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The Complete Collection
Book I: Kingdom Cold
Book II: Kingdom Soul
Book III: Kingdom Untold
Beware: a binge awaits.
Deliciously dark, romantic and gripping, the Kingdom Cold trilogy now can be yours in a dazzling collection.
Kingdom Cold follows the impulsive, teenage princess, Charlotte, as she attempts to murder her betrothed. But an arranged marriage is only the beginning of her problems, for the world as she knows it is falling apart. Her kingdom faces total destruction at the hands of Merlin and Lancelot, leaders of power-crazed Camelot.
Will wicked King Arthur prove, once and for all, that ruthless deeds create the legend? Can Princess Charlotte sacrifice love to save her home?
Only one can reign.
Read an Excerpt
A thud sounded on my door. My shoulders tensed. I hoped it was one of my maids—I needed to get out of this thing. I hurried to the door and pushed it open. Prince Young stood in my doorway.
“Charlotte,” he said. I looked into the hall behind him to see if someone else was passing, anyone who could help me—but it was only him.
“Please pardon me for coming to your chamber. I wondered if I might be able to have a word with you before the—”
Grabbing him by the shirt, I pulled him into my chamber. “Get in here,” I said, shutting the door behind him. I took two steps toward the center of my room and said, “Quick, untie it. Help me take this off.”
“Well… this is going better than expected,” he said, half under his breath.
“Hurry, I can’t breathe,” I shouted.
Young’s hands moved clumsily over the ribbons. “Sorry, I’ve never done this before,” he said, “Uh-uhm. I mean—”
“That’s okay. Neither have I,” I said without thinking. What did I even mean by that?
“How do I do this?” he whispered.
I said, “Just try to loosen it. I just need a deep breath.”
He pulled at the ribbons and I felt a slight release around my waist. I exhaled. “So, what was it that you wanted to talk about?” I asked as he continued pulling aimlessly at strings behind me. He let my question hang there. I wasn’t sure if he would answer.
“I wanted to know if you’re happy with Emmett.”
I opened my mouth to answer. “A-”
“No, that’s not what I wanted to say. I guess what I mean is, do you still want to marry me? No, I guess you never really did want to. What I’m trying to say is, I miss Vires.”
My heart thudded and I felt my corset tighten.
He continued. “Now that I’m free, I can return there, but for some reason, I can’t—and I think that reason is that I want to marry you. Still.”
My heart slammed into my ribcage. Was this a proposal? I turned to face him, holding the front of my dress up with my arm. It made no sense. “Why? There’s barely a kingdom left. You know what Emmett will do if I don’t go through with this.”
“I don’t care.” He stepped closer. My eyes disobeyed me and my gaze slipped to his lips for a fraction of a second. His eyebrow raised slightly. He’d noticed. As if he was reading my curiosity, he leaned in.
The door swung open, “Brother! Emmett is headed this— Oh,” Minseo said, eyeing my half-untied dress. I sprang back from Young in a panic. Minseo grinned. “Wow, that really went better than I expected.” My face exploded with heat.
“Minseo, she can’t breathe. How do I untie this?” Young said, gesturing to my back. With three quick fluid motions, Minseo untied my entire corset. One thing was clear: Minseo had done this before.
Review of Kingdom Cold
This is such a fast-paced book filled with intriguing worldbuilding. The author creates a very detailed fantasy world that draws you in with the initial description of wedding preparations – then you find that things are not going to go the way you expect. The story gives us the POVs of both Charlotte and Young (and a few others) and we get a very well-rounded view of the action from all of their perspectives. And there is a lot of action! I think this is a great book to start off the series, because it ends at a point that leaves you wanting to read more. Since I don’t want to give anything away, that’s all I’ll say about that. 🙂 (Also I really appreciated that the story reflects a diverse set of characters, which is one more thing that made it very appealing to me.) Very imaginative, well-written and highly recommended.
About the Author
BRITTNI CHENELLE currently lives in Seoul, Korea which inspires her multicultural fantasy books. Her favorite genres to read and write are Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance, Fairytale Retellings, and Young Adult Dystopian novels. She’s very passionate about equal representation and makes a point to include characters from different backgrounds and cultures in her Fantasy stories.