As the royal assassin, Claire is used to moving between the mortal world and the Winter Kingdom. When the queen commands her to kill, Claire does the job and doesnt ask questions. Her deadly skills and loyalty are soon tested when Claire is sent to the Immortal Circus, one of the many places where Dream is harvested from the imaginings of mortals. There she must find the culprit who is causing Dream to mysteriously disappear before the Winter Kingdoms supply is depleted enough to threaten its very survival. But when she meets Roxie, a beautiful mortal singer with a strange link to the Dream thieves, Claire quickly recognizes an odd and unexplained connection that may cloud her judgment. As each new clue unveils another secret, Claire finds herself confronting the riddle of her own buried pastand a dangerous illusion that, as part of the Immortal Circus, is just another act in the show....
|Title||:||Pale Queen Rising (Pale Queen #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||254 pages|
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Pale Queen Rising (Pale Queen #1) Reviews
not my type of book
Just a little to much, I do enjoy a good fantasy, but not this type. I read the Immortal Circus and have no idea why I chose this book. Didn't care for it
I slogged through this, and just as it started to get interesting it ended. I realize this is part of a series, but really?
I sit here wondering just how to write a review for this book that won't get me sued!
Have you ever read a book that in less than 24 hour's you've forgotten most of it? That about the only thing you can remember is that the main character is an ass-hat -a supposed kick-ass heroine that is anything but kick-ass? For the life of me I can't even remember if she actually ever really raised a hand. I think all she actually did was talk smack, threaten people and be the worse cliched character I have e ...more
7% in, I realized I didn't care. The story of a mortal in the court of Queen Mab seems to be overdone considering I just read it in The Iron Fey. I feel like I should be connecting with the main character and I'm not at all. Meh.
A farie tale
Weaves common myths about varies into the
Modern world with a mystery to resolve.. Interesting characters if a bit light on interaction
A drawback to modern urban fantasy novels is the author mistaking sarcasm with just plain smartass. In the first few pages of Pale Queen Rising we meet Claire, the top assassin for the Winter Queen, as she threatens and interrogates a victim. Her inner voice and snarky dialogue comes across as immature and, from an assassin point of view, completely unintimidating. Just those first few pages almost made me chuck the book into the DNF bin. But, I held on. It was a good move on my part.
Despite the ...more
I received a free copy through Goodreads First Reads giveaways.
I just couldn't get into this book. It did seem to get a little more interesting towards the end, but it was too little, too late. Most importantly, I found myself wondering why I should give a damn about the main character Claire. I just wasn't interested in the mystery of who was stealing the Dream, where she came from or whether or not she would reunite with her real mother. She's not a likable character,so why would I care what ...more