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The Reluctant Queen: Book Two of The Queens of Renthia: 2 (edició 2017)

de Sarah Beth Durst (Autor)

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Filled with political intrigue, violent magic, and malevolent spirits, the mesmerizing second book in Sarah Beth Durst's Queens of Renthia epic fantasy trilogy. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . . And those spirits want to kill you. It's the first lesson that every Renthian learns. Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people. Naelin is one such person, and she couldn't be further removed from the Queen--and she wouldn't have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that's all she needs. But when Ven, the Queens champion, passes through the village, Naelin's ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits--magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves. But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he's certain he's done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the Queen's power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened--even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north--does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything. Sarah Beth Durst established a place of dark wonder in The Queen of Blood, and now the stakes are even higher as the threat to the Queen and her people grows both from within and beyond the borders of Aratay in this riveting second novel of the Queens of Renthia series.… (més)
Membre:Be.enigmatic
Títol:The Reluctant Queen: Book Two of The Queens of Renthia: 2
Autors:Sarah Beth Durst (Autor)
Informació:Voyager (2017), 368 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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Wow I loved this book! I was a bit skeptical at first because this book follows a different MC who has children, and I'm not usually a fan of small children in books. I think Durst handled the children well and there was only one small section from the children's POV that I didn't really enjoy. This definitely exceeded my expectations. The stakes are incredibly high and there's a lot more action in this book than in Queen of Blood. Once I got to about the 50% mark I didn't want to put it down and the ending is fantastic. I'm excited to pick up Queen of Sorrow next and see the conclusion to this trilogy. ( )
  MaryEK | Mar 14, 2021 |
SCREAMING ( )
  kickthebeat | Nov 1, 2020 |
I really enjoyed Queen of Blood and gave it 4 stars, so I was excited to get to book 2 in The Queens of Renthia series. Unfortunately, this book falls flat in a number of ways. So many ways, in fact, that I will not be continuing on to book 3.

Let's start with the characters. Daleina's on the throne, and her in the role of queen was what I was most excited for in book 2, and I did like what we got of that but unfortunately... we did not get enough. The introduction of Hamon's mother was an interesting little side thing that I also enjoyed, and even though she felt one-dimensional, I liked the concept of a woman with no morals other than the pursuit of her potion-making and knowledge related to that. I like Arin a lot as well in this and really liked the agency that she was given.

I didn't really enjoy any of the male characters in this unless Bayn the wolf counts. I think there was too much focus on too many different POVs and plot lines of the different female characters for any of the men to really shine. Unfortunately, that includes Champion Ven, who was my favorite character in Book 1. It seemed like he was demoted in this book to a love interest for our new main character despite the lack of tension or chemistry between them... which made me really not enjoy that "romance" at all and I ended up skimming a lot of their scenes together. As for Hamon he just seemed to be... kinda there....? Other than introducing his mother he didn't really have a lot happening. And then there's Renet, our new main character's husband who becomes her ex-husband basically at the beginning of the book, and the fact that that relies on the incompetent father trope just made me feel kinda.... eh.... I wish that there had been more tension and nuance in the relationship before her decision to leave him. There was a great opportunity there to show how married life isn't all sunshine and rainbows and it was largely missed.

Finally, our new main character, Naelin. Most of the reviews of this book seem to love the fact that she's a mom going on a fantasy adventure and like... that's all well and good conceptually, but I didn't connect with this character at all. Part of that is definitely how she's written; she doesn't feel super well-developed. (Nor do many of the other characters, if I'm being completely honest.) But it's also due to her lack of ambition in general; she doesn't want more for her life than to be a mom and live in her small town, and that's gonna be a hard #can'trelate from me. I don't necessarily need to be able to relate to the main character to enjoy a book, but for some reason, Naelin just annoyed me to no end on every page. On top of that, her children were mostly just obstacles and annoyances more than anything else. Now, I am not a mother, nor do I ever want to be, however, I do actually like the children that I know in real life. But the children in this book made me want to reach through the pages and just delete them from the whole thing.

As for the plot, it's mostly a rehash of book 1, but now Naelin is training and Renthia needs a new heir stat because Queen Daleina is sick and may not have too long to live. I felt bored through most of it, and I think the constant POV switching didn't really help it very much. Book 1 had some POV switching, but we spent most of the book in Ven or Daleina's POV. In this book, we have Naelin for a good chunk, Daleina here and there, Ven in about one chapter, Arin in a few chapters, and I'm just wondering whether so many POVs were necessary in this book. It definitely demoted Daleina to a side character, which is unfortunate because I really liked her POV where we got it and I liked her a lot in book 1.

Book 1 was a fresh new fantasy series unlike a lot of others I had read, with great crossover appeal for YA and adult audiences alike. This book feels stale. It doesn't bring anything new into the world except for the new main character... sidelining the character the followed throughout book 1 in the process. ( )
1 vota yvonnekins | Apr 14, 2020 |
So good and sooooo dark! ( )
  kayceel | Feb 5, 2019 |
This book just didn't have what I like in a fantasy - a way to connect to the wonders of the imagined world through characters that maintain positive connections to the unusual aspects of the world. Also the pacing just didn't hit the marks. The reluctant queen is the only character actually given development, much of the rest of them being holdovers from The Queen of Blood, a much better read. It is as if, backing up to start The Queens of Renthia with The Queen of Blood, Sarah Beth Durst stripped all the fun parts - riding the wires, school days and friendships, out of this book and left the awkward gaps, grim determination and family dysfunction. ( )
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Filled with political intrigue, violent magic, and malevolent spirits, the mesmerizing second book in Sarah Beth Durst's Queens of Renthia epic fantasy trilogy. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . . And those spirits want to kill you. It's the first lesson that every Renthian learns. Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people. Naelin is one such person, and she couldn't be further removed from the Queen--and she wouldn't have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that's all she needs. But when Ven, the Queens champion, passes through the village, Naelin's ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits--magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves. But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he's certain he's done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the Queen's power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened--even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north--does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything. Sarah Beth Durst established a place of dark wonder in The Queen of Blood, and now the stakes are even higher as the threat to the Queen and her people grows both from within and beyond the borders of Aratay in this riveting second novel of the Queens of Renthia series.

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