Winter Queen

Winter Queen Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning Mortally wounded during

Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen year old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer become one of them and share their power over winter But that power Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen year old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer become one of them and share their power over winter But that power comes with a price If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power forever.

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Winter Queen

  1. Amber Argyle is the bestselling author of the Witch Song Series and the Fairy Queen Series Her books have been nominated for and won awards in addition to being translated into French and Indonesian.Amber graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English and physical education, a husband, and a two year old Since then, she and her husband have added two children, which they are actively trying to transform from crazy small people into less crazy larger people.To receive her starter library of four free books, simply tell her where to send it amberargyle freebooks

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  1. If I m allowed to have a favorite book baby, Winter Queen is it I m still a little in awe of the fact that I wrote it It s multilayered and the world building is phenomenal Here s the first page Ilyenna s horse danced nervously beneath her, the animal s hooves clicking against the snow covered stones that coated the land like dragon eggs Reaching down, she patted her mare s golden neck Easy, Myst What s the matter, girl There Her father pointed at the base of a forested hillock not fifty paces b [...]


  2. This freaking cover In high definition In size large Love and lust, folks All other books be damned, I need this book for the solitary reason of having it on my bookshelf If I ever write a book, I m stalking this cover artist designer to the ends of the earth to make a similar cover for me.


  3. I came here expecting to love it after meditating, but my opinion remains the same.It is obvious the author worked on the world the story was built on It wasn t confusing at any point, and that is something i am grateful for I might not have liked what a tiam is, but it s not Amber Argyle s fault, i don t think Regardless, i liked this world Even if women were what they were this is the most common thing in the past, and i imagine this takes part around the middle agaes, or less The story prog [...]


  4. If we are going to go by covers I would say that this book is a five star read.I am sad to say that I will not be getting the next few books and short stories that make up this series by Ms Argyle I loved The Witch Song series Though there were a few problems here and there with it, I saw a lot of potential in Ms Argyle s writing and wished for books about the land that the characters inhabited In Ms Argyle s new series, we follow 17 year old Ilyenna and her clan the Shyle We find out that Ilye [...]


  5. This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic NerdMY THOUGHTSI ve read Amber Argyle s other book, Witch Song, and enjoyed it, but I admit that I really wanted to read this book based entirely on the beautiful cover After I read the synopsis, I wanted to read it even When Tryon attacks, slaughters, and enslaves members of Argon clan, the Shyle clan is shocked The clans have a treaty among them and until now, there has been no fighting amongst the clans The Shyle clan is friends with the A [...]


  6. You can see this full review and at Book Briefs bookbriefs Winter Queen is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, call the Fairy Queens, by Amber Argyle and as a side note, you can get the first book for free by signing up for Amber s newsletter, HERE The book is very fast paced and very action heavy There were things that I really, really enjoyed about Winter Queen, and things that didn t work out so well for me Overall, I did enjoy the book, but it was a bit meh for me I can see th [...]


  7. Ilyenna is fatally wounded when a neighboring clan attacks her village Instead of letting her die, the winter fairies heal her and make her their queenbut it comes at a price She ll lose everything Her humanity, her emotions, her memories, her familyher love.Instead, Ilyenna is taken captive by the brutal future clan chief, Darrien, who makes it his personal mission to break her, body and soul.I was a bit surprised by the feel of this book I sort of thought it would have just a fairies dancing i [...]


  8. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm After the Shyle and there ally clan Argon are attacked by another clan the Tyron, 17 year old Ilyenna is mortally wounded by the Tyron s Clan Chief s son Darrien, but she is healed by the winter fairies and is offered the ability to become the Winter Queen Unwilling to leave her family she declines this offer only to sacrifice herself as an Tiam, practically a slave, to Darrien to save her clan, along with other women of her and Argon cl [...]




  9. I have cover lust just like everyone else Review to be posted in the upcoming November 2013 issue of InD tale Magazinedtale


  10. She s been marked, came the voice of the first She s already one of us This book was a solid 4.5 stars The characters were well developed, SO much was happening in the plot, and I was at the edge of my seat from cover to Kindle cover Speaking of cover, I will be buying the physical copy of this book becauseJUST LOOK AT THAT COVER My bookshelf needs it along with the rest of the series The plot was so tumultuous, and pulled at my heartstrings every page Our protagonist, Ilyenna, is challenged at [...]


  11. Holy hell and the seven freaking dwarves Well I did not really dare to expect that the contents of the book will be as good as the gorgeous cover art If you look at the cover there is just so much expectations to live up to But I was not disappointed This was brilliant.Let me explain to you why First of all the background While there are numerous fairy stories and it is fairly popular to divide them into either light and dark or summer and winter or both , then you do not really get the high fan [...]


  12. The synopsis and cover totally drew me to this book After reading the sample I was hooked and wanted to keep reading It s one of those books that is hard to put down, you want to keep reading to see what will happen next and how everything will work out I liked our heroine Ilyenna, she puts others needs above her own She doesn t back down and tries to do the right thing She has it pretty rough throughout the book and I admired how she was able to stay strong I also liked our hero Rone He is loya [...]


  13. i received a free copy for the blog tour Ilyenna loves her clan Shyle, and as a high lady she is skilled in medicine and is ready to supervise her clan whenever the man are absent One day whilst in the woods, they discover a dead solider form the neighboring clan of Argon, that was attacked by the Tyrans The peace between the clans had been long lasting so for someone to break that piece treaty, something serious must have happened Her father and brother leave with all the men in the clan to fin [...]


