Monday, May 9, 2016

ARC Review: The Crown of the Queen by Jeffe Kennedy

Series:  The Twelve Kingdoms #3.6
Pub. Date:  May 24, 2016
Pages:  ~100
Format:  eARC
Source:  Author's PA

The Crown of the Queen is a short novella in the Twelve Kingdoms series that is bridging the original series with the upcoming spinoff series, The Uncharted Realms.  The first book of the new series, The Pages of the Mind, is scheduled for release May 31, 2016.  (It appears The Twelve Kingdoms series will continue instead of spinning off.)

This novella is the story of High Queen Ursula's coronation, and is told by Dafne Mallouix.  You may recall Dafne from other books as the librarian who advised all three girls during the series. Ursula now needs Dafne to return to Ordnung to act as councilor and historian.  So Dafne leaves Annfwn and returns home to plan Ursula's coronation.  While this story was not action-packed or romance-driven, it was nice to return to the Twelve Kingdoms and see what everyone was up to after the three princesses sacrificed their power-hungry father to the land. It also helped refresh my memory as to the characters and prior events so I can start The Pages of the Mind without having to do a re-read of the series. This novella also had a bit of foreshadowing as to what we can expect in the next book, in which Dafne will be the heroine.

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 4 stars / No heat.

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