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Althea’s head is still spinning from her discovery that she’s Hera, daughter of Cronus, the terrible Titan king. After Althea failed to cast Cronus down into the deepest pit of Tartarus, the king calls upon his powerful allies, the elder Titans who reign supreme over the heavens, earth, and seas. To force Althea to surrender, the elder Titans rain down wrath upon the morta Althea’s head is still spinning from her discovery that she’s Hera, daughter of Cronus, the terrible Titan king. After Althea failed to cast Cronus down into the deepest pit of Tartarus, the king calls upon his powerful allies, the elder Titans who reign supreme over the heavens, earth, and seas. To force Althea to surrender, the elder Titans rain down wrath upon the mortal world with earthquakes, famine, pestilence, hurricanes, and all manner of destruction. Lukas, Althea’s friend and confidant, hides her and her godly siblings, but they can’t run forever. She must recruit allies from the younger Titans before the afflicted mortals turn them into Cronus in exchange for peace. Poseidon and Hades are also in hiding. Althea sets out to find her brothers, but hunting them down without getting caught and persuading them to stand against their all-powerful father will be next to impossible. Althea has a lot to learn about her newly restored crown and Titaness powers. She must divide heaven and earth to protect her mortal home and friends and unite her brothers and sisters in the war to end all wars.


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Althea’s head is still spinning from her discovery that she’s Hera, daughter of Cronus, the terrible Titan king. After Althea failed to cast Cronus down into the deepest pit of Tartarus, the king calls upon his powerful allies, the elder Titans who reign supreme over the heavens, earth, and seas. To force Althea to surrender, the elder Titans rain down wrath upon the morta Althea’s head is still spinning from her discovery that she’s Hera, daughter of Cronus, the terrible Titan king. After Althea failed to cast Cronus down into the deepest pit of Tartarus, the king calls upon his powerful allies, the elder Titans who reign supreme over the heavens, earth, and seas. To force Althea to surrender, the elder Titans rain down wrath upon the mortal world with earthquakes, famine, pestilence, hurricanes, and all manner of destruction. Lukas, Althea’s friend and confidant, hides her and her godly siblings, but they can’t run forever. She must recruit allies from the younger Titans before the afflicted mortals turn them into Cronus in exchange for peace. Poseidon and Hades are also in hiding. Althea sets out to find her brothers, but hunting them down without getting caught and persuading them to stand against their all-powerful father will be next to impossible. Althea has a lot to learn about her newly restored crown and Titaness powers. She must divide heaven and earth to protect her mortal home and friends and unite her brothers and sisters in the war to end all wars.

30 review for Crown of Cinders

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shirin Tondkar

    The Story starts where it left off. This may contain spoilers. Don't read this if didn't read the first book, Wings of Fury “You mean I control my own fate?” “Yes and no. Quite often, in running from fate, we end up right where we were always meant to be.” Crown of Cinder, as I mentioned before, is a different, surprising story of Cronus's reign and his fall. Three sisters come into their own as Hera, Demeter, and Hestia looking for their two abandoned brothers, Hades and Poseidon (why I forgot Zeus The Story starts where it left off. This may contain spoilers. Don't read this if didn't read the first book, Wings of Fury “You mean I control my own fate?” “Yes and no. Quite often, in running from fate, we end up right where we were always meant to be.” Crown of Cinder, as I mentioned before, is a different, surprising story of Cronus's reign and his fall. Three sisters come into their own as Hera, Demeter, and Hestia looking for their two abandoned brothers, Hades and Poseidon (why I forgot Zeus? :)). Hera's journey continues to find her brothers, to Premutous, and underworld. The good news is Zeus slowly grows up and is less gets on my nerve. :) They should fight with four Gigantes against their father and his allies, General Atlas, Pallas, god of battle and warcraft, With his brother, Perses, god of destruction, and their cousins, Menoetius, god of violent anger and rash actions, and Lelantos, god of the unseen. “Your value is not in how others treat you but in how you treat yourself. We must believe in ourselves first or there is nothing anyone can say, Titan or mortal, that we will believe.” I really enjoyed King's books. I can honestly say this is the best retelling story of six Olympus siblings. I start to know Hades and Hestia who are less known in the other books. They are all so nice, not evil or selfish, support each other. The story moves very well, the plots are imaginable, Very and well-drawn characters. I loved Selene and miss Rhea. I'm looking forward to being continued into another book, love to know what will happen. Highly recommended (read book one, first). ”Achieving happiness here has taught me that peace isn’t found outside of us. Peace is internal. We carry it, we emulate it, we offer it. Those who recognize that can find contentment anywhere.” Many thanks to 47North and NetGalley for giving me the chance to read Wings of Fury by Emily R. King in exchange for an honest review. Published Date 05 Oct 2021 My review on 12 Jun 2021

