The Hundredth Queen

  • by Emily R. King
  • Narrated by Lauren Ezzo
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Emily R. King's thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.
As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple.
But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah's ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.
Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death - and her growing affection for Deven - Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

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A. Good Story

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
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- Kindle Customer

A mix of religion, politics, and magic

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.
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- Alexis :-)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio