The Crown of Gilded Bones - Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Crown of Gilded Bones

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Release Date: 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 5,194 Ratings


Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her…

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series.

She's been the victim and the survivor…

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.

The enemy and the warrior…

Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.

A lover and heartmate…

But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.

And now she will become Queen…


  • Don’t add it to your TNBF list

    By Starburst1247
    I’ve heard so many people don’t finish this series because of this book, but you just need to push through!
  • Loved it

    By wlh001
    The Crown of Gilded Bones is the third book in the Blood and Ash series and I just loved getting to reenter this amazing world. This book picks up immediately after the second book in the series. Oh my gosh this book was just epic. I was just blown away by everything that was taking place. You get to a moment where you think that this series can’t get any better and boy does this author prove you wrong. I’m just speechless after that ending. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
  • Less sex, more murder.

    By EmMarie Bobbins
    The story itself is fun, but there are unnecessary sex scenes and they’re not well written. I’m all for sex scenes when they make sense/add to the story, but at least a third of them are unnecessary, uninspired, and repetitive. Based on the rest of the book, it makes me wonder if the author was “encouraged” by an editor to include these scenes. I started skimming, then skipping, sex scenes entirely and that greatly improved the book for me. Slight spoiler ahead for an example. Example: Poppy is feeling seasick at one point so cas takes her belowdecks and somehow “distracts” her from being seasick with sex. When you’re seasick, the worst place to be is below deck, she’d likely start vomiting. This scene didn’t contribute to the story at all. It also felt poorly researched. One google search would have told her seasickness gets worse when you can’t see the horizon.
  • It had some good moments

    By Mrsghetti
    I’m obviously three books deep in this series, so it’s kept me interested this long. But I will say that I found this book to be a lot of dialog and inner workings. There were definitely a lot of bored moments for me where I felt like the main character continued to rehash information that didn’t go anywhere. Other than that I have enjoyed the overall series
  • Best one so far

    By Ad_carr
    Easily the best installment- I’m dying to read the fourth but sad at the same time. LOVE THIS SERIES!!
  • Get to the point

    By Ditto256781
    I had to give up. I tried. The first two books were good and gave a pleasant mixture of dialogue and action. But this book is just a constant repetition of her questions and repeated history of her bloodline and then hormones. I would read more about the whole thing with Kieran but honestly, I am tired of this wordiness that seems like it’s simply filling words on a page. I appreciate the enthusiasm of their love and respect but what’s the point? Get to it. I am going to try again as ppl said it gets interesting again later but a lot of scrolling past is going to happen.
  • Awestruck!!!

    By bleuchyna
    WOW!! I am so in love with this series!! I read them all and immediately reread them! Poppy , Cas, Kieran have stolen my heart!!
  • Chills

    By Chickandchicklets
    I’ve read this series twice now and it hasn’t disappointed even a little. Gave me the chills every time I’ve read it! Love love love
  • Had potential but fell flat

    By SebrinaF
    I enjoyed the first two books of this series so my expectations for this book were high. Unfortunately, I was severely disappointed. While there were a lot of things I disliked, I think the worst thing had to be the awkward dialogue. Half the conversations had me either rolling my eyes or cringing internally—none of it felt authentic and it could get really repetitive (like WE GET IT Poppy asks a lot of questions, do we have to mention it EVERY time??? It just quickly went from humorous to irritating). I also felt like the smut scenes weren’t fitting into the story and felt very forced which made them hard to even enjoy. This whole book didn’t have a solid plot and it just felt like a jumbled mess of all these different events (and a lot these events should have been really big moments but often felt rushed and underwhelming, but that’s a WHOLE other issue) that got very tiring to read. Especially, when the history started to get complicated and wordy … I ended up dropping the book and left it for months before reluctantly deciding to pick it up again. Fortunately, the last 200-300 pages got really interesting and it left off on a note that made me at least curious to pick up the next book. Hopefully we get more than what this book was giving us :(
  • Too long & Wordy

    By Please fix 20120
    This book had the potential to be a good read but it was too long and everything was exaggerated and wordy. I had to skip/skim through most of the book because of all of the unnecessary content. If shorten to about 300 pages this could be a really good book.