Lesbian Book Review of ‘The Queen of Rhodia’ by Effie Calvin.
4.25 Stars. I am happy to say that I am on a roll of good lesbian fantasy books lately. This is the third book in the ‘Tales of Inthya’ series. I’m excited to see that this series just gets better and better with every book. Calvin is really hitting her stride and I can’t wait to see what will come next. While book one and two can be read in any order, I do recommend reading both books before this third installment.
After given the egg of a dragon to raise, Adale and Esofi find themselves parents to a baby dragon. The problem is no humans know how to raise one so information is sorely lacking. When a dragon comes to offer a treaty of peace, Adale and Esofi must decide if learning more about dragons would be worth risking their lives.
Book one, The Queen of Ieflaria, starred Princess Adale and Princess Esofi. Book two, took place in a different part of the world and starred Orsina, a paladin (knight) and Aelia, who is a goddess. This third book brings both pairs together. It was a lot of fun to read, and my new favorite of the series. Both Adeal and Esofi have really grown from the first book, while Aelia who is my favorite, is as delightful as ever.
I do have to give a slight trigger warning. Since these books can be read by young adults or adults, I do have to mention this book does address the subject of child abuse. You don’t actually witness any, but you do see how it affects a character that is now grown, because of the abuse she went through as a child.
I could not be more excited for the next book in this series. If Calvin stays on this roll we are all in for a treat. I was not blown away by the first book, but book two and now this book have both been great. I love this world Calvin has built and I highly recommend this series to fantasy fans.
An ARC was given to me for an honest review.