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Books with Royalty in the Title – Top 5 Saturday!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope 2021 is starting off a little brighter for you all. I’m currently stuck in Tier 4 which is a little crap, but the bonus to not being able to go out and meet people is I have lots of reading time. This weeks prompt was ‘Books with Royalty in the Title’ and I’ve highlighted 5 books off my TBR that mention royalty in their title.

Top 5 Series was started by Amanda over at Devouring Reads and you can check her blog out here.

Rules!

  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post (This one!)
  • Tag 5 people — So that more people can join us!!

Empress of Flames

Princess Lu knows that the throne of the Empire of the First Flame rightfully belongs to her. After all, she is the late Emperor’s firstborn and has trained for the role all her life. And she can’t forget made a promise to shapeshifter Nok, the boy she came to love, to win justice for his now powerless people. But even with an army at her side, Lu will need to face down a major obstacle: the current sitting Empress, her once beloved younger sister, Min.

Princess Min used to live in Lu’s shadow. But now she can control a powerful, ancient magic, and she’s determined to use it to forge her own path and a strong future for the Empire, even if that means making enemies in court. But Min’s magic isn’t entirely under her control, and she must learn how to tame it before it consumes her . . . and the entire realm.

Lu and Min are set for a confrontation that can’t be stopped. But the Empire faces threats greater than their rivalry, and even if they choose to stand together, it could cost them both the throne-or their lives.

A Deal with the Elf King

The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death.

Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella’s village to be their Human Queen.

To be chosen is seen as a mark of death by the townsfolk. A mark nineteen-year-old Luella is grateful to have escaped as a girl. Instead, she’s dedicated her life to studying herbology and becoming the town’s only healer.

That is, until the Elf King unexpectedly arrives… for her.

Everything Luella had thought she’d known about her life, and herself, was a lie. Taken to a land filled with wild magic, Luella is forced to be the new queen to a cold yet blisteringly handsome Elf King. Once there, she learns about a dying world that only she can save.

The magical land of Midscape pulls on one corner of her heart, her home and people tug on another… but what will truly break her is a passion she never wanted.

The Ruin of Kings

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised.

Far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. He also discovers that the storybooks have lied about a lot of other things too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love, and how the hero always wins.

Then again, maybe he’s not the hero, for Kihrin is not destined to save the empire.

He’s destined to destroy it.

Blood Countess

In 16th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell—and the Countess takes full advantage. Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancé, Anna realizes she’s not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows it’s only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her, too.

The True Queen

When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can’t remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away. The only hope of saving her is to go to distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has established an academy to train women in magic.

If Muna is to save her sister, she must learn to navigate high society, and trick the English magicians into believing she is a magical prodigy. As she’s drawn into their intrigues, she must uncover the secrets of her past, and journey into a world with more magic than she had ever dreamed.

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  1. Omg lmao I can’t believe I totally forgot about Deal with the Elf King 😂 I’m looking forward to checking out Kova’s books because I see them often and the gorgeous covers always catch my eye. Great list, Becky!

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  2. Ooh I’ve wanted to read Ruin of Kings for ages, it looks exactly like my kind of book. I haven’t heard of the rest of them but will have to check them out, they sound intriguing. A Deal with the Elf King sounds awesome – looks like more for the TBR pile – thanks for sharing!

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    • Haha always glad to add to a tbr! Ruin of kings sounds amazing, but I think the chunkiness of the books is putting me off a little atm. I’m a big fan of Elisa Kova & I think elf king will be a fast & easy read so I’m looking forward too it 😊

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      • I have been reading a LOT of epics lately, so hopefully I will pick it up soon. Typically I need a non epic after every epic I read, but I’ve been able to read them back to back for like, the last month. So I’ve really been digging that because epic fantasies are my favorite genre, but normally I have to be in the right mood for them!

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      • I totally get what you mean! I sometimes have to have a kind of ‘palette cleanser’ read in between epic or dark fantasy’s, more so I don’t get them all a little too mixed up in my head 🙈😂

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      • Most of the time I do too! But lately I’ve been all about the chunky epics. Reading one 500+ page book after another has been pretty great TBH. I’ve had more 5 star reads in a row than I think I ever have.

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      • I hope so! I have so many chunky epics that I want to get to!! I really love epic fantasies and this streak has been great. It’s been one 5 star read after another which has been really awesome.

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