Series | Nine Kingdoms Trilogy #1
Release Date | October 27, 2020
Published by Reckless Siren Publishing
Genres | Young Adult, Fantasy Romance
Tropes | Royal
Format | ARC, eBook
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
A lost princess…
Tessana Allisand had a family once. A home. A title. A future. Until one night when everything she loved was taken from her. Secreted away to an isolated monastery in the farthest region of the realm, Tess was raised in the silence of monks and the loneliness of tragedy. And there she would have stayed if the dark magic that killed her family hadn’t finally found her.
An impossible quest…
With her identity discovered, Tessana must face the home she fled all those years ago. The Crown of Nine must return to its rightful place and Tess must be the one to carry it across the nine kingdoms. And when she arrives? She’ll need to convince a dying kingdom that the crown that has belonged to one hundred kings should be given to a queen.
A rebellious prince…
Taelon Treskinat was in love once. With a princess. The daughter of a slaughtered king. He risked everything to save her, to make sure she survived. When that same princess tumbles back into his life no longer the scared little girl he remembers from childhood, he must decide where his duty lies. With the girl that will threaten everything he knows and loves. Or the kingdom he will do anything to protect.
Crown of One Hundred Kings just might be my third YA Fantasy this year and I am absolutely here for it. I’m a huge fan of Rachel Higginson, so once I saw that she was going to release a YA fantasy trilogy, I was absolutely on board. And there’s just a little bit of romance to keep my romance lovin’ self going.
I thought Rachel did a great job with the world-building, there were a couple of times where I blanked out a little bit, but that’s what tends to happen to me when I read high fantasy. However, I was able to follow along effortlessly and understood what happened with Tessana’s family and what she has to face to claim what’s rightfully hers.
Ah Tessana, I really enjoyed this heroine, she’s a rather fierce character. She’s not afraid to go after anything, I’ll admit she doesn’t always think things through, but she’s still only 17. I can’t wait to see her character develop as the series go on. I LOVED her friendship with Oliver, those two are almost like siblings and their banter was comical.
And then we have Taelon, we know their story right from the very beginning and I’m just eager to see what will grow between these two. They have the chemistry and their connection is something you’ll see immediately. And he’s such a likable character!
Rachel wrote such a solid foundation for this trilogy, setting everything up. Tess will be facing a lot of barriers before she can claim the crown, I’m a little nervous about it all because there’s a lot working against her. She has so much growing to do, but I know it’ll be an epic adventure.
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