The Crown of Embers Paperback
by Rae Carson
Princess Elisa is back! And in a tale that's bigger and badder than ever for fans of Kristin Cashore. She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate. Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army.
Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't. Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from both foreign realms and within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled. To conquer the power she bears once and for all, Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten - and forbidden - clues from the deep, undiscovered catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas.
With her goes a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man who - despite everything - she is falling in love with. If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 12/09/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780575099203
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Review by wyvernfriend
Elisa is a hero, she has survived war but can she survive politics and fulfil the goals of her god as he tries to direct her through the jewel in her navel. She finds that the political reality of her role as queen isn't sitting well with her heart.The journey is complicated and you can see how the author thought through some of the realities of the situation. The hints of being taken from a previous dying world and taken by gods hand to this new world makes me wonder about SF roots and potentials.