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Four Dead Queens: a book to look out for!

Hi all! Today I bring you a post that I’ve never done, which explains why the title is shitty. I couldn’t find a nice title to fit this post so I hope that next time I’ll do better!

However, this post is about a book that is yet to come out: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte!


A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.

Get in quick, get out quicker.

These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:

Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community

When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.

I got the chance to read a sneak peak on Netgalley, so thanks to them for allowing me. I was honestly was so devastated to find out that I couldn’t turn the page any more. I really wanted more.

At first sight, I thought this was a new book in Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series, the title would match nicely. But this is a whole different kind of book, and it’s awesome.  It’s about four dead queens (duh) and Keralie, who somehow gets involved in this. I was hooked from the first few pages and loved it. I immediately pre-ordered it when I finished the sneak peak, so expect a review coming soon!

Four Dead Queens comes out in 30 days, and you can pre-order it on Book Depository here. I will get a small comission out of it if you order through that link, but it doesn’t cost you any extra!

Will you buy this book? Are you as excited for it as I am?

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