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After devouring the previous book, I was so freaking excited to dive into Crown of Cinder. I'm just going to say it now.. this was so freaking easy to devour as well. It also made me hate certain characters quite easily because they were constantly acting like an ass or making dumb decisions. So it's also safe to say that the little betrayal was pretty easy to spot before it actually happened. I also really enjoyed getting t I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After devouring the previous book, I was so freaking excited to dive into Crown of Cinder. I'm just going to say it now.. this was so freaking easy to devour as well. It also made me hate certain characters quite easily because they were constantly acting like an ass or making dumb decisions. So it's also safe to say that the little betrayal was pretty easy to spot before it actually happened. I also really enjoyed getting to read another book with my main guy Hades in it. Also Poseidon was kind of cool. I just feel like every time we meet a new sibling I'm just seriously suspicious of them. Also their wonderful mom basically tells everyone but the important people that they are a god and stuff? Like how does that make sense? It just kept annoying me and I get why certain people were annoyed as well. Other than that, I'm not sure what's going to happen next. I hope she doesn't give into Zeus because I like that Althea has been strong and independent against him. I also don't really like the guy and I would rather have her be very far away from him. Just saying. I'm not prepared for another book but I definitely need one. Especially after how this one ended.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Krysti

    A brilliant, feminist take on Greek mythology. Wings of Fury simmers with passion and the rage of all the women throughout history and mythology whose stories have been misrepresented, underappreciated, and erased. In this pulse-pounding, action-packed novel, author Emily R. King is sending a message loud and clear that women's stories matter, and that we will no longer stand for being silenced or relegated to supporting roles. As Publisher's Weekly said in their starred review of the first book A brilliant, feminist take on Greek mythology. Wings of Fury simmers with passion and the rage of all the women throughout history and mythology whose stories have been misrepresented, underappreciated, and erased. In this pulse-pounding, action-packed novel, author Emily R. King is sending a message loud and clear that women's stories matter, and that we will no longer stand for being silenced or relegated to supporting roles. As Publisher's Weekly said in their starred review of the first book in the series, "This is a winner."

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    I have a lot of feelings about this book. There are many battle scenes where I raced through because I needed to know what the outcome would be, deaths that broke my heart, and an ending that left me sobbing. Clearly I was invested in the story and characters, King is a great writer who knows how to draw readers in. I don't know that much about Greek mythology, but I loved seeing familiar names as we met new characters. I also liked seeing the Titan siblings explore their abilities and mature in I have a lot of feelings about this book. There are many battle scenes where I raced through because I needed to know what the outcome would be, deaths that broke my heart, and an ending that left me sobbing. Clearly I was invested in the story and characters, King is a great writer who knows how to draw readers in. I don't know that much about Greek mythology, but I loved seeing familiar names as we met new characters. I also liked seeing the Titan siblings explore their abilities and mature into the famous Gods I've heard about. There's also a great romance between Hera and Theo that I adored and couldn't get enough of. I'm not sure if there will be third book, but I'm really hoping so. The ending pretty much devastated me and if I have to live with things as they are, my heart might never recover. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. Thank you to 47North and NetGalley for the copy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Where are my Greek mythology readers. This series is for you. I have read a few Greek mythology themed books and there were either hit or miss. Yet, this book is a hit. I like the young, updated versions of the various gods and goddess. If you have not read the first book, you could read this book without much issues but I can guarantee you that you will want to go back and pick up book one. Althea is the heroine that everyone wants. She is a leader that is not afraid when the odds are stacked a Where are my Greek mythology readers. This series is for you. I have read a few Greek mythology themed books and there were either hit or miss. Yet, this book is a hit. I like the young, updated versions of the various gods and goddess. If you have not read the first book, you could read this book without much issues but I can guarantee you that you will want to go back and pick up book one. Althea is the heroine that everyone wants. She is a leader that is not afraid when the odds are stacked against her. Feminine empowerment! Although, it does not hurt to have family by her side. Each character had their own personality and brought something to the story. Crown of Cinders is worthy of the gods!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    3.5 stars ✨

