Gargoyle Queen #1 Capture the Crown Jennifer Estep

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Gargoyle Queen #1 Capture the Crown  Jennifer Estep

by Jennifer Estep
Gargoyle Queen #1 Capture the Crown  Jennifer EstepCapture the Crown Published by HarperCollins on July 6, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Dystopian, Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
Pages: 464
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Bestselling author Jennifer Estep returns to her Crown of Shards world with an all-new trilogy and a bold new heroine who protects her kingdom from magic, murder, and mayhem by moonlighting as a spy. 

Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide the fact that Gemma is a powerful mind magier—and a spy. 

Gemma is undercover, trying to figure out who is stealing large amounts of tearstone from one of the Ripley royal mines when she encounters Prince Leonidas Morricone of Morta—her mortal enemy. Gemma tries to steer clear of the handsome prince, but when she finds herself behind enemy lines, she reluctantly joins forces with Leo. Also coming to Gemma’s aid is Grimley, her beloved gargoyle.

Despite the fact that Andvari and Morta are old, bitter enemies, a dangerous attraction sparks between Gemma and Leo. Further complicating matters is Leo’s murderous family, especially Queen Maeven Morricone, the mastermind behind the infamous Seven Spire massacre.

The closer Gemma gets to the stolen tearstone, the more deadly plots she uncovers. Everyone is trying to capture the crown, but only one queen can sit on the throne … 


Capture the Crown is a fantastic return to the world of Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards. Now we have moved on to Gemma Ripley and her Gargoyles, who, if you read the first series, know, are the beloved creatures of Andvari. Gemma is known somewhat fondly as Glitzma, a pampered princess who only cares about gowns and balls. What is true, though, is a false persona so she can carry out spy missions with no one being the wiser. In this first book, Gemma tries to discover who is stealing tear stones from a mine and why? Unfortunately, she ends up in Morta with Leo, the son of Maeven, the current queen of Morta. What unfolds is a possible love match brewing, a sinister plot by Milo Maeven’s other son to use the tear stone as some weapon, and a fight within Gemma to embrace her magic and who she is to Andavari. An excellent start to the series, and I can not wait to see what else Gemma The Gargoyle Queen will uncover next.

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author who prowls the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer is the author of the Elemental Assassin, Section 47, Galactic Bonds, Crown of Shards, Gargoyle Queen, and other fantasy series. She has written more than 40 books, along with numerous novellas and stories.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with friends and family, doing yoga, and reading fantasy and romance books. She also watches way too much TV and loves all things related to superheroes.