The Orchid Throne

The Orchid Throne

"The Orchid Throne is a captivating and sensual fantasy romance you won?t want to miss! High stakes. Remarkable worldbuilding. Unique and compelling characters. A slow-burn romance that?ll make you combust.? ? Amanda Bouchet, USA Today bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles "The Orchid Throne captures from the first page and doesn't let go as Jeffe Kennedy weaves a timeless tale of love and su/>The"The "The Orchid Throne is a captivating and sensual fantasy romance you won?...

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Title:The Orchid Throne
Author:Jeffe Kennedy
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250194318
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Orchid Throne Reviews

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Aug 24, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

    Mon avis en Français My English review I always have a good time with Jeffe Kennedy?s novels, so I was curious to discover this new series! Euthalia is Queen of her people, she tries to remain as free as possible. However, she is also under the yoke of the emperor to whom...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Orchid Throne was a moving tale of choices, fate, and loss. I have to say upfront that this is not a YA fantasy as I went into reading this thinking that it would be until I found out Lia?s age. This is a dual...

    The good: -LOVED the heroine, Lia. She is badass and prioritizes her job as queen above all else. -Really loved the hero, Conri. He?s pretty clearly suffering from some major issues as a former slave, but he?s not a manwhore (rare in romance circles) and admires Lia?s intell...

    An evil emperor has taken power and by doing that he took control of the world, one slaughter at a time. He might actually be my favorite character, cos he was so evil. And then this thing he says he will do at the end, dang, that is a well written baddie. I loved to hate him. And the ...

  • Amanda
    Sep 17, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

  • Grace
    Sep 03, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

  • Darynda Jones
    Sep 02, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

  • Shelley
    Sep 18, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

  • Melliane
    Jun 03, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

    Mon avis en Français My English review I always have a good time with Jeffe Kennedy?s novels, so I was curious to discover this new series! Euthalia is Queen of her people, she tries to remain as free as possible. However, she is also under the yoke of the emperor to whom...

  • Sarah
    Sep 27, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

  • Tammie
    Oct 07, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

  • Carien
    May 21, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

  • Suzanne
    Oct 25, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

  • Beth
    May 03, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

  • Becky
    Oct 07, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

    Mon avis en Français My English review I always have a good time with Jeffe Kennedy?s novels, so I was curious to discover this new series! Euthalia is Queen of her people, she tries to remain as free as possible. However, she is also under the yoke of the emperor to whom...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Orchid Throne was a moving tale of choices, fate, and loss. I have to say upfront that this is not a YA fantasy as I went into reading this thinking that it would be until I found out Lia?s age. This is a dual...

    The good: -LOVED the heroine, Lia. She is badass and prioritizes her job as queen above all else. -Really loved the hero, Conri. He?s pretty clearly suffering from some major issues as a former slave, but he?s not a manwhore (rare in romance circles) and admires Lia?s intell...

  • julia ☆ [owls reads]
    Aug 24, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

  • Douglas Meeks
    Sep 12, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    Jun 23, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Aug 20, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    Sep 24, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

  • Stacey is Sassy
    Sep 05, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

  • Marta Cox
    Jun 12, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

  • Stewart Tame
    Jun 03, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

  • Jodie- Readthewriteact
    Sep 08, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

    Mon avis en Français My English review I always have a good time with Jeffe Kennedy?s novels, so I was curious to discover this new series! Euthalia is Queen of her people, she tries to remain as free as possible. However, she is also under the yoke of the emperor to whom...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Orchid Throne was a moving tale of choices, fate, and loss. I have to say upfront that this is not a YA fantasy as I went into reading this thinking that it would be until I found out Lia?s age. This is a dual...

    The good: -LOVED the heroine, Lia. She is badass and prioritizes her job as queen above all else. -Really loved the hero, Conri. He?s pretty clearly suffering from some major issues as a former slave, but he?s not a manwhore (rare in romance circles) and admires Lia?s intell...

    An evil emperor has taken power and by doing that he took control of the world, one slaughter at a time. He might actually be my favorite character, cos he was so evil. And then this thing he says he will do at the end, dang, that is a well written baddie. I loved to hate him. And the ...

    I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was intrigued when I spotted this one...the cover is gorgeous, the blurb written so that it would pull you in. And in truth, there are definitely certain times that I am pulled down the fantasy bend ...

    This book is a great transition read for people who love YA fantasy and want to move into reading adult fantasy. The book doesn't have the fastest pace but the story certainly kept me intrigued. The twist at the end was definitely worth reading for. I really am looking forward to the n...

  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    Sep 25, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

  • Amanda
    Sep 25, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

  • Maria Rose
    Sep 26, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

  • Grey
    Sep 11, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

    Mon avis en Français My English review I always have a good time with Jeffe Kennedy?s novels, so I was curious to discover this new series! Euthalia is Queen of her people, she tries to remain as free as possible. However, she is also under the yoke of the emperor to whom...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Orchid Throne was a moving tale of choices, fate, and loss. I have to say upfront that this is not a YA fantasy as I went into reading this thinking that it would be until I found out Lia?s age. This is a dual...

    The good: -LOVED the heroine, Lia. She is badass and prioritizes her job as queen above all else. -Really loved the hero, Conri. He?s pretty clearly suffering from some major issues as a former slave, but he?s not a manwhore (rare in romance circles) and admires Lia?s intell...

    An evil emperor has taken power and by doing that he took control of the world, one slaughter at a time. He might actually be my favorite character, cos he was so evil. And then this thing he says he will do at the end, dang, that is a well written baddie. I loved to hate him. And the ...

