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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Crimson Crown

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima.
The fourth book in The Seven Realms series.
The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4)
Summary:A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed—Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. 
Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love. Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it?(from Goodreads)
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Romance:Kisses and making out, liking or loving someone, thinking and talking about someone, flriting, touching.
Inappropriate romance:Suggestion of becoming lovers and brief discussion and thoughts of it, talk of Bayer's illegitimate child and the rape that caused it.
Language:1
Violence:Kidnapping, threats, torture, injuries, battles, murder, a terrible fire, yelling/arguments.
Other:Magic, wizardry, manipulation, lying, ghosts of sorts, possessing kinda, two gay characters briefly mentioned.
Time period:Another world.
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My thoughts:Wow! This was a wonderful way to end a wonderful series! I must say, I didn't know what to expect...how it would end. But it was all and above what I could have expected! It was exciting down to the last page with a totally intriguing plot and characters I have grown to love. I really couldn't put it down, and I most certainly didn't want to! Both guys and girls should enjoy it and I would recommend it to YA+ as there are a few objectionable things. However, over all, this is one of my favorite series.And out of the series this may be my favorite book :)
My favorite character:Oh where to begin! I really liked Raisa because she is really strong, confident and real. I really liked her. Han because he is a rogue and a hero at the same time, becoming more and more like a hero all the time. And he really cares for people and wants to do the right thing. I also liked Amon because he was really loyal and self sacrificing. And honorable :) So I have a couple that I really loved :) Unfortunately Amon didn't have many scenes in this book :(
My stars:5
Love, Sierra
P.S. I have read the previously three books, but haven't published the reviews. I promise to get onto that very very soon!

1 comment:

  1. =O I've read Cinda's previous series, The Heir Chronicles, but I didn't even realize she had a new one! I've been looking for a few books to read. I have a good feeling about this one. Thanks for the review. =) -Rapid

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