Queen of the Shining Sea (Blade and Rose #4)

Enemy mages and ships. An all-powerful organization gone rogue. One woman refuses to stand aside.

After the Divinity reveals its dark intentions, Rielle and her friends patrol the Shining Sea, doing all they can to stem the tide of gold flowing into Magehold and the dangerous goods flowing out. Facing Immortals and pirates at every turn, they wage battle after battle against clandestine Divinity ships in an effort to weaken its ability to grasp for power.

Meanwhile, Veris draws near and the Dragon King hunts Jon, whose life hangs in the balance as Olivia and Samara seek answers to heal his heart. As the werewolf presence in Emaurria escalates, Brennan is forced to confront both sides of his werewolf–noble identity and choose whether to reject it or embrace it. In a harsh and deadly wilderness, Leigh and Ambriel search for clues about the Sundering ritual, hoping to seal away the violent Immortals and save the land for good.

But the Divinity does not accept defeat — and when the Grand Divinus strikes back, it is not at Rielle but at Emaurria. Will she give up her war against the Divinity, or will Emaurria fall?

If you like the fantasy romance of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the dark intrigue of the Black Jewels series, the epic adventure of Game of Thrones, and a heroine who never gives up, you'll love this romantic epic fantasy series.

Buy Queen of the Shining Sea and dive into a medieval world sensual and dark, full of magic and greed, love and blades, where factions vie for influence and there are no easy choices...



  1. Raffaella silipo says:

    Please bring rielle and jon together again !

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      My lips are sealed, Raffaella! 😉 I’ll have a sneak peek of QotSS coming within a month or so to my mailing list subscribers, so stayed tuned! <3

      1. Crystal L DeFrate says:

        It’s almost been a month. :)) Just finished reading Winter Wren. Is there an estimated timeline on the remaining books in the main series arc?

        1. Miranda Honfleur says:

          Hi, Crystal! I’m planning on releasing Queen of the Shining Sea in August 2018, with The Dragon King (#5) and Immortelle (#6) in 2019. And the sneak peek is coming this month! 🙂

    2. Eli says:

      What no! Rielle belongs with Brennan!

  2. Cathy says:

    Love the scenes with Jon and reille. Hopefully they will have many more love adventures in the near future.

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Aww, thank you, Cathy! I hope you’ll like QotSS–no spoilers from me, though! 😉

  3. Chelsey says:

    Ugh! I hate when I find a good series & all the books aren’t written yet, haha. Love your work – thanks for the amazing story.

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Thank you, Chelsey! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re liking the story. I can’t wait to share book 4 with you!

  4. Brit says:

    Found your books three days ago. Needless to say I’ve gotten nothing done since then. Amazing world building and beautifully built characters! I can’t wait for the rest to come!

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Thank you so much, Brit! I’m hard at work on the next book. 🙂

  5. Kayleigh says:

    I am dying for AUGUST!!! GAH! I ate these books up in no time. Love, love, loved them!

  6. Daniela says:

    Haha why am I the only brennan fan? Still reading though. Great books 🙂

    1. Kayleigh says:

      I am a Jon fan through and through. As much as Brennan tries to “let go” of control for Rielle he can’t. She’s too strong of a woman for him and was changing herself to fit him. She fits Jon. Even if her and Jon don’t end up together I just hope she doesn’t end up with Brennan. As sexy as he is, he’s still a dirt bag.

  7. Barbara Fetty says:

    Great series. Can’t wait for the next three.

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Thank you, Barbara! 🙂

  8. irene wheele says:

    Hi Miranda
    I’m a Jon fan as well – is August the earliest release date for book 4 – it’s sooooo far away

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      It’s going to be a long book (as you know, haha). 😉 But I was glad to move it *up* to August!

  9. Anonymous :) says:

    Thank you sooo much for writing this book series. I have read all three books in 2 days and am hooked. I totally ship Jon and Rielle. PLEASE bring them back together. Personally, I think that whoever she ends up with should be supportive and will face the danger with her. I can’t wait for book 4! 🙂

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Thank you! Wow, in 2 days?! That’s amazing! I’m honored. 🙂

  10. T says:

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a sneak peak this month? Where do I find it?

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Coming up in tomorrow’s newsletter, T! I’m so excited to share!!!

  11. A says:

    Love this series…I’m another Brennan fan! Please let them be together….

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Thank you so much, A! 🙂

  12. Vanessa says:

    I LLOOOVE JON SO MUCH holy moly I can’t handle another book without them together haha. He’s the original (and hopefully only) true love right rIGHT????

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      My lips are sealed! XD Some answers in Queen of the Shining Sea this August…

  13. Chao Mwachofi says:

    I’m literally obsessed and feel like this series needs to be the next Game of Thrones because I feel like it’d be so adaptable!!

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Chao! With any luck, the TV gods are listening, haha. 🙂

      1. alistair north says:

        Not too much like Game of Thrones I hope….I don’t really want to see you kill off 75% of your lovingly-created characters…

  14. Barbara Rose says:

    Hi I love this series! But the pre-order from Amazon for the 4th book is wrong. It came up with the cover of Queen of the Shining Seas but the inside is book 3. I’m frustrated . I sent a msg to amazon but haven’t heard anything back. More importantly I really want to know if rielle and Jon get back together! Can you help please.

    1. Miranda Honfleur says:

      Hi, Barbara! Thank you so much for your comment – and I just sent you an email, so be sure to check your inbox!

      But to anyone who received the wrong file for book 4, I am so, so sorry. Amazon sent the wrong one to everybody instead of Queen of the Shining Sea, even though I confirmed with them before release that they’d be sending the correct file.
      Email from KDP confirming they'd send the right file... and they still didn't!

      I’ve finally heard from Amazon that they’ve sent the right book to everyone who preordered Queen of the Shining Sea:
      Amazon saying they fixed the problem...

      But for anyone who still doesn’t have the correct file (Ch. 1 should begin with “A convoy”), you can contact Amazon to get them to send you the updated file or you can email me at miri@mirandahonfleur.com with your proof of purchase, and I’ll send you a copy right away via BookFunnel.

      To have Amazon send you the updated file directly to your ereader, please contact Kindle Customer service to request they send the correct file to you. Catharine Glen on my Facebook page had some helpful advice in the comments as well: “Make sure you’re under the Kindle section / content errors. Then I just gave them my order number, book title, author and the fact that it was a pre-order. I said I received the book today and it was a draft version and not the final version. I also stated that the author was aware of the issue and had recommended that we contact Amazon. He found it right away and asked which device to send it to. Verified it and that was it.” contact Kindle Customer service to request they send the correct file to you and everybody who preordered. The Kindle team will be able to send it directly to your ereader.

      You can reach Kindle Customer Support via phone or chat by clicking one of the links below:

      To contact via phone:

      To contact via chat:

      Customers can also contact Kindle Customer service through the phone number listed below:

      U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072

      International: 1-206-266-2992

      They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

      Thank you so much, guys, and I’m so sorry this is happening. NOT how I wanted the book 4 release to go…..

  15. Rebecca Goldberg says:

    I LOVE this series. I just started them a month ago on Audible and NEED the 4th book!! Any idea when/if that will happen?!? I’m dying!! ❤️❤️❤️

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