by Cinda Williams Chima
Purchase on: Amazon,
Add to: Goodreads
The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.
Edit 03/12 : More I think about this third book (and trust me, it’s in my mind A LOT), more I wonder why I didn’t rounded up to 5. Done now – The Gray Wolf Throne and The Crimson Crown were fabulous in their own way and entered my favorites all the same. So 5 stars it is.
“Byrne, we need to do a better job of protecting the queen,” he said. “Before we know it, she’ll be showing off old battle scars to her ladies whenever she’s in her cups. It won’t help our reputations any.”
See? I knew that would come a day I’d admire Raisa. You show them, bloody princess. Watch out, everyone, because this girl ain’t no figurehead. I won’t mention Han’s amazing self (almost) (my fingers are twichtching, trust me), otherwise I would never stop rambling and contrary to popular beliefs, I do sleep.
BUT I AM SO SO PROUD OF BOTH OF THEM. HENCE THE YELLING. GAH. WHAT A GROWTH.
“I look forward to it,” Han said, displaying his streetlord smile. He tried to ignore the voice in his head – the one that said, Kill him now, Alister. Kill him now before he tries again.”
Of course my lips are sealed because *SPOILERS*, but just know that our characters don’t do dwelling on self-pity. They choose to keep going, to understand the other one without spending pages and pages moping and distrusting. This is so fucking refreshing, I swear. I love them with all my heart.
View Spoiler »Just how many times do you get to see characters that decide to STOP sulking when they’re hurt? I’ll tell you : Almost NEVER. Both Han and Raisa were FANTASTIC after the revelation of Raisa’s real name. I am so so proud. « Hide Spoiler
[Just how many times do you get to see characters that decide to STOP sulking when they’re hurt? I’ll tell you : Almost NEVER. Both Han and Raisa were FANTASTIC after the revelation of Raisa’s real name. I am so so proud. (hide spoiler)]
ALSO, I TRUST NO. ONE.
(except Han but that’s only because he’s not giving me any choice) (really) (that boy is wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL!)
These books keep getting better and better, and really, I wonder why I still feel astonished at the FEELS FEST that was The Gray Wolf Throne with all the heartbreak, political schemes, and a slow-burn romance that’s driving me INSANE in the best way possible. I honestly don’t know if the plot is more focused on the romance or if I am starving for more and building it up in my head, but I think that’s the latter.
View Spoiler »I fell in love with Han in book 1, but really, even if it wasn’t the case, I would not be able to resist now. The loyalty, the understanding, the respect, the freaking adorableness – I love EVERYTHING in this ship. EVERYTHING. « Hide Spoiler
[I fell in love with Han in book 1, but really, even if it wasn’t the case, I would not be able to resist now. The loyalty, the understanding, the respect, the freaking adorableness – I love EVERYTHING in this ship. EVERYTHING. (hide spoiler)]
Still predictable and tropey?
Perhaps, I still don’t give a damn one way or another.
Now, this is rare.
I should have known better. Watch me, showing no restraint and binge-reading them one after another. My my. I need a plan after book 4.
Real review to come. Maybe. Someday. Don’t hold your breath, though.
PS. The wolf in my pict was taken here.