One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns Review

One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns (Book 2)

by Kendra Blake

When the battle is done, the crown is won.”


The battle for the crown has begun. But which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katherine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, needs to figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, the elemental sister thought to be the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks that put those around her danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must confront the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.”

After reading Three Dark Crowns, I knew had to continue with the story, so I preordered One Dark Throne straight away. I think that you need to have read Three Dark Crowns.

Pretty much straight after the events of Three Dark Crowns, Katherine has made it home after climbing out of the Breccia Domain although she is very different now to before, Arsinoe has discovered that she is in fact a poisoner and is trying to learn more about poisons, while Mirabella is coming to terms with Arsinoe attacking her with her bear.

Woah, the twists were amazing. I really enjoyed seeing from each point of view but it was a bit frustrating when you knew what the others were doing and thinking. I went through plenty of emotions, I was not sure I was coming out the other end.

My favourite characters were Arsinoe, Jules, Joseph, Billy, Mirabella, Elizabeth and Bree. Natalia grew on me from the first book and I prefered Pieter compared to first meeting him. I also loved meeting new characters, including the suitors even though they annoyed me.

My favourite part has to be all of it. I was straight into the switching between characters, it was so much easier already knowing what you were going into and who was in each ‘camp’. I was not too sure about Katherine’s new persona, especially with Natalia and Pieter knowing something is different and trying to figure out what has happened.

One Dark Throne does end on a cliffhanger, because the next book in the Three Dark Crowns series is out some point next year (as the deal has been increased from two books to four).

While reading this book, I described it as three sisters trying to work out how to kill each other, but one of them has been twisted more than normal. I would recommend it for older teenagers and adults. 5 out of 5.

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