A sequel with a first book that I have yet to read, The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross is a book that has definitely been added to my TBR though I do not know whether it will stay there. I’ve been meaning to read The Queen’s Rising for quite some time now, a book whose plot relies on teasing the answer to the question of who shall be determined as queen in the plot for revenge that main character, Brienna, finds herself in the middle of. And I think, despite best efforts, the guess for this answer may be one that’s somewhat difficult to determine. Of course, I’ve not read it thus far and so I cannot say for certain whether this assertion is true. Regardless, I can say with the utmost certainty that whatever does end up happening in the first novel of this series will have a strong effect on whether or not I decide to eventually read this sequel. So, while it may be on my TBR now, I may remove it in the future if I find that I don’t deeply enjoy the first novel.
The Queen’s Resistance follows the events of The Queen’s Rising and you find that Brienna has survived a revolution and the plot of revenge that was referenced in the synopsis of the first novel and now has to find her place within a changed world. It is, ultimately, there that I feel I must leave my commentary for this book as I feel anything more would cross over into potential spoilers, which no one wants. But definitely check out the book’s synopsis if you’re still curious and don’t mind finding the spoilers on your own. If you’d rather avoid them, definitely just read the first book first.
The highly anticipated sequel to The Queen’s Rising!
Finally, Brienna is a mistress of knowledge and is settling into her role as the daughter of Davin MacQuinn, a disgraced lord who returned to Maevana to reclaim his house. Though she’d just survived a revolution, one that will finally return a queen to the throne, she faces another difficult challenge. She must prove herself trustworthy to the MacQuinns. But as Queen Isolde Kavanagh’s closest confidant, she’ll have to balance serving her father’s house as well as her country. And then there’s Cartier, a wholly separate but desirable factor in her new life.
Aodhan Morgane, formerly known as Cartier Évariste, is adjusting to the stark contrast between his pre-rebellion life in Valenia as a master of knowledge and his current one as the lord of a fallen house. During his castle’s restoration, he discovers a ten-year-old boy named Tomas, whose past and parentage are a complete mystery. So when Cartier’s former pupil Brienna is as taken with Tomas as he is, he lets his mind wander—what if he doesn’t have to raise him or his house alone?
As the Lannon trial rapidly approaches, Brienna and Cartier must put their feelings aside to concentrate on forging alliances, executing justice, and ensuring that no one interferes with the queen’s coronation. But resistance is rumbling among the old regime’s supporters, who are desperate to find a weakness in the rebels’ forces. And nothing makes a person more vulnerable than deep-seated love.
And how about you? Will this book be on your TBR? Are you going to pass? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.