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Monday, September 7, 2015

Fire & Thorns Series Read-Along: The Bitter Kingdom, Chapters 1-14 #ReadingRae

Welcome to this week's #ReadingRae post! This week we're discussing the first 14 chapters of The Bitter Kingdom, which is the last books in The Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy. Before I share my thoughts, and incase you're just joining us, here's a little bit about the The Bitter Kingdom


By: Rae Carson
Published by: Harper Collins
Released On: August 27th, 2013
Series: The Girl of Fire and Thorns #3
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The champion must not waver.
The champion must not fear.
The gate of darkness closes.

Elisa is a fugitive.

Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight.

Her Royal Majesty, Queen Lucero-Elisa né Riqueza de Vega, bearer of the Godstone, will lead her three loyal companions deep into the enemy's kingdom, a land of ice and snow and brutal magic, to rescue Hector and win back her throne. Her power grows with every step, and the shocking secrets she will uncover on this, her final journey, could change the course of history.

But that is not all. She has a larger destiny. She must become the champion the world has been waiting for.

Even of those who hate her most.

My Thoughts

I hope you had time to catch your breath at the end of The Crown of Embers. Rae Carson wastes no time, and dives right back into Elisa's story. The Bitter Kingdom picks up right where The Crown of Embers left off. This time around, I love that we get the story from both Elisa and Hector's points of views. This allows readers to see what's going on, on both sides of the story. 

Things aren't looking good, but no matter how dyer their situation, neither Elisa nor Hector are giving up. I swear I can hear Rae Carson doing the evil author laugh, all authors have when they know they're toying with their readers emotions. TCoE about killed me, and the first 14 chapters aren't helping me! Seriously, poor Hector! I know that the characters need opposition to grow, and we're beginning to see that through all this, Elisa's powers are growing, as she learns a shocking truth about herself. I can't wait to see what she does to save Hector. I have a feeling she'll be a force to reckon with. 

I can't wait to talk about the next few chapters of this book!

Find out what these fabulous bloggers had to say about last week's post, when we discussed the end of The Crown of Embers:

Next week we'll be talking about The Bitter Kingdom, chapters 15-28.

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