The Reluctant Queen: Book Two Of The Queens Of Renthia by Sarah Beth DurstThe Reluctant Queen: Book Two Of The Queens Of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst

The Reluctant Queen: Book Two Of The Queens Of Renthia

bySarah Beth Durst

Mass Market Paperback | January 30, 2018

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In The Queen of Blood, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive the malevolent nature spirits of Renthia and claim the crown. But now she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. If she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her realm will once again run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people.

Naelin has the power necessary to become an heir, but she couldn’t be further removed from the Queen. Her world is her two children, her husband, and her remote village tucked deep in the forest. But when Ven, the Queen’s champion, passes through her village, Naelin’s ambitious husband tells him of his wife’s ability to control spirits—magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows embracing her power will bring death and separation from those she loves.

But Ven must find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. As the Queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened, the only way Naelin can keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.

“Excellent.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Title:The Reluctant Queen: Book Two Of The Queens Of RenthiaFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 6.62 × 4.19 × 1.04 inShipping dimensions:6.62 × 4.19 × 1.04 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062474111

ISBN - 13:9780062474117


Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good I pick up this serie's on the advise of a chapter's worker and turns out I really like it. Magic and spirits but original settings in the trees. A little midival style as well. Original caracters and in this second book love how the mother and the queen are almost the same. Responsibilities and duty are very similar. Love how the child teaches the mom important lessons of life. Also not what you expect most of the way through (except for her old class mate - that was pretty uch how she was in the first book).
Date published: 2018-06-25

Editorial Reviews

“What a great story! A truly wonderful fantasy novel which doubles as an allegory for our own earthly struggle between Man and Nature. Filled with fresh ideas and excitement, told with verve and heart. This book deserves a wide readership, and I think it will find one.”