Waiting on Wednesday: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

23207027Title: Three Dark Crowns (Untitled #1)
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016

From Goodreads:

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Why we are waiting:

Political intrigue seems to be the central point of this fantasy novel and I just can’t get enough of that. The fact that it is three sisters doing the political infighting makes it even better. I am hoping for complicated relationships and backstabbing! Maybe with a side of violence.

I have also read that it is light on the romance. After some of my recent reads that might be a refreshing change.

I hope this one lives up to my expectations, because it sounds absolutely epic!


- The Butcher (1)

34 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

  1. I really loved Anna Dressed in Blood and I really love the sound of Kendare tackling fantasy! Sounds excellent too, thanks for sharing!

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      1. The whole book is just so negative and depressing. You would think the 3 daughters as called queens would have power. But reality whole time someone else fighting for power/ them compleatly controlled to the whole day with out privacy


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