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sarah {The Clever Reader}

    This was so good! I'm glad I buddy read it because it allowed me to savor the story. I enjoyed the relationship between each sibling and what each brought to the story as a whole. This was filled with adventure from beginning to end and included many tense moments. We're so used to stories about the children of Gods like Zeus but not many stories tell of their story and how they became Gods. I liked learning more about Cronos and his siblings. I think it made for an interesting and unique read. This was so good! I'm glad I buddy read it because it allowed me to savor the story. I enjoyed the relationship between each sibling and what each brought to the story as a whole. This was filled with adventure from beginning to end and included many tense moments. We're so used to stories about the children of Gods like Zeus but not many stories tell of their story and how they became Gods. I liked learning more about Cronos and his siblings. I think it made for an interesting and unique read. I am bummed this is only a duology because I would love more books set in this world but overall I definitely recommend it and enjoyed it. Thank you to 47North and NetGalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    Althea or to use her correct name Hera is still coming to terms with all the revelations about her true parentage and her place amongst the Titans. Her fury at Cronus after all he has done knows no bounds but hiding away won't serve anyone . Hera must travel forth with her sisters to locate her missing brothers because only together will they be powerful enough to stop the megalomaniac God who will destroy all in order to rule untouched forever ! I have been in awe of this authors imagination for Althea or to use her correct name Hera is still coming to terms with all the revelations about her true parentage and her place amongst the Titans. Her fury at Cronus after all he has done knows no bounds but hiding away won't serve anyone . Hera must travel forth with her sisters to locate her missing brothers because only together will they be powerful enough to stop the megalomaniac God who will destroy all in order to rule untouched forever ! I have been in awe of this authors imagination for some time and commend her on yet again giving us a female protagonist who is truly heroic. This takes the mythology we all know and stands it on its head with such a unique slant on how and why these amazing characters of legends supposedly acted as they did. Expect betrayals and battles, expect anger and sorrow, but also see the possibilities of a new order in a world needing change. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy / Mythology *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Crown of Cinders, by author Emily R. King, is the second book in the Wings of Fury series. It has been 6 months since Althea (Hera) learned that she, and her sisters Bronte (Demeter), and Cleora (Hestia) are daughters of Cronus and Rhea. Now, Cronus is whipping up the old guard in order to suppress the new Gods and Goddesses while focusing on Hera who worked with Zeus to send Cronus packing and into hiding. With a bit of help fro *Source* Publisher *Genre* Fantasy / Mythology *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Crown of Cinders, by author Emily R. King, is the second book in the Wings of Fury series. It has been 6 months since Althea (Hera) learned that she, and her sisters Bronte (Demeter), and Cleora (Hestia) are daughters of Cronus and Rhea. Now, Cronus is whipping up the old guard in order to suppress the new Gods and Goddesses while focusing on Hera who worked with Zeus to send Cronus packing and into hiding. With a bit of help from Selene and others, Hera searches for her other brothers (Poseidon and Hades) hoping they will stand with her, Zeus, and her sisters against Cronus. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    Initial Thoughts I literally could not stop thinking about this series after I finished Wings of Fury in April. I was SO excited to see that it was a Read Now title in NetGalley this month. I literally pushed aside all of my other current reads to dive in. Some Things I Liked More greek mythology. The first book was filled with nods to myths I knew and I loved that but we didn't really dive in as deeply as I'd have liked until the end of the story when Althea realizes her true parentage. I loved th Initial Thoughts I literally could not stop thinking about this series after I finished Wings of Fury in April. I was SO excited to see that it was a Read Now title in NetGalley this month. I literally pushed aside all of my other current reads to dive in. Some Things I Liked More greek mythology. The first book was filled with nods to myths I knew and I loved that but we didn't really dive in as deeply as I'd have liked until the end of the story when Althea realizes her true parentage. I loved that in this sequel, we really got to see the inner workings of the hierarchy of the gods as well as more nods to the classic stories. The romance. Theo was just perfect. I literally cried so much when Althea finally was able to admit her feelings. On the flip side, I also really liked that Zeus and his "relationships" wasn't sugar coated. He was a total weasel and Emily R. King didn't shy away from making that known. Hades. Please, please, please, can I get a spin off all about Hades? This version of Hades is quite literally my favorite version of him ever. He was broody and a bit shy but he wasn't evil at all. Hades is often characterized as being selfish or evil and I was so glad to see that wasn't the case here. I loved Hades. Series Value I'd read a billion more books in this series or set in this world. I adored every page. I can also proudly say I have now read all of Emily R. King's books and this was my favorite one yet. Final Thoughts I loved this book. I cried a ton at the ending, so you were warned. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cathy | A Case Full of Books

