The Queen of Cursed Things

The Queen of Cursed Things

Please note: A new version of this book was released in September 2019. Some of the reviews below reflect the old version. She's the last member of a cursed and deadly clan. He's the crown prince with a dangerous secret. Together, they'll save the empire--or destroy it. Decades ago, the High King of Sundolia waged a war that vanquished the serpent clan and drove them out of t Please note: A new version of this book was released in September 2019. Some of the reviews below reflect t...

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Title:The Queen of Cursed Things
Author:S.M. Gaither
ISBN:The Serpents and Kings Trilogy #1
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S.M. Gaither Hi! Unfortunately, The Queen of Cursed Things isn't available at the moment. I took it down a few months ago so that I could re-edit, re-brand, and…moreHi! Unfortunately, The Queen of Cursed Things isn't available at the moment. I took it down a few months ago so that I could re-edit, re-brand, and re-launch it when its sequels were closer to ready-to-go (it's the first of a planned trilogy) and when I could focus more fully on it all. Kind of a long story, but basically just doing what's best for the book and readers in the long run! Sorry for any disappointment this might cause. I'm planning to launch this 'author's preferred edition' in early 2019! You can keep up-to-date with it and my other books at :)(less)

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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback

The Queen of Cursed Things Reviews

  • Nix
    Sep 09, 2017
    I received an advanced copy of this book and this is my honest and voluntary review. First of all, S.M. Gaither most certainly has a way with words. The use of prose in this book is absolutely lovely. The descriptions are enthralling, the world building is intense. That being said.....
  • Sarah
    Sep 09, 2017
    I recently had the opportunity to read Skykeeper by S. M. Gaither and thoroughly enjoyed it. Therefore, when I was notified by Hidden Gems that she had another book available through them, I immediately requested it and was super excited when my request was accepted. The story immedia...
  • Hetal
    Dec 05, 2017
    *New Edition Review* this is a republished book with some change to the original story line. It's more fleshed out and, thus, more clear what's happening. Some of the prior problems I had with the last book vanquished which was good. Fear not, however, if still want the story of...
  • Thi
    Sep 10, 2017
    This was my first read from this author and it was a very interesting read. I really did enjoy it and would definitely read more from her. ...
  • Sunshine
    Dec 20, 2017
    3.5 ...
  • Zofia
    Sep 14, 2019
    Nobody does fantasy romance quite like S.M Gaither! ? I didn't have the pleasure of reading the original of this book but admire the decision to re write as the author was not content with how the original turned out. The book has a slow start before any major action happens,...
  • Claudie Muchindu
    Jul 12, 2018
    This is probably close to a 2.5 because I really enjoyed the world building and an actual female friendship I loved and rooted for even though I'd have appreciated more depth to that than the potential love interests. I needed to know Sade and Alaya more as a unit. I will probably r...
  • Logan
    Dec 26, 2017
    Wanted to like.. I would have loved to give this 4 or 5 stars but as much as the ending did make since, it didn't quite fit. Part 1-3 were really good, but part 4 felt rushed and the left something to be desired. But none the less it was a good read up until that point, some may eve...
  • Linda Gavino
    Mar 29, 2019
    This was really hard to review. The first third was a solid 4-star read, then it became a 3-star and by the ending I was totally uninvested. I loved the beginning, and was intrigued by the female friendship, the snug prince and so on. Then things got confusing. And overly complicated. ...
  • L. Nahay
    Jan 05, 2018
    Rare Ug, it's such a struggle to find rare gems of fantasy like this. I can't wait for the next installment. ...
  • Nicole (scottishgirlreads)
    Nov 28, 2017
    Not my favorite. The concept was really cool but I didn?t think the world or characters were fully realized. And it just seemed like it moved to quick without enough explanation to make it justifiable. 2.5 ...
  • Tiffany Bolden-lewis
    Sep 08, 2017
    Loved everything about this story from the action at the beginning to the forgiveness and soul searching at the end. Can't wait to see what happens next for the Rook and the Dragon! ...
