The Fire Queen

The thing I loved most about this book is that Kali is no longer a reluctant hero Her journey in THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN was an admirable fight for survival that was exhilarating and painful in the best

The thing I loved most about this book is that Kali is no longer a reluctant hero. Her journey in THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN was an admirable fight for survival that was exhilarating and painful (in the best way) to watch. But now in THE FIRE QUEEN, Kali knows what she wants. She has embraced who she is, and she isn't afraid to fight for her people. I loved reading the next step in her journey, and I can't wait to see we're Emily R. King takes her next!Bestseller The Fire Queen Creat Emily R. King go inside Kindle In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R King once again follows a young warrior queen s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda s troubles are far from over A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she s in exile But she isn t alone KalIn the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R King once again follows a young warrior queen s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda s troubles are far from over A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she s in exile But she isn t alone Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah s son, who has promised Deven s freedom on one condition that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.But as Kalinda s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them as well as the courageous woman who wields them Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard won wisdom But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear. Emily R King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of eh and y all and uses both interchangeably Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily s greatest interests are her four children She s a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers community She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.. The best Kindle The Fire Queen I appreciated the small recap that was interwoven in at the beginning of this sequel. It was just enough to nudge my memory without feeling info dumpy. Im also terrible at remembering names so it definitely helped with that too. Overall I ended up liking this a bit more than the first book. This was a short read with a quick pace, but it didnt lack any world building. I really enjoyed the world and culture. We get both a desert and jungle setting, but theres also fascinating Sumerian mythology and animals. I wish I owned one of those wing flyers. They seem like alot of fun. Some desperate situations annoy me while others add to the story. If done right it can keep me on the edge of my seat, but if done wrong I get frustrated with the characters for not doing more to help themselves. Fire Queen was a bit of both. Thankfully the obstacles she faced werent due to her own stupidity and it added a good amount of intensity and action to the story, but I felt like Kali never fufilled her full potential. She could have been more resourceful and done more scheming to out maneuver the Sultan instead of just letting him mistreat her people and wait to see what he would do after the trials. I just wish she would have tried harder.I liked how we got more than just Kalis perspectives in this sequel but it made me realize how clueless Deven can be at times. I wasnt totally sold on the romance in the first book and this sequel didnt make things any better, but Deven did start to man up towards the end. I loved the little friend group at the beginning of this book and was dying to have them back together. We obviously have the 2 main characters Kali and Deven, but we also have Kalis temple sister Natesa, the guard Yatin, as well as Devens brother Brac and their mother. I was kind of disapointed when they got separated. I would have loved to see more of a friendship between Kali and Natesa. I didnt like how Brother Shaan tried to manipulate Kali and the Prince seemed to good to be true. I never knew whether to trust him or not and that made things interesting. The Vizier Gyan tried my patience so much, but I love me a villain who can make me angry. If I was the Sultan Kuval I would have one of my guards listen to Kali 24 hours a day with their wind ability to find out if she had the book. It didnt make sense that he wouldnt so she should have been worried about it and written stuff down before burning it if she wanted to share secrets with someone. Theres also the fact that the fight went beyond first blood and was never addressed. I thought the dire situations picked up my reading pace, but at the same time I wanted Kali to do more to help herself and her friends. The last half of the book was hard to put down. Some parts were pretty intense and got me so angry, especially went nothing was going their way. I liked the ending and Im really looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Rogue Queen. It feels like we'll need more than just one more book in the series after the way things ended. If you enjoyed the Wrath and the Dawn duology than you should give the Hundredth Queen a try.*received for honest review consideration*

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  1. Emily R King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of eh and y all and uses both interchangeably Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily s greatest interests are her four children She s a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers community She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

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  1. I appreciated the small recap that was interwoven in at the beginning of this sequel It was just enough to nudge my memory without feeling info dumpy Im also terrible at remembering names so it definitely helped with that too Overall I ended up liking this a bit than the first book This was a short read with a quick pace, but it didnt lack any world building I really enjoyed the world and culture We get both a desert and jungle setting, but theres also fascinating Sumerian mythology and animals [...]


