Three Dark Crowns

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767 ratings

Three Dark Crowns Publisher's Summary

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn 16, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

©2016 Kendare Blake (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Three Dark Crowns

    • By: Kendare Blake
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868

    In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn 16, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing ruined by poor performance

    • By Emma on 10-17-16

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • One Dark Throne

    • By: Kendare Blake
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before - ones that put those around her in danger she can't seem to prevent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Murder Attempt after the other...

    • By AlliDone on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • Two Dark Reigns

    • Three Dark Crowns Series, Book 3
    • By: Kendare Blake
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. There’s also the alarming issue of whether or not her sisters are actually dead - or if they’re waiting in the wings to usurp the throne. Mirabella and Arsinoe are alive, but in hiding on the mainland and dealing with a nightmare of their own: being visited repeatedly by a specter they think might be the fabled Blue Queen. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hurried ending

    • By Stephanie Henline on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $30.79