Once Upon A Time | Queens of Fennbirn | A Review

It’s May!

How is it May already?

I feel like just yesterday it was February and we were commenting on how long January had been… how wrong were we?

Today I’m reviewing Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake, a YA set before her Three Dark Crowns series. Read on below.


Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen, and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

The Young Queens

Get a glimpse of triplet queens Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine during a short period of time when they protected and loved one another. From birth until their claiming ceremonies, this is the story of the three sisters’ lives…before they were at stake.

The Oracle Queen

Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall. 

Star Rating3.5 Stars

Before I read this, I’d never read the any of the previous Three Dark Crowns series, although this was published after, but it was the perfect introduction to the series. You don’t have to read this before you read the rest of the series, as I find it provides a wonderful backdrop to the series as a whole.

The book is divided into two novellas; one about the three young queens as children and the second about an ‘Oracle Queen’.

The stories are filled with love, hate and power, which makes this a great little read (even if you’ve never read the Three Dark Crown series). Full of exciting information to tempt you into the world of Fennbirn and their powerful queens and secrets, you’ll want to start the series straight away!

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR?

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