Review: The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen

The Traitor Queen
(The Bridge Kingdom #2)
Danielle L. Jensen
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2020
Genre: New Adult Fantasy

A queen now in exile as a traitor, Lara has watched Ithicana be conquered by her own father, helpless to do anything to stop the destruction. But when she learns her husband, Aren, has been captured in battle, Lara knows there is only one reason her father is keeping him alive: as bait for his traitorous daughter.

And it is bait she fully intends to take.

Risking her life to the Tempest Seas, Lara returns to Ithicana with a plan not only to free its king, but for liberating the Bridge Kingdom from her father’s clutches using his own weapons: the sisters whose lives she spared. But not only is the palace inescapable, there are more players in the game than Lara ever realized, enemies and allies switching sides in the fight for crowns, kingdoms, and bridges. But her greatest adversary of all might be the very man she’s trying to free – the husband she betrayed.

With everything she loves in jeopardy, Lara must decide who – and what – she is fighting for: her kingdom, her husband, or herself.



In this story, Lara is determined to make things right with Ithicana. It was her act that caused them to lose their lands and be slaughtered. On top of that, it resulted in her husband, the king of Ithicana to be captured by her father. Determined to right the wrongs and save the king of Ithicana, Laura sets off to enlist the help of her sisters. Her father’s fortress might be easy to get into, but it’s near impossible to get out. They will need to employ all of their skills if they are going to succeed.

This story, like the previous one, is written in both Aren and Lara’s POV. So not only do we get all the action and planning on Lara’s end, but we are witness to the torture and deplorable conditions Aren is living in while in enemy hands. Of course, he’s not taking this laying down and is always trying to figure out a way for escape, but with each passing day, week, month, he breaks a little more. So, needless to say, it’s a race for Lara and her sisters to get him out before it’s too late.

I really liked that we got both of their perspectives. It kept the story interesting and moving at a face pace because there was always something happening. Then, once the story moved past the saving of Aren, there’s the long dangerous race to get back to his people where he would be safe from enemy hands again. After that comes the big battle. So, yeah… this book had me on the edge of my seat just about the entire time.

While I really enjoyed this story, I do kind of wish the ending was different. It was tied up too neatly for me, and miracles took place to give it that ending… which I didn’t care for. I would have much rather had the real, dark ending that was clearly supposed to happen. However, in the end, I still really enjoyed this story.


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One Thought on “Review: The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen

  1. Too bad the ending wasn’t better. it sounded like it was ok.

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