Queen of Always (Stolen Empire #3) by Sherry D. Ficklin (Review by Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine)


Title: Queen of Always (Stolen Empire #3)

Author: Sherry D. Ficklin

Published Date: September 15th 2015

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance


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If her time at court has taught Catherine anything, it’s that there is no room for weakness in Imperial Russia. With the Empress’ health failing and rumors of a change in the line of succession, her place in the royal line is once more in jeopardy. Tormented by her sadistic husband and his venomous mistress, Catherine must once more walk the fine line between pleasure and politics—between scandal and survival.

When her young son becomes the target of those rebelling against Peter’s reign, Catherine will have to rise up to protect herself, her child, and her nation from his unstable and potentially catastrophic rule. This means putting herself at odds with the most dangerous man she’s ever known, trusting those who once proved to be her enemies, and turning a nation against its sovereign. In the ultimate battle for the crown, new alliances will be forged, loyalties will be tested, and blood will be shed.

Don’t miss this breathtaking conclusion to the Stolen Empire series!

Queen of Tomorrow is a YA historical fiction based on the life of young Catherine the Great. Fans of the hit TV show REIGN will devour this scandalous glimpse into the life of one of the most dynamic women in history.


*** Warning -Contains Violence & Adult Situations***
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***Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine’s  Review***
Someone please slap me! I’m going into a book coma after this AMAZING final book in this series! Ficklin weaves a deft tale of a girl who rises to become one of the greatest Queens Russia has even seen. Throughout the whole series, we get to watch our main character, twist, grow, bloom, and harden. She makes tough choices, loses so much, and gain even more at times.

This final book was perfect. It was exactly what I wanted. I was conflicted coming into this final novel, what did I want at the end? What did Sophie/Catherine deserve? She has done so much leading up to this final moment. And Ficklin did not let us down, this book still held all the drama and suspense of the previous books, but ended in such a perfect way. You didn’t have to choose in this book, she gave us the ending that Catherine deserved, and the ending she needed. I’m terribly sad to see this series end, because the author created characters and a world so incredibly real for the reader that I feel like I’m losing friends. I feel like I’m getting commanded to leave the Imperial Palace as well, and I truly do not want to. I have to say that there’s a really great thread of morality, and right and wrong in this book, and coming to terms with how something might be both right and wrong at the same time. I love that the author created characters that could stand tall in that grey area without taking a moral highground. They are flawed, realistic individuals, and there’s so much behind each decision they make, that you begin to understand all the choices that led Catherine to the crown.

Fantastic book. I can’t praise it enough. It blew me away. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, and I hated people for Catherine. I loved with her. This book needs to be next on your To Be Read list. It’s a three part book series, and book one is FREE. There’s no reason not to give this book a try. You won’t be disappointed. Ficklin has all the skills to back up her fantastic storyline, and there’s nothing out of line from the Cover to the ending. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year, the series ranks among my all time favorites. Do yourself a favor, take your next day off, grab the first book, and join us at the Imperial Palace in Russia! I’ll be waiting (cause I’m never leaving!)


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