Isn't this cover just gorgeous?!
Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councilors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom—and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.
I fell in love with this book's gorgeous cover but after reading Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas, I can honestly say this book is even better than it's cover!
Ms. Thomas created a uniquely intriguing, suspenseful fantasy that had me engaged from start to finish. While Freya was my favorite heroine, this story is filled with believable characters and a wonderful story-line filled with action, adventure, fantasy and romance.
The twists and turns of the plot were stimulating. At times I was so caught up with the story and Freya's struggles that I was a bit shocked when the true villain was revealed.
All in all, Long May She Reign is a great story, a great read and I highly recommend it!
I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review this book.