Book Description from Goodreads:
“It is time. The boy must leave his family to serve in the Queen’s army. To be chosen is an honor. To decline is impossible. The boy is modified. He is trained for several years, and learns to fight to the death. He proves to the Queen- and to himself- that he is capable of evil. He is just the kind of soldier the Queen wants: the alpha of his pack.”
The Queens Army is meant to be read after Cinder. There are a few brief comments about Queen Levana’s new army she is raising in anticipation of a battle with earth and this short story gives you a little more information.
The story describes the selection process and in doing so, give the reader a little more of a glimpse into what lunars are like. You see something from their point of view. You are then taken into the training of these new members.
The Queen’s Army is science fiction, but as with Cinder, it is not so hard core that it would discourage those readers who are not usual readers of science fiction. In addition, it is a short and quick read. If you enjoyed Cinder, I definitely recommend The Queen’s Army. You can read it online for free HERE.
Reviewed by Christina