Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a book we wish we knew just a little bit more about: Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas!
Is it fantasy? Is it a contemporary romance set in a historical time period? Is it a murder mystery? Who knows! Either way, we plan to get our hands on it.
Partially because the cover is speaking to us, but mostly because reading the summary made us super happy — who doesn’t want to read about court intrigue, a mass poisoning and a reluctant queen?
You can grab Long May She Reign when it hits shelves both literal and figurative on February 21, 2017.
Freya was not meant to be queen. Not only was she twenty-third in line to the crown, she never had any interest in the politics and intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
Freya may have escaped the massacre unscathed, but she is far from safe. With many of the surviving courtiers unwilling to accept her as their queen and her councillors attempting to control her every move, Freya will need to use all of her ingenuity to prove that she is the rightful heir. And while she’s found an unlikely ally in the dashing and enigmatic William Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of the king, with the mystery of who poisoned the king still unsolved, Freya knows that she can’t trust anyone…not even the person she’s begun to develop feelings for.
If she hopes to survive, Freya must decide who to trust, uncover the truth of the deaths that brought her to power, and figure out how to use her own strengths to protect her throne.