    Greek mythology, but make it feminist. I loved this duology! The relationship between Althea and Theo was amazing. And I loved getting to see Poseidon and Hades in this installment. Emily R. King writes her books beautifully, and this was no exception. I love her prose and the way she weaves her words together to tell such action packed and intense stories. If you like stories inspired by Greek mythology, do not miss Wings of Fury & Crown of Cinders. Content: some language and sexual scenes. *I recei Greek mythology, but make it feminist. I loved this duology! The relationship between Althea and Theo was amazing. And I loved getting to see Poseidon and Hades in this installment. Emily R. King writes her books beautifully, and this was no exception. I love her prose and the way she weaves her words together to tell such action packed and intense stories. If you like stories inspired by Greek mythology, do not miss Wings of Fury & Crown of Cinders. Content: some language and sexual scenes. *I received a digital copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hazel

    A continuation of the Wings of Fury series, retelling the downfall of the Titans. I do not have much knowledge of greek mythology however, after reading book 1 I was excited to continue with this story. 6 months after the first book, Althea and her 2 sisters are finding their place in this new world as the children of Cronus and Rhea. Alongside their youngest brother Zeus, they are trying to locate their remaining 2 siblings Poseidon and Hades. They are getting used to their Titan names of Hera, D A continuation of the Wings of Fury series, retelling the downfall of the Titans. I do not have much knowledge of greek mythology however, after reading book 1 I was excited to continue with this story. 6 months after the first book, Althea and her 2 sisters are finding their place in this new world as the children of Cronus and Rhea. Alongside their youngest brother Zeus, they are trying to locate their remaining 2 siblings Poseidon and Hades. They are getting used to their Titan names of Hera, Demeter and Hestia and the powers that they possess. Hera is the main character who is a leader of people, always trying to do the right thing and faced with the difficult task of entering the underworld to retrieve Hades. All siblings must be united for them to overthrow Cronus. Hera continues to be supported by Theo a demigod and their relationship continues to develop throughout the story with Theo never faltering in his love or support for her. The prophecy outlines that Zeus will replace Cronus however, he is a bit of a self righteous brat and Hera tries to keep him on the right path. The hard work is all done by Hera and this is a story lifting up the strengths of females. Due to my limited Greek mythology knowledge, I found it confusing at times with all the different Titan names and what they were rulers of. This did not detract from my enjoyment of the story. Thanks to #NetGalley and 47North and to Emily R. King for this title #CrownofCinders in exchange for my honest review. This title releases on 5 October and I would recommend that the series is read in order.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tien

    I'm not a huge fan of Greek mythology and usually avoids retellings of them but somehow, I managed to dive into Wings of Fury (book 1)... As usual, I wasn't paying much attention to the description and just started reading. In the end, I decided that I really like Althea and I wanted to find out what happens next. Crown of Cinders opens some time after the end of Wings of Fury, where 2 siblings are yet to be found but Cronus has begun to make his move to destroy these siblings yet again. A very f I'm not a huge fan of Greek mythology and usually avoids retellings of them but somehow, I managed to dive into Wings of Fury (book 1)... As usual, I wasn't paying much attention to the description and just started reading. In the end, I decided that I really like Althea and I wanted to find out what happens next. Crown of Cinders opens some time after the end of Wings of Fury, where 2 siblings are yet to be found but Cronus has begun to make his move to destroy these siblings yet again. A very fast read culminating in a climactic battle for world rule where a heartbreaking moment made me sobbed but yet, the ending made me unsure whether this is it or if there is another book coming. I feel that the story is mostly finished but I'm also annoyed at a certain character at this point so I'm not actually sure if I'd like another one or not. On the other hand, I feel that this book is about a particular goddess for which I am not at all familiar with her 'background' as such so this was a lovely fill for me. She is a strong heroine who have had to fight for her freedom, her independence, her situation in life. I believe this is what author wanted to get across and she definitely had done that very well. "Your value is not in how others treat you but in how you treat yourself. We must believe in ourselves first or there is nothing anyone can say, Titan or moral, that we will believe." My thanks to 47North for ecopy of book via NetGalley in exchange of my honest thoughts

