The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms Series #2)

The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms Series #2)

by Cinda Williams Chima


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ISBN-13: 9781423121374
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Seven Realms Series , #2
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 22,790
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cinda Williams Chima ( is the New York Times best-selling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, and the first book in the Seven Realms series, The Demon King. She wrote her first novels in middle school. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.

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The Exiled Queen (The Seven Realms Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 500 reviews.
lanwangeek More than 1 year ago
Excellent book which is packed with action. I could not put the book down. The author acquired and held my attention the whole time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the series but this book was only exciting in the beginning and end. The middle is just something to get through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing in the Exiled Queen was better than the first for sure. Unfourtunatly Ms. Chima was still lacking , the book had little to none figurative language and the sensory and image inducing text was no where close to painting a clear picture in the reader's imagination. There were too many times when the author would skip over simple character actions that makes the scene flow better, but instead leaves the reader the connect the dots and the text is "word dammed" (as a river dam disrupts the flow of it). Ms. Chima did make an effort to enhance her vocabulary and used british diction but ended up misusing basic words ( leaving the reader to either check their dictionary or correct a simple mistake) . Some writers dismiss thoughts as dialect or dissussion (especially when writing in third person) but it is! An author needs to make a physical diference between normal text and thoughts. Simple italisizing or apostrophies would've been perfectly fine, but no effort was made to guide the reader to better understand the work in front of them. The character development is better than most for a second instalation. Ms. Chima made the plot a tad bit less transparent but like a new shower door you can still see right through it. I like Ms. Chima and I know she could be unstoppable outside the confines of disney, and I will wait for that day, but untill then my cravings for a fantastic read by Ms. Chima has been left unsatisfied and my interest in her is fading. This series has so much potential, but I feel like in the end it will be like a fruit tree eager to give its bounty left unpicked and its fruit left to rott on the branch. Please Ms. Chima don't let me down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the book a lot!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well rounded book. if you liked this then you might like the Eon books by Alison Goodman.
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thecollector0 More than 1 year ago
Like with the first, I just could not put it down. I was so sad when it ended and left me wanting more.
GtzLstNRding More than 1 year ago
A great continuation of 1st book. The characters continue to evolve and we can expect even better of the 3rd and 4th books. The characters in this book are held to even more challenges to overcome and do so graceously as move to more adult type roles for this time and place. I only which Hans and Rebecca would have met sooner in this one.
Louke More than 1 year ago
I read the first book (The Demon King) within a few short days. I read the book on my way to work, at work, on my way home and pretty much all evening. It was such a great tale and I was absolutely anticipating the arrival of Chima's second book, The Exiled Queen. I am already up to chapter six and thus far I have not been disappointed. You must read these books!!!
BlackAmethyst More than 1 year ago
I loved The Demon King so when I found out that the next book was coming out I was super happy since Demon King was so epic I bet this one will be just as good
Prince_of_Fantasy More than 1 year ago
A fiery, thrilling, possessive read - THE EXILED QUEEN was an awesome followup to THE DEMON KING. Although I felt that Raisa ana'Marianna and Captain Amon Byrne's tale didn't really start to evolve until the end, I really loved reading this book and couldn't put it down. I thought that Han, Cat and Fire Dancer's journey was going to be my favorite part, but when all of the characters collided and an intricate siege for power took place (that, also, must have taken a ton of time to plot out), my heart was racing with them. Every paragraph the stakes rose, there was more to lose, and the Gray Wolves and wizards struggled harder to survive, much less to come out on top. THE EXILED QUEEN gets a well-deserved 4 stars, in my book. If you haven't read The Seven Realms series yet, you should. [Also, if you're wondering how I bought it before the release date, I recently attended a book festival and Cinda was there; Hyperian (her publisher) allowed the festival hosts to put out copies early for purchase, so I bought one!] -Originally posted on my book blog, at the following URL:
amwo on LibraryThing 3 days ago
My opinion of Chima's writing grows everyday. First, I read the first book in her Heir series, then, I read The Demon King. The Warrior Heir was okay... but not extremely good. The Demon King was good enough that I wanted to be on the ARC tour for The Exiled Queen. And The Exiled Queen.... well. It blew me out of the water.First off, the plot was AMAZING! Obviously, I don't like a book just because it has a good plot, because if the writing sucks, the book sucks. But most of the time, I will love the writing and the characters, but hate the plot. And still give the book five stars. Not so with this book. Trust me, this plot will keep you on the edge of your seat. It had everything that I could want from a YA fantasy novel. Complicated love triangles... (sort of), new and unexpected friendships, the characters learning all about the crazy new world they've entered, and of course, the feeling of looming danger. I don't want to give you any spoilers, but I will tell you that Raisa's love life sure heats up and gets REALLY complicated. Oh boy.Which brings me to the characters, of course, we got to know them in the first book, but in the first book I had favorite characters. I've always had a soft spot for Raisa and Amon. I mean hello, a girl who's not afraid to stand up for herself and her smokin' hot uber loyal soldier best friend. And I found that in The Exiled Queen, that favoritism sort of carried over, but as I got more into the book, I found lots of other characters I liked. Instead of skipping over Han's chapters (like I was tempted to do to get more Amon/Raisa action. Which