Book series: The Demon Queen Trials
Garden of Serpents
Author: C.N. Crawford
One of my most anticipated books of this year, here we have the third and final installment to “The Demon Queen Trials” series. If you want to see my reviews on the previous books you can check “City of Horns” and “Lord of Embers” here.
Before “Garden of Serpents,” Orion, one of the Lightbringers and potential ruler of the demon city, has become the new king of the demons after ripping former King Cambriel’s heart. He also exiled Rowan, the woman he is falling in love with, but that has turn into his enemy, too. Now, heartbroken, she is hiding among the humans, careful not to have another encounter with the demon hunters. However, she wants to stop Orion from destroying her world, and has a plan under her sleeve to regain the kingdom.
Garden of Serpents
In this third book, we follow our protagonists while they undergo a series of trials to determine which one of them will keep the crown. Rowan is being helped by her best friend and three more demons. She needs to learn how to use and control her power to defeat the Lord of Chaos. However, the latter makes it difficult for her to focus on her goal. His seduction is wrapping her all over. Are there real feelings or just his incubus influence?
Well, dear readers, I believe in his feelings. In fact, this is one of the aspects I liked about this book. From his first line, Orion seems very honest, not afraid to show his vulnerability. He expresses his feelings for Rowan openly and without regret. This is a male fighting his ideals to be with his woman. This is a male ready for whatever it’ll take to be on her right side.
Rowan, on her part, is struggling with what to do with him. No matter how broken she felt after being kicked out of the demon city, she still has strong feelings for him. She believes him, even if she doesn’t want to. If there’s something she’s learned, is that she can trust no one. And throughout the story there’s evidence of this. It has so many turns and twists, one more interesting and unexpected than the other. You keep distrusting every single character.
You know as a reader, we always suspect what’s going to happen. It’s fascinating how C.N. Crawford makes that job hard for you.
You know as a reader, we always suspect what’s going to happen. It’s fascinating how C.N. Crawford makes that job hard for you. Once you thought one character was guilty, something different happens and your suspicions have to shift to someone else. It keeps the story quite interesting. It unravels beautifully.
All in all, this was a very complete piece, a lot of action, great characters, enough tension and suspense and a cute ending. I hope you give it a try!
Garden of Serpents (The Demon Queen Trials, #3)
by C.N. Crawford
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