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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Series: A Seven Realms Novel (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142315214X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423152149
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series, The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. She lives in Ohio with her family.



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New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima began writing romance novels in middle school, which were often confiscated by her teachers. Her Heir Chronicles young adult contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir (2006), The Wizard Heir (2007), and The Dragon Heir (2008), all from Hyperion, with two more books forthcoming.
Chima's YA high fantasy Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King (2009), followed by The Exiled Queen (September, 2010) The Gray Wolf Throne (2011) and The Crimson Crown (2012.)
Chima's books have received starred reviews in Kirkus and VOYA, among others. They have been named Booksense and Indie Next picks, an International Reading Association Young Adult Choice, to the Kirkus Best YA list, and the VOYA Editors' Choice, Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and Perfect Tens lists.
Chima was a recipient of the 2008 Lit Award for Fiction from the Cleveland Lit and was named a Cleveland Magazine Interesting Person 2009. She lives in Ohio with her family, and is always working on her next novel.

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Very well written and wonderful characters.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. Valentine on October 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This review does not contain spoilers.

Chances are, if you're looking into this, you already know enough about the series to know whether or not you like the characters, setting, or general plot. So if you've made it through the first three books and found it so far enjoyable, this book will be a treat for you.

I've sadly come to expect lackluster conclusions to series I love as of late. It seems many authors are unsure how to end their stories gracefully, and their final books sometimes lose that same magic that made me love them in the first place. Cinda Williams Chima is not one of those authors, and The Crimson Crown is not one of those books. I felt this series like a crescendo, rising up and growing bolder, louder, and more powerful as it went along.

I admit, this book was not what I was expecting. She could have simply tied up the loose ends left by The Gray Wolf Throne and left it at that, and I would have been okay with that. But this book goes above and beyond, with its own mysteries, twists, and gripping action that took me by surprise. She answers questions in delicious tidbits that make you want to keep reading, rather than revealing everything all at once like I might have expected. There was more danger, more love, and more political intrigue than the previous installments. Emotions were stronger in this book as well, and there were times when I genuinely cried, laughed, or had a big stupid grin on my face as I was reading (a sign of a good book if there ever was one). It's a very well-crafted novel.

Though I love it to death, it's not entirely above criticism. There were certain plot points that I felt were somewhat tacked on (Dancer's rings, for instance), and some characters that seemed abandoned in the conclusion.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 25, 2012
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Such a satisfying ending to a wonderful series!!

I have been with the series ever since the Demon King and so have had to wait painfully for a year in between each new novel. This last year long wait was not in vain. The crimson crown is a beautifully crafted novel, that is suspenseful and full of action from the beginning. Once again the novel switches between Han and Raisa, with each switch leaving the reader begging for more. This novel has it all, romance, intriguing politics, action, and mystery. Top it all off with a wonderful ending and you have a more than wonderful book to read!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Krista @ Krista's Dust Jacket on October 25, 2012
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Amazing. Beautiful. Exciting. I just don't have the right words to describe how incredible The Crimson Crown was. It was the perfect ending to an epic series.

I think one of my most favorite things about this book is that Chima didn't try to do too much. It seems that, much of the time, authors try to tie up every single loose end at the end of a series, and as a result, all the major plot points are hurried and less than they could've been. Chima's too smart for that, and thank goodness for that. Oh don't worry - all the main questions that had been dogging us for awhile now were answered. But, despite a very perfect ending, you're left feeling that there's still more story to tell. There's still problems and looming tensions. Not everything was tied up in a neat little bow. At the start of the book, there was so much going on - I'm so glad that Chima picked her battles (excuse the pun).

If you have not read The Seven Realms yet, seriously - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? I hate having to reduce myself to yelling at you, but honestly, you won't find a better high fantasy series out there anywhere.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Margaret C. Parsons on October 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
A great conclusion to a fabulous series. Cinda Williams Chima delivers an extremely satisfying conclusion to her Seven Realms Series. Chima weaves a carefully crafted tale of political and romantic intrigue. This series is high fantasy and suitable for both teens and adults. While I am sad to leave this world behind, I am so comfortable with the outcome and the way the Chima brings resolutions to even her minor characters that I feel the characters are safe to continue their Journey. I can't recommend this book and the series enough.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rider on October 24, 2012
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I preordered this book and it did not disappoint. I have read a LOT of books similar to this, and the ending to this book was the most gorgeous thing I have ever had the pleasure to read! Honestly, the last two pages were the most beautiful thing in the world and I am still crying while I write this, 5 minutes after I've finished the book! (and yes, I seriously am crying)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason on November 10, 2012
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Overall I enjoyed the final book in the Seven Realms series. Spoiler alert, I'm going to talk details. Anyways, like other wizard based fantasy novels, I thought this one fell a little short. All the hype surrounding the power of the wizards, and the lost wizard artifacts, and there was nothing to really show for it. In the end, young Allister doesn't defeat the wizard counsel because he is more powerful, but because of luck. I was expecting some high powered magical warfare, and was left with nothing spectacular. I don't mean to diminish the rest of the book, because it was really well written and put together. And I enjoyed it immensely, but the lack of magical action is what led to the 4 out of 5 stars rating. Had there been a little more action, it would have definitely been more entertaining and received a 5 out of 5. Overall, great series!
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