DATE PUBLISHED: 20th September 2016
When kingdom come, there will be one.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.
In one word… this book is spectacular.
This book is advertised as a fight to the death between triplet sisters fighting to be queen crowned. This was more of a political fantasy novel focusing on the relationships of characters around each of the queens. I loved this build up and world building, it was amazing to see this little island nation come alive.
I thought, going into this novel that I would have one protagonist who I liked over the other sisters, but all three (Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine) are flawed and complex characters that have such depth. Do any of them have to die?
A particular favourite part of this book is the descriptions of the different poisons that the poisoners use and creating tainted foods for a feast to prove their strength.
If you enjoy political fantasy novels like The Winners Curse or Throne of Glass you should definitely try Three Dark Crowns.
Keep Calm and Read On,