The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms Series #2)

The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms Series #2)

by Cinda Williams Chima
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The Exiled Queen (The Seven Realms Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 496 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:
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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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hawks4ever More than 1 year ago
Once again Chima captivates you with her characters and storyline. Very enjoyable read that keeps you wondering where it will all lead. Leaves you wanting to read the next book.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully crafted Fantasy I loved it. The characters are well developed and keep maturing. It was hard to put down. We learned more about each of them and some more of the hidden portions of the story. I had to purchase the next one immediately after ending this one.  I felt that the different character interactions came together a bit more here. The world is well crafted and thought out as well as the overall plot. I can not wait to see what happens in the end. I thought that the references to contraception were out of place and unnecessary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not a let down from the first. It contiues to add to the overall storyline leaving the readers wanting more.
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