Q is for Quirky Queens

Posted April 20, 2015 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!

Q

Queen [kween]

noun

1. a female sovereign or monarch.

2. the wife or consort of a king.

origin

before 900; Middle English quene, quen, Old English cwēn woman, queen; cognate with Old Saxon quān, Old Norse kvān, Gothic qēns < Germanic *kwēni-; akin to Old Irish ben, Greek gynḗ woman, Russian zhená, Sanskrit jani wife

queen

Featured Queen:

Bitterblue from Bitterblue

I know, that’s quite the name. I swear she’s a great character though. She isn’t the typical strong female heroine. If you’ve read the first two books in this series, you might remember how Katsa and Fire were very physical with how strong they were. They could kick some serious butt. Bitterblue was the complete opposite. She was basically thrown into the position of queen and she has to be mentally strong in order to run her country. Her father was a horrible leader and left a huge mark that she had to fix. It was great seeing her try to become a better person that he was. She was a great ending to this trilogy.

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Summary: Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue, and her country, were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace.

But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck’s death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck’s reign; and to forget every dark event that ever happened. Monsea’s past has become shrouded in mystery, and it’s only when Bitterblue begins sneaking out of her castle – curious, disguised and alone – to walk the streets of her own city, that she begins to realise the truth. Her kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year long spell of a madman, and now their only chance to move forward is to revisit the past.

Whatever that past holds.

Two thieves, who have sworn only to steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, who possesses an unidentified Grace, may also hold a key to her heart .

There’s tons of great queens out there and I love reading about them. Any suggestions for me? Happy reading!

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4 responses to “Q is for Quirky Queens

  1. I wonder why little girls prefer to play “princess” and I think – at least speaking for myself as a child – it’s because “princess” is a prettier word than “queen.” With age and maturity come a greater appreciation for unpretty words with real power. 🙂

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