29. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fantasy, Fiction, Teen Books

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson, 410 pages, read by Angie, on 10/27/2012

Oh how I love this series! Elisa is queen but is being pushed from every angle. Her advisers are working against her it seems and she is not as strong as she should be. Her only strength comes from Hector, her royal guard, and her maids Xemina and Mara. She must travel to the south to find the source of magic in her world. But it is a dangerous journey and they are perused along the way. But Elisa believes that finding the source of the magic will help her connect with her godstone and rule like she is supposed to.

I love all the political intrigue and court politics that Carson brings into these books. She expertly weaves it into the plot and the adventure. I love the relationship that develops between Elisa and Hector. It is sweet and heart-wrenching and makes you cheer for them. I loved the ending as well…not because of what happened but because of Elisa’s reaction to it. She is finally the kind of queen she needs to be and the kind of queen who will save her land. Can’t wait for the next book.

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