So I recently reread Three Dark Crowns because Two Dark Reigns is out in the UK on October 4th and i’m so excited. I gave it 4 stars ⭐️! -
“Three dark queens
Are born in a glen,
Sweet little triplets
Will never be friends.
Three dark sisters
All fair to be seen,
Two to devour and
One to be queen.” So I never wrote a review for this the first time I read it so i’m doing it now. I am in love with this series its just amazing!
First off the plot of this novel is so intriguing. There are a set of triplets born every generation and they have to fight to the death until theres one left so will then claim the throne. However each queen had their own powers. Mirabella is an elemental , Katherine is a poisoner and Arsinoe is a naturalist. This book is just the beginning of the 3 potential queens fight for the throne. However at the end it is revealed that Arsione is posioner as she eats the poisoned chocolates and is unaffected. Kendare Blake’s writing is good and the setting is really well described.
The characters are what make this novel for me , personally my favourite queen is Arsinoe so I hope she gets the throne. Katherine is also amazing but I just didn’t warm to her as much but I did feel bad as I feel she was easily manipulated. And Mirabella I felt was really complex as she has no desire to hurt her sisters but ultimately she may have , I’m glad she struggled with the morality aspect as it made her to be more authentic.
ALSO WHY DID PIETYR THROW KATHERINE OVER THE CLIFF ?? Overall this is a brilliantly written ya fantasy with amazing world building and complex characters, and a dark setting so I highly recommend if you like YA fantasy.