Welcome to the blog tour for Crimson Reign by Amélie Wen Zhao. Thank you to Random Things Tours for the tour invite. Check out all the info below and my review, and let me know what you think!
The Red Tigress, Ana Mikhailov, has returned to Cyrilia, but the country she once called home has fallen under a dark rule. Across the land, the Empress Morganya is tightening her grip on Affinites and non-Affinites alike.
Ana dealt a blow to the Empress when she and her allies turned back Morganya’s troops, but she couldn’t stop Morganya from gaining possession of a dangerous new weapon with the power to steal Affinities.
Ana’s forces are scattered, and her alliance with the rebel group, the Red Cloaks, is becoming more frayed by the day. What’s worse, she’s lost her Affinity to blood and without it, Ana barely knows who she is anymore – or if she has the strength to defeat Morganya.
Morganya’s reign of terror is close to crushing the nation Ana was born to rule. And now Ana will finally face the sinister empress, but will she survive? Will anyone? And will her Empire welcome her back to the throne, or turn her out to survive on her own.
The Affinites and Non-Affinites of Cyrilia will determine Ana’s future, if Morganya doesn’t kill her first.
Crimson Reign by Amélie Wen Zhao was an excellent read. One thing I truly appreciated was that the important info from the first two books was woven into this without info dumping, making it possible to dive into this whether you haven’t read the first two or it’s been a while since you read them. I love when books are parts of series and still able to standalone because I think it tends to make them stronger reads.
Crimson Reign is an epic conclusion to this trilogy. I’m incredibly impressed with the writing of this author. I was addicted to this story from the first word and kept me invested until the end. This is action packed and entertaining.
Excellent characters and I just can’t get over the writing! It’s so detailed but not too detailed and it truly makes me feel like I’m part of this story. I absolutely loved the writing!!
I really enjoyed this. Even though this is able to standalone, I think the experience is better when you read the full set of books, so that’s what I would recommend. Don’t miss out!
Thank you to Random Things Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Amélie Wen Zhao was born in Paris and grew up in Beijing in an international community. Her multicultural upbringing instilled in her a deep love of global affairs and cross-cultural perspectives. She seeks to bring this passion to her stories, crafting characters from kingdoms in different corners of the world. She attended college in New York City, where she now lives. Amélie is the author of the Blood Heir series: Blood Heir, Red Tigress, and Crimson Reign.
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