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Smash reviews The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

The Crimson Crown - Cinda Williams Chima

Chima packs a punch in this last book. I was on the edge of my seat as Raisa and Han were in peril and fighting to survive against many evil plots. The evil wizards really get ugly in this book, but they are no match for the devious trickster, Hanson "Cuffs" Allister. I cannot profess my love for this guy because frankly, there are no words. Instead, I give you this:

 

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or even this:

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You get the point. This guy is FULL of passion, determination and wit. He was so extremely brave in many scenes and he is truly a hero in my eyes. I absolutely loved his growth throughout the series. Speaking of growth, Raisa is almost unrecognizable to me when I closed the book. She became this amazing, steadfast woman who stuck her ass on the line for her people without a second thought. She struggles with extreme situations, but prevails, over and over again. Han and Raisa both transform into incredible people who I would be honored to call my friends.

 

Lots of emotions are packed into the pages of this book. Everyone was vulnerable and no one was safe from experiencing loss and trauma. It was high intensity throughout most of the book. The world-building in this last book was SO COOL. I loved the tunnels that Han has to use to sneak around and do his awesome mischievous work. The magic and skill that go into navigating these parts of the terrain were so wicked fun to experience.

 

The conclusion to the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima was all I hoped it would be, and more. There was absolutely no lull in this series. No second book syndrome. No lame ending. I was engaged from book to book and the entire series is SUPERB. Chima is wonderful with details that don't bore you and the plot twists and devious trickery were so well planned. She breathes life into her characters, who were compelling and electrifying. I am wicked sad to let these characters go. Well, not all of them, but most of them. Overall, I recommend this series to anyone who loves political intrigue, treacherous bastards, magnanimous characters, incredible world-building, wicked magic, epic romance and lots of intense action scenes.

 

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Source: http://www.smashattackreads.com/2013/05/smash-reviews-the-crimson-crown-by-cinda-williams-chima