Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake
Published by HarperTeen on April 3, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, fantsay,
Source: personally bought
2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge
I would give this book 3 for a review.
Together in print for the first time in this paperback bind-up, the dazzling prequels to the Three Dark Crowns series are finally available for fans to have and to (literally) hold. Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen, and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.
The Young Queens
Get a glimpse of triplet queens Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine during a short period of time when they protected and loved one another. From birth until their claiming ceremonies, this is the story of the three sisters’ lives…before they were at stake.
The Oracle Queen
Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall.
I was super helpful to read this book before I dived back into the main books in this series. I found the first novella about the young queens to be the more engaging story. I really loved the background history that was given and loved seeing the young sister dynamics. I found the second story to be less compelling and less engaging. I felt like the story was because it had a been explained was less compelling and just less interesting. I was happy for that story information but it did not wow me.