Publication date: 24 April 2018
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.
For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
I was afraid that it would be a Throne Of Glass take, that’s why I was both hesitanted and excited to read it. No, I was wrong in so many ways. This book is like nothing else. It hit me in so many ways. I loved the writing, all the destruction and court politics and games.
“I was a princess made of ashes; there is nothing left of me to burn.The P O W E R of this
Now it’s time for a queen to rise.”
The construction of it was complex and really clever. I had guessed the ending BUT I hadn’t guessed the secret surprise at the end. It was thrilling and my heart got shot. This book is definitely going to be a favourite for any TOG fan (keep an open mind about it will you. Don’t compare the two characters like I did. It will ruin the character building) or High Fantasy. I love the friendship, it was… Like cutting the strings of a violin while playing it. The only fault in the book was the love triangle. Oh well, but that can’t be helped. 😊 Looking forward to the next book. Spring come fast!!!!
“We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive. We do not apologize for them,’ she says quietly, eyes never leaving mine. ‘Maybe they have broken you, but you are a sharper weapon because of it. And it is time to strike.”