Series: The Twisted Kingdoms #3
Published by Renegade Publishing on 2021-02-27
Length: 352 pages
Reviewing Hardcover from My Book Shelf
Reading Challenges: 2021 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge, 2021 New Release Challenge, COYER 2021
All hail the warrior queen.
Becoming the depraved king’s consort was never the plan–neither was being tossed in the turbulent waters of the Crown’s court–but Tempest was trained to roll with the punches. Even if it means getting her hands dirty and betraying what her heart wants the most. But being the king’s betrothed is no protection.
One wrong move, she finds herself in more danger than she ever imagined. Surrounded by too many corrupt enemies and not sure whom to trust, Tempest turns to the only person who is more devious than Destin – the Jester. With war looming on the horizon, Tempest is thrust into his seductive Dark Court once. The time for indecision is over. She must set aside her prejudice and pick a side before the king destroys all that she holds dear – including her willy kitsune.
Falling for the enemy is always dangerous. But living without your mate is even worse.
All hail the queen! The Heir by Frost Kay is the final book in her series The Twisted Kingdoms, or at least the final story featuring the Jester and Tempest. There will be more stories set in this world which I’m all kinds of excited to read. In this finale, Tempest finds herself at the center of the plot against the king. Walking a fine line between love and hate, she must determine which side to fight on and what her role will be.
Tempest is one of my favorite heroines. She is cunning, brave, stubborn to a fault, and loyal above all else. She risks her life time and again for her chosen family, her friends, and even those she doesn’t know but feels responsible for. At the end of the last book, she felt betrayed by the Jester and her Hounds, and for the first time in our story, Tempest seems lost and unsure of what her next moves should be. It was interesting twist to see Tempest so unsure here. Her path has been certain up to this point, and shaking things up for her adds depth to her story as well as forces her to trust the people who have always had her back, even when she didn’t realize it.
The Jester has dropped all his tricks and the wall of iron he built around himself. Kay dropped a big twist in the story at the end of the last book which explains SO much about the Jester. I already liked this character, but I fell in love with him during this book. He shows vulnerability and his true self to Tempest, and like I said, I fell in love…hard.
The plot focuses on the coming war. As the King’s betrothed, Tempest finds herself at the center. She’s already chosen the side she is fighting for, but the question remains can she do it. She is in a dangerous position, at the right hand of the king. She is both positioned perfectly to execute him, but also the first to be suspected when anything bad happens. Fast paced, action packed, and full of surprises, I was engrossed from page one to the end.
Overall I really enjoyed The Heir. How Kay ties up all the loose ends and answers questions while also setting up the next story in this world is masterful. If you are a fan of enemy to lovers and edge of your seat fantasy, I highly recommend it.