Mirabella: everyone thinks she will succeed as she has a fierce elemental magic and is strong and has the backing of the Temple. She is a man stealing airhead
Arsinoe: is judged the weakest and a loser. She is a naturalist who cannot do anything. She is over-indulged, thoughtless and selfish.
Katharine: is a poisoner. She is ill-treated and lied to and sickened by her powerful backers. Her magic seems to bring her only pain.
Why is the island a secret? What is mainland life like? Why do people follow such a bloody tradition? What happens to former Queens? Why was there such a murderous betrayal? The story continues in ‘One Dark Throne’ and I hope Katharine wins.
“Elemental priestesses once sacrificed hares on it and threw their hearts into the lake.”
“That I do not matter, because she is there.”
“Whatever you did has to be bourne.”
“They say and throw plenty.”
“Their lies will not hold.”
“It would create a spectacle if they had convulsions on the rug.”
The Last Lords Of Gardonal
“I am not a man to threaten such a thing without doing it.”
The Fate Of Madame Cabarel
“I cannot condescend to answer such folly.”
The Man-Eating Tree
The Vampyre (Strigoiul)