* "True to the best fantasy traditions." Kirkus reviews, starred review
In this thrilling sequel to acclaimed middle-grade fantasy Prisoner of Ice and Snow, the fate of the queendom rests in the hands of huntress Valor and her friends.
One month has passed since Valor broke her twin sister Sasha out of jail. But the girl responsible for Sasha's imprisonment, Princess Anastasia, has gone missing, and Valor still longs for justice. So when the queen, desperate to find her daughter, asks Valor and Sasha to track Anastasia down, they don't hesitate to accept the perilous assignment.
But just as the girls team up with old friends to embark on the search, the queen vanishes without a trace. If Valor can't restore the rightful ruler, she risks getting sent back to prison . . . and tearing her newly reunited family apart. Relying on her own instinctsand some allies she can't quite trustValor must navigate twisting city streets, bustling docks, and hidden passages to foil Anastasia' nefarious plot before it's too late.
An unforgettable heroine embarks on an equally unforgettable adventure in the icy and dangerous queendom of Demidova.
Don't miss Ruth's Lauren's first book:
Prisoner of Ice and Snow
About the Author
Ruth Lauren is the author of Prisoner of Ice and Snow and its sequel Seeker of the Crown. She lives in a Victorian house in the West Midlands, England with family and a lot of cats. She likes chocolate, walking in the woods, cheese, orchids, going to the movies, and reading as many books as she can. She's been a teacher and worked in many different offices, but she likes writing best.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Valor managed to free her sister Sasha from an unjust jail sentence, but the person who put Sasha in jail is still out there. Princess Anastasia was captured only for a short while and she's now hiding somewhere. Valor knows Anastasia hasn't stopped planning to take her mother's throne. The queen of Demidova asks Valor to find her daughter, but Valor can't properly start her search because the queen disappears. Valor knows someone's captured her and is now determined to find the queen as well as Anastasia. In order to do so she needs to release prince Anatol. Will she be able to pull this off? Valor's mission is too hard to handle without her friends and sister. A new queen has taken the throne, but can they trust her? Together with Sasha and Anatol she keeps searching. Which mission is more important and what will they find when they finally have a lead? Can Valor prevent a terrible war from breaking out and can she save her country or is it already doomed because she couldn't discover Anastasia's whereabouts quickly enough? Seeker of the Crown is a fantastic gripping story. I love Valor, she's strong, smart and resilient. She manages to find a way out of every tricky situation. Valor is a skilled strategist with a good heart. She's such a wonderful admirable main character and that makes her story an absolute joy to read. She has a difficult road ahead of her, but Valor isn't afraid. She does what she has to do to succeed and I find her sense of duty endearing. She's truly fabulous and I can't praise Ruth Lauren enough for coming up with such a great heroine. Ruth Lauren has written another terrific suspenseful story. Seeker of the Crown is a real page-turner, I couldn't put it down and read this amazing action-packed story in one sitting. Valor and her friends are having the most surprising adventures and I loved every single one of them. The world-building is impressive, which makes the story come to life incredibly well. I like it when a book enchants me in many different ways. Seeker of the Crown has plenty of intriguing layers and is a worthy successor of Prisoner of Ice and Snow. I can't recommend this series enough.