The Heir, by Kiera Cass
“What must a queen possess in order to truly rule her people?”
“Nothing,” she said softly. “A queen must possess nothing to rule because she has to give everything she has to her people. Even her life.”
– Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice
Well said, Lissa!
That concept seems to be something Eadlyn just doesn’t understand. Honestly, Eadlyn just comes across as a seriously spoilt character. Apart from that, she does not know her people well at all. Unless she undergoes some sort of dramatic character development, I think she’d make a very bad queen.
To be honest, I wasn’t that annoyed by Eadlyn’s “bitchiness”, but I was really frustrated with her insensitivity and disregard for the feelings/thoughts of others. I was particularly shocked when she tried to sabotage the relationship between Ahren and Camille. How thoughtless.
It was like he was already gone. In his mind, he was in Paris, showering Camille with kisses and debating what to name their children. I felt him leaving me. . . . I wasn’t ready.
I swallowed, daring to say what I’d been deliberating over for a very long time. “Look, Ahren, she’s a great girl. There’s no denying it. But maybe she’s not the one.”
His smile finally faltered. “What do you mean?”
The twist at the end wasn’t well-executed and it was very unrealistic. Um, you’re a prince, Ahren. You may be second in line for the throne, but you have responsibilities towards the country too… You can’t just do that. Besides, he shouldn’t have been able to do what he did without anyone finding out and informing the king. Talk about bad security.
But the good thing was that there were other great characters. Ahren is actually really sweet, and he’s a great brother. The boys were all über cute, and their different personalities brought great diversity to the novel. The premise of the entire book was intriguing, and it was nice how Kiera Cass showed us what it’s like to be on the other side of the selection.
I’m still so disappointed though.
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