Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance.
In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.
But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.
Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.
But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.
About the Book
Kill The Queen
by Jennifer Estep
Crown of Shards Book One
October 2, 2018
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About Jennifer Estep
JENNIFER ESTEP is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. She is the author of the following series:
- THE ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES
- THE CROWN OF SHARDS SERIES
- THE MYTHOS ACADEMY SPINOFF SERIES
- THE MYTHOS ACADEMY SERIES
- THE BIGTIME SERIES
- THE BLACK BLADE SERIES
Review of Kill The Queen
Review (5 Stars): I’ve been a huge fan of Ms. Estep’s for quite some time and her new book, Kill The Queen, is nothing short of AMAZING!! Evie has always been the royal with no magical power after her parents were killed, forcing her to live with her cousin’s family. When her cousin, the crown princess, decides to murder her entire family for power and Evie barely escapes with her life, she must do something. Before Queen Cordelia died, she told Evie that she must find a certain gladiator troupe and have them train her because she is the last of her line. Now, Evie must stay safe because there will be a time where she can avenge her family and friends by killing the new queen.
This is the first book in a brand new series and I’m hooked. The characters, the writing and the action kept me glued to my seat and I finished this book in one sitting. I loved Evie, who was this great character that was trying to live her life in the castle until she was old enough to go back her family’s home. She was strong, smart and I was amazed at how resilient she was during the beginning of all this. This book is one of my favorites this year and I need the next one now!!!!