Customer Review

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant- probably the best of the series., 30 Mar 2012
By 
This review is from: Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy 3) (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Bitterblue is the third and i believe final book in the Seven Kingdoms series and focuses on Bitterblue, the daughter of Leck. Carrying on from the first book, Graceling, it focuses on the kingdom of Monsea which is struggling to come to terms with 35 years of Leck's cruelty and evil. Bitterblue not only struggles with her own past as the daughter of a immensely cruel man who murdered her own mother but also with her advisors who are all hiding dark secrets.
Who can Bitterblue trust? Why are her advisors lying to her? Just what is going on in her kingdom and who is killing the people seeking the truth of Leck's crimes? This book is a utterly fantastic read, its quick-paced, vast in scale and completely gripping. Previous characters from the series make an appearance including both Po and Katsa. I must say i did love how Cashore thought to introduce some variation and includes gay characters in the book. However, what really made this book for me was that though the story focuses on Bitterblue you have a sense of this very real world where events are also taking place elsewhere. Characters come in and out of Bitterblue's story as they return and leave Monsea. The book creates a truly fantastical world on a epic scale and it all adds up to a truly rewarding read. Admittedly i cannot remember the first two books in any great detail (since i read them years ago) but nevertheless i think i'm justified in saying that this is better than both of them. I greatly admire Cashore's decision to write a book set in a fantastical world complete with humans with superpowers/special gifts , but the protagonist herself is just a simple young woman with no special powers yet is lumbered with the immense challenge of restoring a kingdom.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.3 out of 5 stars (98 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (53)
4 star:
 (27)
3 star:
 (16)
2 star:
 (2)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
12.99 9.00
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

JennyD
(VINE VOICE)   

Location: Manchester, Uk

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,801