So with the issues I had with book one I wasn't going to ever finish this series. But I kept seeing it EVERYWHERE and the only real issue I had with it was that the first 190 pages felt all teen then boom you get all this sex. So after dealing with that I dived back in and decided to give this series another try. And now that I knew the sex was coming it wasn't so bad. So I zoomed through book two as well and now I’m finishing book three after almost giving up on the series after book one. I was amazed and just eeep after finishing all three.
So this third book, The Talon of the Hawk, is where the story comes full circle. This one deals with Ursula's story, which was nice. It closes up all the loose ends from books one and two very nicely and it was nice to see what she was thinking.
I have to say out of the three books I liked this one the best. Ursula is such a great character. She doesn't take people's crap and she tells it like it is. No matter if anyone likes it or not.
The only thing I didn't like about this one was that the romance was a little insta-lovey. But that kind of worked out.
This book and series is for the lover of fantasy that wants to get something special from each story.
A HEAVY CROWN
Three daughters were born to High King Uorsin, in place of the son he wanted. The youngest, lovely and sweet. The middle, pretty and subtle, with an air of magic. And the eldest, the Heir. A girl grudgingly honed to leadership, not beauty, to bear the sword and honor of the king.
Ursula’s loyalty is as ingrained as her straight warrior’s spine. She protects the peace of the Twelve Kingdoms with sweat and blood, her sisters from threats far and near. And she protects her father to prove her worth. But she never imagined her loyalty would become an open question on palace grounds. That her father would receive her with a foreign witch at one side and a hireling captain at the other—that soldiers would look on her as a woman, not as a warrior. She also never expected to decide the destiny of her sisters, of her people, of the Twelve Kingdoms and the Thirteenth. Not with her father still on the throne and war in the air. But the choice is before her. And the Heir must lead…