Title: The Queen’s Rising
Author: Rebecca Ross
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Winter is my favorite time to read fantasy, so I though it was the perfect time to talk about one of my most anticipated fantasy story!
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.
Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.
Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.
With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?
Why I’m Excited
The passion system sounds so cool! I love the idea of people training in different passions and some people being gifted in different areas.
Political intrigue and schemes are some of my favorite things about fantasy worldbuilding. It always hooks me in and I love seeing the different culture systems and how the characters challenge the system.
Are you excited for THE QUEEN’S RISING? What would your passion be: art, music, dramatics, wit, or knowledge? Share below!