The Reluctant Queen
Book Two of The Queens of Renthia
an epic fantasy novel, coming July 2017 from Harper Voyager
Sequel to the 2017 Alex Award-Winning The Queen of Blood
"In Durst's excellent second Queens of Renthia fantasy, the world of Renthia remains a dangerous place where
the spirits of the elements want to kill humans, and only powerful queens...can control them.... Durst throws a lot of balls in the air but manages to juggle them deftly.... New readers will benefit from starting
with the first book, but they'll want to get to this one as soon as they can."
-- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A truly wonderful fantasy story. Filled with fresh ideas and excitement, told with verve and heart." -- Terry Brooks on The Queen of Blood
The fate of two nations depends on three women: a young queen who is dying, a powerful queen who hungers for war, and a middle-aged woman who wants nothing to do with the power she could wield. They must each do what they think is best for their kingdoms -- or die trying.
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Read the first two chapters