“We are the same. Searching for something to keep us anchored, both alone in a crowded room.”
Blurb via Goodreads:
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.
Queen Song is a Red Queen novella about Cal’s mother, the late Queen Coriane and first wife of King Tiberias. It is a short narration of Coriane’s life before coronation; how her life with Julian and Sara was and how she and Tiberias met.
In this novella, it showed how Coriane kept a diary where she wrote about her innermost thoughts. In it, she detailed her most memorable experiences like the death of a relative, how she and Tiberias met, the courtship that followed, the cancelled Queenstrial, miscarriages and the birth of a new prince. Her diary showed her insecurities, sadness, discontentment and above all, her fears.
I love the fact that I was taken through time and learned more about the fallen Queen since she was mentioned a lot of times in Red Queen. Although her death was not given that much clarity, I can pretty much deduce who caused it and why. One thing’s for sure though; Elara has always been pure evil. This short novella was quite interesting but it really made me want to know more.