- File Size: 2802 KB
- Print Length: 516 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Starling Publising (September 15, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FTDETH2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#145,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #18 in Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Anthologies
- #26 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Anthologies
- #75 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Fairy Tales
Fairy Queens: Books 5-7 (Fairy Queens Box Set Book 2) Kindle Edition
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
All three of these novels complement each other in the box set. While the first four capture the stories of previous generations, telling how the Fairy Queens came into power, these three novels tell of their children and the children of others in their communities. Books 5-7 range all three people groups—the Clansmen, Tribesmen, and Idarans—and corners of the world. They expand the mythology intertwining the series and show the struggle of being born as half of two races and having a non-human entity as a parent. Finally, they bring the series to a close, rectifying the ongoing struggle between the opposing fairies but leaving an opening for future adventures. The books were very well done with a satisfying and romantic conclusion.
A main theme worth mentioning in Of Sand and Storm was the topic of human trafficking. Much of the story takes place in a brothel, showing the general mistreatment of the slave women from the perspective of one of their daughters who, though born free, owes large debts to the Madam of the location and, because of her mixed heritage, cannot find work anywhere but as a servant in that brothel. How far would a girl go to save her mother, grandmother, and the other women from slavery of the worst kind? Of Sand and Storm takes the reader into these harsh circumstances (without forcing them to read the actual sex scenes) through the eyes of a beloved character in order to make them aware of what is going on even now, in the real world, with the hopes that we will be inspired to make a difference. And hopefully we will. (As a note, the story is very well written in itself and isn’t too pushy about the theme.)
Daughter of Winter and Winter’s Heir follow closely together, and it is impossible to tell much about the second without revealing what is in the first. In Daughter of Winter, Elice, daughter of the Winter Queen, saves the life of a shipwrecked man and hides him from her mother. He encourages her to flee with him out of the winter realm to start a new life together, but he may have ulterior motives and secrets he is unable to share. The first book tracks them on their journey and the second describes what happens after they arrive and attempt to reconcile the winter queens before the world is destroyed. These two books focus on familial love and the effects of bitterness and forgiveness. Much is sacrificed for the love or hatred of another.
All three books were written well and provide a satisfying conclusion to the series. I recommend them to those who enjoy fantasy, especially with fairies and romance.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Of Sand and Storm is the very good 3rd novella in the Fairy Queens series and like the others it is fast paced, well written and has good world building. However this is the darkest of the books as it deals with difficult issues such as slavery and sex trafficking. I would suggest you don’t read this story until you have read the previous books otherwise it could be confusing. One thing which lets this story down is that it had insta-love which I am not a fan of, and I got the impression from Winter’s Heir that Cinder would not have a love interest.
Cinder is determined, protective and like all of Amber’s protagonists she has strong inner strength. However, she is the most damaged of the heroines with a coping mechanism in numbers, and not surprisingly Cinder is not very trusting. The love interest, Darsam, pretends to be flippant and cocky but is actually selfless, kind and gentle. Ash and Storm would do anything to protect Cinder and want her to have a better life than they did.
I love this series and I am looking forward to reading what Amber writes next. I would highly recommend the Fairy Queens series to fans of YA fantasy novels, especially to those who like Maria V Snyder and Trudi Canavan’s books.
DAUGHTER OF WINTER
All Elice has ever known is the never-ending isolation of the Winter Queendom. She has no company apart from her immediate family, including her mother, the Winter Queen, and the animals that she heals, but all that changes when a ship crashes and she rescues the lone survivor, Adar. Elice wants the freedom to see the rest of the world but when she discovers that the world is in more turmoil than she ever knew, will she be able to escape her mother?
Daughter of Winter is the brilliant and magnificent third book of the Fairy Queens series. It is very addictive and it pulled me into the story. Also, it has some action and a hinted at romance. Unlike the other books in this series the POV is from both Elice and Adar rather than just the heroine. One tiny problem with this book is that I was confused about the timeline and how people are the ages they were.
Elice is resilient, creative and innocent because she has been sheltered all of her life. She also reminded me a bit of Senna from Amber’s Witch Song series. Adar is cocky, talkative and easy-going but also protective and a bit mysterious. I was sad to see how different Ilyenna is and how cold and distant she has become.
I love this series and I am really looking forward to reading the fourth and final book in the series Winter’s Heir. I would recommend Daughter of Winter to fans those who have read the Fairy Queens series and to those who are fans of YA fantasy books.
Winter’s Heir is a fantastic end to one of my favourite series and it ties up all of the loose ends and unanswered questions nicely. Like with all of Amber’s books it has very good world building and is a fast paced page turner. This book had more romance than Daughter of Winter, and it had a kind of Romeo and Juliet vibe to it. One thing I love about this series is that the characters are relatable and never give up.
At the first half of the book Elice is less sure of herself and is still very naïve but this lessens as the story continues. She is sweet natured, gentle, empathetic and has an inner strength, like all of Amber’s Heroines, and is determined to gain her independence and freedom. Adar is more serious in this book as he faces very difficult choices and is conflicted about what he should do. However, there is still some of the charming tease there and I felt we got to understand more about him and his life than in the last book. There are lots of returning characters from the previous books, which was interesting to see how they have changed, but also there were some new characters, my favourite being Cinder, and I am looking forward to learning more about her in the last novella.
This book is a brilliant conclusion to the main story of the Fairy Queens series and I am really looking forward to reading the last novella Of Sand and Storm when it comes out. This book hints at future books set in the distant future in this universe which I cannot wait to read. I would recommend Winter’s Heir to fans of the Fairy Queens series, and this series I cannot recommend highly enough to fans of YA fantasy books.
Most recent customer reviews
This collection includes the stories ‘Of Sand and Storm’ ,‘Daughter of Winter’ and ‘Witch’s Heir’
These stories are great whether you have...Read more