A review of Three Dark Crowns (by Kendare Blake)

This novel really surprised me. I suppose I was expecting something different, maybe the usual fantasy novel. Three Dark Crowns is a fantasy novel, but with a twist. There are very good parts in the novel, even though the theme is dark. I enjoyed most of the characters, and the way the plot developed was entertaining. This book is really unique, it’s not like anything I’ve ever read before. The ending is so shocking, it caught me off-guard. I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel, One Dark Throne. Unfortunately, it’s going to be released next year, but hopefully it will be early in the year.


In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark viscous flames or deadly storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a talented naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Crowned Queen isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose-it’s life or death.
Three dark queens
are born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends
Three dark sisters
all fair to be seen,
two to devour
and one to be Queen

The last queen standing gets the crown.

This novel is incredible, it’s a heart pounding read. Three Dark Crowns had me invested in the characters, I liked seeing the sisters’ point of views. This novel reminded me of Six of Crows, so if you liked that book, I’d encourage you to read this stunning and brilliant novel.


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