The Queen of Raiders (The Nine Realms #2) by Sarah Kozloff

Posted September 9, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Sarah Kozloff
The Queen of Raiders (The Nine Realms #2) by Sarah KozloffThe Queen of Raiders Series: The Nine Realms #2
Published by Tom Doherty Associates on February 18, 2020
Source: ARC Trade
Genres: Fiction / Coming of Age, Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 368
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Sarah Kozloff, author of A Queen in Hiding, continues the breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy series The Nine Realms with book two, The Queen of Raiders, and all four books will be published within a month of each other, so you can binge your favorite new fantasy series.

The soldiers of Oromondo have invaded the Free States, leaving a wake of misery and death. Thalen, a young scholar, survives and gathers a small cadre of guerilla fighters for a one-way mission into the heart of an enemy land.

Unconsciously guided by the elemental Spirits of Ennea Mon, Cerulia is drawn to the Land of the Fire Mountains to join Thelan's Raiders, where she will learn the price of war.

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

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Review

Princella makes a brave decision to move on from the family that has raised her as their own. Cerulia is now an adult. Once she flees, she develops various bird names on her trek to hide her identity from those who hunt her. She uses her talent of talking with animals in multiple ways, mainly horses and birds, and discovers that certain animals, such as wolves, are resistant to following her command. Thelan, the scholar, and his gang of rebels are mounting a force against ormondo forces, and Cerulia is determined to lend them her talents. The story covers an extended period in our young adult queen life and ends in a cliffhanger that I never saw coming. I thoroughly enjoyed this second book as we saw Cerulia come into her own and use her talent in a wide variety of perilous situations. So ready for book three and the result of that cliffhanger.

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five-stars

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
Plot
4.5
Characters
4
Writing
4
Pacing
4
Cover
5
Overall: 5


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