Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I was a little nervous about reading this book since there were a lot of reviews saying they could not get through it since it was so boring. I am glad I did not listen. It did take about 6 chapters for me to get the characters and the settings straight but I was so interested in the premise of the book– triplet queen sisters who had to kill each other since only one could have the crown/rule. In this fanasty world, it seems like it is a medieval, Arthurian world with some magic in it set on an island away from the rest of the world. There has been a tradition of the queen having triplet queens with different skills (poisoner, elemental, and naturalist) that grow up together until they are five or six years old. Then they are raised separately by a family with their particular skill in 3 separate parts of the island until they turn sixteen and they go through a ceremony to demonstrate the strength of their skill to everyone. After the ceremony, the Ascension Year beings where the sisters try to kill each other. Each chapter alternates between each sisters point of view so you get attached to each of them. There is a plot twist at the end that I saw coming at the beginning of the book but it just makes me want the second book to come out sooner. I would highly recommend to Game of Throne fans and King Arthur legend fans.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.


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