#1 in series

Three Dark Crowns

Book 1 in the series

3.85 based on 8804 ratings & 1975 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 22.09.2016
ISBN: 9781509804559
Number of pages: 432

Synopsis

In 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 stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts.

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.

Three Dark Crowns is a heart-stopping fantasy from Kendare Blake, acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood.

In the media

... a superb start to what promises to be a new exciting young adult fantasy book series.
The Book Bag
If you like slow-burning books filled with magic, intrigue and political power-play then this is the perfect book for you. It was full to the brim of magic, politics, deviance and a small dash of romance. I can't wait to see what happens next.
K-Books Blog
Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting.
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