  2. 4.5 Stars Cannot be read as a standaloneKalinda may be free from her tyrant husband, but now her country is falling apart She needs to search for Prince Ashwin to take the throne.In The Fire Queen, Kalinda and her brave crew travel across dangerous paths But when she finally finds the Prince, she realizes that she has to enter another deadly competition.I loved how this book highlighted different powers It was enchanting from beginning to end I also enjoyed witnessing how Kalinda became powerfu [...]


  3. The thing I loved most about this book is that Kali is no longer a reluctant hero Her journey in THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN was an admirable fight for survival that was exhilarating and painful in the best way to watch But now in THE FIRE QUEEN, Kali knows what she wants She has embraced who she is, and she isn t afraid to fight for her people I loved reading the next step in her journey, and I can t wait to see we re Emily R King takes her next


  4. Story Dnf at 26% Sorry, not sorry The only thing I loved about the first book was the story and world building, but this one just started to sound like the same idea just slightly changed Characters I still don t like them They re boring and I m not even invested in one of their stories And Devens story kind of reminds me this Captain and then the traitor thing of Chaol in Throne of glass Hm World The worldbuilding in this one is pretty cool and I really liked it It s nice to see some new places [...]


  5. 3.5 stars You have nothing to fear You are fire and fire is you This was such a great followup to The Hundredth Queen The world becomes bigger the threats become larger and the stakes become higher The Fire Queen follows Kali as she searches for Prince Ashwin, Tarek s heir and the only person who can grant the disgraces Captain Deven his freedom But to win that freedom, Kali must once again compete for herself and those she loves The Fire Queen is an imaginative story of doing what is right, eve [...]


  6. WrensReads Review Really, I don t know why I expected something from book two I guess the cover just told me to read it because it was so pretty I really hope people enjoy this series It just isn t up my alley.We received than one Point Of View in this book, but it didn t change the predictability of it all The imagery is pretty but that s about it The writing isn t phenomenal, but she does draw a pretty image in my head The world building was good, but it just wasn t enough Sometimes I flipp [...]


  7. It s rare to find an excellent book two in a trilogy, but this stunning sequel to THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN succeeds From new and fascinating locales to Kalinda s developing magic and a romance that keeps sizzling, I loved every moment of this action packed story A bonus treat is now having chapters from Deven s point of view I highly recommend this book


  8. I loved everything about this book Okay, so at the beginning I was so into Kalinda and Ashwin BUT THAT ENDING GUYS OHEAKING.GODYS Yeah, I was messed up because then Kalinda and freaking Deven were on FIRE God I love those two Well, actually I loved everyone in this book.The Fire Queen is a dual POV from Kalinda and Deven Kalinda is finally out of her terrible marriage with her horrible ex freaking husband God, I hated that douche in the first book She then runs to the crown prince with her frien [...]


  9. See this FULL review along with others on my blog at shesgoingbookcrazy1 The Hundredth Queen Content Warning Flogging, Prejudice Discrimination, Polygamy You can start the fire, but you cannot control it Anu created mortals in the image of the gods Sky in our lungs, land beneath our feet, fire in our soul, and water in our blood The First Bhutas were each given dominion over one of these powers So you see, you have nothing to fear You are fire, and fire is you I had a difficult time getting into [...]


  10. This second half of this book made up for the first half, and man, that cliffhanger has me feeling impatient for the next book checks for when it releases As an audiobook, I was still impressed with the female narrator and enjoyed all of Kalinda s chapters The male narrator chosen for Deven s chapters had me wanting to thunk my head against my desk He was boring and didn t convey much emotion I think dry describes him well He also mispronounced SO MANY WORDS Annunciations established in The Hund [...]


