Three dark queens are born in a glen, sweet little triplets will never be friends Three dark sisters all fair to be seen two to devour and one to be Queen
I just knew it was going to be a haunting and spectacular fantasy of a read. Keep reading to find out what my thoughts were on this Kendare Blake novel and book series!
I truly wanted to enjoy this book, but the premise was just not good (for me). The idea of three queenly sisters, each with an elemental power, against one another, to the death, for rule over the kingdom is cool. Making it something that happens all the time, per so many generations, leaving a queen to rule until she bares children, starting the process all over again is... was dumb. Then the Queen never really rules, since she's got a council that runs things while the queens are preparing for the "Quickening", as of their sixteenth birthdays. Why can't they just run things, choosing the first born to lead, as with most monarchies? Then you have a group of fanatical priestesses who want dominion over the kingdom as well, and each faction is trusted with care for a Queen- WHAT THE HECK!? To me, it was a book of Puppet Mastery!
I found the story tiring and uninteresting, so much I returned it to Audible.com. I didn't even want to keep it in my library. Not to say that Blake's a bad author; on the contrary!! She wrote well and precise a story; for me the story just didn't do it for me. I'm not even interested in the next book.
I understand YA is a big thing and fantasy, along with dystopia being where it's at right now, but this just didn't make much sense to me. I have two more books by Blake and I intend to read them after my London trip. I sure hope they're better than this!
Three Dark Crowns Kendare Blake Harper Collins Publishers