A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed—Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana''Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells'' inner turmoil, Raisa''s best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she''s falling in love. Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it? A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.
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What a series!!
This series was so amazing I couldn't put it down. Hopefully it's not over but if it is this is my favorite hands down.
A good read
Many people complain that this book is too long, that it doesn't reach the levels of true high fantasy, that it is lacking in many ways. I say to them: you knew what this book was when you picked it up.
It's a long book. That's evident before purchase. I prefer it that way because it allows for more plot twists and politicking.
It's not Tolkien. It wasn't advertised as high fantasy. It's meant for teens. It's meant to be a good story about the importance of a dream with a bit of magic thrown into a medieval setting.
It has everything it needs. The rest are your personal preferences.
Han Allister is one of my favorite characters in all of the reading I've done. I would give this book five stars except for a plot inconsistency I noticed between this book and the 3rd. However, it is a fantastic story, a good read, and something I will always be happy to return to.
The Crimson Crown
so good, I read it through in one sitting.