One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne
Kendare Blake

Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN 9781509807734

The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favour without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before - ones that put those around her in danger that she can't seem to prevent. In One Dark Throne, the enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake's The New York Times-bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn's deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

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One Dark Throne4/5

One Dark Throne

Kendare Blake

Review

This is the second book in this series about the Queens of Fennbrin and in my opinion the best. Action packed and fast paced from the start, prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride this is everything I wanted the first book to be. The three main characters Katherine, Mirabella and Arsinoe have developed after the events at the end of the first book (if you haven't read it, get a copy - it will be worth it).

The Plot: After the quickening, all bets are off. The queens must decide who their allies are and come to terms with the fact that only one can survive. Katherine is no longer the weak, feeble queen. Arsinoe has a dangerous secret she must learn how to utilize, and Mirabella must face the obstacles thrown at her, knowing she is no longer the strongest queen of the bunch. Who will survive?

The only downside is, that the story does contain lots and lots of sub characters and story lines so that the plot can often get confusing if you are not a confident reader.

One Dark Throne is relentless and doesn't let up for a moment. It is ten times more violent, bloody, and nerve-racking than Three Dark Crowns, hence the 14+ recommendation. 450 pages of fantasy adventure. I also believe that there are two more books in this series and I can't wait to see what else Blake has in store for us and her Queens!!

464 pages / Ages 14+ / Reviewed by Linda Brown, school librarian.

Reviewed by: Linda Brown