The people are depending on her leadership, powers, and gifts. Based on an ancient prophesy, Elian also knows that evil forces still seek to take her life and rule the Province. Despite the dangers, Elian begins the arduous journey to find her sister. One piece of information leads to another as Elian and her guardian soldiers, Tobar, Haris, and Robert scour the countryside for Elian's sister.
Each time they believe they are close, another obstacle thwarts their progress. Elian must press onward. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about To Kill a Kingdom , please sign up.
Do you think there could be a possibility for a sequel? Like I was thinking that since the united Eyes of Keto would be so powerful, what if someone tries to steal them? Alexandra Christo I can pinkie promise some short stories in the future. With just as much banter and bad-assery.
Is this book worth reading? Alexandra Christo YEP. I'm totally not bias. Honestly ;. See all 48 questions about To Kill a Kingdom…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.clublavoute.ca/qefib-donde-conocer.php
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 05, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , , young-adult.
That should give you a sense of what to expect. To Kill a Kingdom is a pretty dark fantasy for YA and it tells a compelling, vicious story without falling into all the usual tropes. I was pleasantly surprised.
Lira is a siren princess, daughter of the Sea Queen, and known amongst humans as Princes' Bane - because of all the princes whose hearts she has ripped from their chests. I mean it literally; not talking romantics here. When she disobeys her mother, the Sea Queen punishes Lira by turning her into a human. Floating out on the sea with her new pair of legs, Lira is picked up by Prince Elian's ship. Elian is a siren killer and adventurer. He does not want to be bound to the throne he is set to inherit. What he wants more than anything is to put a stop to the Princes' Bane.
When it seems like an old fairy tale might hold the secret to finding the Crystal of Keto - and putting a stop to the Sea Queen and her sirens forever - Elian sets out on a perilous journey to uncover it. These two unlikely companions are thrown together by their strange circumstances. Each wants to kill the other but only Lira is aware of both of their identities.
I really enjoyed the developing relationship between them that grew through sarcasm-laced banter. Both are somewhat morally questionable and Lira is a murderous anti-heroine bordering on straight-up villain. There's also a band of lovable and funny secondary characters onboard ship. I would not recommend this book for readers who like their fantasy heavy on the romance. And, despite the obvious parallels that can be drawn with The Little Mermaid Lira loses her siren song instead of her voice , I wouldn't recommend this for those looking for a retelling either.
It's very different, and this "mermaid" definitely doesn't want to be human and bag a prince - unless by that you mean killing him. This prince is far more badass, too.
There's lots I like here: anti-heroines, slow-burn romance, fairy tales that contain prophecies, fun banter and strong friendships. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube View all 29 comments. Can I just scream about this trope for the rest of my life and let that be my career? View all 41 comments. Oh my gosh. How am I supposed to write a coherent review? Hint: Midas! Lira is a siren known as the 'Prince's Bane' - and she's infamous for killing princes. Yep, that's what she does.
She rips out the Oh my gosh. She rips out their hearts. Not to mention, she's the daughter of the mighty Sea Queen who is pretty much terrible all around. She's Ursula if Ursula was chewed up and spit out by the devil himself but still manages to be attractive. Basically she's the reason Lira is the way she is - and her story is actually quite sad.
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Annnyyywayyy, Lira is unashamedly brutal and hunts with vicious intent. Elian is a prince whos pastime is piracy. Yep, you heard me. We have a pirate prince on our hands, ladies and gentlemen. Nikolai Lantsov, meet your brother from another mother. Anyway, Elian is hilariously sassy and all around amazing. But why does he patrol the seas, you ask? He hunts sirens. And he kills a great deal of them.
So we have a prince killer and a siren killer - the makings of a perfectly delicious story. Anyway, after an event that royally pisses of the Sea Queen, she changes Lira into a human as punishment and orders her to go kill the siren-killer prince but without her siren powers. Elian finds Lira, who looks like an ordinary girl at this point, conveniently drowning in the ocean.
But instead of trying to kill him right off the bat, Lira has another idea - and decides to stick around for a while. That's all I'm going to say. Here's what you need to know: Elian is everything. His crew is everything. Seriously, all aspiring authors need to read this and revel in its beauty. There's romance, banter, pirates, action, drama, adventure, strong character arcs, and lots of fun kingdoms.
I don't want to spoil anything else. Just read it. Alexandra is a master of creative writing, character, and storytelling. I honestly loved every bit of this book, and you can bet I'll be shoving it at everyone I know. View all 68 comments. Jan 26, Katerina rated it it was amazing Shelves: retellings , reads , fantasy. Dark, seductive and oh so beautiful.
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
Dark as a stormy night. Seductive as the call of a siren. Beautiful like the bluest sea. I marvel at how wonderful most of the YA releases have been. Even though the time I dedicate to reading is far less than what my heart desires thank you adult life, really , discovering books that sing their melodies to my soul and enchant me to oblivion is a fair compensation. Reading To Kill a Kingdom was last week's highlight. A blessing. It was a retelling of the Li Dark, seductive and oh so beautiful. It was a retelling of the Little Mermaid made of foam, blood and stars. So, I simply devoured it.
It started with a prince, as most stories do.
He's a pirate at heart, and the only place he feels at home is the ocean and his war ship. His kingdom and his responsibilities suffocate him, and so he roams the seas, hunting sirens and making the seas a safer place.