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The Hundredth Queen av Emily R. King
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The Hundredth Queen (utgåvan 2017)

av Emily R. King (Författare)

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In Emily R. King's thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own. As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah's ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik. Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death--and her growing affection for Deven--Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.… (mer)
Medlem:Mugdha97
Titel:The Hundredth Queen
Författare:Emily R. King (Författare)
Info:Skyscape (2017), 300 pages
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This book just made me mad

The initial premise was intriguing, a woman chosen to be the 100th wife to a king and her fighting to keep her position. But then it gets muddled by Avatar-Air-bender-like beings, a king who wants to raise the dead, and a forbidden love between the protagonist and her guard...

It could work if the editor actually did their job or the author was more skilled. Unfortunately neither was the case.
Conversations between characters were just info dumps, events aren't given enough time to build up relevancy before they are resolved, and the love story is superficial at best.

I just got more and more annoyed as the book went on. I couldn't even finish it; I got through 70% of it before I just skimmed through the rest. By the looks of it, I don't miss out on much.

This is definitely a do-not-buy. ( )
  vishae | Apr 29, 2021 |
Wonderfully crafted story

There was a lot to love about this book. The world was beautifully written, and the characters we perfect in their flaws. There was a lot going on, and a few twists I didn't expect. Would definitely recommend. ( )
  TCLinrow | Mar 17, 2021 |
Wonderfully crafted story

There was a lot to love about this book. The world was beautifully written, and the characters we perfect in their flaws. There was a lot going on, and a few twists I didn't expect. Would definitely recommend. ( )
  TCLinrow | Mar 17, 2021 |
Thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.
  Gmomaj | Jul 8, 2020 |
i’ll be honest, i chose this book because i needed an audiobook and this one was the first one that seemed like it was my speed as i rushed to get to work because i was already late

overall, i liked this book! i thought that the writing was well done and there was beautiful imagery in places. i liked the concepts and most of the characters, and even though there were many, most of the key players were distinct enough that i could tell them apart and remember them.

while i figured out a few of the plot twists early, they were still entertaining to read. while i found the beginning easily the most predictable part, once kalinda left the temple, it was harder to guess what would happen next.

i couldn’t exactly buy into the main romance, but since i know it and insta love are pretty common, i went along with it and found the relationship didn’t really hinder my enjoyment of the book that much.

as i’m not indian, i can’t comment on various parts of indian culture used throughout the book, though i am hesitant because the author is not indian. i thought it was an interesting choice to use sumerian deities with aspects of indian culture is one that i can’t say i agree or disagree with, especially without doing further research.

on the topic of the gods, i desperately wanted to know more about them in this world. although i assume that will be discussed in later books, i found though many of the characters were religious and prayed, spoke of gods, and read religious texts, i knew only a little about maybe three gods by the end of the book.

this is probably more of a personal opinion, but part of me wishes that this were a standalone book. i kept thinking it was going to be one, until i was only fifty pages from the end and realizing that everything hadn’t wrapped up, and then i remembered seeing the first in a series marker when i downloaded it.

i genuinely wanted there to be some lgbt characters in this book. especially since there are so many girls who spend so much time with only other girls and don’t even know what men look like. i know it was wishful thinking, but hey i can hope.

overall, i found this an enjoyable book to read— well, listen to. (for anyone wondering, i personally enjoyed this reader’s voices and tone) it was entertaining and relatively well paced, and i enjoyed it enough to not really have any faults with it until after i was finished reading. because i wanted it to be a standalone so badly, i’m not sure if i’ll continue the series or not, but at the moment i think i might.

3.5/5 stars

(also totally random but for some reason i could only imagine ty lee from avatar the last airbender whenever anjali was mentioned) ( )
  bloomingtea | Jun 28, 2020 |
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In Emily R. King's thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own. As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah's ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik. Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death--and her growing affection for Deven--Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

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