Genres: New Adult, NA Fantasy, Fantasy | Release Date: 25 October 2022 | Series: The Five Crowns of Okrith | Series Book: #3 | Pages: 358 | Publisher: Harper Voyager | Review
Although I only recently got a copy of The Rogue Crown by A. K. Mulford, I’m not ashamed to admit I dropped everything else in my bookish life so I could read it asap!* This third instalment in Mulford’s NA fantasy series (The Five Crowns of Okrith) is a mesmerising and heart-pounding sapphic tale, full of all the tropes we’ve come to know and love…
Briata Catullus is a fae warrior with a big heart, determined to always protect those whom she loves. But when her queen is murdered within the Western Court, Bri has to talk herself into returning to a place where she’s looked upon with distrust. Living with a prophecy which promises dire things for the princess she’s falling in love with, Bri will also have to navigate devious schemes and heartbreaking lies if she’s to save Lina’s life. With witch hunters hiding in plain sight, can Bri trust anyone around her? What happens if Lina starts to feel something for Bri in return? Will Bri be able to defy Fate and create her own path?
Although the path to true love is never easy, Bri and Lina have to brave more than most… Because if the prophecy doesn’t separate them, there’s any number of other issues and obstacles for them to face. Mulford has deftly weaved the threads of this sapphic love story throughout The Rogue Crown, and makes it shine with sassy banter, meaningful confessions and the challenge of trying to stay one step ahead of a warrior princess.
One of the best things about this book, and this series, is how brilliantly Mulford writes a diverse cast of characters. If you haven’t read this series yet? You *need* to. Not only is it an amazing epic NA fantasy, but it’s a masterclass in writing representation. Do I already have my sights set on The Evergreen Heir (which features an MC who identifies as non-binary) as I write this? Absolutely!
Just when you think it can’t get better, we get a dash of murder mystery thrown into our NA fantasy, with the death of Queen Thorne. Trying to pick the murderer is incredibly difficult, and that’s even with me being heavily invested in the exercise! The Rogue Crown packs more danger, more twisted schemes, and more magic into this fantasy series with this tale. I am over the moon with everything about it!
No downside! How could there be a downside?!
The Rogue Crown by A. K. Mulford is such a captivating NA fantasy, featuring defiant heroines who are determined to beat their Fate. Not too quietly, I’m absolutely in love with Mulford’s writing. Can you tell? I honestly can’t fault anything about it, and every time there’s a new release? My inner booknerd is dancing! Erratically, but it still counts! If you love the sound of this book from my review? This series is for you! Just click any of the links below to grab your copy of this brilliant story. Happy reading, glitterbugs!
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* You can read my reviews for the previous books here: