Review: Empress of Storms

by Nicola Cameron

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“Never thought I’d have a grand child before I had a child. That teaches me to make assumptions.”
- Location 2135

Title: Empress of Storms
Author: Nicola Cameron
Publisher: Belaurient Press
Book: stand alone?
Genre: Adult/Fantasy
Found: Amazon Recommends
Rating: 4.5 Voodoos

A king who must offer himself as royal consort to fulfill a treaty. A young queen and mage, unexpectedly married to the man she’s loved since childhood. Two countries, divided by geography and united by a political marriage, are poised on the brink of a golden age. But will vicious magic and unexpected betrayal tear both the royal couple and their kingdoms apart?

When King Matthias of Ypres has to fulfill a treaty and provide a royal consort for young Queen Danaë of Hellas, the only royal available for marriage is … him. Can he risk letting a blue-haired witch queen into his heart?

From political necessity, Queen Danaë finds herself marrying the man she secretly loves. Now she must win the heart of a king, prove herself as a mage, and defeat the enemies that threaten them both.


I’ve never read anything by Nicola Cameron before – that I can recall – so when I chose this – from my library whilst sat in standstill traffic, or when I downloaded it, I wasn’t expecting the sex scenes. I chose it on the premise and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved the idea that she loved him before and the whole role reversal when it came to the idea of their marriage. I don’t think I’ve seen something like that in a book before and it added a nice level of uniqueness to it which I thought was a big part of it’s charm. My only issue – a common one – was that it wasn’t long enough. While the major issue’s were solved there were a few teny tiny ones I could have happily hung about for.

I found the whole thing very well written, the story line and the sex. Any conflicts were reasonably solved and didn’t drag to fill pages. I have to admit though, once I’d discovered this was an adult book, I did expect that the storyline wouldn’t be as good, often you have great sex scenes and a crappy plot OR you have crappy sex and a decent plot. I thought they were both pretty healthy in this book. I was wrong. I was expecting obvious things, which mean’s I missed the less obvious ones and they snuck up on me.

I really enjoyed this world and I would love to read more about it. I noted that someone had mentioned in their comment on goodreads that this was unlike anything else by this author, which is a shame because this was a good mix of everything and I want more! Hopefully there will be sequels (hinthint.)

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2 comments on “Review: Empress of Storms

  1. nicolacameronwrites

    Thanks for the review! I’m working on the sequel, A PALACE OF SCOUNDRELS, right now (foreign princes asking for sanctuary, runaway lovers, politics, and a mischief-making Grand High Magister — SO much fun). And it’ll be longer, I promise!

    1. Paein

      Aww hello!
      You’re welcome! And Thank you for visiting our blog and dropping the good news! ALL the good news! I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for book 2, it sounds grand.

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