  14. 4 out of 5

    Fernanda Granzotto

    *Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy of this book for review, all opinions are my own* I admit I'm a little sad because I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first one. I think the reason could be that in the first book because we were being introduced to the story and the characters everything felt more exciting and I fell in love with the story and the characters easier. In this book I felt that the characters became very one dimensional, the author *Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an early copy of this book for review, all opinions are my own* I admit I'm a little sad because I didn't like this book as much as I liked the first one. I think the reason could be that in the first book because we were being introduced to the story and the characters everything felt more exciting and I fell in love with the story and the characters easier. In this book I felt that the characters became very one dimensional, the author gave 2 characteristics to each character and made those characteristics their only trait, so they got very annoying. Zeus is completely insufferable in this book, which for sure made me like the story less. And the fact that Hera is so powerful also made me a little suspicious and made the book less believable for me, so to speak. I also don't know if I liked the end of the story even though it was expected. I think this second book is the last one of this doulogy and I hope it is, because I don't know if I could take another book knowing where the story will go and end.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Marci

    Thank you to Net Galley for this advanced copy! I was so excited to read this! I loved this different retelling. The Young Gods and Goddesses must overthrow their father Chronos for the sake of humanity. Hera ( Althea) turns out to be quite the hero of the story! I couldn’t put this down! Like the first book, I loved all the mythology and the fast pace of the storyline. I also loved the characters and their sibling banter back and forth! This was so much fun! I hope there is a next book in this Thank you to Net Galley for this advanced copy! I was so excited to read this! I loved this different retelling. The Young Gods and Goddesses must overthrow their father Chronos for the sake of humanity. Hera ( Althea) turns out to be quite the hero of the story! I couldn’t put this down! Like the first book, I loved all the mythology and the fast pace of the storyline. I also loved the characters and their sibling banter back and forth! This was so much fun! I hope there is a next book in this series as I’d like to see how the Zeus/ Hera relationship progresses as well as the other Gods and Goddesses!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh

    *I received an e-arc from Netgalley and the author in exchange for an honest review* This review may contain spoilers for the first book, Wings of Fury. After reading Wings of Fury, I was so ready for this sequel! I wound up enjoying it even more than the first book. If you’ve read and enjoyed the first book, you’re going to love this one! Althea still can’t quite come to grips with the fact that she’s Hera, daughter of Cronus, the abominable Titan king. After Althea failed in casting Cronus down i *I received an e-arc from Netgalley and the author in exchange for an honest review* This review may contain spoilers for the first book, Wings of Fury. After reading Wings of Fury, I was so ready for this sequel! I wound up enjoying it even more than the first book. If you’ve read and enjoyed the first book, you’re going to love this one! Althea still can’t quite come to grips with the fact that she’s Hera, daughter of Cronus, the abominable Titan king. After Althea failed in casting Cronus down into the deepest pit of Tartarus, he calls upon his powerful allies to come against her. In order to force Althea to surrender, the elder Titans strike the mortal world with earthquakes, famine, pestilence, hurricanes, etc. Althea and her siblings have been hiding, but alas they can’t hide forever, and they begin recruiting the younger Titans to their cause. They hope to win them to their side, before the mortals who are suffering turn them over to Cronus to gain peace. Poseidon and Hades have also been in hiding, and Althea goes on a quest to find her brothers. Tracking them down, and getting them to take her side might prove to be impossible. She finds she has much to learn about her crown and her Titaness powers. She is determined to do all that she can to protect her mortal home and friends, and unite her brothers and sisters in the war to end all wars. A series perfect for fans of mythology, fierce female characters, action and adventure. I am hoping for another book in the series after that ending! I loved these characters so much and would love more in this world.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emeph Alvarado

