Queen of Crows

Fiction - Fantasy - General
366 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2021
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Author Biography

S. L. Wilton is a retired, former non-commissioned officer in the United States Army. He is a current member of both the Chicago Writers Association and the Wisconsin Writers Association. He lives in rural, central Wisconsin with his wife, Karen, and their Chihuahua, Willie.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Queen of Crows by S.L. Wilton is a fantasy story with threads of magical realism and incredible characters that demand your attention. The story follows Sophia Pendergast’s journey to fulfilling her destiny. When her father was betrayed and killed by his brother, the future of Kersey relied on Sophia alone. But the path ahead was not easy. With the capable Knight Josiah by her side, Sophia was sure she could protect her people. However, circumstances were becoming harder and harsher. Before Sophia knew it, she lost her throne to a twisted cousin. If she wanted to take back her throne, she would need to fulfill the prophecy that foreshadowed a female leader who would change it all. The path wasn’t easy, but if Sophia wasn’t going to fight for her people, then who would?

The world-building was incredibly rich and detailed, something that I immensely enjoyed. Sophie’s journey was harrowing, but it was believable. Her relationship with Celeste was very comforting for readers as well. Josiah was a hard man to like in the beginning, he was rough around the edges and a little too serious at times. But there was a learning curve with Josiah, and as the story progressed, I grew more attached to his character. The element of magic realism, the fascinating depiction of wyverns, and the power they hold were phenomenal. The addition of Darie was a much-needed element to keep the story suspenseful and entertaining at the same time. The ending surprised me, I was not expecting it, and I sincerely hope the author releases a sequel soon. I thoroughly enjoyed Queen of Crows by S.L. Wilton!


As a GOT fan, I thought nothing could be better than dragons until I met the Wyverns in S.L. Wilton’s new Queen of Crows. I only hope this is the first in a trilogy because I want more. When her father the king is betrayed in battle, Sophia must take on the role of queen before she is fully prepared. Shortly after she is anointed, her cousin stages a coup. The few soldiers still loyal to her father’s memory spirit her away from the castle before she is forced into marrying the usurper. What follows is Sophia’s quest for an army brave enough to help her take back the throne. Along the perilous journey back to power, Sophia’s character as a leader is forged in the fires of adversity. She has help from friends, wizards, and wyverns but, in the end, Sophia does it all on her own. Five gold stars for Queen of Crows.