Title: Queen to Ashes
Author: Mallory McCartney
Series: Black Dawn #2
Pages: 338 pages
Source: Sent by author via R&R Book Tours
My Rating: 4 stars
“You lived your entire life feeling like half of you was missing. Fight for the missing part. Fight for this.”
Emory Fae has abandoned everything she thought she knew about her previous life on Earth. Stepping up to her role as Queen of Kiero she makes a startling sacrifice- feigning her allegiances to Adair Stratton, the man who murdered her parents and casted Kiero into ruin. Emory’s memories slowly piece together, and she soon realizes the Mad King may not be all he seems– and the man who was once best friend, may be fighting beneath the surface.
With the King’s attention on her, can she buy Black Dawn Rebellion enough time to recuperate their forces? And when the times comes, will she be able to kill Adair, ending his tyranny and rising herself as the rightful Queen? Fighting to hide her secret, Emory navigates the brutal trials of the Mad King, trying not to lose herself in the process.
Sequel to Heir of Lies, now a bestselling series, the sparks are ignited, as Emory learns the cost of freedom, and her heritage. Will the rebels unite in time? A sinister force has spread across the land, stripping everyone bare- their betrayals, their secrets, their intentions. But above all, what will their decisions cost? By refusing to give in to the darkness, will Emory rise as Queen?
Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book via R&R Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
This is the second book in the Black Dawn series and we pick up right where Heir of Lies left off. We once again get multiple POVs. Some we got in book 1 but we do have a couple new POVs.
In the first book we got a small taste of the world. In this book we travel more of the worlds and are introduced to more creatures and people. I will say I would have liked for the magic to be elaborated on a little more. I’m still slightly confused as to what is being done in parts but it’s not enough to make me dislike the story.
I don’t want to spoil anything but I mentioned in my review of the first book that something happened that I absolutely hate in books but I am happy to say that it was rectified in this book and I am really happy about that.
After the way this book ended I really want to read the next book because I want to know how things play out for these characters. I definitely recommend this series. I’ve seen people comparing it to the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. I can’t comment on that though because I haven’t read that series yet.