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In this novel, The Hundredth Queen, we follow a young orphan raised in a temple that resembles a nunnery in our world. She is chosen to take the position of the sacred 100th Queen of the ruler.
Though I found the book interesting in some parts, there were also parts that annoyed me. For example: #1.all the women who were considered "Beautiful" were described as being small and petite. #2. Kalinda, or lead, had never seen a man until the night she was chosen. NEVER. She literally falls in love with the first man she has ever seen. Really? #3. The wives compete with each other to move up in rank. But what actually comes with the rank? A bigger room? The book doesn't tell us the purpose of them moving up in rank. It seems they are all treated the same no matter what and he already has his favorites. Also when some of the wives die in battle, wouldn't that automatically move everyone up?
I wish the magic had a bigger part in the book. The gifts that some of the characters had were interested but were more of the backstory to the politics. If you are interested in books about court life or stories based around religion then you'll enjoy this novel.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
This was a good story, except that the heroine was very weak and indecisive until the end. She actually became. a bit trying with her constant weakness but the author made het strong in the end. For me it just took too long for the heroine to fight
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
interesting story, very well performed (read). I enjoyed listening to it. Calming in places, exciting in others.
I really enjoyed this book although it is the first of this genre I have read and cannot wait for the next one in the series.