The time has finally come to keep their promises.
Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren's collar?
With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It's the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.
"The man who moves the pieces."
The first 4 books took us on a ride through the life of Nora Sutherlin, whereas the last 4 (The white years) takes us back in time to learn the why, how, and when the 3 became The Queen, The King, and their God. Each one was a journey, an adventure, a trip through the door to the 8th circle, into a world most readers would shy away from. From topics too taboo for most readers. But you have to see what's beneath the surface. Beyond the world of kink, to the love and devotion three people share for each other. This series is almost beyond describable, because you have to have an open mind, and an ability to see true love in the most unconventional of relationships.
The Queen is not only about Nora, but about Soren too. About how Eleanor became The Queen, and the road that lead away from, and back to, her God. How they both came full circle, in more ways than one. And even though we are going back in history to learn a part of the untold story, nothing felt "been there read that". It all felt new again. It felt like watching Nora and Soren fall in love all over again. And I'll admit I teared up a little bit. But in the end they were happy tears. (Trying really hard not give out spoilers)
For those who have followed this series, I will just say I am happy with the outcome. I will miss them terribly, but Tiffany Reisz has promised some Christmas stories to help us through our withdrawal. If you haven't read them, start. It's an adventure like no other.
***ARC provided via NetGalley.
***And I may get ARC's of this series, but I love them so much i buy the paperbacks for my personal keepsake library