**Disclaimer, I have not read Kingsbane or any spoilers about it. I will be receiving my preordered copy from Amazon on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.**
Author Claire Legrand
Description from Amazon
Two queens, separated by thousands of years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength―and their hearts.
Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien―but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.
Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption―fear of becoming another Rielle―keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted―by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.
I loved the first book in this series, Furyborn. It was the first book that I read in 2019 and it truely reawakened my love of reading. I have been counting the days until Kingsbane comes out because I literally cannot wait to read it.
I like the consistency between the covers of both books in this series. The color schemes are similar and the two crowns from the cover of Furyborn are also depicted here. The main difference (besides the background color) is the item between the crowns. Furyborn has a sword while Kingsbane features a sceptor of sorts. I think this could either be symbolic of the growing significance of magic or diplomacy as each queen learns more about both of these. The sword from the first book was representative of the fighting that both Rielle and Eliana faced but now they must both learn to use their magic and lead their people.
Notes on the Dust Jacket
Spoiler alert! I’d be so annoyed if I accidentally read the dust jacked on this book before I read Furyborn. There is a major spoiler within the description. And yes, for those who are wondering, when I research a new series, I often times, accidentally, read the synopsis for the second or third book first. So, that being said, I’m glad that didn’t happen here. I prefer my dust jackets to be series spoiler free.
I am also a little disappointed in the lack of detail we get from this description. Everything stated could pretty much have been discerned from just reading the end of the first book. Give me a little more information. Give me something to latch onto so I can get excited.
This book checks off pretty much everything I look for in a sequel.
- I loved the first book
- It’s just as pretty as the first book
- Although the description is vague, it still lured me in
- It’s written by Claire *freaking* Legrand and she’s amazing
I can’t think of anything that could keep me from reading this book.