  • Sarah
    Sep 27, 2019
    Wow wow wow!!! This was sooo good!!!! I ate up every word. Hooked from the beginning. Seriously addicting. Lots of mystery. The author has created a fun world. I was a little intimidated by the chart in the front of the book. She doesn't give you too much at once though, which is awe...
  • Kira Simion
    Sep 01, 2017
    Really thought this would be about something else because of the title, but it still sounds intriguing! ...
  • Airwreckah
    Mar 26, 2018
    3.5+ YA is almost always a downgrade for me I?m not sure if K died? Also I had whiplash from the elipses between chapters. BOOM major stuff just spooled out of nowhere I thought I had skipped ahead somehow but no. And it felt took sketched out like it was unfinished. Then th...
  • The Mysterious Reader
    Sep 09, 2017
    There's lots to enjoy about this book. First, the works building is excellent with its intricate society structure and hierarchy denoted by markings. Next of course are the characters. Alaya is herself nicely layered and fascinating. It's a pleasure watching her develop as she deals wi...
  • Daniell Marsh
    Sep 10, 2017
    I wasn?t sure about this book in the beginning as sounded like a lot of different clans or people at first and thought it might be hard to follow. I actually started it and set it aside as had problems concentrating as was getting a migraine. Well when I came back a couple days later...
  • Saylor Miller
    Nov 05, 2017
  • Alaina
    Sep 20, 2017
    Thank you Kindle Unlimited for bringing this book to my attention!! So lately I've been on this huge Fantasy binge, which I am not complaining about, just wanted to state the fact. The Queen of Cursed Things was so interesting and way different than what I thought it wa...
  • Anna Koeman
    Apr 12, 2019
    If you liked red queen and an ember in the ashes this book is for you. I loved it from page one! ...
  • Renee
    Sep 28, 2019
    Well worth the read! It took me a couple chapters to get into this book but it was so worth the read!! Love this series! Love the main characters!! ...
  • Bookish Addict
    Sep 05, 2017
    I'm a fan of fantasy and magic and this book delivered. I liked that this book has a different concept and the author created a wonderful world. There are clans based on the mark you're born with linking them to their associated God which determines their magic and hierarchy. There are...
  • Ash Rogers
    Jun 02, 2018
    Full review to come, but trust me. This was pretty good! ...
  • Amanda Knutsen
    Sep 16, 2019
    Dragons, deception and adventure Dragons Clans with magic bestowed by the gods A mad, power hungry, King A girl with a secret A smart mouth Prince What about this isnt drawing you in?? This book was fun and original with just the right pacing to keep you hooked until the...
  • Jessica Landberg
    Sep 18, 2019
    (4,5 ?) This is a revised edition and I received an ARC from the author. I haven't read the first edition, so I can't compare the two, but I'm very happy with this one! The world building is rather complex, with different clans being "guided" by different gods and goddesses, bu...
  • Suzanne
    Sep 15, 2019
    I was really lookung forward to this book And I am really glad I got to read it. Oh there were some incorrect words used (bear instear of bare) and a wrong word here and there but mainly it's a good solid story. For me the world building went on too long but I am just impatient. To ...
  • Victoria
    Sep 11, 2019
    This is the first book that I read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. The plot was well thought out with all the fun twists and turns and all scenes and environments were well detailed and well described, making it very easy to stay within the story. The characters w...
  • Lydia Gallagher
    Sep 21, 2019
    This is a review of the new edition, this is the only edition of this book I have read. Really enjoyable fast paced fantasy story with a slow burn romance. Four very different and well developed main characters, a great plot focused around a cursed girl, her childhood friends and a ...
  • David
    Aug 19, 2019
    read the teaser(like three chapters I think). knows how to set the scene. no comparisons come to mind just now. pretty sure most fantasy fans will like this one ...
  • Jellybean70
    Sep 09, 2019
    ARC Was not sure what to expect when I received the ARC of this newly revised book. The fist 1/4 of it went a bit slow for me. But, after that it sped up and captured my attention. The book brushes in friendship, betrayal, prejudice, family and the start of a romance. Looking f...