A Queen in Hiding The Nine Realms #1 by Sarah Kozloff

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by Sarah Kozloff
A Queen in Hiding The Nine Realms #1 by Sarah KozloffA Queen in Hiding Series: Nine Realms #1
Published by Tom Doherty Associates on January 21, 2020
Source: Owned Paperback
Genres: Fiction / Coming of Age, Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 368
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Format: Paperback
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Debut author Sarah Kozloff offers a breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy of a ruler coming of age in A Queen in Hiding first in the quartet of The Nine Realms series.

Four books. Four months. Nine Realms.

Readers will be able to binge this amazing fantasy series with beautiful interlocking art across the spines of all four books.

Orphaned, exiled and hunted, Cerulia, Princess of Weirandale, must master the magic that is her birthright, become a ruthless guerilla fighter, and transform into the queen she is destined to be.

But to do it she must win the favor of the spirits who play in mortal affairs, assemble an unlikely group of rebels, and wrest the throne from a corrupt aristocracy whose rot has spread throughout her kingdom.

The Nine Realms Series
#1 A Queen in Hiding
#2 The Queen of Raiders
#3 A Broken Queen March 2020
#4 The Cerulean Queen April 2020

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Epic Fantasy, at its best, is nice and long. Hence, you have plenty of time to establish world-building, the magical system, and the political intrigue surrounding our princella in hiding. Entranced from the first page tell the heart-stopping ending. I did get a bit bogged down while the war-ravaged the land, but those parts are necessary for the whole scheme of this story to work. If you watched the recent Witcher story, this echoes what plays out in that series. You have a Queen whose daughter has a unique magical ability (gryphling talent), a mother who tries to hide her, and a political war raging all over the country. There is an original magic system based on the elements, but the book researched extensively and well written that the magic aspect, at least in this one, plays a backdrop to the court politics. This book is, at times personal and other times, harsh and brutal. Spot on debut, and I can not wait for the next, and since the marketing is doing one book a month over the next few months, we won’t have to wait long.

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About Sarah Kozloff

Sarah has spent her life immersed in literature, narrative, and film.

After a degree in English at Dartmouth she worked in film production in NYC. She earned a Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary program at Stanford University, joining the Film Department of Vassar College in 1988. In 2009 she was awarded the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowed Chair.

In 2012, while teaching a senior seminar on American Women Directors, she realized that neither the books nor films of Lord of the Rings could pass the Bechdel Test. That summer, she grabbed her laptop and started imagining a world that awaited the return of the queen.

She didn’t know then that this leap into creative writing would spark a new career. Her epic fantasy quartet, The Nine Realms, was published by TOR on a rapid publications schedule. All four books, A Queen in Hiding, The Queen of Raiders, A Broken Queen, and The Cerulean Queen, came out from January through April 2020.

She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and a shifting menagerie of pets, who mistakenly believe they are suitable replacements for grown sons.

Rating Report
Overall: 5