I won't tell you if there ever really was any action), I found that the characters in his chapters were growing on me. I really started to see Dancer as this loyal best friend who was in a mess he didn't want to be in, but stuck to it. Which trust me, will really endear him to you once you see how much he fits in at the Wizard school... or more like doesn't. Also, call me crazy, but I was starting to like Fiona Bayar. She may be grouped in with the "bad" guys, but it's really just because of her family. I found that she was really level - headed and at times, very feisty in a good way. Oh, and then there's the Wolf Pack. If you want the best friends you could ever have in the world, it's them. I really grew to love Talia and Hallie, because they were always there for Raisa. And it was kind of interesting to see them go through their struggles too, because they had A LOT! Anyways, if you didn't love the cast of characters in the first book, you will definitely ADORE them in the second book.Overall, this book was nothing short of amazing. I found myself staying up late at night just to see what Han and Raisa were up to. Chima's writing seems to get better and better with each book she writes, and she has effectively got me extremely excited for the 3rd book. The Exiled Queen is set to be released September 28th, and if you haven't read The Demon King, you definitely should so you can be ready for this amazing keep-you-up-all-night book.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 3 days ago
It did take me a while to get back into what was going on with the story. It was interesting to see Han and Raisa grow and learn where their futures were and come to terms with the consequences of earlier choices.It's an interesting read, the two characters mature a lot during this story and learn a lot about the magic of this world. I'm looking forward to reading the last in this series.
QueenAlchemy 6 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, but this book was infinitely better than the last! I am quite eager to start the third book of this series! The world building only continues to shine in this follow up to The Demon King. The world is very imaginative. It has many different countries and cultures that are easy to compare to those of our world, though with their own flair and individuality. I liked the deeper look into politics, warfare, and magic in this book. The world is described beautifully for the reader to take everything in. The characters from the first book stand out even more so in this book. Their development was executed extremely well. I loved all the new relationships that were formed and the old ones that grew into more. I loved that the two main characters were drastically different people at the end of the book from the ones that they had been at the beginning. The plot was well thought out and flowed quite nicely. I was constantly eager to know what would unfold next and how the relationships between the different characters would affect the story. There was plenty of action and loads of suspense. I liked the romance in this book much more than the first book. The characters are maturing and it is influencing their love lives. I am actually quite eager to find out what happens to these young lovers as the story progresses. Overall, this series is wildly creative with strong characters and a solid plot. I do recommend this book and this series as a whole. If you are a fan of the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes then you will enjoy this series as well. It follows the same flow and has a similar feel. This series does not disappoint.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
I love this series, action packed, this book has it all. Loved the learning process.
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ruthsic More than 1 year ago
The second installment in the Seven Realms series takes us to college - fantasy-world style. Like really, our two protagonists are headed towards the seat of education in the Seven Realms - Oden's Ford. Raisa is running as an exiled princess heir, but also to strengthen her knowledge and become a warrior queen like her famed ancestors, and Han is going to enhance his wizardry so that he can prepare himself to take down the High Wizard. Both on parallel paths through the lands, face different challenges and adversaries, and it does not end when they reach their destination. Both are standing out in their respective places - she as a northerner in a classroom full of southerners, while him as an outsider in a classroom full of high-born wizards. In the previous, I had a slight issued with the pacing in the start, but The Exiled Queen keeps up a nice fast pace all throughout the book. The events are played across nearly a year, and plenty happens during that time. She is troubled by the news coming out from Fells, and the devoted leader that she is, she feels responsible for the upheaval caused by her absence. She wants to live a free life but she also knows that she is tied to her queendom first. Meanwhile, Han has to dodge deals, threats and political posturing, while also learning to navigate this new world of the elites. His street skills keep him on his toes and alive, but to gain power he has to blend in. Both of them have grown remarkably through the two books, and I am excited how this is going to play out. They are still pieces being manipulated on the board, and I am waiting for the day they dictate the moves. Content warning for racial slurs used in this book The inclusion of the obviously-POC race of the Clans seemed generalized in the previous books, but in this one, with the characters interacting with characters from other lands, you see how the different cultures interact with each other, mostly with prejudice. Which is why there are racial tensions and frequent uses of the word 'savage', which is distasteful to come across, especially with recent matters brought to light on this issue. (I get that this book was published before all this came to the forefront in discussions of diversity, but I feel it deserves to be included here for future readers of this book.) Besides that, they are frequent slurs (of the fantasy-world type) flung around. It is a construct of the world-building, and some characters (Han and Raisa) frequently call out others on it, but it is there, nevertheless. Speaking of world-building, the political tensions in this book reach new heights. Raisa is surrounded by one distasteful option after another, and not many people left to trust. She can't rely on the protection of her mother, not when the Wizard Council is using her as a puppet, and trying to undermine her succession. Han is, for now, not involved in the politics, but he is still tied by his bargain to protect the princess heir, which means the next book might have them being a power partnership together. Overall, this was an amazing sequel, and I am impressed by this series so far.
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