The Seventh Queen by Greta Kelly
The Seventh Queen by Greta Kelly is the second book of the Warrior Witch Duology. The first book, The Frozen Crown, was a true cliff-hanger that left me utterly impatient for the this one, which picks up right where the first book ends. You definitely need to read both to enjoy the full story of Askia – warrior, witch, and heir to the Frozen Crown.
When Emperor Radovan burned her cities to the ground, killing her people by the thousands, demanding Askia surrender to become his wife, she fled south seeking an alliance with the southern emperor and his court. She was willing to do anything in exchange for an army to defeat the man threatening to take over the world using stolen magic. Against all odds, Askia rallied the southern continent to her cause. Before she could lead that army, however, Radovan bound her magic and kidnapped her.
Now prisoner in the heart of Radovan’s northern capital, Askia’s magic is locked away and being siphoned by a stone around her neck. In thirty days, he will have her death magic and her life would be forfeit, just like his previous six wives. She had until then to find a way to escape, and her only allies are eight ghosts.
Unable to touch the physical world, the spirits of the dead cannot offer more than information. In a castle surrounded by enemies, far from home, information is exactly what Askia needs. Using her eight allies as spies and the information they gather as leverage, Askia searches for blackmail, hoping for some way out of Radovan’s grasp before her time is up.
With magic, sword-fighting, and intrigue, The Seventh Queen is an excellent follow-up to The Frozen Crown and the perfect conclusion to the Warrior Witch Duology.
Visit the author’s website at grettakelly.com.
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