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Put your seatbelt on and hold tight! I have to say that this is the best take on Greek Mythology that I have read. She tells the tale of the birth of the Gods with such agility. She gave these characters a humanity I haven’t seen before. Each of them have such unique personalities that you’ll be scrambling to find a favorite. Definitely read Wings of Fury first to get the full effect of this wonderful ride.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cathy | A Case Full of Books

    An amazing follow up to Wings of Fury, this book continues to follow Althea on her journey to train Zeus in an attempt to overthrow Cronus, God of Gods. If possible, I enjoyed this one even more than the first. Some new characters were introduced who I absolutely loved, and the action and pacing were perfect. If you enjoy books based on Greek mythology, do NOT miss these ones. You'll love reading the story from a woman's perspective - a nice shift from most typical Greek mythology stories. An amazing follow up to Wings of Fury, this book continues to follow Althea on her journey to train Zeus in an attempt to overthrow Cronus, God of Gods. If possible, I enjoyed this one even more than the first. Some new characters were introduced who I absolutely loved, and the action and pacing were perfect. If you enjoy books based on Greek mythology, do NOT miss these ones. You'll love reading the story from a woman's perspective - a nice shift from most typical Greek mythology stories.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Violeta

    Digital ARC provided by Netgalley I enjoyed even more this second book in the series. It gave more depth to each character and it added some good twists to the entire plot. I like how the story continued and the fact that the author highlights the power the women have - they are fierce leaders, and they cover any weak point a strategy might have when a battle arises. I appreciated how the story was realigned with the classically known mythology and for sure some surprises are still ahead in the n Digital ARC provided by Netgalley I enjoyed even more this second book in the series. It gave more depth to each character and it added some good twists to the entire plot. I like how the story continued and the fact that the author highlights the power the women have - they are fierce leaders, and they cover any weak point a strategy might have when a battle arises. I appreciated how the story was realigned with the classically known mythology and for sure some surprises are still ahead in the next volume. For sure this is among the best Greek mythology retellings I have read in a while.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Beverly K

    This is a placeholder review. I haven't gotten to read this book yet, but I received a free copy of it from Goodreads. I assume it'll be good, though. I'm enjoying the first book. This is a placeholder review. I haven't gotten to read this book yet, but I received a free copy of it from Goodreads. I assume it'll be good, though. I'm enjoying the first book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I really enjoyed this one, even more than the first. I loved seeing the two new brothers get introduced and fit in with their family. Gutted that Zeus became insufferable as he was my favourite character in the first book. It’s action packed and fast paced, with a clear message that women’s stories matter and we don’t have to fall into supporting roles. A fab duology, I do recommend reading them in order and not just one or the other as there’s a lot of names to remember.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Anderson-Pagal

    I knew the second book was going to be even better than the first, and I was right! This book was so emotionally charged. Love, heartbreak, fury, ahhh so good! I absolutely love this telling of the fall of the Titans. It is so amazing. Emily is an amazing storyteller and I hope Hera's story continues! I knew the second book was going to be even better than the first, and I was right! This book was so emotionally charged. Love, heartbreak, fury, ahhh so good! I absolutely love this telling of the fall of the Titans. It is so amazing. Emily is an amazing storyteller and I hope Hera's story continues!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    I'm sorry. I just couldn't get into this book at all. I have nothing against Greek mythology but there was so much name dropping I lost interest in the lackluster plot. I got a quarter through it when I decided to stop. Unless it materializes near the end, the title just does not fit the story line. So this is a DNF for me. Thanks NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to read this eARC in exchange for my honest review. I'm sorry. I just couldn't get into this book at all. I have nothing against Greek mythology but there was so much name dropping I lost interest in the lackluster plot. I got a quarter through it when I decided to stop. Unless it materializes near the end, the title just does not fit the story line. So this is a DNF for me. Thanks NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to read this eARC in exchange for my honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cristiana Marques

