Thursday, June 28, 2018

Book Shelf: The Warrior Queen (The Hundredth Queen #4) by Emily R. King

In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves.

Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah.

But for Kalinda, this all came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life.

Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so far — mortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesn’t visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out.

She will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves, even if it means convincing a god to guide her through the Void. Freeing a mortal from the Void is nearly impossible, but Kalinda has never let those odds stop her before…

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The Warrior Queen by Emily R. King is the fourth and final novel in The Hundredth Queen series and is a commanding and action packed finale to this riveting desert fantasy full of adventure, danger and thrilling romance.

Former Kindred Kalinda has helped bring peace to the Tarachand Empire. The Bhuta’s are no longer forced to hide their abilities and the rebels have been banished. Prince Ashwin sits on the throne as the Empire’s rightful leader with a peaceful and prosperous vision for Tarachand’s future. Only Kalinda’s heart is still broken, for the love of her life remains trapped in the underworld and though his soul visits her through the shadows each night, each day he loses more of himself. Determined to find a way to rescue Deven, Kalinda sets out to convince a god to guide her through the Void. Yet journeying where no mortal is meant to go, Kalinda faces incredible dangers and neither she nor Deven are guaranteed to make it out of the Void alive…..

Emily R. King’s Hundredth Queen series has been a delightfully woven story of action, adventure and forbidden romance mixed with unique mythology and culture. Bringing to a close the series, The Warrior Queen is once again riveting in its storyline, stakes and romance. I’m honestly a big fan of this world that King has created; it’s full of life and addictive; featuring multi-dimensional characters and a forward moving storyline.

I’ve really enjoyed following Kalinda in this series; she’s come such a tremendously long way and I think Emily R. King has detailed her journey wonderfully. She’s experienced loss and pain throughout the whole series but also found so much happiness, friendship and love. Kalinda’s voice has always been strong and determined and I felt King complemented that perfectly in this final instalment where Ashwin and Deven also featured prominently. Seeing things through their eyes allowed for a well-rounded story but also helped us see how far they’d come too; especially Ashwin who was a sheltered boy when we first met him and who has grown into a capable and commanding leader.

Even though this is the final novel, there’s still a lot happening within it and we’re also allowed a glimpse into a whole new branch of the world with the Void. Desolate, brutal and painful, this land was its own kind of torture and hell. King puts her characters to one final test in this series as Kalinda fights for her love and Ashwin fights those what would stand against his new ideas and plans for Tarachand—it makes for exciting reading as the novel progresses.

Emily R. King has created an addictive desert fantasy series with The Hundredth Queen; one I highly recommend and would definitely revisit sometime in the future. I’ve loved following Kalinda and all her friends and will keep an eye out for King in the future to see how she follows up this wonderful debut series!

Source: Sent for review by publisher via Netgalley (Thank you guys!)
Publisher: Skyscape
Format: Kindle ebook arc
Release Date: August 14th 2018
Purchase: Bookworld | Booktopia | The Book Depository
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Final Thoughts: A great series; one I highly recommend!

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