Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Crown of Embers Review

410 pages

Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.

Review:
This is a solid second book in this series. Elisa has a lot to deal with as queen especially since there are many attempts on her life. Elisa has learned a lot about politics and running her country, yet she has to do much more to help save it. There are returning characters who help Elisa on her journey to find what she needs. Although Elisa has gone through some serious tragedy, we see a new love start to blossom for her. While this book isn't packed with action it is full of intrigue and a great adventure. There are also some shocking developments with people Elisa thought of as enemies and friends. This novel is full with religious undertones yet it doesn't overtake the story itself, rather it enhances it. I absolutely enjoyed reading this novel and I can't wait to see what happens next. I definitely recommend you read this if you've read The Girl of Fire and Thorns first.