Bitterblue - My favorite installment in this series brings together the previous two novels with strong characters and a vivid setting. Queen Bitterblue is awakening into herself and her world, questioning many aspects of her life that she has always taken for granted. She ascended to the throne at age ten, and now, at 18, she has begun to think critically about her relationship with her people, question her advisors, and seek out information on her own.