Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three sisters, triplets are each born with a power. Katharine is a poisoner, able to consume the deadliest toxins with no harm. Mirabella is an elementalist, able to call storms of rain and lightning. Arsinoe is a naturalist, able to bloom flowers and call animals. Only one may be queen and she must kill her sisters to achieve it.

When reading the description of the book I personally came to an opinion about what I thought the characters would be like. But Kendare Blake completely flipped my perceptions about who I expected would be my favorite character. The book was intriguing to the last but not completely surprising. I don’t want to spoil the plot but one of the reveals at the end was something I had come to the conclusion much earlier was probably what was affecting the sisters. I found that another reveal at the end was unexpected. So you don’t go through the book knowing what’s going to happen in this series right from the start. It’s well-written and doesn’t have too much foreshadowing.

The premise is fascinating, the world building is fairly good but I wish there was a little more character development. Overall, I would definitely recommend this series to fans of fantasy novels with royalty, conflict or magic.
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3 responses to “Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake”

  1. […] This novel takes place in Fennbirn, a land in which their ruler is chosen through blood. Each generation, three sisters are born but only one may lead. The first, Katharine, is a poisoner; the second, Mirabella, is an elementalist; and the third, Arsinoe, is a naturalist. In order to become Queen, one of the sisters must prevail at the cost of her sisters’ lives. This dark tale is all about struggle, overcoming the odds and doing what you must to survive. Check out my review here! […]

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