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The Rogue Queen by Emily R King

Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a demon.

That same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda’s late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Isles.

In Lestari, Kalinda’s powers are not condemned, as they are in her land. Now free to use them to protect those she loves, Kalinda soon realizes that the demon has tainted her with a cold poison, rendering her fire uncontrollable. But the lack of control may be just what she needs to send the demon back to the darkest depths of the Void.

To take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts—and risk losing those most loyal to her—to defeat the demon and bring peace to a divided nation.


The Rogue Queen by Emily R King is so action packed. Kalinda’s spirit is really what keeps me going in this series. The queen is such an amazing character. This installment in the series covers a war with the demon Rajah. It is very interesting how demons entered the series. Everyone is trying to be part of this war and there is so much pain and suffering. Yet this book was so good.

Kalinda is as stubborn and reckless as ever before. She is constantly trying to save the day. The issue with Kalinda is just never thinks things through. She just lets her heart lead her all over the place. Then there is Ashwin. I was expecting everyone to just hate him but they didn’t. Ashwin took responsibility for his actions and tried to fix things. This book is really all about Deven. It is about time that we got a book that focused on him and showed him develop as a character. Everyone loves Deven. People trust him because he has proven to be a great leader. I just love his characters so much.

King’s writing is fantastic in this installment. She brings this book to life so well. I have really enjoyed this series. I think that King has brought some fantastic characters to our lives and a beautiful world. Her writing is so colorful and easy to read. I look forward to more from King.

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