  11. Please read the first in this series before reading this review to avoid unintentional spoilers The Fire Queen picks up two months after The Hundredth Queen Kali and a group of her friends have escaped Tarachand and are moving around the desert quickly to find Prince Ashwin Only he can give Kalinda what she truly desires, freedom from her throne As The Kindred rani Kalinda is tied to her throne until Prince Ashwin takes his place as the new King When two couriers arrive unexpectedly saying they [...]


  12. The Fire Queen was an amazing sequel If you liked the first book, you will love this one even .Kalinda is on the run Running for their safety, Kalinda and her allies must find Prince Ashwin and help him reach his throne before his whole empire falls Ashwin needs help defeating his enemies, and the only way to ensure assistance to get his throne back, is for him to marry Kalinda must battle 3 other women, and the winner will marry the prince Even though Kalinda loves Deven, her love for her frien [...]


  13. You know you don t like a book when you pray for the genocidal maniac from book one to swoop in and kill everyone just so you don t have to suffer any Yeah, it was that bad At least he genocidal maniac had a motivation I could get behind Misguided, sure, but at least I got it The heroes not so much Careful, some spoilers ahead I was too much in a rant mood to bother marking them Anyway, this is the second book in The Hundredth Queen Trilogy It picks up a bit after the end of book one Kali and he [...]


  14. Thank you to Netgalley and Skyscape and Two Lions publishing for providing me with an ARC in return for an honest review.Maybe I m just in a pissy mood today, I don t know, but after writing the review for this book on my blog, you can find it here gracelingaccountantblog.wordp ended up losing another star, bringing my review down to three stars I don t think I ve been let down by a book this badly since Shadow and Bone I honestly don t even know how to break it down to highlights, so if you re [...]


  15. I made myself a champion I won t make the same mistake twice 1 5Without being facetious, the best thing about this book is the cover It s lovely Everything else meh I felt the same way after finishing this book as I did after finishing Frostblood like I ve just read several hundred pages where, technically, lots of stuff is going on, but I just didn t care about any of it and now feel a bit weird I had virtually zero emotional reaction to anything in this book, which is weird and unfortunate bec [...]


  16. The Fire Queen is the second book in a series called The Hundredth Queen series, and you can read my review for the first book here The thing that really attracted me to both of these books respectively was their covers They are colourful, the first being an eye catching red, and the second being a lush purple and it was also the fact that the character pictured on the covers probably Kalinda, the main character is wearing a saree, and has henna on her hands Considering the fact that I had never [...]


  17. Kalinda is finally free of her jerky husband, the emperor Now, though, the empire is in danger of being run by man just as cruel So Kalinda and her friends rush to find the crown prince on the nation s border where he is being tutored by a holy man A powerful man in the area refuses to let the prince leave and requires Kalinda, as part of the inherited wealth of the prince, to compete in yet another tournament to become the first queen to the new emperor.So, The Fire Queen The cover is awesome, [...]


  18. Y all may remember how much I enjoyed The Hundredth Queen earlier this year So it goes without saying that I had some fairly high expectations for The Fire Queen but my overall impression was well, frankly it was average.I wouldn t say this book suffered from Sequel Syndrome exactly but it didn t suck me in like the first one A lot happened but I didn t feel the same excitement, the same tension This might have to do with the fact that the plot felt very similar to the first book with a tourname [...]


  19. There were so many things about THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN that I absolutely loved, but above anything else, I was so enad with the incredible women depicted in that book They were such tremendous examples of strength, femininity, and sisterhood I am so thrilled to say that there are even incredible female characters in THE FIRE QUEEN, and I am absolutely inspired by each of them in different ways One of the things I most enjoyed about this book was getting to see of the bhuta powers on display At th [...]


  20. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyE FIRE QUEEN takes the battle royal concept to a fictional and fantastical desert empire whose people worship gods based on Sumerian deities This time, the teenagers involved are all women and capable of great feats of both magic and strength, which is what drew me to the book initially The second in The Hundredth Queen series, it does not stray far from the original conceit, as Kalinda is again thrust into a tournament that puts her life and her people [...]


