One Dark Throne is the sequel to Three Dark Crowns. The first book ended in a kind of cliffhanger though not much of a cliffhanger for me.
Anyways, the first thing I noticed about this book is that it starts off with an index of all the characters and their relationship to the queens. Exactly what I wished was there in the first book too. The index really helped me understand the characters better.
As I mentioned in my review of the first book, I was expecting all of the three queens to come together. But well, that didn’t really happen. The weak queen in the first book turns out to become cruel and unsympathetic in this book. I’m not mentioning the names so that I don’t really give out spoilers.
I’m still rooting for all the queens to come together. But the way this book is going, it’s highly unlikely.
It’s much easier to follow through with all the characters in this book. The book is written in a very simple language.
Sometimes I did get frustrated with the queens for the way they act. I felt them as childish. But then they are just 16. So I guess that’s to be expected.
I’m still not sure whether I love these books. They are fine so far. I like them but still not loving them. I’m hoping the next books will be better. The next is a novella of the queen’s childhood. I’m not a big fan of novellas and normally avoid reading them. I’ve always felt that the novellas are kind of a repetition but from a different person’s POV. So I kind of get bored. But, since this novella comes in between the series, I am going to be reading it.
My rating for the first book was 3.5⭐.
One Dark Throne’s rating is 3⭐.