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Serenity is back kicking ass and taking names like never before!
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2019
They say I am a queen.
They say I married a monster. That I did so willingly.
They say he cannot die, that he does not age. That together, we rule a ravaged world.
They say I used to be one of them, but now I am a traitor.
They say many things, all which I cannot remember, but …
I fear what they say is true.
Then there is what they don’t say, what I see in their eyes—
The king terrifies them. He cannot be stopped. And, most worrisome of all …
He is coming for me.
The Queen of Traitors (The Fallen World #2) -
After finishing this book right before bed last night, I laid awake staring at the ceiling begging myself to relax and go to sleep and NOT grab my Kindle and jump into book #3. Luckily I fell asleep because I wanted to write this review before I got lost in the world of the final book… I have no doubt it will be just as intense as the last two if not more.
I have had zero expectations for this series as I didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading. The world that Serenity Freeman (our most badass heroine) is beyond anything that I can comprehend… while reading this I’ve had crazy dreams that I think no doubt steam from the vivid imagery that Laura Thalassa has brought to life in The Fallen World collection. I can honestly say that I have read pretty much every version of romance novels, with my favorite always coming back to the paranormal, but this is in a category of its own. Nothing prepares you from chapter to chapter as things unravel in a way you can’t even guess. Similar to a soap opera, The Queen of Traitors picks up at top speed where The Queen of All that Dies left off. It’s clear at this point to me that this author does not follow the typical pattern where you ramp up and leave your audience at a cliff hanger into the next book… oh, no the entire story is a free for all and no one is safe!
The pregnancy was brilliant. This allowed Serenity to develop even more as a character along with her enemy/husband, Montes Lazuli. They are drawn together even more with this life they share and you are momentarily given hope that light can come out of this darkness that surrounds them. False! I tried not to get too attached to this plot line because Laura Thalassa’s plan is not to make the reader comfortable but to startle and provoke. I think she played this twist out perfectly to bring us back to what the characters are really about… they hate to love each other and its so INTENSE! As I neared the end I saw I had about 10 minutes left in the book and realized our female lead was not going to be giving her POV any longer (at least for a while) so I was dumbfounded as to what on earth would fill the following pages… I can’t say I was overly jazzed at the timeframe we move through and end on however I trust the author to have a bigger picture in mind for the following book.
My goal is to finish the next book and put this series to rest for a while real soon. I almost don’t want to read it so quickly as I don’t want Serenity’s story to come to an end… it’s hard to say goodbye to characters you grow so attached to. I have recommended this series to basically everyone I know that reads as it truly has something for everyone. This isn’t a safe and sweet romance, it has claws and fangs. Luckily, Laura Thalassa has bestowed upon us other works that I can’t wait to devour as well as the second installment of The Four Horsemen, War coming in May 2019.
Bottom line, read this. You won’t be sorry! I am very thankful to have found this author and know I will enjoy her wonderful stories for years to come.