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    In Emily R. King's thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

    As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple.

    But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah's ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

    Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death - and her growing affection for Deven - Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

    ©2017 Emily R. King (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    • LexiLikesLiterature
    • 11/07/2017

    A mix of religion, politics, and magic

    In this novel, The Hundredth Queen, we follow a young orphan raised in a temple that resembles a nunnery in our world. She is chosen to take the position of the sacred 100th Queen of the ruler.

    Though I found the book interesting in some parts, there were also parts that annoyed me. For example: #1.all the women who were considered "Beautiful" were described as being small and petite. #2. Kalinda, or lead, had never seen a man until the night she was chosen. NEVER. She literally falls in love with the first man she has ever seen. Really? #3. The wives compete with each other to move up in rank. But what actually comes with the rank? A bigger room? The book doesn't tell us the purpose of them moving up in rank. It seems they are all treated the same no matter what and he already has his favorites. Also when some of the wives die in battle, wouldn't that automatically move everyone up?

    I wish the magic had a bigger part in the book. The gifts that some of the characters had were interested but were more of the backstory to the politics. If you are interested in books about court life or stories based around religion then you'll enjoy this novel.

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    • 20/08/2017

    Predictable, flat, totally underdeveloped.

    This book contains elements and plot points that could be interesting, but all of it is woefully underdeveloped in favor of a stupid, childish completely flat romance. In the span of a few chapters, the main character goes from never having seen a man in her life, to being completely and totally conventionally in love. It seems like most of the story exists as an elaborate casing for a stupid romantic fantasy. I was hoping for a lot more based on the description. What I got was a trussed-up romance novel that delivers on none of it's fantastical elements. The narrator is not great either; she often bumbles pronunciations of character names even halfway through the book. Avoid this one.

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    • Jacki M
    • 10/11/2017

    Not what I thought

    The thing to know about this book is that, depending on your definition, it either borders on or celebrates rape culture. Sure, the plot is about resisting the stronger parts of that culture and nothing is graphic, but it was just too much for me.

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    • MisterFrosty
    • 17/07/2017

    So very long for no reward

    It seldom works out that when you find yourself wishing the dialogs and monologue would just finish already that the whole story doesn't end up feeling that way too. So much to trudge through for so little story.

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    • K
    • 26/03/2018

    Really lame, predictable, cliche/stereotypical.

    This was recommended by a co-worker and I wanted to like it but couldn't get through it. I re-started listening at least half a dozen times, but the characters were extremely boring, predictable, cliche/cookie-cutter, and everything fit into over used stereotypes. Even the descriptions of things felt premade, cliche, and fit awkwardly. Heroine has a bunch of men in love with her for no apparent reason; unrealistic and disproportionate amount of devotion and risk taking, compared to what the heroine actually has to offer. Unbelievable in the way the characters interact; extreme but predictable and lame. God-mode for protagonists, without actual challenge to characters. One dimensional, and reads closer to a cheap romance novel than actual fantasy work. Returned this audio book because it wasn't worth keeping.

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    • C. Hampton
    • 02/03/2018

    Just Average

    I was really excited when I started this. I thought I would be reading about a kick-a$$ heroine who fought the status quo to change the world. Boy, was I wrong. I entered a world where women are bought and sold like chattel, and are forced to battle one another for their place in the world and for the entertainment of men. And do the women rail against this injustice? Nope...they train to fight one another and accept their fate like the pets they are. Ugh!

    The main character is Kalinda, who appears to look down on the girl-on-girl fighting...but her heart's desire is to stay in the mountains and train other women to continue their legacy. Instead, she's selected to be the wife of the King D-Bag and must fight to win the "honor" of being the Rajah's 100th wife.

    The only thing that was enjoyable about this was the scenery descriptions. King really brought her world to life in her descriptions. The way women were treated REALLY bothered me, but I appreciate how the author calls attention to the wrongness of it.

    But the rest of the book was very disjointed. The romance was developed way too quickly, with no rationale or emotional buildup. The antagonists (the Kindred, the General, and of course, the Rajah) felt too scripted. They were fully one-dimensional...evil and selfish with none of that pesky moral ambiguity.

    I don't have high hopes for the next two books, but I still plan to read them.

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    • FloribundaMorosa
    • 14/06/2018

    lackluster

    The premise seemed promising, but the plot quickly devolved into numerous hours of the protagonist pining after some handsome forbidden fruit and long descriptions of woman-on-woman cruelty/violence.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 17/06/2017

    A. Good Story

    This was a good story, except that the heroine was very weak and indecisive until the end. She actually became. a bit trying with her constant weakness but the author made het strong in the end. For me it just took too long for the heroine to fight

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    • Charles
    • 26/06/2018

    Simple and Predictable Story with Little Action

    We're told the story of 18 year old Kalinda in first person, beginning with her being chosen to serve among the emperor's courtesans and 99 wives. She comes across a plot by the tyrant that threatens her, and she has to jump into action....but she doesn't. She talks, meets, thinks, and plans. There's some action in the end, but much of the book is Kalinda thinking to herself, pondering events and drooling over a man she barely knows. There's an evil family member, bad king, power hungry peer, and a simple twist near the end. I don't necessarily mind a simple story if there's a connection to the characters, but sadly there's none of that here. The characters are flat and unlikable, with little caring for them or satisfaction (other then the book coming to an end). There's MUCH better fantasy out there - skip this one.

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    • Bonny Cormany
    • 14/11/2017

    a good read for the young easily entertained

    the story was good but written, I think, for a much younger audience. a very predictable fairytale

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