Thursday, December 21

Book Review: Royals, Rogues and Dragons Arise by Micah Swanson Harris

Author: Micah Swanson Harris
Title: Royals, Rogues and Dragons Arise!
Series: Agents of the Rune Stone Ring #3
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, SciFi
Format: ebook
Pages: 622
Published: February 23, 2023
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Amazon)

Queen Freyja Ifguter takes the throne at last. But little bodes well for her new reign.Ice dragons are stirring in the east...nations conspire against her...And no one is safe as the vigilante Wurger Mendicant invades the palace itself!The masked man is her exiled lover, secretly returned to settle old scores but dangerously positioning himself as the sworn enemy of the queen, the woman dearer to him than life itself.Lust, love, and revenge drive the adventure as the Agents of the Rune Stone Ring trilogy reaches an action-filled finale that can also be enjoyed as a standalone novel

Been meaning to get started on this but you know how it gets when books pile up.

This is the finale of the adventure of Freyja and Ambrose! Freyja takes the throne at last, but little seems to be going right for her new reign. Ice dragons are stirring in the east, nations are conspiring against her, and now a vigilante is haunting the streets and the palace. Turns out the masked man is none other than her exiled lover, Ambrose, who has returned to settle a few scores. 

You can technically read this as a standalone. Any past references are explained enough to understand, but I truly feel you need to at least read book 2. Book 1 and book 2 ideally, but if you want to skip right to this one feel free! 

It was nice getting back to our characters and this world. About three or so years have passed since the ending of the previous book. There was a lot of stuff that needed to be settled and everything is coming to a head in this one. Poor Freyja....all she wanted was to be a queen and now that it is here it seems like everything is hanging on by a thread. I get why Ambrose wants revenge against those baddies BUT that puts Freyja in a bad spot especially if it is discovered that it is he who is the masked vigilante. 

This was pretty intense in some parts and I literally didn't want to stop reading. I flew through this in just a few sittings. Long time since I finished a long book that quickly! Normally long books are like a rough sip at a time, but this one I had to guzzle down. There weren't any lulls and the "slower" parts were important and still interesting. 

Awwww the ending was darling and simply perfect for all the adventures and dramas these characters had to go through. I loved it. 

In the end...I found myself really enjoying this one. I think it was my favorite of the series. The other two were good, but I liked this one the most I think. Just a hair more. But yes, if you like adventure and a good set of characters...I highly suggest this series. It is very in-depth but entertaining. I'll give this one a 5. 


Jen Twimom said...

WOW! A 5-star read?! I've never heard of the series or author.

Carole Rae said...

It was good!

Blodeuedd said...

Oh this series! I need to read it

Carole Rae said...

B, it's fun!