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The Caged Queen: Iskari Book Two - Iskari (Paperback)
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The Caged Queen: Iskari Book Two - Iskari (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 27/09/2018
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WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE FOR LOVE?

Roa and her sister Essie were born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. It was a magic they cherished - until the terrible day Essie died and her soul was trapped in this world.

Dax, the heir to the throne of Firgaard, was responsible. Roa swore she would never forgive him - yet when he came begging for her help to dethrone his cruel father, Roa made him a deal. She'd give him the army he needed if he made her queen.

Now, even after everything she has sacrificed, Dax's promises go unfulfilled. Roa's people still suffer.

Then a chance to right every wrong arises - an opportunity for Roa to rid herself of this enemy king and rescue her beloved sister. During the Relinquishing, when the spirits of the dead are said to return, Roa can reclaim her sister for good.

All she has to do is kill the king. . .

The Caged Queen takes readers back to the lush, immersive world of The Last Namsara with a stunning story about the unbreakable bond between two sisters and the sacrifices we make for love.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473218161
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 423 g
Dimensions: 210 x 134 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An accomplished fantasy novel . . . raised above the commonplace by one marvellous central premise - the idea that dragons are the custodians of the old tale, and that their fire is actually generated by the telling of stories - a premise that reads as an extended metaphor about imagination, stories and their power to change the world. It's the first of a series. I'll definitely be looking out for the next one. The Last Namsara review * Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and The Gospel of Loki *
The most simple thing I can say is this is the best book I have ever read and Kristen Ciccarelli is now my favorite author. Her story and her words have so much beauty, and love, and passion, and adventure. By the end I gasped every 5-10 pages and got goosebumps every 10-20 pages. There are not many books I would say this for, but pre-order this now because your soul has been waiting for a story this beautiful. The Last Namsara review * Tomi Adeyemi, author of CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE *
It's always refreshing to see a non-traditional fantasy setting. Add a kickass princess with something to prove, a dash of Arabian Nights story magic, plus dragons? Yes please! The Last Namsara review * Elspeth Cooper, author of SONGS OF THE EARTH *
The Last Namsara is easily one of my favourite fantasy books of this year . . . It's fast-paced, action packed, filled with a diverse cast, dangerous legends and of course dragons! There's political intrigue, a hidden rebellion and a consuming romance that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and reading long into the night. Fans of An Ember in the Ashes, Seven Realms and the Shattered Realms series with devour this. * YAbookscentral.com *
An intriguing tale of love, faith, dragons and the power words have. The Last Namsara review * Fantasy Book Review *
An extremely enjoyable fantasy, with a well-developed world and characters, that I would highly recommend * SF CROWSNEST *
YA Fantasy Panel

YA Fantasy Panel

Leeds
Tuesday 23rd July 18:30

How far will the power within you take you and how much will it change the world? Waterstones Leeds are thrilled to welcome some of the brightest lights in YA fantasy including Dhonielle Clayton, Kristen Ciccarelli, Justina Ireland, and Kristina Pérez as they take to the stage to discuss magic and the mayhem it can cause.

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“Fantastic - can’t wait for book 3!”

The Caged Queen is the second book in the Iskari series by Kristen Ciccarelli and follows on from where The Last Namsara left off. This book is pitched as a companion novel rather than a sequel and I would agree with... More

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“Loved it”

I loved this book! I loved The Last Namsara, so I was excited to read this sequel.

This book wasn’t a typical sequel, because it had a different plot. It was in the same world with the same characters, but there was... More

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“Kind of meh”

This sequel was much weaker than the first book, The Last Namsara, promised. I kept reading it even though the middle 100 pages were weak and just bleurgh. Luckily, the ending saved it and i will pick the third one up... More

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