Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Genre: Teen Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
ISBN-13 Book: 9781423118251
Source: I received an e-galley of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest review!
The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As Raisa races back to the Fells to take her rightful place at the Queen’s side as Princess Heir, assassins will stop at nothing to make sure that she doesn’t make it home. Following closely behind for reasons of his own is former thief and fledgling wizard Han Alister who has been called home by the clans to fight their battle against the wizard council. With so much at stake for them both, will they survive to confront their enemies? Harsh truths, assassination attempts, and plots galore adorn this third installment in the Seven Realms series.
First off, if you haven’t read the first two books, The Demon King and The Exiled Queen this will not be the book for you. Go back, read those two, and then come back to this one because it is one wild ride.
This book starts off where we left off in The Exiled Queen. Raisa, the Princesss Heir to the throne of the Fells, is racing home to her kingdom to help her mother face down the opposition that wishes to steal the throne from Raisa. Beloved characters from the last book return once again and we see how the world around them is changing so quickly.
Chima is a talented author who has filled this book with exquisite details and settings, wonderful characters, and a detailed plot. Some might find this book a little on the slow side, but if you see it as Williams setting up pieces on a chess board, you will see the novel for what it is; a foundation for the next book in the series and a lead into the battles that will shape the Seven Realms in the book to come.
Overall, I love Chima’s writing and I positively adore this series. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves fantasy. This book is an excellent addition to this series, and I am dying to find out what happens next. Book four, still untitled, cannot come soon enough for this readers liking.
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