The Bitter Kingdom


by Rae Carson (Author)

Book Cover for The Bitter Kingdom

   Book 3   
Pages: 433

The champion must not waver.
The champion must not fear.
The gate of darkness closes.


Elisa is a fugitive.

Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight.

Her Royal Majesty, Queen Lucero-Elisa né Riqueza de Vega, bearer of the Godstone, will lead her three loyal companions deep into the enemy's kingdom, a land of ice and snow and brutal magic, to rescue Hector and win back her throne. Her power grows with every step, and the shocking secrets she will uncover on this, her final journey, could change the course of history.

But that is not all. She has a larger destiny. She must become the champion the world has been waiting for.

Even of those who hate her most.

Girl of Fire and Thorns Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Girl of Fire and Thorns
Reading level: 13+
Books in series: 7
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: fantasy  romance  myth & legend  mystery  magic 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The Girl of Fire and Thorns  (2011)
2.   The Crown of Embers  (2012)
3.   The Bitter Kingdom  (2013)
4.   The Empire of Dreams  (2020)
+   The Shattered Mountain  (2013)
+   The Shadow Cats  (2012)
+   The King's Guard  (2013)