The Crimson Crown
By Cinda Williams Chima
Seven Realms #4
I was hooked the minute I started this series. I couldn’t put it down and this book.
Raisa has been crowned queen but danger is all around her. Her mother had been a weak queen who let her advisers and nobility get away with too much. They aren’t liking her changes.
The general of her army has more mercenaries from the country of Arden that native born soldiers which means the army is loyal to him and not to Raisa and the Fells. She can’t have that since the king of Arden would jump at the chance to invade Fells and she needs her army loyal to her.
The majority of her queendom is comprised of three groups of people; the clans who live in the mountains, the valefolk who live in and around the city and wizards. Nobody likes each other. Hatred runs deep but Raisa wants to heal the divide. She needs everyone to work together if her nation is to survive the imminent war with Arden.
Han Alister has to protect the queen and he has a plan. First, he needs to become the High Wizard, an impossible feat considering he was a street lord before he was fostered by the clans. The current High Wizard would rather see him dead. Han is working many different angles and playing dangerous games with dangerous people and now someone is trying to frame him for the recent wizard murders in the slums.
I was sad to see this series end and now I’m desperately searching for a new series to read. Any suggestions?