The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. KingThe Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen

byEmily R. King

Paperback | June 1, 2017

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In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

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...
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Title:The Hundredth QueenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2017Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1503943658

ISBN - 13:9781503943650

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid I made the mistake of reading reviews just after I started reading this, and I was surprised by how many low ratings there were. Yes, it can get a super tropey at times, and that romance was nothing exciting, but I quite enjoyed this! Overall, it was a solid story. The beginning was a bit rough to get into, but once Kalinda left the Sisterhood, I was flying through it. I enjoyed the setting (not so much the polygamy and man-centric world, but it served its purpose). The magical element was intriguing, and I enjoyed how it slowly came to light, even though I had my suspicions from the start. The Hunger Games-esque championship between queens and courtesans is ... different, but not bad once you get over the "Excuse me?" moment. There was even a plot twist that I didn't see coming. Really, the only thing that disappointed me was the romance, or rather the lack thereof. There was no build-up, and I found that a shame. We went from stolen glances to full blown declarations of love, and I wasn't here for that. *Afterthought, and I don't know which book this reflects as a negative for, but I was reading Elly Blake's Fireblood at the same time, and there are a LOT of parallels between the two. MC has a fire power that is frowned upon, religious setting, warrior MC has feelings for, chosen to kill the king. I was getting confused at a few points struggling to remember which story I was supposed to be remembering. However, I think it's panning out better in Frostblood, especially the romance.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I thoroughly enjoyed the world building in the book. Great read.
Date published: 2017-10-16