Book Review – The Warrior Queen by Emily R King

warrior queenIn the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves.

Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah.

But for Kalinda, this all came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life.

Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so far — mortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesn’t visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out.

She will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves, even if it means convincing a god to guide her through the Void. Freeing a mortal from the Void is nearly impossible, but Kalinda has never let those odds stop her before…

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I received this book from the publisher, via Net Galley, in exchange for an honest review.

Overall I’ve enjoyed this series, and it was nice to go back to Kali’s world once more. Especially after the ending of the last book!

I have to say I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the rest of the series, but I think it just didn’t feel like it meshed as much. It simultaneously felt like there was too much going on and not enough. There’s not a lot of action (til there suddenly is and it’s all over in a flash) and the main storylines don’t necessarily tie together as much as I’d like.

I liked Kali’s story the most, though the bits with Cala weren’t my favourites. It felt a bit heavy handed to me. And convenient. I wasn’t sure it really added that much to the story. I did like her travels though. Similarly, Deven’s (though a shorter story) is tied to Kali’s and he’s hit by the same bit. I did like seeing some of his point of view, especially as his circumstances were so different.

Ashwin really let me down here, he felt wishy washy throughout. I liked Gemi though!

Overall still a good story and it is a fabulous world so it’s nice to get more of that, and it is well written. It just felt a little like filler instead of what should possibly have been the end of book three.

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