Monday, March 22, 2010
Queen of Kings By Cornelia Amiri Review
The powerful battle queen has her pick of the men, but can the handsome stranger best her skills and win her heart?
It’s hard to believe this tale survived, passed down by oral tradition alone, for over a thousand years. Then again, it’s an exciting story.
Macha of the Red Braids exudes the essence of female power. Defying and fighting two kings, she takes her father’s place on the throne. With one goal in mind, she uses magic, battles, disguises, and skills of seduction to take the crown as sole ruler. She is the only woman listed as a High King of Ireland. She builds the famed kingdom of Emain Macha, marking off the borders with the pin of her treasured cloak brooch. Even still, a Champion from the wilds of Connaught throws the powerful battle queen off guard when he comes to claim her heart. Has Macha met her match in Nath of Connaught? Will he pass the three trials she has set before him?
I was lucky enough to win this book in a contest.
This is a short story, only 18,000 words.
This is book is listed Celtic Fantasy Romance story, however the hero is not introduced until late into chapter 3 and as this is only a 5 chapter book I considered it more Fantasy then Romance.
Macha the main character is one I could really enjoy. She is a strong, determined young girl at the beginning of the story who grows into a wise and determined Queen in her land. But through it all she remains kind hearted.
All in all a great quick fantasy read that ends happily and leaves you wishing Macha and Nath, the hero, all the best. Cornelia has a great voice and the plot rolled along nicely.I will definitely be picking up Cornelia's other works.
Get this on amazon Queen of Kings or find it here at Eternal Press Queen of Kings