The Fire Queen

The Fire Queen

4.02 (10,927 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.02 (10,927 ratings by Goodreads)

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In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen's rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda's troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she's in exile. But she isn't alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah's son, who has promised Deven's freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

But as Kalinda's tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them-as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.

With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 272.16g
  • Skyscape
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1611097495
  • 9781611097498
  • 308,461

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"King treats the readers to stunning descriptions of Kalinda and her sister warriors' characters, even giving villains redeeming traits and hints of sympathy. A descriptive action-packed fantasy in a vivid world..." -Kirkus Reviews

"...The most poignant and important parts of this novel are the relationships that blossom and grow. If you're a fan of The Hundredth Queen, rest assured that The Fire Queen is definitely its equal. It's just as fascinating, heartbreaking, and exciting..." -Hypable

"A great follow-up to the series. King writes with such a vivid detail that the imagery of The Fire Queen is stunningly real. The world she created is both extremely dangerous and invitingly beautiful. You will be drawn into this world of fantasy with ease and it holds your attention till the very end." -Fresh Fiction
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About Emily R. King

Emily R. King is a writer of fantasy and the author of The Hundredth Queen. Born in Canada and raised in the United States, she has perfected the use of eh and y'all and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily's greatest interests are her four children. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers' community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat. Visit her at
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4.02 out of 5 stars
- 10,927 ratings
5 35% (3,833)
4 39% (4,275)
3 20% (2,228)
2 4% (440)
1 1% (151)
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