Title: Cold Queen
Series: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: K Webster
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Romance Suspense
Release Date: October 29, 2019
From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a dark, fantasy romance standalone novel!
In a cold, empty castle, a young queen is dying.
Weak. Fragile. Disgraced.
But Queen Whitestone is not alone in her final days.
She has her beloved sister.
Until a wicked king rides onto her land.
Arrogant. Insufferable. Demanding.
King Bloodsun has come with an offer…peace in trade for a bride.
He wants the princess.
The fiery king won’t take no for an answer.
He vows to keep the cold queen captive until she gives in to his demands.
A queen bows for no one, though.
Not even when she’s frail and fading away.
She’ll tap into her strength, protecting the only family she has left.
The king is about to learn why they call her the cruel one…
Leave it to K Webster to completely flip a recent fairy tale on its head! It took me a couple of chapters to finally figure out which story this is the sinister version of, but that didn't keep me from getting into this and having a hard time putting it down (thank goodness I read this during the weekend).
For some reason I was visualizing the characters from this book as the cast from Game of Thrones (no clue why, but that's who I kept seeing as the characters). I was a bit thrown by intense banter between Elzira and Ryke when they first meet, especially how he just dominated and took over the castle. But the more I read, the more I began to realize what he was really doing and my respect for him began to grow. Especially given how he was able to figure out what was happening with Elzira in such a short amount of time.
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.