Nameless. Unknown. Alone.
An assassin without a name, born to kill. Owned by a vicious man who refuses to call her anything but girl, she is forced to commit atrocious acts of violence. Vowing to take her future into her own hands, the seventeen-year-old decides to risk everything on one act of defiance—drinking from The Death Drink. The beverage kills most whose lips touch it—only allowing those who are destined to be royalty survive the first sip.
Powerful. Revered. Hunted.
To the astonishment of the nation of Valcora, she imbibes it and lives, which crowns her queen. Thrown into a life of royal intrigue, she now has a purpose—to rule with the fairness she was never shown. Despite her altruistic plans, it becomes apparent that someone wants her dead. The new queen must use her training from the former life she only wants to forget in order to stay alive long enough to turn her kingdom into something she can be proud of. She'll hold onto the crown… or die trying.
A nice balance of good vs. evil.
Janeal handily achieved an intriguing balance between good and evil by allowing her heroine to transform herself from an assassin of queens into a queen herself. Death’s Queen allows the reader to feel and experience the anguish felt by the heroine during her transformation from assassin to Queen. This was an enjoyable ride, taking place in times long past, with hints of love, hope, desire, and magic. I look forward to reading more in this series.
A great story
I really like the premise of this book, looking forward to the rest of the series!