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The Crown of Embers

Carson, Rae (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Crown of Embers


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"Hero. Foreigner. Queen. Elisa, at the age of seventeen, is all three. And all three draw enemies. Faced with assassins, court politics, and the threat of civil war, Elisa despairs of being the ruler her people need. Her only hope is the Godstone. She must master its power once and for all. She finds clues hidden in a long forgotten--and forbidden--scripture. Accompanied by a one-eyed warrior, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa takes a leap of faith and crosses an ocean in search of the ultimate source of the Godstone's power. But her faith has always had a price, and doing the right thing might mean giving up the power she desperately needs. And it might mean giving up the man she desperately loves. Rae Carson continues the epic story begun in The Girl of Fire and Thorns with a novel that is remarkable, adventurous, and even more romantic than the first"--
Authors: Carson, Rae
Title: The crown of embers
Publisher: New York :, Greenwillow Books,, c2012.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 410 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Sequel to: The girl of fire and thorns.
Summary: "Hero. Foreigner. Queen. Elisa, at the age of seventeen, is all three. And all three draw enemies. Faced with assassins, court politics, and the threat of civil war, Elisa despairs of being the ruler her people need. Her only hope is the Godstone. She must master its power once and for all. She finds clues hidden in a long forgotten--and forbidden--scripture. Accompanied by a one-eyed warrior, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa takes a leap of faith and crosses an ocean in search of the ultimate source of the Godstone's power. But her faith has always had a price, and doing the right thing might mean giving up the power she desperately needs. And it might mean giving up the man she desperately loves. Rae Carson continues the epic story begun in The Girl of Fire and Thorns with a novel that is remarkable, adventurous, and even more romantic than the first"--
ISBN: 9780062026514
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Report This Mar 14, 2014
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not a typical middle of a trilogy book (since book 2s seem to be boring and just a long-drawn way of getting the reader from the first to the third book). This one was actually a great continuation of the first, good character development of existing characters and the introduction of a smattering of new personalities. Perfect balance for keeping the pace and interest of the reader, while advancing the storyline with a purpose.

Report This Sep 18, 2013
  • Jennirodriguez rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Before i review the book let me just say that after reading the first book i didn't really want to read the rest of the trilogy, boy am i glad i stuck with it. I really enjoyed this book it's definitely is better than the first plot, pace,and story wise. However, i feel as if there wasn't much character development for anyone, while we were introduced to and got to know better some characters this book was lacking in that area. There wasn't much development of Elisa's part however, this book really made me dislike ximena. I do like Hector, but because i would get him and Humberto mixed up in the first one I felt as if there wasn't a big separation from the two and this is just another guy that fell for Elisa as opposed to his own individual character. I really enjoyed how the last chapter is basically build up for the next book and is where i felt the most emotions for Elisa and the story. I did however enjoy how this wasn't just a love at first sight kind of cute love story but rather the Elisa and Hector actually get to know and care for each other. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book and to those not sure about continuing on with the series i suggest you do, it gets better.

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monikan21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow- a great 2nd book of the trilogy - even better than the 1st. I love Elisa and Hector. I can't wait to read Bitter Kingdom.

This book was really good I couldn't out it down for like half the book!

Report This Aug 03, 2013
  • jorbenton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am pleased to say that this book was as amazing as the first! I read all 400+ pages in one sitting, it's that good. Rae Carson is now one of my favorite authors, these books are now some of my favorite fiction, and Elisa tops the charts as favorite character! She is so relatable and real, you feel like you really get to know her! I am heading to amazon now to but The King's Guard and I can't wait for the next three weeks to pass so that I can get my hands on The Bitter Kingdom!!

Report This Aug 01, 2013
  • stepha89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What I loved about this one was that despite Elisa's growth in the first book, she still had a long way to go in this one, so her character development anything but stagnated. I also loved how the stakes just got higher as the story went on, and yet the characters were easy to connect to. I was curious as to what Elisa's "great destiny" is, if what she accomplished in the first book wasn't it, but I look forward to finding out in the last book.

Report This Apr 06, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I devoured this book, and am thrilled with the character development and plot line. I am amazed and excited for this writer and the continuation of this series as the layers of the world feel real, and the character attributes rely on oneself and growth. Can't wait for the third book!

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is really just a story of how a young women travels to find strength only to realize she had access to it all along, if only she had looked for it, if only she had believed in herself. It is also, of course, about love. And the author takes a simple story line and does it beautifully - to the point where I can't wait for the next damn installment.

Report This Feb 26, 2013
  • izzyb14 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I really hate Elisa, so it's kinda hard to like the book at all. She acts like she's humble but she is soooo full of herself. She's really holier-than-thou (which I guess with the Godstone she is). It's really, really annoying and the book was hard to get through because of that.

Report This Feb 22, 2013
  • mkozloff rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

my only complaint is that people keep falling in love with her. it's kinda annoying. and then she's so surprised with it! *sigh* i get it. i do. but seriously...

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