Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake


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 hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned 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. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.





I started this book because I heard so many great things about it I wasn’t sure I would really like it. Just because the world seemed so massive, which it is. But after a few chapters I really enjoyed it and started to get the hang of it.   As mentioned the world is huge, we have one big world but also three separate kind of kingdoms all with their own should be queen and her, I guess could be her court and or friends.

We get quite a few POVs in the book, it was a bit confusing in the beginning but once you are familiar with the Queens and her clan it is super easy to follow.

I tried to figure out which one of the three I like most, but really I couldn’t really choose… at least not yet, they all have different things I liked or disliked. The same goes with their powers. It is clear early on that Mirabella is the one everyone favorites and thinks will be their next queen but things of course don’t go that way and we get thrown for a loop a few times.  The book is pretty fast paced and we get plenty of action as well. We also get some romance but not overly so which I enjoyed that it didn’t take away from anything, but just enough and some of it was actually pretty important in the overall story arc.

The ending, was wild it was nonstop actions and surprises until it finally leaves us with a cliffhanger you don’t want to miss.

Overall I’m glad I read this book and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would in the beginning and I’m looking very much forward to book two in the series. I rate it 4 ★










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