Book Description: A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.
The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.
The king’s three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.
Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I must say right away when I saw this book up I had to request it, the description sounded fun and the cover was a catch as well. I think I liked it because it seemed similar to the Three Dark Crowns series and I liked the first one in that and wanted to see how this one had a take on the three sisters who could be Queen.

This book does a good job of letting you get to know the differences in the sisters so that is nice. And you get to know some of the supporting characters. I thought the plot was interesting, but I think there was more potential that could have been done to make the story a little better or more exciting. I was definitely rooting for Elia because she is the nicest of the sisters and the one that actually cares for her father. I definitely also didn’t see it coming that her father would get so mad at her.

Not only do you have the sisters fighting over the crown, but you also have rival kingdoms fighting to take over the King’s throne when he is gone. I thought it was interesting that there was magic wells and this king has decided to just cover them up, but there has to be something important about them that will change the way things are; it will be interesting to see the role this plays in the other book.

I thought overall it was a good read, with just some parts of the plot that could have been different to make it even more interesting. However, I do still want to continue to read the series to see what happens because it is still an interesting story.

Book Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

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