Does anyone else enjoy historical fiction set in medieval times in a country that isn’t specifically any country but it could always be mistaken for England? The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell is set in The Hollows, which could be England or King’s Landing.
Everyone believes that Michael Kingman is a traitor or at least the murderer of the former king. Unfortunately, his former kindred spirit, Serena, is the daughter of the king. They used to be so close and now she is trying to find ways to kill him and still be the queen. For the moment, he is under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary Company.
Kingman has magical powers like many of the people in the kingdom. By using the powers, memories disappear. Imagine how aggravating that would be? How would you know if you had solved a mystery? It’s sort of like that movie where the guy has to tattoo the clues on his body so he remembers.
Kingman is trying to clear his name, get his friendship with Serena back and find a serial killer. There might be more than one killer. He might even know them personally. They could be shape-shifting from a magical creature to a human. Of course, his memory is tricky. It’s not like he’s under any pressure or anything.
If you enjoy fantasy novels with mystery, romance and murder, then The Two-Faced Queen could be your next TBR novel.
If you don’t appreciate books with magic and imagination, then you are missing out on this book.
- I received this ebook from NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Obviously.
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