  14. I was prepared to give this one 4 stars throughout reading Sometimes I felt the violence was overwhelming, and other times the fantasy just plunged in uninvited It was long before explanations were given The most horrific thing is that the ending felt like an unmistakable closure Of course that the market will make every story into a trilogy, so By the Balance I hope the sequel won t disappoint me PlotIt feels like the fairy part was quite unnecessary But it did blend in after a few pages, and I [...]


  15. What a gorgeous cover Oh my gosh So pretty Buy it for the cover The story is focused on a girl named Ilyenna, who is the female leader of her clan since her mother died She is also a healer, which basically means herbalist in this case, not magical They haven t even figured out penicillin or opiates yet bummer So, a war comes along and she has two major things happen a fairy encounter, and being taken prisoner She has to try and survive her captivity, and it s pretty brutal, while there are flas [...]


  16. 3 Dovrei creare uno scaffale chiamato recensiti in modo indecente qui su Ecco questo libro finirebbe in quello scaffale, perch nonostante io l abbia finito ieri sera non so ancora cosa scrivere La prima parte del libro mi piaciuta parecchio, la protagonista non affatto male anche se avrei preferito una maggiore caratterizzazione del suo personaggio e l idea di base mi piaciuta da subito Quello che manca a questo libro uno stile pi rifinito, una revisione nello sviluppo della trama La prima met m [...]



  17. I was excepting something else to be honest I read lots of 5 star reviews on this book and I really wanted to give it a try It sounded intriguing and I was given the chance to review it so I instantly accepted, but the story felt flat to me Not that Winter Queen wasn t an okay read, but that s just all it was for me, an okay read There wasn t much holding me on by the end, the characters were interesting at the start, but they never really grew on me, and the plotIt had potential, but it was wel [...]


  18. Review cross posted on my blog.I cannot stress enough how much I loved this book I am so happy I came across Amber during the YA Scavenger Hunt I was going through checking out everyone s blog and saw I could get an e ARC from her and of course I couldn t pass it up I also saw that it was about faeries, so ya know This was such a fast read for me The pacing was perfect and never once did I feel like Amber rushed the plot to get from one point to another The pages just flew by for me and I litera [...]


  19. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.This is the first book in a YA Dark Fantasy series I loved it First off, I would like to say that I love the cover I am not usually attracted to a book on just it s cover alone, but I think it totally suits the book completely.Ilyenna is a wonderful character She is the daughter of the Chief of the Shyle clan, and also their new clan mistress I really liked her She is only seventeen and is unsure about ta [...]


  20. It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam This crisp winter air is full of it John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine the relative peace and quiet of Shyleholm is shattered by the traitorous attack of the Tyrans against the Argons Ilyenna and her clan prepare themselves against any eventuality during a raid, Ilyenna is fatally wounded but winter fairies come to her rescue, heal her and offer her a gift Ilyenna is invited to become like them [...]


  21. Opini o completa em pepitamagica 2015 Esta daquelas hist rias que temos um verdadeiro vil o que odiamos do in cio ao fim este homem asqueroso, violento, bruto, cruel, tudo de mau que possam imaginar E este monstro, que n o tem outro nome que, depois de um ataque cidade da nossa protagonista, a leva para a sua casa por ela n o puder pagar um resgate, onde ela descobre mais homens e mulheres do cl vizinho ao seu Ah, o monstro chama se Darrien Ilyenna, a nossa her ina, foi salva da morte pelas fada [...]


  22. I m a little than a quarter the way through and I can t continue I just can t There was potential early on with the clan politics, magical aspects, etc, but it all fell apart fairly quickly I have particular dislike for both the phenomenon know as the idiot ball, where a character acts uncharacteristically and unbelievably stupid for the sake of advancing the plot, and for generic villains And I don t see this moving on from either anytime soon view spoiler So after her clan is defeated by anot [...]


  23. Ilyenna was not able to escape her attackers that left her for dead Winter fairies chose to heal her offering her a power over winter that she is not sure she wants She would have loose all memory of the life which she knows in order to rule over winter She has things to do before she could even consider their request Like, literally staying out of the hands of her enemy and saving her village While in captivity she is reunited with a childhood family friend Darrien Could Darrien be as attracted [...]


  24. Can this baby be one of those hyped up books everyone loves please What a FANTASTIC ride this has got to be one of the best fantasy books i ve this year nah actually one the best books I ve read period.This book had everything magic,romance,angst and a wonderful lesson, the Main character was the best heroine I ve read this year, She was so strong and driven and compassionate and despite her situation she handled everything like very few people would and For me I think it just leaves you feeling [...]


  25. I liked it, I really did.lyThe whole thing kinda of started me in the mindset of Lord of the Rings, at least that is the kind of setting I pictured, without the hobits, elves, gandalf, etc just the human parts I liked the love story, and the sequence of action was intriguing and kept me hooked, wanting to know what comes nextProblems The entire fairy aspect was very confusing and muddled, never really got completely fleshed out for me.The winter and summer thing was confusing and it felt out of [...]


  26. Winter Queen by Amber Argyle is the beginning of a fantasy series, introducing a world of several clans and a council that is meant to keep the piece Ilyenna is of the Shyle Clan, and the story begins with a messenger from the neighbouring Argon clan, informing her and her people of an attack by the Tyrans The men leave for battle, which unhinges the balance It is small observations and ideas about harmony, balance and nature that make this story so beautiful and endearing.Ilyenna still holds a [...]


  27. I m one of the lucky people who got to read this before it was published disclosure the author is a great writer and a wonderful friend The book is a page turner that also has real depth What I loved the most was the main character s way of taking responsibility for other people, often at great sacrifice to herself She is a true leader.Readers of Argyle s other works should know the tone of Winter Queen is darker and grown up But you re gonna love it.


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