  21. I was completely taken with The Hundredth Queen and have been longing for the follow up Sadly, this second installment fell short of my expectations It seemed like the typical middle book syndrome It s certainly not a terrible read but a majority of the storyline is repetitive of the first book I longed for new adventures and plots Also, so much of the book revolves around misunderstandings which is a pet peeve of mine as a reader While it s fast paced, it often times felted rushed and incomplet [...]


  22. 3,5 Stars I loved the Hundreth Queen, but this book was starting up quite slow Around 60% was when it started getting interesting, and while it went into a direction that I was not expecting it was kind of clich at moments I still enjoyed it don t get me wrong, but I would have wanted a little bit The plot I had thought of, would have been way cooler in a Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard kinda way.Nonetheless I can t wait to read the third book in Febuary


  23. I m really enjoying this series This second book was pretty good as far as second books go Some things felt a bit repetitive and it wasn t quite as intense as the first book but I feel like I got to know the characters a bit better Kali is developing her powers and growing in strength both physically and mentally I m really looking forward to the next book I feel big things coming You must read these books in order This is the second book of the series.Content Clean, some violence


  24. Review in English In my opinion this book was a little better than the first I still don t care about the characters or the story, but it was less painful for me.I ve already done a review of the first book, The Hundredth Queen If you want to read it, click here review showFor me The Hundredth Queen was a pretty bad book I didn t find the development of the characters very good and the story was kind of meh Does The Fire Queen improve it Well not much But I was able to see positives than in the [...]


  25. Thanks to Netgalley and Skyscape for giving me this book to review.The Fire Queen is the light, fast paced sequel to The Hundredth Queen which improved on the world building and descriptive writing However, I found the story very predictable as it was so similar to the first book I also was not a fan of the love triangle in this book, and while I liked the alternating POVs in this book as we got to see story, it did make me like Deven less.Kali is a good character as she knows what she wants no [...]


  26. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, This doesn t in any way influence my opinion on it.The Fire Queen is the sequel to the amazing The Hundredth Queen With how good the first book was, I thought it d be hard for the next one to surpass it and yet it did The Fire Queen began with the aftermath of the battle massacre at the Turquoise Palace It s a race for their lives and Kali and the group swiftly looks for Prince Ashwin among the Brotherhoods Unfortunately for them, [...]


  27. A few weeks ago I finished Strange the Dreamer and had a bit of a book hangover and then I got sick and blah blah blah moral of the story is I finally finished The Fire Queen and I think I m finally out of my reading rut The Fire Queen is the second book in The Hundredth Queen series.StoryIn the first book, I praised the story for being fast paced and straight to the point The Fire Queen is much the same in style, but in this book, I think it is a point against the story While similar in length, [...]


  28. Like the first book in this series, this one is a thrill ride with plenty of action After wining her throne only to lose it when a warlord invades, Kalinda and her not so merry band are on the run They hope that by finding the exiled prince in hiding they can retake control of the palace Their search takes them into another kingdom sultanate ruled by a smarmy sultan who is holding a tournament for the right to marry the prince and take the throne at his side Kalinda sees this as a chance to oust [...]


  29. 5 Glowing Stars This story was just absolutely amazing Pure adventure Fantasy Magical Even better than the first Queen book I was hooked from the very beginning until the end Kalinda really starts coming into her own with her abilities in this story She becomes powerful The story is told back in forth from Kalinda and Devin s point of view so you get of a feel of than one person s point of perspective in the story, which IMO I find drawn into.There are a lot of surprises in store for you whe [...]


  30. BOOK REVIEWTHE FIRE QUEEN REVIEWSo I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series, The Hundredth Queen It completely took me by surprised and sucked me in, so I had some fairly high expectations for The Fire Queen Unfortunately, The Fire Queen just didn t live up to those expectations.Not that this was a bad book, but it felt a lot like the first one and most definitely didn t have that spark of magic that made me read the first book in just a couple of days I think with the main plot point ha [...]


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