One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna has her own battle to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father’s family. Raisa aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her—plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.
The Seven Realms will tremble when the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this stunning page-turner from best-selling author Cinda Williams Chima.
I absolutely love these covers!
Oh my gosh! As soon as I saw these books, I knew I had to read them. And I ended up loving them, so that was a plus! 4.5 stars for all three books. I liked the first one the best, The Demon King.
The characters and the numerous plot twists were mainly why I enjoyed these stories so much. I really liked the pacing and the overall plot line, although there were some decisions Cinda Williams Chima made that I felt were unfortunate because if she’d made other choices, she could’ve had a lot of other ways to go with these books.
Fans of traditional fantasy will most likely appreciate these stories the most. I’ve read a lot of bad fantasy lately, and this book really reminded me why I started out loving fantasy in the first place, and I really appreciate that. Now I’m pumped up to read all my favorite fantasy over again!
Plus, the dashes of humor mixed into this book reminded me of the way Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan can make me laugh by just simply sliding something really funny into the conversation in a way that works. Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan are both on my top ten favorite authors list, so that says a lot about Cinda Williams Chima. She’s not up there yet, but if her other books are as great as these, she might just make it up there!
Example: “Well, I believe she went in to rescue some Raggers from the pits,” Cuffs said. “She wasn’t all that specific.”
“She went in to rescue — why would she do that?” Amon gripped the ironwork, studying the streetlord’s face. Was he lying? And if so, what was the purpose?
“Guess she’s kind of taken with us,” Cuffs said. “You know, the glamor of the gang life and all. Getting beat up every other day, arrested for crimes you didn’t commit, long nights in gaol, sleeping in the cold and wet. It’s…seductive.” He raised an eyebrow.
So yeah, I would highly recommend these books for people who need a refresher on why they love fantasy or people who want a good fantasy book. A great series!
pg count for the hardback: 506
Series: Seven Realms