February 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (130)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed—Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love.

Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love.

Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former street lord Han Alister has risen to be High Wizard of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it?

A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.

This is one of the best High Fantasy series that YA has to offer. It's rich, vivid and layered. If you haven't started this series yet, you should! For those of us dying to read this final installment, OMG, look at that cover! And I have to agree with Reading Teen, I need to know what's burning down?? Is it the palace!? Such a beautiful image of The Fells, it look exactly like I pictured them. And that's the Bayar double-falcon amulet. What could that mean? AHHH. I cant wait!!

Release Date: October 23, 2012


  1. I really want to get started on this series, because I LOVE high fantasy as of late! Great pick!

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  2. Nice cover I have seen the other book in this series and I've been meaning to read it. Good choice click on my name to see my pick.

  3. I really need to get onto Cinda William Chima’s books. I lurrrv my fantasy and I’ve had Warrior Heir for a while on my shelf so I better get stuck into it. Have heard great things about the series and these covers are amazing.

    Here are my WoW’s: http://bookprobereviews.com/?p=1354

    Happy reading!

  4. Very interesting choice! I don't read that much YA high fantasy... For some reason I always stick to the adult ones for that. This series sounds really good, I'll have to look them up (:

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
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  5. I have the first book sitting on my shelf waiting to be read and they look so great. I just love fantasy and I have heard so many great things about this series :)

    You've inspired me to pick this series up next!

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  6. I've been told to read this series by so many people, but I still haven't found the time. I love fantasy novels though, so I'm going to have to make sure I get to it soon.

    Books of Amber

  7. Sounds like an exciting pick.


  8. Nice pick. I've been curious about this series for a while now. I think I'll take your advice and start reading it very soon.


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