The Orchid Throne
A PRISONER OF FATE
As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Euthalia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cro ...more
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This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I’ll admit that my experience with the romance genre has been relatively limited.
Lia is the Queen of Calanthe, an island nation that’s been spared the ravages of the tyrannical emperor due to her being his betrothed. Through skillful diplomacy and politics, she has s ...more
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i think kennedy is a gifted storyteller and though the concept while not exactly original, nonetheless h ...more
Jeffe Kennedy has created a fascinating world and filled it with unique characters in The Orchid Throne, the first in a fantasy series. Readers are quickly drawn in to the drama as Euthalia, the queen of one island kingdom, uses her wit, her charm, and her cunning to keep her island free from a ruthless emperor. Readers also follow Conri, who escaped from slavery beneath the same emperor to lead fellow slaves and oth ...more
A clever and bewitching Flower Queen of Calanthe must find a way to keep her brutal fiance at bay.
A prince, kept as a slave, escapes his chains and fights for his freedom and the freedom of his people.
Both are passionate about protecting all they hold dear. Both are consumed with the need for vengeance, and willing to die to achieve their end goal.
A land of magic, a magic that permeates the air, water, and soil.
An en ...more
I received an Advance Reader Copy.
This book is being promoted as a Fantasy Romance, but to be honest there is very little of either. I am used to huge, sweeping fantasy epics, and this book was not that. Also there was very little romance to be found in these pages.
Having said that, I did enjoyed it. It was well written. It ends with lots of questions unanswered, so I will be checking out the rest of the series as it is released.
My only wish was there was a lot more telling rather than showing when it came to the Queen's court and intricacies involved. Especially with the Night Court and Lady Delilah.
Still this was a great read and I' ...more