The Scarecrow Queen Review

The Scarecrow Queen
Rating: 5/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Amazon via Kindle

The final battle is coming... As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever... Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury's internationally best-selling trilogy that began with THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER.

Melinda Salisbury, this is how you end a trilogy. I have read so many trilogies where book one and two are solid and then book three just crumbles. This was the opposite. Book one and two were good, but book three was out of this freaking world and was everything that I had hoped it would be.

The Scarecrow Queen was a dual narrative, written from Errin and Twylla's POV. They have been separated and are desperately trying to find their way back to each other. Errin is being kept by the Sleeping Prince (Aurek) and is essentially controlled by him (don't want to spoil it by saying how!). Aurek is a seriously amazing villain and I despised him with every part of me, which I think is the sole purpose of a true villainous character.

Twylla is determined to get Errin back and will stop at nothing to be reunited with her and Silas. Even if that means bringing together a band of rebels, The Rising Dawn, to take back what she wants...

The characters are written beautifully. Merek and Silas are both so vulnerable in this book, which just makes them even more lovable. Silas is still being used and is deteriorating rapidly and Merek is being kept under Aurek's watchful eye as a servant, but all is not as it seems...

Lief. Oh Lief. I miss you. The old you. It's devastating that you can tell he just wants to do the right thing but he just isn't strong enough to follow through; he used to be my favourite character so cue the sobbing for me. You were trying Lief, that's the main thing. Sob.

The relationships between Errin and Silas and Merek and Twylla are just stark opposites but for me, it made them all the more believable as each of the characters love in their own way, which again, adds to the authenticity of this book. Errin/Silas is an all-consuming, fiery love whereas Merek/Twylla's is a slow burning, innocent, vulnerable love.

Everything was tied together and the best part for me was that it felt authentic. It didn't feel rushed or like she was being pushed for a deadline (although I'm sure she was!). I couldn't have asked for a better ending to a trilogy that I love with all my heart. Thanks Mel!


  1. I loved this trilogy, especially the last book and your review just reminded me how much I loved it. Pleased you enjoyed.

    1. It is definitely one of my favourite trilogies! So glad you enjoyed reading it :) x

  2. I loved this trilogy, especially the last book and your review just reminded me how much I loved it. Pleased you enjoyed.