In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.
But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
C. J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and Sherlock and is the author of the Defiance trilogy and The Shadow Queen. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she'll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work.
The shadow queen is a retelling of Snow White. And I thought it was amazing!!! It has magic shifters. And well no one is safe from the wrath of queen. So just because they are main characters or side characters doesn't mean they will come out alive!!
This one is tech. In three POVs. And they blend seamlessly. No need for header names etc.
The story and plot are pretty straight forward you have an evil queen a girl on the run a king etc.
The characters were great!! Lorelei was amazing. She's a take no nonsense kind of girl! And she kicks butt! With her plucky side kick brother Leo. Who I just adore!!
The rest of the cast were great to but I won't get into any of them since I don't want to give anything away.
I really hope for this to be a series as I think Redwine could do some AWEOME stuff with these characters. We do get an epilogue that's set 7 months into the future but for me it wasn't enough. I want one that is like 10 years into the future. I know I'm greedy!!
The book was an amazing fantasy and I'm glad I got to read it!
Book in a Pinch
Snow White meets Shifters
Go Into This One Knowing
No love triangle, no insta love, no cliffhanger
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