A HEAVY CROWN
Three daughters were born to High King Uorsin, in place of the son he wanted. The youngest, lovely and sweet. The middle, pretty and subtle, with an air of magic. And the eldest, the Heir. A girl grudgingly honed to leadership, not beauty, to bear the sword and honor of the king.
Ursula’s loyalty is as ingrained as her straight warrior’s spine. She protects the peace of the Twelve Kingdoms with sweat and blood, her sisters from threats far and near. And she protects her father to prove her worth. But she never imagined her loyalty would become an open question on palace grounds. That her father would receive her with a foreign witch at one side and a hireling captain at the other-that soldiers would look on her as a woman, not as a warrior. She also never expected to decide the destiny of her sisters, of her people, of the Twelve Kingdoms and the Thirteenth. Not with her father still on the throne and war in the air. But the choice is before her. And the Heir must lead…
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“The saga of The Twelve Kingdoms returns in grand style! It takes a great deal of trust for Ursula to accept that Harlan is interested in her as a woman; his position as a mercenary means he’s skilled at playing courtly games. She’s always possessed a physical strength, so it’s beautiful to watch her accept her own personal power, as a woman and as a daughter of Salena, even when her stubbornness gives you fits. Harlan is her perfect match because his talent at observation allows him to see beyond the tough warrior image she employs to avoid showing her feelings. This is a complex world full of danger, subterfuge and secrets with empowering female characters who are not afraid to fight for their future.”– RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick
“Every time I finish a book in this series and declare it better than the last, I feel like I’m betraying my past self but DAMN THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC.”
~Regina’s review at Goodreads
“The romance was a long, slow build but an oh so satisfying conclusion, one of Kennedy’s best IMHO. Get your fire extinguisher ready!
Action, adventure, romance and hot sex . . . .what’s not there to love?”
~Stephanie Raffel’s Review
“Excellent character development and a strong action continue to characterize the Twelve Kingdoms, and I’m thrilled beyond belief to know that we will see more of this world in Future Kennedy books.”
THE TALON OF THE HAWK is the riveting conclusion to The Twelve Kingdoms series.
~Ashia at The Romance Reviews – 4 stars
From Jeffe's Blog
Posted on May 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm in balance, INTJ, Jennifer Estep, TED talk, Word-Whores
I’m over at Word Whores, talking about meeting @Jennifer_Estep, how conventions are like one TED talk after another – and what I’d talk about, if I ever got to do one.