Slave, Warrior, Queen (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 1) - Morgan Rice

Slave, Warrior, Queen (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 1)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2016-05-14
  • Genre: Fantasy
4 Score: 4 (From 681 Ratings)


“Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new fantasy series. 

17 year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl in the Empire city of Delos, lives the harsh and unforgiving life of a commoner. By day she delivers her father’s forged weapons to the palace training grounds, and by night she secretly trains with them, yearning to be a warrior in a land where girls are forbidden to fight. With her pending sale to slavehood, she is desperate.

18 year old Prince Thanos despises everything his royal family stands for. He abhors their harsh treatment of the masses, especially the brutal competition—The Killings—that lies at the heart of the city. He yearns to break free from the restraints of his upbringing, yet he, a fine warrior, sees no way out.

When Ceres stuns the court with her hidden powers, she finds herself wrongfully imprisoned, doomed to an even worse life than she could imagine. Thanos, smitten, must choose if he will risk it all for her. Yet, thrust into a world of duplicity and deadly secrets, Ceres quickly learns there are those who rule, and those who are their pawns. And that sometimes, being chosen is the worst that can happen.

SLAVE, WARRIOR, QUEEN tells an epic tale of tragic love, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, and destiny. Filled with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding action, it transports us into a world we will never forget, and makes us fall in love with fantasy all over again.

Book #2 in OF CROWNS AND GLORY will be released soon!


  • Will finish review later

    By SirHonest
  • Disappointed but wanted to love it

    By Niracomix
    The writing is stilted, awkward and overwrought. The plot is lame and the characters are one-dimensional stereotypes. And why do they depict Ceres as an archer on the cover when she mainly uses a sword? There’s some talent exhibited but too little; I could never recommend this book or series.
  • Not worth your time.

    By I feel dumb!
    Terrible writing style, horrible plot. Author couldn’t seem to decide where they were going with the story. A lot like other books by this author, no character development, lots a exciting things happen but are poorly described and not well thought out and they write enough in one book just to get u to buy the next where more of the same happens. Lame.
  • Slave Warrior Queen

    By drum runner
    Loved it.
  • Wow

    By La8(:
    I fell in love with this book within the first few pages. Cere is such a strong female character breaking the rules of her land of how women need to be and what they are capable of doing. This series is a must read! I love it
  • It was OK

    By The Mystic Honey Badger
    Honestly, this isn't the worst book I've read; however, it's not the best either. I did enjoy the setting, and there was a chapter from the perspective of one of the rebels that I liked. That being said, this book really needed some more editing before publication. There are some word usage errors, and the story's pacing did feel a bit rushed. Also, some things the characters did seemed illogical. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but there were several instances that really stood out to me. Overall, this wasn't a bad way to kill a few hours, but I wasn't blown away.
  • Absolutely terrible!!!

    By Marissa Willson
    Ok so I was intrigued by the title and the summary but this book was terrible! There was no flow of events in the plot, the character were all over the place, and the summary and title didn't even fit to the book. Please don't waste your time downloading this.
  • Great Book

    By MsSulli
    Awesome storyline & characters
  • Wow - this was a great read!

    By Bookworming it
    I could not get enough of Ceres' story. I could not put book one down! The feelings she had for both Rexus and Thanos was frustrating because you really wanted to root for both of them equally. Ceres is such a warrior and I did not expect some of the twists in this story. I'm already started on book 3 and I cannot get enough!!
  • Interesting but with some flaws

    By AgentRosemarrie
    I agree with one of the reviewers below that this should have gone through another round of editing. I find that the story is interesting enough, if not terribly unique (considering this story formula is very popular at present), but is still lacking in its build up and character/relationship development. There is also a huge pacing issue that detracts from the story as a whole. There are other smaller issues that were mentioned by a previous reviewer, such as the excessive fluff and repetition that detract from the story as well. Also, the mother of one of the main characters has this inexplicable hatred for her daughter and it's just unrealistic. It's true that there are mothers that aren't motherly, etc. but there's usually a deeper reason (in life and in fiction) or some sort of development that at least give you insight into the character. The reasons used here to 'supply' her hatred are weak and flimsy, so it's just very unbelievable. I will continue to read because I like it enough to want to see where it goes, but it needs improvement. I'm surprised more people haven't commented on these issues.