“Try to be polite.”
“I’m always polite.”
“You’re always eyeing people’s valuables. That’s hardly polite.”
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows is the first book in The Orphan Queen series.
Wilhelmina is many things. A princess, a spy and a threat.
Ten years after Wil’s homeland the Indigo Kingdom was conquered she returns with other young nobility to take back her throne. To achieve this Wil and her friend Melanie infiltrate the Skyvale Palace, home to of the conqueror King and his son. While gaining back her kingdom is at the forefront, there are other forces at work and Wil’s magic may be the key to halt the incoming wraith – the dark consequence of using magic. Making an unlikely ally in a vigilante called the Black Knife, Wil must tread carefully and plan accordingly if she wishes to take back and save her kingdom.
“You’re so optimistic. It’s not what I expected from a vigilante who calls himself Black Knife.”
“Well, I considered Optimistic Knife, but I didn’t think anyone would take it seriously.”
While the plot of this book is a times a bit cliche I still enjoyed it nonetheless. Much of the book centres around Wil infiltrating the Palace and her late night hang outs with the vigilante, Black Knife. The identify of the Black Knife is pretty predictable and I guessed it very early on, however I still enjoyed watching it unravel.
This book has a bit of everything – magic, intrigue and romance (though it is very slight). Give it a go or let me know what you thought of it if you’ve already read it.
Thanks for reading!