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Frost is an incredible author! This series is fantastic! She is able to create these intricate, beautiful, horrible, amazing characters and this incredible scenery. I feel so deeply for Sage and the horrors she suffers and I wanted to comfort her, fight for her, fight with her, and protect her. I can't wait to find out where this series goes and how it could possibly end. I absolutely love it. I definitely recommend not and I've already reread it. I want the physical copies so bad!
Okay, let's get started. First the villain Zane. So I'll be honest I really thought Rafe was going to be our bad guy. He sorta was in book 2. But color me surprise with a new bady. Zane is all kinds of wrong. He is the worse kind of villain. One I love to hate. With a very sad backstory. Now our heroes. I'm going to start with Tehl. This book digs a lot deeper into his character. Including his true feelings for Sage. I'm so swooning over him. 😚😍 Sam is...well Sam. We don't see him a lot this time but when we do he makes it count. Rafe surprised me. I seriously did not like him in book 2. But he changes a lot while Sage is kidnaped.
Now we get to our focus. Just when we think Sage can't story can't get worse. Her kidnapping and imprisonment is a nightmare. The character goes through a Hexx. It is awful and I sobbed a lot for her. She is still so strong and true warrior. This book really builds a connection to her. Everyone sees her as someone perfect. But she not. She is a broken soul trying to survive!
Now one thing read 2.5 first. Cuz I didn't and plan to start it asap. There is a chapter that will make feel as lost as Tehl does.
Enemy's Queen: The Aermian Feuds by Frost Kay is the third book in the series and in my mind the most intense of the books yet. This book revolves around Sages’s capture, journey to, and captivity in Scythia. I found this book keeping my emotions on edge almost constantly. Kay’s writing was so vivid everything the characters experienced became very palpable to me the reader. There was much more dark than light in this book but all it made me do was see just how strong and selfless Sage truly is! The other take away from this book is just how important family and close friends are to people with honor. So many times we see characters put themselves in bad positions so that others may remain safe. We see parents who are hurting unconditionally support others like they were their own children, as well as doing what they deem best for their child with the knowledge they may never see them again. Frost Kays writing continues to impress and I really feel that shows in this book!
Is being "on the edge of your seat" a thing while reading? If it is, that is how I felt while reading Enemy's Queen. Frost Kay always draws her readers in quickly and keeps them interested, but this was SUCH an emotional one. Without giving any spoilers in case you haven't read the first two books, I'll just say...the feeling you had at the end of Crown's Shield doesn't really go away until the end of this book. I was so happy to get to know Tehl better in this book, too. He's matured emotionally, thanks to Sage, and I LOVE how he refers to her as his wife consistently in this book. I really can't wait to read how their relationship progresses in Book 4!!!
On a whim, without sufficient research, I purchased the series kindle version. This was not my cup of tea, as the series is essentially a long romance novel, apparently for young people. While aspects of the story were good, the struggles of our leading lady were just too prolonged and repetitious. Almost all of the young men were large, good looking, had unusually colored eyes and chiseled chests, while our queen's chest fortunately was not chiseled, but voluptuous. I was hoping for something more than the helpless damsel in distress tale, but that was not to be. Ugh.
In truth, I loved book 1 of this series. Book 2 somewhat had me drag along to find out what was happening. This book did not give me much resolution. Instead I found myself skipping chapters just to finish the book. A reader can only handle the heroine/main character deal with so much suffering. It didn't inspire me to appreciate Sage. I found myself agreeing with her-put her out of her misery! This book in one word-drudgery.
Another great book Enemy's Queen. I loved Rebels Blade and Crowns shield and Siren's Lure(novella) and love this just as much. Being book 3 in the Aermian Feuds we know our main characters well, we get to see Scythia and what its really like (this i was eager to read about). Once you start this series you wont want to stop. Each book has gripped me and this book has had me unable to stop i needed to keep reading, i was holding my kindle so tight just eager to know what would happen next.
I disliked how dark this book went. She was in the dark side too long. Too much torture made me uncomfortable that she wouldn't recover. Sometimes the reader can be left to imagine the rest without painting the entire picture. Especially if the outcome is too bleak. Bring back the sun and hope sooner next time. I still want to know what happens next. I will continue reading.
Wow! Frost Kay did it again in her 3rd installment of the Aermian Feuds! In this book you follow Sage after being captured by Rhys. Sage’s journey was a roller coaster ride of emotions as you follow how she navigates her new surroundings. Her development of realizing her feelings for Tehl through her struggles were beautifully placed throughout the book. I fell more in love with Tehl’s character as he navigated through finding she was missing and his journey to get her back. I cheered so much in this book for the two of them. If you have read the first two books, then this is a must read in my opinion.