The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Blood and Ash, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: New Adult
Format: Hardcover, 574 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on June 8th 2021 by Blue Box Press
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Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series.
She’s been the victim and the survivor…
Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.
The enemy and the warrior…
Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.
A lover and heartmate…
But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.
And now she will become Queen…
The Crown of Gilded Bones is the third book from Blood and Ash series. I absolutely loved the second book (you can read my review here) and couldn’t wait to read this one.
Poppy and Casteel were great as always but I was hoping more focus to the two than all the revelations. The two would do anything for the other. Casteel even said that no risk is too great or sacred: she’s his everything. Nothing in any realm will ever change what she feels about him and he makes her laugh.
Cas could be so sweet and supportive. Not only that but he trusted Poppy even if he was worried about her. He knew that she could defend herself because her need to defend herself came before his fear of loosing her.
Poppy had her brother but she didn’t really have him since she became the maiden, so I love how Casteel’s parents accepted her. Casteel was the first thing she chose for herself, so I’m relieved they didn’t have to fight for their approval.
I haven’t even started the spin off series yet but I love every mention we get about Nyktos.
All in all this was a story of Poppy learning about herself and her past. I already knew about most of the revelations, so I think this book might have been more enjoyable if I didn’t. It had so many information that I’m glad we got Poppy and Casteel content during this book. The cliffhanger wasn’t fun, so hopefully I get the fourth book soon and that the spin off might explain some things about Nyktos.