Book of the Month: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three sisters.

One crown.

A fight to the death.

It's not often that a fantasy read comes along that's so epic it sweeps you furiously into its plot, its characters, and its world. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is one such novel: set in a world where three dark queens are pitted against one another for the ultimate battle - for a throne, and for their lives.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose . . . it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.
What makes Three Dark Crowns even more special is that the UK edition has not one but three absolutely stunning covers - one to represent each queen. You can find out how you can get hold of your favourite cover here.

We'll be featuring Three Dark Crowns content throughout the month, including guest blogs from author Kendare Blake, and other exciting posts to make this a truly royal September.