The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms Series #4)

The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms Series #4)

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by Cinda Williams Chima
     
 

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A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love.

Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana'Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan

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A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love.

Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana'Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells' inner turmoil, Raisa's best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love.

Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it?

A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.

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Uncertainty reigns in the Queendom of the Fells. With the wizards and the Clan at each other's throats, youthful monarch Raisa ana Marianna struggles to maintain control of the castle, much less her embattled realm. Meanwhile, new Wizard Council member Han Alister faces his own challenge, little knowing that he will soon uncover a thousand-year-old secret that could reunite the Queendom and bring him together with his fated love. A spellbinding finale; a deeply loved series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423144335
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Series:
Seven Realms Series, #4
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
214,628
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.74(d)
Lexile:
HL710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, and the Seven Realms series, including The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, and The Gray Wolf Throne. She lives in Ohio with her family.

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The Crimson Crown (A Seven Realms Novel) 4.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 173 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well finished book. The series was amazing and im glad it ended the way it did. If you have been following this series from the beginning and are one of those people who can read a book without blazing action on every page. You actually appreciate the substance of the book. Then you will absolutely love this book. I read it within the first 24 hours i got it i couldnt put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was perfect. I loved how all the side characters had clear personalities and were consistently driven by motives that made sense. This character development made the political situation fascinating. This series was exceptional. I would recomend to anyone. Yes I also read it in a day... could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only problem I had with the book was that it didn't fully resolve the Clan - Wizard conflict. The events leading up to the end showed some hope for the two factions (not too much quarreling), but the author didn't really give a definitive answer. I REEEEEEAAAAALY HOPE SHE'LL WRITE ANOTHER SERIES FOR THIS! PLEEEEEEAAAAAAASE, Ms. Chima. PLEEEEEEAAAAAAASE!
Queen69 More than 1 year ago
It's always sad when endings come. With this ending it still left me with unanswered questions. Don't get me wrong this was an awesome book, just wish it wasn't the end. Has the happily ever after ending, or does it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! It could straight to the action and there were no long boring section that don't move the story along. All major questions are answered and it has a really good ending. I really hope there is a 5th book! The story is not over for Raisa or Hans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finnished this book the day after I got it. It was amazing!!! I can't WAIT for the next book! (Which I'm sure will be written, becuse it can't possibly end like that.) I thought that this series has only gotten better with each new book, and I can't wait to see where the series will go from here!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cinda williams chima is a genious. The whole story is amazing and it is so easy to relate to the characters! I highly reccomend this book and if you do enjoy it i also reccomend the heir series there unbelievable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does it have to end!!!!!!??????? I wished there was another book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series but the ending didnt seem quite satisfying enough. Epic end I expected didnt really come. High anticiation and bit of a let down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all of Chima's books and they are all great. Personally I preferred the Heir series over this one but I still loved these books...up until this one. The book was great, but then it just ended. The character development was amazing and had so much potential, but it was all ignored. When I finished the book I was sure if it was the final installment or not. Most of the major conflicts are still unresolved. I think there could easly be another be another book to finish of the series. In conclusion, I would say read the series, just don't expect anything great out of the ending
Arctic_Kiwi More than 1 year ago
An accelerated race to a stunningly deflated conclusion. As a completely honest review, I'll try to keep my enjoyment of the series as a whole from clouding my view of this particular book. I've read the entire series over to refresh myself when this was released. It was a pleasant read, though at times a tad bit heavy on irrelevant staging. I found myself skimming past five paragraphs before there were two sentences of dialogue. There is fluffed content that I feel should have been cut out in editing for the sake of brevity and repetition. The book does a good job of seamlessly referring back to the previous books to instate a sort of "aha!" moment when new things are discovered. I was sorry to see that this book fell a bit short by being overly predictable, though. The parts that I felt were surprising seemed to me like cop-outs. Those sort of perfectly coincidental plot events that incite a sort of "that explains everything" mindset. I would have almost preferred if the author had left some questions to be pondered by the individual reader. The ending came off as flat in my mind. It was so hyped up and then it just ended in a matter of four pages. I was highly disappointed in the abruptness of it and it concerned me that all of the great character development was kind of ignored. There were a lot of names that disappear for quite a while then come back in the end, but only in a passive mentioning. It was like all of the inevitable conflict and strife would just be thrown to the side for the sake of an ending. This book could have had a third of it cut out and another book written to polish off those blunt edges. The author clearly demonstrates her adept ability to write a soft romance novel, but I feel may need more practice in inciting that truly gritty, on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling that open battle and conflict can incite in a reader. I often times felt too much like an observer rather than being immersed into her world. This is a genuinely good novel if you can overlook a few key things. As an ending to a series, it does a good job in doing just that. Ending it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a-hole! Han is one of the collest charicters EVER! To end it on Algers conversation is TTIURTUROUS WORTHY OF GOAL! (Forgive my spelling)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. Never a dull momemt. The way it is written just brings it to life. Loved the characters. I am not one to write a long review so dont take that as negative this book series is a hundred awesoms plus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing writing, beautiful story that kept me at the edge of my seat the entire book. I was terribly depressed when I realized it was over. One of the best series I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was wrapped up perfectly. I'm going to miss these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing series. I love that so many of the characters have a decent story and background, and that the politics of the seven realms are so thought out. And it mixes action, romance, and politics well. Han and Raisa have an interesting relationship that changes realistically, and I appreciated that neither of them completely rely on the other. Han is smart and can handle himself, and Raisa is a strong-willed, smart person on her own. Some people are complaining of the anticlamactic ending, but I found it realistic and preferable to a rushing, get it over with kind of ending. The different conflicts were solved at different points. Definitely read this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AWESOME! The crimson crown is tied with catching firefor my favorite book of all time! GO HAN ALISTER YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!! YOU TO RAISA KEEP UP THE GIRL POWER!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series is highly entertaining and very entrancing. I have to say it is definitly worth reading. Raisa and Han are both compelling characters, they both hold true to themselves. This is a great story of love and triumph, I couldnt stop reading once i started, i just had to know what was going to happen next. This whole series is well worth the money. I'm happy that I gave it chance. Five stars. Go Alister! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just finished this book. have been an avid fan since the demon king. i loved it a lot. it was invigorating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series from the beginning. I only got to get the sample because ive got a tight budget and im torn between books. If you love fantasy then you will love this book.sadly there are no elves involved but i still love the books and the author is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exciting end to the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fantasy read about wizards, queens, kingdoms. Interesting plot and love triangle that follows the buildup from the preceding books. Writing is a little complex due to old English style/word choices, but not enough to deter. I did find myself using looking words up frequently on my iPad while reading...and I am an educated adult! I was sad when the series ended. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another amazing addition to a great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in a series - I had to get it to find out what happens! It did not disappoint.