[Review] Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

Kingsbane - Claire LegrandKingsbane
Claire Legrand

Genre: Fantasy


Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.

Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.


My stop on the Kingsbane Blog Tour; thanks so much Midas PR for a copy of both Furyborn and Kingsbane!

In a way I’m glad I missed reading Furyborn when it initially came out. It just means I got to read it and Kingsbane back to back. Unfortunately, now it means I have to wait an agonizingly long time for the third book.

So, what can I say about this wonderful book? Claire Legrand has a beautiful way with words. Every page is gorgeous. Every chapter meaningful. I loved it.

It was impossible to read Kingsbane slowly. The story picks up from book one seamlessly, and keeps the same high quality characters and tight intense story telling.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I prefer books written in third person rather than first person. Recently a lot of the fantasy novels I’ve read have been in first person so getting such a wonderful book from my favourite POV was just what I needed.

We not only get the standard Rielle and Eliana chapters from Furyborn, but we also got a handful of chapters from the perspective of the other characters. Most notably Simon and Corien.

The character development? Perfect. We see Rielle slowly becoming more and more unhinged and Eliana accepting her fate as we delve deeper into this story. Since we technically know how Rielle’s story ends, this is more about the journey getting there than finding out what happens at the end. But who knows? There’s still one more book so anything can happen!

And that Simon guy? Yes.

Kingsbane is out in just a couple days so make sure to pick up your copy!

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