Format: Hardcover | 586 pages
Release Date: September 24, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Genre: Young Adult | Epic Fantasy
Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen. Everything changes when Han and Raisa’s paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.
THE EXILED QUEEN is the second of four installments in author Cinda Williams Chima's Seven Realms series. THE EXILED QUEEN picks up where The Demon King left off. In case you missed it, I started this series because it takes place 20 years before her new series called Shattered Realms. Shattered Realms features the children from the lead characters of this series. Chima alternates her story between two key characters; Princess Raisa ana'Marianna and Han Alister. These two characters couldn't be more different, yet, they are both important to the future of the Queendom of the Fells.