Bitterblue Paperback – May 1 2012
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About the Author
Kristin Cashore is an exceptional new writer in the fantasy genre. She has an M.A. in children's literature and has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, Sydney, Boston, Cambridge, Austin, Italy and even London before settling, for the moment, in Massachusetts.See all Product Description
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What most authors don't address is what comes AFTER the bad guy's defeat, and how the good guys rebuild. But that is what Kristin Cashore's "Bitterblue" is all about -- a teenage queen struggling to heal a kingdom still traumatized by her father's rule, with wrenching emotions and likably quirky characters all over the place.
For thirty-five years, Monsea was tormented by the evil King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen, but the kingdom is still haunted by her father -- from the bizarre (a clock with fifteen hours) to the horrific (his kidnapping of children). And every night she sneaks out of the castle to mingle with the commonfolk, including a young Lienid "thief" named Saf, who has an unknown Grace.
But despite Bitterblue's efforts to heal the scars left by Leck, someone is trying to stop her. She's digging too deeply into old crimes committed by her father, and someone -- for some reason -- wants those secrets kept buried. And to stop the queen, this conspiracy will not only strike out at her, but Saf and his friends....
Moral dilemmas, ciphers, rebellions and a quest to find the ugly truth -- "Bitterblue" is very much a thinking person's fantasy novel. It's all about the aftermath of a tyrant's rule, and all the secrets and treachery that are left over once the good guys finally take over... assuming they do. There are always more bad guys waiting, and sometimes there is no good guy to take over the government.
And that is what Bitterblue has to grapple with.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Loved this book with its many twists and turns and multiple love affairs. Wonderful science fiction fantasy series.Published 3 months ago by Penny Osborne
I loved this book. While the others were amazing, this book showed how much things had changed and how badly Leck screwed up the worldPublished 11 months ago by Rebecca hallett
It was amazing, all the action and romance, it os one of my favourite books and probably will be for a long time.Published 17 months ago by Heidi Massicotte