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Crown of Cinders (Wings of Fury Book 2) (edition 2021)
by Emily R. King (Author)
Crown of Cinders by Emily R. King
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In the stunning sequel to Wings of Fury, Althea comes to terms with her true identity (Hera, daughter of Cronus). This retelling continues the famous myth of the Titan's defeat at the hands of the Gods. Althea/Hera works to aid her brother Zeus to fulfill the prophecy from the first book, not fully understanding how vital she is to the cause. This series has been referenced many times as a feminist retelling of the myths we grew up with, and I can see where that logic comes from.
When entering into this series, if one is not familiar with the Greek myths (or if it's been a while since you've read them) it might be worth having your note tabs ready, just to keep an eye on who is mentioned when. This is definitely true of Wings of Fury and Crown of Cinders. The dynamic between Althea/Hera and Theo (Prometheus's son) was electric, and I couldn't get enough.
I enjoyed the continuation of this series. King's writing style is intense and I loved getting sucked into the world she enhanced. Watching how the characters from Wings grew and changed over the span of this book. I do hope that there will be another book, as reading the stories from this perspective allows for more critical engagement, not to mention enjoyment, of the original mythos. I think I'd want to re-read the books back to back and see how the story flowed because the gap in my reading time definitely had me starting feeling at a disadvantage. If you like stories like Circe by Madeline Miller, this is probably the book for you.
Overall Rating: 3/5
Crown of Cinders will be available for purchase starting October 5th. Be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf and see where it's available for purchase. Also, be sure to check out Emily R. King's website!
I was lucky enough to be able to read this Advanced Reader's Copy through my partnership with NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Going to battle against a Titan in the war of all wars, one woman is making history in an epic novel of ancient Greece by Emily R. King, author of the Hundredth Queen series. May Gaea be with you... Althea Lambros is growing into her power, wrestling with a burdensome heritage, and unwilling to concede to Cronus, the redoubtable God of Gods. For that, Cronus is making good on his promise. Calling upon the elder Titans, he's bringing down his wrath on the world. Suffering quakes, tempests, fire, and hail, mortals are paying in blood for the war of the gods. With the help of her friend Theo, Althea takes cover with her sisters, Bronte and Cleora. But they can't hide forever. To mastermind the downfall of the evil king, Althea must recruit allies of her own before the aggrieved mortals surrender the sisters to Cronus in exchange for peace. Is Althea formidable enough to win? It'll take the help of her sisters and those willing to fight for the cause of the just. As the gods pick sides, Althea must divide heaven and earth to defeat the enemy and write the true history of the war to end all wars.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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If you have not read the first book, you could read this book without much issues but I can guarantee you that you will want to go back and pick up book one.
Althea is the heroine that everyone wants. She is a leader that is not afraid when the odds are stacked against her. Feminine empowerment! Although, it does not hurt to have family by her side. Each character had their own personality and brought something to the story. Crown of Cinders is worthy of the gods! ( )