Kendare Blake – Three Dark Crowns Audiobooktext
I’ve been hearing about this series for a long time and want to read it. This first volume made me want to continue reading it, arousing my curiosity and taking a different direction than the one I expected. I was pleasantly surprised by Kendare Blake – Three Dark Crowns Audiobook.
Arsinoe, Katherine, and Mirabella are tripled, and raised separately to become the queen of the kingdom. Only one of them will be, and will become so by killing the other two. They must each have a specific gift out of the three that exist, which may take time to manifest.
I found the three sisters interesting because they are totally different, showing the influence of the environment in which we grow up on our personality. I got quite attached to them all, even if I preferred Arsinoe a little. I found her to be more human in a way, more down to earth and down to earth, and less superficial. Katherine is the one that I liked a little less: I didn’t find that she had a real personality, but I think she is very much under the influence of other people and that she will reveal herself soon, which I think will be interesting. Mirabella reveals herself little by little, and although at first she appears cold and haughty, she reveals herself to be a different person when surrounded by the right people. Secondary characters are also important, they have a key role in the unfolding of events and allow the story to move forward. However, in terms of the relationships between the characters, I struggled. I found them almost all surreal. I often wondered where these interactions, reactions between them came from. It lacked a bit of depth and a solid foundation for me. But I can’t wait to see how the relationship between the sisters will evolve.
I had a bit of trouble at first with the writing. It’s in the third person, each chapter focuses on a sister’s environment, but multiple characters are the point of focus. That is to say, we go from a scene in a chapter based on a few characters, to another in the same chapter but with different characters. I was a little confused at first, sometimes I had a little trouble knowing who was who in terms of secondary characters. But then I got hooked pretty well, I enjoyed having these scenes in different places, having information that some characters didn’t have and seeing when it was revealed to them. It created a kind of suspense that made me want to keep reading! And in fact, my reading was very smooth.
I expected the plot to unfold a certain way, but it was totally different! I liked it, I found the plot to be very interesting. There is always a lot of mystery while reading, questions are added and answers are scarce. the pace is well sustained and there is no time to be bored, there is always something going on somewhere. At the beginning, everything is separated into three, then little by little the elements intersect, mingle, to become one. The pieces fit together a bit, everything reacts to everything, everything has an influence on something. And despite all his reactions, it’s not messy at all, it’s very easy to follow because everything is going logically. We do not go from rooster to donkey, the elements take the time to interweave with the others and we have the information we need to understand while keeping an element of mystery. The ending surprised me a lot, and it keeps me going until I read the second book, which shouldn’t be long!
In short, Kendare Blake – Three Dark Crowns Audiobook is a first volume that sets up the plot of the series in a very original universe. the mystery is nourished throughout, and only gives the desire to continue to understand everything that is happening.