August 30, 2013

Review: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Title: The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3)
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release date: August 27th 2013
Source: Edelweiss
Format: egalley

Rating: 5/5

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You can read my review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns - here & The Crown of Embers - here
The epic conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.

Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

This book was amazing! I LOVE IT ! This is one of the best epic fantasy trilogy /series I've read.

After the cliffhanger ending of the previous book, I could not wait to read this book and find out what would happened to the characters , I was biting my nails because I wanted to know what would happen to Hector and I thank the author because she include several chapters from Hector point of view, I was dying to know what was happening to him!.

In The Bitter Kingdom, Elisa has a new challenge, she must travel to the kingdom of Invierne on a rescue mission with her faithful friends and a new friend who is acting as a guide. And during her journey she continues to practice with the magic of her Godstone, trying to discover new powers and practicing self- defense. But in her mission she will discover something about her Godstone and her enemy, that can help her or destroy her.

The main characters of this book are Elisa and Hector, they´re great heroes. Queen Elisa is a 17 year-old girl, she´s the bearer of the Godstone, and in this book she discover a little more about it and she can do defensive magic with it, but she doesn´t rely only on the magic of the stone, she also learns to fight with daggers and self-defense... she is a strong and intelligent heroine. And Hector, he´s an amazing hero, he´s strong, loyal to death, honorable, intelligent, skilled with swords and daggers.

The secondary characters are very likable; Mara , Belén and Storm are my favorites and the latter was a big surprise because in him Elisa found a great ally and friend.

The Bitter Kingdom is the perfect ending to this wonderful trilogy. Overall, this book was EPIC !, with more romance than its predecessors, more action, adventure, suspense and more intrigue. I highly recommend this trilogy! Is a MUST READ.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.


  1. Yet another series I cannot wait to read! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I thought this one was the 2nd book in the series. I'm glad I got that figured out before I read it or I would be very confused. Anyway, it sounds like one of those final books in a series that actually got it right. I hate it when I love a series so much and then the final book kind of ruins the whole thing for me. I am looking forward to reading this series even more now!

  3. I loved The Bitter Kingdom! There was a lot of hype and praise for CoE but I didn't quite like it that much (maybe because I read a whole slew of fantasy books right before it and it didn't quite measure up to expectations). TBK brought back the enjoyment and love I have for the Girl of Fire and Thorns series. Now I kinda wish Storm had his own book. Maybe with Elisa's sister! :D

  4. I ever heard about this series, but never thought that it fab. I think I have to after it.

  5. I loved it too! Like you, the cliffhanger from the second book was almost too much to bear :) This was one of those books where I was longing for a "Happily Ever After" ending :)