    'Crown of Cinders': 5 ⭐ (Unpaid Review: thank you @netgalley, @emilyrking and 47north for allowing me to read this book in exchange for a honest review). I've always been fond of greek mythology, especially when it's written in such a way that can leave your brain in a very big tangled mess of ideas. 'Crown of Cinders' is one of those books that messes with your head and your heart in the best way possible. The writing was impeccable and so fluid, I managed to read this book in one sitting. I part 'Crown of Cinders': 5 ⭐ (Unpaid Review: thank you @netgalley, @emilyrking and 47north for allowing me to read this book in exchange for a honest review). I've always been fond of greek mythology, especially when it's written in such a way that can leave your brain in a very big tangled mess of ideas. 'Crown of Cinders' is one of those books that messes with your head and your heart in the best way possible. The writing was impeccable and so fluid, I managed to read this book in one sitting. I particularly adored Hera's character and how the author brought her womanhood to life. There's a particular scene in the book where Hera fights and she says it's for all women a God abused. She wants all women to be free and to make their own choices. I didn't like her sisters, felt like they were under every other person's orders but was absolutely in love with Hades. What an amazing take in his history! Zeus is a no-no for me. I'll never be able to look at him the same way again. He was a selfish brat, who only wanted to be and do whatever he pleased. This book was a fantastic read, I can't recommend it more and I'm so grateful for having read it!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I'm so so glad this was a NetGalley "read now" selection because after I finished Wings of Fury I was able to step right into this one! And it was fantastic! We pop right into action that picks up 6 months after the end of Wings of Fury. And the action never stops. I still loved the 3 sisters and their interactions together, and then I really loved them finding Hades and Poseidon and bringing them into the fold. Watching Hera come into both her name and her abilities was so great, and Theo was ri I'm so so glad this was a NetGalley "read now" selection because after I finished Wings of Fury I was able to step right into this one! And it was fantastic! We pop right into action that picks up 6 months after the end of Wings of Fury. And the action never stops. I still loved the 3 sisters and their interactions together, and then I really loved them finding Hades and Poseidon and bringing them into the fold. Watching Hera come into both her name and her abilities was so great, and Theo was right up there next to her and seeing that support from him was everything. The author did a great job both telling an "unknown" history, and setting us up for the parts of mythology we already know. I cried at the end, not going to lie, that really broke my heart. I will 100% read more in this series if there is another book. I think there's so much more to tell. And once again, we are reminded that men have written our histories and colored our perception of the women in them. It really hits home when Zeus tells Hera she will be remembered as a shrew. But, loved this book, highly recommend!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tania

    Mythology retellings are all the rage now and this duopoly does not disappoint! Emily King has done an amazing job of telling Hera’s “story”. I put it in parentheses because I honestly don’t know much about the mythology behind Hera Either way this was a great snippet into the life of the goddesses and gods during the fall of the Titans. I liked the pace of this book better than the first but missed some of the character depth that I felt carried the first book. I would definitely recommend this Mythology retellings are all the rage now and this duopoly does not disappoint! Emily King has done an amazing job of telling Hera’s “story”. I put it in parentheses because I honestly don’t know much about the mythology behind Hera Either way this was a great snippet into the life of the goddesses and gods during the fall of the Titans. I liked the pace of this book better than the first but missed some of the character depth that I felt carried the first book. I would definitely recommend this book! It was an easy read that compliments the genre well. Thanks to NetGalley and 47North for an ARC of this copy! I read through the first book quickly and was soooo grateful that I didn’t have to wait to read the second one!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Konny

    Crown of Cinders by E. King, published by 47 North is the second installment in the Wings of Fury Books. I strongly recommend to read the books in order. The previous book is Wings of Fury. This book picks up immediatedly where WoF was left off. Althea/Hera and her sisters-after coming in their own - now they are looking for their brothers and to fulfill the prophecy. Their journey continues just like the battle against Cronos. Leaned on Greek Mythology you'll find a world of godesses, gods, titan Crown of Cinders by E. King, published by 47 North is the second installment in the Wings of Fury Books. I strongly recommend to read the books in order. The previous book is Wings of Fury. This book picks up immediatedly where WoF was left off. Althea/Hera and her sisters-after coming in their own - now they are looking for their brothers and to fulfill the prophecy. Their journey continues just like the battle against Cronos. Leaned on Greek Mythology you'll find a world of godesses, gods, titans and other pnr creatures. With a straightforward plot and charactersv that gave me all the feels is this the second installment in the serial. A great read, 4,5 stars.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sinah -Bookdevouress

