The Reluctant Queen: Book Two of the Queens of Renthia

Sarah Beth Durst (Author)
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Product Details

Harper Voyager
Publish Date
January 30, 2018
4.1 X 6.6 X 1.2 inches | 0.44 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound

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About the Author

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of several fantasy books for adults, teens, and children, including The Queen of Blood, Drink Slay Love, and Journey across the Hidden Islands. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat.


"Ms. Durst has penned a series that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The characters are diverse, both in age and life experience, making this a perfect pick for pretty much anyone who enjoys a well-crafted fantasy with strong heroines and a very unique world."--All About Romance
Praise for The Queen of Blood "Mythopoeic Award-winner Durst launches her Queens of Renthia series with a stellar and imaginative tale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The Queen of Blood is full of rich tension from the opening scene to the nail-biting finale."--Jeff Wheeler, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Kingfountain and Muirwood series
"What a great story! A truly wonderful fantasy novel which doubles as an allegory for our own earthly struggle between Man and Nature. Filled with fresh ideas and excitement, told with verve and heart. This book deserves a wide readership, and I think it will find one."--Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of the Shannara series
"A thrilling beginning to a sweeping series about searching for sovereignty and truth in order to save one's land."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Thrilling--heartrending--enchanting--absolutely un-put-down-able!"--Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
"It is a pleasure to visit Renthia again. Durst paints a gorgeous, leaf-strewn horror house setting that makes it easy to immerse yourself in her world, and stay there."--B&N Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog
"The Reluctant Queen was a fantastic next installment for this trilogy."--Girls in Capes
"Durst is a very gifted storyteller with a knack for comforting prose, both qualities which make The Reluctant Queen an extremely engaging novel and one that is difficult to put down."--SFFWorld
"Durst's excellent second Queens of Renthia fantasy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The Reluctant Queen makes for a worthy follow-up to The Queen of Blood."--Culturess
"The Queen of Blood made it onto my list of books that I felt were deserving of more attention, and I maintain that more than ever, especially with how good The Reluctant Queen turned out....The Queens of Renthia is shaping up to be an excellent series."--Bibliosanctum