Monday, May 1

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep

By: Jennifer Estep

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang

Series: A Crown of Shards Novel, Book 2

Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins

Release date: 07-02-19

Fantasy /borrow

Is it still a bit silly? Yes, I do think so, like how can this world have trains? But no one is out there protesting against their gladiator games were people are killed. And how Evie challenges someone to the death? If she died her country would have the right to attack! But putting that aside, it is amusing. She is sure maybe a bit too powerful, but then again as she never listens she gets put into situation. And come one Evie, how did you not suspect that person?! That person was SO SUS.

And Heinrich, come on, it is not Evie´s fault!

Still, fun times, action filled, she is also finally getting closer to Sully. But they have some trauma before that cos oh no, a bastard and a queen does not go well together.

A fast listen. Good narration. I am already on book 3.

First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room. Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.

But dark forces are at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no one is safe. Worse, Evie’s immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes her wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.

But Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s . . . well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.

Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…


Carole Rae said...

Even silly bits can easily be looked over when the story and characters are good enough

Mary Kirkland said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this one but haven't read it yet.

Sophia Rose said...

Sometimes the book is so entertaining that I just go with it when stuff really is a bit sketchy. :) I'll have to read this series sometime.

Blodeuedd said...

True :D

I am glad I gave it a go

Haha, true, it sure went easy for her