    Crown of cinders is part 2 in the series by Emily R. King. And starts of 6 months after the end of the first one. I really loved that this adult fantasy book is showcasing such a feminist and refreshing way of portraying the Greek gods and myths. I especially loved the female Gods (Hera) because I was not annoyed that she was presented as the only faulty one in her relationship with Zeus. The character development of the protagonists was also really good in regards to the whole book and the firs Crown of cinders is part 2 in the series by Emily R. King. And starts of 6 months after the end of the first one. I really loved that this adult fantasy book is showcasing such a feminist and refreshing way of portraying the Greek gods and myths. I especially loved the female Gods (Hera) because I was not annoyed that she was presented as the only faulty one in her relationship with Zeus. The character development of the protagonists was also really good in regards to the whole book and the first book. Thank you Emily R. King for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Meaghan Babin

    While I'm extremely sad that I missed the first book in this series, I'm super happy that I was able the read this one. I've been really enjoying these retellings and I really appreciate the struggle of characters to defeat villains in mythology as well. I really appreciate how empowered the main character is and overall it's super well-written and compelling. While I'm extremely sad that I missed the first book in this series, I'm super happy that I was able the read this one. I've been really enjoying these retellings and I really appreciate the struggle of characters to defeat villains in mythology as well. I really appreciate how empowered the main character is and overall it's super well-written and compelling.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kimberlee Lamendola

    **I received a copy of the ebook on NetGalley from the author as part of a promotional group.* “We are stories – and our truths form us as much as our lies.” Synopsis: May Gaea be with you… Althea Lambros is growing into her power, wrestling with a burdensome heritage, and unwilling to concede to Cronus, the redoubtable God of Gods. For that, Cronus is making good on his promise. Calling upon the elder Titans, he’s bringing down his wrath on the world. Suffering quakes, tempests, fire, and hail, mor **I received a copy of the ebook on NetGalley from the author as part of a promotional group.* “We are stories – and our truths form us as much as our lies.” Synopsis: May Gaea be with you… Althea Lambros is growing into her power, wrestling with a burdensome heritage, and unwilling to concede to Cronus, the redoubtable God of Gods. For that, Cronus is making good on his promise. Calling upon the elder Titans, he’s bringing down his wrath on the world. Suffering quakes, tempests, fire, and hail, mortals are paying in blood for the war of the gods. With the help of her friend Theo, Althea takes cover with her sisters, Bronte and Cleora. But they can’t hide forever. To mastermind the downfall of the evil king, Althea must recruit allies of her own before the aggrieved mortals surrender the sisters to Cronus in exchange for peace. Is Althea formidable enough to win? It’ll take the help of her sisters and those willing to fight for the cause of the just. As the gods pick sides, Althea must divide heaven and earth to defeat the enemy and write the true history of the war to end all wars. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Crown of Cinders picks up where Wings of Fury leaves off and we continue to see the battle at hand from Althea’s point of view. Now that Althea and her siblings have restored their power and made their first stand against Cronus, it becomes even more imperative that they find their other two siblings. Without all of them standing together against Cronus, they don’t stand a chance. Zeus is fated to defeat Cronus, or is he…? Behind this great mythological retelling is a stronger message: that the histories of women have been changed and/or forgotten in order to make the men look better, stronger, etc. While this is a story of fiction based on mythology, it doesn’t make this fact any less true. Throughout time we see history rewritten by the victors and leaving out the important stories (and often more gruesome moments) of those we were conquered. Would it be any stretch of the imagination to say that even in ancient times women played a bigger, more substantial role, based not on their beauty but on their cunning, intelligence, and strength? The women in this story are fierce leaders with hearts of love and courage that strengthen them even more. Without giving anything away, I will say that my favorite part of the book took place in the Underworld. The author gave some humanity to characters that are often just portrayed as monsters and I absolutely loved that take on it. There were several parts of the story that felt a little too long for and some sacrifices made by Althea that I didn’t love and felt were against her established character, however; I do understand that it was probably done to help realign the story with classically known mythology. All-in-all I really enjoyed this book and if there was ever a third book written, I would look forward to reading it.

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