Debut author Sarah Kozloff offers a breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy of a ruler coming of age in A Queen in Hiding, and all four books will be published within a month of each other, so you can binge your favorite new fantasy series.
Orphaned, exiled and hunted, Cérulia, Princess of Weirandale, must master the magic that is her birthright, become a ruthless guerilla fighter, and transform into the queen she is destined to be.
But to do it she must win the favor of the spirits who play in mortal affairs, assemble an unlikely group of rebels, and wrest the throne from a corrupt aristocracy whose rot has spread throughout her kingdom.
This is Epic Fantasy at it best, it nice and long so you have plenty of time to establish world building, the magical system, and the political intrigue that surrounds our princella in hiding. I was entranced from the first page tell heart stopping ending. I did get a bit bogged down while the war parts were thrown in but those parts are necessary for the whole scheme of this story to work.
If you watched the recent Witcher story then this has echoes of what plays out in that series. You have a Queen who daughter has a special magical ability, a mother who try’s to have her hidden, and a political war that is raging all over the country.
Their is an original magic system based on the elements, but the book is so well researched and well written that the magic aspect at least in this one plays a backdrop to the court politics.
This book is at times personal and other times harsh and brutal. This is a spot on debut and i can not wait for the next and since the marketing is doing one book a month over the next few months we won’t have to wait long.