Thursday, February 2, 2017

Three Dark Crowns By: Kendare Blake

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"Three dark queens are born in a glen, sweet little triplets will never be friends.

Three dark sisters all fair to be seen,two to devour and one to be Queen."



Every generation on the Island of Fenbirn, the reigning Queen gives birth to a set of triplets. Each has a unique and powerful skill. They could be a naturalist, able to control the fiercest bear or bloom the brightest rose. They could be an elemental, with the power to bend  the elements to her will. They could be a poisoner, capable of consuming vast amounts of poison without any side effects.

After they leave their mother, the Queen's reign ends. But at the Beltane festival during their 16th year, they battle between them will begin. And only one can claim the crown.

The main thing I liked about this book was how it focused on a matriarchal society. It was fun to see the difference between the mainlanders and the islanders in this aspect.

The main thing I didn't like about this book was that it started kind of slow. Other than some minor confusion over the point of view, it was good for the most part.

Overall, I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

2 comments:

  1. Your review has sparked my interest in a book that normally would not interest me. I was intrigued to see that the portrayal of a matriarchal society is what appealed to you. Then I got to thinking about how many matriarchal societies I've read about. Other than the society of a family, I can't think of one. Huh. Seems as though I may need to expand my horizons. Thanks for the suggestion!

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