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The Queen's Rising

The Queen's Rising

Scritto da Rebecca Ross

Narrato da Suzanne Elise Freeman


The Queen's Rising

Scritto da Rebecca Ross

Narrato da Suzanne Elise Freeman

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4.5/5 (126 valutazioni)
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12 ore
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Pubblicato:
Feb 6, 2018
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9780062822246
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Grave Mercy meets Red Queen in this epic debut fantasy, inspired by Renaissance France, about an outcast who finds herself bound to a disgraced lord and entangled in his plot to overthrow the current king.

Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna's greatest fear comes true—she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana—the rival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

And now, with war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to: passion or blood.

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Informazioni sull'autore

Rebecca Ross is the author of The Queen’s Rising and its sequel, The Queen’s Resistance, as well as Sisters of Sword and Song. She lives in Northeast Georgia. Visit her at www.rebeccarossauthor.com or on Twitter @_RebeccaRoss.


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  • (5/5)
    My streak has continued... I have been extremely lucky lately with my book selections and The Queen's Rising did not disappoint! It was beautifully written (though sometimes transparent and predictable) and it was ultimately, wholeheartedly and undeniably satisfying. Yes it did suffer a bit from Things-Conveniently-Falling-Into-Place- Rather- Easily syndrome AND the romance was a dollop mechanical, saccharine and tame BUT it was ALSO a fun, engrossing, uplifting gem gifted nicely (and rather neatly wrapped) with a big ole Happy Ending for (Almost) All glitter bow.
  • (5/5)
    An epic adventure featuring a strong female protagonist - I really enjoyed this read. Brienna has never known her father. Her mother died when she was young and her protective grandfather hid her away with in a passion house to keep her safe from the father she never knew.As Brienna cycles through the different passions, failing at all, she finally settles on knowledge. But as her classmates find patrons and leave her, Brienna is left at the passion house until ... her mistress discovers that Brienna is the key to the return of the ruling Queens to Maevana, a land that has suffered through King's rule for generations. While Brienna does not possess magical royal blood, her role in the return of female rule to her father's land is integral.This book has everything: a strong protagonist that you can't help loving, a wide array of side characters, adventure, mystery, romance, and danger. And the bonus is that the story ends beautifully with real closure. Highly recommend!
  • (5/5)
    What a ride!This has to be the next best YA Fantasy to come out! I've not read anything quite like this. Ross can weave a tale! She is a gifted author with an incredible story-telling ability that keeps you engaged and riveted to the pages. Her world-building is fantastic and compelling. She created a world centered around passions which do not include magic. What does, is actually limited to just one area of the story. I found this refreshing because you were more intrigued in the story than in what magic they were going to wield next to resolve issues. This way, it was left up to personal ingenuity and realistic resourcefulness of the characters in the story to resolve crises.I loved this book and intend on following the author to see what she'll come up with next.Buy the book!
  • (4/5)
    Fantastic Debut! I look forward to seeing what else Ross writes.

    This review contains spoilers.

    The book begins slowly at first but it gets decidedly more interesting as Brienna starts to gain her ancestral memories and the events of the summer solstice unwound.

    My only complaints of the book are minor. I don't like the romance between Brienna and Cartier. At the end of the book, she is 18 but it just feels really creepy that her teacher/mentor, someone who knew her as a child and taught her closely for 3/4 years ends up being her romantic interest. Given that this is a book for young adults, I would have preferred a healthier relationship, but I guess I am an old fogey now.

    It's interesting that Brienna herself does not become queen, though it was never really a possibility...but it kind of bugs me that the girl who becomes queen, doesn't really do anything in the book... Brienna risks her life and safety on retrieving the two macguffins nesscary to crown a new queen... Isolde doesn't do much in the book, so I don't really care... Though it makes more sense for Brienna to not be queen as it doesn't suit her character and she doesn't have a huge attachment to the country, though neither does Isolde. I guess I would have prefer the would be queen to have been more active in securing her own throne.

    Still! A great read! Would definitely recommend it.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic story fell in love with characters and also it was beautifully read.
  • (4/5)
    I had this on my list for quite a while it seems like and it was a surprise how much I liked and enjoyed it.

    My negative take from it was during the ending with some of the relationship scenes etc between the MC, Brianna and one of the fallen Lords.

    The romance/relationship was a little too blah for me - not sure how to describe it. It just rubbed me the wrong way, but other than that, I loved it especially all the plot twists and everything.
  • (3/5)
    The beginning dragged on for far too long but in total it was a good read.
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    I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.

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  • (4/5)
    I'm a little on the fence about THE QUEEN'S RISING. On one hand, I enjoyed the story as a whole. On the other hand, I had some issues. What I enjoyed:The characters. Brienna was really easy to like. I felt her frustration for answers, her anger at injustices and her heartbreak when she felt like all was lost. All the girls—for the most part—were really supportive of each other. I loved getting to know them and watching their friendships grow. The world was well done and felt so big. The author really brought the different places to life. I liked learning about the different cultures, history and beliefs of each place. What I didn't love:The romance. It was just ehh for me. Not super exciting.Some things happened a little too easily and other things happened a little too slowly. I would have loved to see some more tension and suspense in those moments. **START OF SPOILER** My other big gripe is a SPOILER so read on with caution. I hated that Brienna wasn't the one fighting to be queen. I know, silly, but I kept waiting for that to change and I really wanted it to. **SPOILER ENDS**At the end after everything was said and done, I still wanted to read more. It felt complete, but I wanted more so I will defiantly keep a look out for book number two.* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • (5/5)
    *Thank goodness this was not a speshul snowflake story.*Although, I can't help but feel cheated for Brienna. She was the one to find the stone, it was through her plans that brought about the enemy's downfall. And all the Kavanagh girl could bank on was her name and ancestry. And daughters of ALL the houses have equal claim to the throne.*I love the romance here. Sweet and unhurried and so right. It reminded me of the romance in the Paper Magician series.*I really hope to see Brienna and what will happen in the days to come. Her desire to build a House, her and Cartier's handfasting, her role in the queendom, and maybe reunite with her passion sisters or if she will travel back to Valenia.