Title: The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms #3)
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release date: August 30th 2011
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You can read my review of The Demon King - here & The Exiled Queen - here
Han Alister thought he had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful, mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa ana’Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as he’s concerned, the princess’s family as good as killed his own mother and sister. But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen.
Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it—he’s saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive—and even that might not be enough.
The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.
The Gray Wolf Throne is the third book in the Seven Realms series and the plot gets better with each book, since identities are revealed, romances begin, romances conclude, friendships are strengthened, and enemies and betrayal everywhere.
Poor Raisa, she´s the Crown Princess of her Queendom, but she had to flee to the academy Oden´s Ford and had to use the alias of Rebecca,because she was escaping a forced marriage, but after a year in exile she returned to her Queendom, but there are many people that want her dead so that she would not come to inherit the throne, since due to politics many would prefer that she died and her younger sister Melony inherited, while the clans will do everything to prevent this from happening, because it´s beneficial for them that she become Queen. So if things do not improve her people will go into civil war. So Raisa will do everything possible with the help of her allies to return alive to the capital.
Meanwhile Han is bound by the deal he made with the clans to help them in what they need, and when they do call him back after a year of study at the Academy of wizards at Oden´s Ford, he must return. But when he comes back home, he also intends to search his girlfriend Rebecca, which mysteriously disappeared from the academy and when he finally finds learns her true identity, he will have to decide what to do with this new knowledge.
Another highlight in story, is that finally is revealed the true identity of Crow in this book, he´s Han´s tutor that he meets in Aediion.
I highly recommend The Seven Kingdoms series, it´s a MUST READ! It´s an excellent epic fantasy series.