
Full review at Write, Read, Repeat
I finished this book a few days ago but I needed time to get my thoughts in order, since my mind was blown. Legrand is a master story teller. Full stop. I can’t remember the last author I read who is as talented as she in writing dual POVs. You fi ...more
I didn't know what I was expecting but consider my expectations met.
This is it! We have another case of Before the Devil Breaks You here!
I'm aware of all the stuff I threw out in my review of Furyborn or if you're too lazy to read that: I kinda hated it.
But wow I can't even recall what I found so infuriating about the first book because this book is amazing.
The pacing is kind of slower in some parts but it was exciting nonetheless. It's the kind of plot that doesn't really go super fast but ...more
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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