Queens of the Sea
Book 3 in the Blood & Gold saga
by Kim Wilkins
Pub Date 22 Jul 2019
Pub Date 22 Jul 2019
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Five sisters, many kingdoms, one battle that will define them all. Thrilling, dazzling historical fantasy from a multi award-winning author.
'The writing is elegant and lucid, and the story unspools swiftly and strongly... one of the best fantasy series I've read in a long while.' Kate Forsyth
The unthinkable has happened. Warrior queen Bluebell has lost her kingdom to the Crow King, Hakon, and her demented Trimartyr sister, Willow. While Bluebell would like nothing more than to storm the city with her army and crush Willow underfoot, the enemy's threat to burn its inhabitants alive prevents her. Worse, Willow seems to have the terrifying god Maava on her side.
Bluebell's niece Rowan has otherworldly power and can help her unite the warring tribes, but her third sister Rose is in hiding with her son, and her fourth sister Ivy, Queen of Sæcaster is fleeing abuse with her children. Ash, under-magician, is the only sister who might be able to help Bluebell solve the conundrum. Together they must cross the sea to the land of giants, and try to recover Ash's power and save the kingdom and those they love.
As the sisters' journeys converge, and the terrifying power of Maava threatens all they hold dear, matters come to a head. To survive they must fight the last battle together, but even with the gods and giants on their side, can they overcome the might of Maava and the unending malice of their errant sister Willow?
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Praise for the Blood & Gold saga
"Wilkins gives us a vivid and diverse world where faith, magic and individuals collide." — Karen Brooks
“Wilkins' world-building is notable for its subtlety; she conjures an intriguing setting with political and religious complexity but avoids miring the reader in unnecessary detail. …the evocative storytelling and the occasional twist will keep the reader entertained.” — Aurealis
‘The writing is elegant and lucid, and the story unspools swiftly and strongly… one of the best fantasy series I’ve read in a long while.’ Kate Forsyth
'I really enjoyed 'Sisters Of The Fire' as it contains amazing characters with an absolutely thrilling story.' — Jennifer Villmow, Netgalley
'Their stories intertwine and unfold in unexpected ways. Nothing else makes a story more complete than villains you love to hate and this story is full of them. Similar to George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones, Sisters Of The Fire is passionate and brutal.' — Christi Cameron, Netgalley
"Such an entertaining and fast-paced read! These are the types of books that make me love fantasy even more. " — Fatima Z, Netgalley