If you were a storm, I would lie down and rest in your rain
I reread The Queen’s Rising before starting The Queen’s Resistance because I remembered I liked it, but couldn’t remember the details. It is another great book.
Book Review: The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross
Title & Author: The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release date: March 5 2019
Series: The Queen’s Rising
Finally, Brienna is a mistress of knowledge and is settling into her role as the daughter of Davin MacQuinn, a disgraced lord who returned to Maevana to reclaim his house. Though she’d just survived a revolution, one that will finally return a queen to the throne, she faces another difficult challenge. She must prove herself trustworthy to the MacQuinns. But as Queen Isolde Kavanagh’s closest confidant, she’ll have to balance serving her father’s house as well as her country. And then there’s Cartier, a wholly separate but desirable factor in her new life.
Aodhan Morgane, formerly known as Cartier Évariste, is adjusting to the stark contrast between his pre-rebellion life in Valenia as a master of knowledge and his current one as the lord of a fallen house. During his castle’s restoration, he discovers a ten-year-old boy named Tomas, whose past and parentage are a complete mystery. So when Cartier’s former pupil Brienna is as taken with Tomas as he is, he lets his mind wander—what if he doesn’t have to raise him or his house alone?
As the Lannon trial rapidly approaches, Brienna and Cartier must put their feelings aside to concentrate on forging alliances, executing justice, and ensuring that no one interferes with the queen’s coronation. But resistance is rumbling among the old regime’s supporters, who are desperate to find a weakness in the rebels’ forces. And nothing makes a person more vulnerable than deep-seated love.
I give The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross five out of five hearts because within ten pages I knew why I loved this series. It explained a lot of what had happened during the previous book without making it seem like too much exposition and it had another great story.
Brienna grows a lot in between the two books, but also during this book. She learns more about herself and her hesitance. But she also learns where she wants to end up and how to get there.
Cartier is a new point of view in this book and a journey of his own. I loved this change from the first novel. We get to see him caring about what happens to the family of his worst enemy.
I love this world and I am curious where Rebecca Ross is going to take things next. I love the characters and the world. I wouldn’t mind getting more from the other Passion Sisters.
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