Queen of Coin and Whispers

Queen of Coin and Whispers #1

Helen Corcoran

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ young adult
adventurous emotional slow-paced

464 pages | first published 2020

‘She loved me as I loved her, fierce as a bloodied blade.’

When teenage queen Lia inherits her corrupt uncle’s bankrupt kingdom, she brings a new spymaster into the fold ... Xania, who takes the job to avenge her murdered father.

Faced with dangerous plots and hidden enemies, can Lia and Xania learn to rely on each another, as they discover that all is not fair in love and treason?

In a world where the throne means both power and duty, they must decide what to sacrifice for their country – and for each other …

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Moods

adventurous 81%
emotional 42%
mysterious 34%
tense 28%
dark 26%
hopeful 13%
challenging 7%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
reflective 5%
funny 2%
sad 2%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 28%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 27% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 16% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 8% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.64