    I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was intrigued when I spotted this one...the cover is gorgeous, the blurb written so that it would pull you in. And in truth, there are definitely certain times that I am pulled down the fantasy bend ...

  • Minx
    Jun 07, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

  • Alaina
    Oct 28, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

  • The Nerd Daily
    Sep 27, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 4.5 Stars I was very excited for The Orchid Throne when I first got a copy, it even made my Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019 list. But after so many of the books I was very excited for ...

    The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is the start of an exciting fantasy romance trilogy that introduces a royal couple destined to fight for the survival of their peoples against a tyrant bent on their destruction. The discovery of vurgstun, a rock with explosive properties mined dee...

    I requested this book on netgalley because I liked the cover and the description, but I liked the story even more. Some of the basics are familiar - an evil Emperor has most of the world in thrall. He is being resisted by the Slave King and by the Queen of Calenthe, which is a mysterio...

    When diving into The Orchid Throne expect a story that will slowly unfurl bringing you into a world that is caught in a power struggle. His Imperial Majesty Anure, Emperor of All the Lands has for years held a stranglehold on every land except for the island of Calanthe. Years ago, the...

    The beginning to this story waxes and wanes a bit plus it takes awhile to realize that Lia is far stronger and more intelligent than anyone has given her credit for and Con does realize that when he finally meets her (which takes a few chapters before they even meet) and immediately do...

    Mon avis en Français My English review I always have a good time with Jeffe Kennedy?s novels, so I was curious to discover this new series! Euthalia is Queen of her people, she tries to remain as free as possible. However, she is also under the yoke of the emperor to whom...

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Orchid Throne was a moving tale of choices, fate, and loss. I have to say upfront that this is not a YA fantasy as I went into reading this thinking that it would be until I found out Lia?s age. This is a dual...

  • Elizabeth Dragina
    Jul 18, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy, Romance *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* The Orchid Throne, by author Jeffe Kennedy, is the start of the Forgotten Empires series following Lia, the Queen of Calanthe, and Con, the fallen prince of Oriel and King of Slaves, as they join together to ta...

    Book ? The Orchid Throne Author ? Jeffe Kennedy Series ? Forgotten Empires #1 Cliffhanger? - Yes Publication Date ? September 24, 2019 Genre ? Fantasy/Romance Type ? Dual POV Rating ? 4.25 out of 5 Stars Complimentary copy generously provided by the author via ...

    *vomits* Those last chapters absolutely ruined the book for me. RUINED IT!! I loved the author's style. Her characters. Her suspense. And her wit. But the sexual content is awful. That is all I'm going to say, or else I will end up ranting. **FTC disclosure ~ I was asked...

  • Yoongi Felix Min
    Nov 02, 2019

    Loved this so much! ...

    Full disclosure: I've worked with this author in the past and am a fan of her books. She's an auto-buy for me. I was offered an ARC of The Orchid Throne in exchange for an honest review and a blurb if possible. In short, I loved the story. As with Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series, ...

    As the queen of the island Calanthe you might think Euthalia is in charge of her own life but she is just as under the tyrant emperor's control as everyone else. Her father agreed to an arranged marriage between them in order to keep Calanthe's independence but it was just another type...

    No one believes in omens or curses anymore. Or hope, for that matter. I had such a blast reading this book. The world the author has built was awesome, the characters were engaging, the romance was immediately something I was rooting for and the political intrigue and danger kept...

    Revenge?by rock or by flower I really enjoyed reading The Orchid Throne but I?m struggling to get my thoughts down to explain the highs and lows. I was angry that a lot of innocent people died at the hands of a tyrant. I was sad that children were left orphans and slaves because...

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Orchid Throne was a little slow to start off with but eventually I finally got invested into it. The beginning, even though it was slow, was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about this empire and ...

    A fantastic book! It took a while to get the main characters in the same place, but that gave me time to get to know them separately, understand them, and grow SO impatient for them to finally have page time together. When it eventually happens, it's incendiary! I can't wait for the ne...

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart   Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   I was delighted to be offered this book as I enjoy what little I've managed to read by this author. I want...

    So good!!! ...

    1.5 stars. * Submit or die. The Orchid Throne is a painfully slow novel with a creative and unique world-building. The narrative is heavily focused on romance despite the impending threat of the emperor and there is never a true sense of danger to the story. The charact...

    Title: The Orchid Throne Series: Forgotten Empires #1 Author: Jeffe Kennedy Release date: September 24, 2019 Cliffhanger: Yes Genre: adult fantasy What a surprise this one was! I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first read by the author, but I really appreciated...

    This is a fantasy romance that sounded interesting, but unfortunately I just couldn't get into it. It moves at a snails pace, and there is just so much description of her clothing and such. It is also hard to tell whose point of view I'm reading, at least in the ARC, because the chapte...

    This was perhaps a little slower initially than some other books I?ve read by this author but nevertheless it does set itself up to be a satisfying tale when she?s finally finished with it. I?m guessing it?s going to be a trilogy as we need to find out not only much more about ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is billed as a fantasy romance, which is a hybrid I don't think I've ever encountered before. It lives up to that billing as far as I can determine, though I?ll admit that my experience with the romance ...

    Everything from the synopsis screams this book would be a perfect fit for me. I did enjoy the story but here comes the but...But the best way I can describe it is extremely wordy. I know books are suppose to have words but I mean dialog. Lots and lots of dialog between characters makin...

    My father has taught me this. The emperor didn't suffer when war ravaged his empire. He stayed lazy and overfed on his throne while we tore one another's throats out fighting to get to him. Why trouble himself if we killed one another? Another of the many reasons that rebelling agains...