The Queen of Sorrow

The Queen of Sorrow

The battle between vicious spirits and strong-willed queens that started in the award-winning The Queen of Blood and continued in the powerful The Reluctant Queen comes to a stunning conclusion in The Queen of Sorrow, the final volume of Sarah Beth Durst’s Queens of Renthia trilogy.

Queen Daleina has yearned to bring peace and prosperity to her beloved forest home—a hope that seemed doomed when neighboring forces invaded Aratay. Now, with the powerful Queen Naelin ruling by her side, Daleina believes that her dream of ushering in a new era can be realized, even in a land plagued by malevolent nature spirits who thirst for the end of human life.

And then Naelin’s children are kidnapped by spirits.

Nothing is more important to her than her family, and Naelin would rather watch the world burn than see her children harmed. Blaming the defeated Queen Merecot of Semo for the kidnapping, Naelin is ready to start a war—and has the power to do it.

But Merecot has grander plans than a bloody battle with her southern neighbors. Taking the children is merely one step in a plot to change the future of all Renthia, either by ending the threat of spirits once and for all . . . or plunging the world into chaos.

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About Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of seventeen fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including

    The Queen of Sorrow Reviews

  • Emily May

    I suppose I'll need Jastra's plan after all. Pity.It would have been nice to avoid murdering anyone. I have really enjoyed this series. I came to the end of The Queen of Sorrow and, aptly, felt a lot...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    The Queen of Sorrow is the third and final book in a very good fantasy trilogy focused on several strong women, queens of neighboring countries with the ability to control and direct the wild nature s...

  • Maggie ? (Reader-in-Wonderland)

    A satisfying conclusion to a unique, lovely but also slightly dangerous fantasy trilogy. As always, I loved the world and how it expanded throughout the series, and am very interested to visit the isl...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum couple years ago when I picked up The Queen of Blood, I had no idea it was going to grow into a series I would enjoy and lov...

  • Taylor

    “I'm allowed to have new dreams.”...The Queen of Sorrow is the final book in The Queens of Renthia series, and I can say with confidence that this is one of my favorite series of all time.I'm cont...

  • Jessica

    Wildly unexpected and absolutely perfect ending to the trilogy. Sarah Beth's world-building is impeccable as always, and her characters are wonderful. Even when they're horrible and you want to slap t...

  • Justine

    DNF 48%While I enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy, I am really struggling with this last book. I'm almost halfway through and it still feels like things are floundering and the story doesn't ...

  • Lindsay

    The conclusion of the Queens of Renthia trilogy sees the Queen of Semo again attacking the country of Aratray, this time by kidnapping the children of Naelin, with predictable consequences. Naelin wil...

  • Hollis

    My head loves how The Queens of Renthia series unfolded post-book one.. but the problem is my heart is frustrated. Durst has crafted a very unpredictable series that blends YA elements with adult fant...

  • Bob Milne

    Wow. Apparently, it's been over a year since I last did a catch-up post, and almost eight months since my last DNF review. I'm not sure if that's more a reflection of what's been landing on my shelf, ...