Book Review: Domna, Part Four: The Regent’s Edict

Good afternoon and happy new year!

2021 is finally here, and I’m excited about all the great reads I’m going to get my hands on this year. Here in KC it’s been snowing all day, perfect weather for reading. I just love snow days, don’t you?

Today I’m stopping by with another book review. This time it’s Domna, Part Four: The Regent’s Edict by Tammie Painter.

I’m currently binge reading this series and was excited to see how things continued from part three. On to the review!



A fight for power. A battle for loyalty. A plot that could cause it all to crumble.

Although he’s won the solonship, Sirius soon discovers others are poised to viciously claim the title as their own.

Catapulted into a world of danger and temptation, Sofia discovers her only chance of survival is to stay one step ahead of her enemies.

But in Osteria, new perils lurk around every corner and plots don’t always strike down their intended victims as Sofia discovers her ambition may cost her far more than she expected to pay.



The Review:

I gave this book four and a half stars!

Sirius has won the Solonship. While Sofia and her family rejoice in their new status as heads of Osteria, the position they are in is extremely dangerous given the past two Solons. As Plautinius begins to affect Sirius’s decisions, Sofia must remain vigilant to outsmart him, especially when their lives are on the line. Can she thwart this corrupt rule, or will she find herself compromised?

Man, this has got to be the most tragic of all the books in the series to date. It was heartbreaking to read this book, but I greatly enjoyed it.

Sofia, as always, was a great driving force for her family. She has to be clever from behind the scenes to help mold a better, altruistic Osteria. Her struggles were an intense chess game of strategy, and her emotions and actions were justified more than ever.

Sirius plays the perfect puppet (and idiot if you ask me), and Plautinius … Well, I’m still gunning for a gruesome death for all his evil deeds. There is no limit to which he won’t sink to just to make people miserable, and I was continually shocked by the plots he brought upon Osteria. Lucius became a new favorite mainly because he has a good head on his shoulders like Sofia. I really do hope he gets out of all of this in one piece.

This journey was heart wrenching. Heart. Wrenching! I have no idea how Sofia keeps it together and doesn’t go on a murderous rampage. The plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat, and I really enjoyed the warfare going on in the first half of the book. It was extremely well thought out. Remind me never to get on this author’s bad side. She could run an army! Plotwise I think this book is the best of the series so far. There were little bits where I felt the flow of the writing got a bit interrupted, but besides that this was another amazing yet depressing tale of Osteria.

Can’t wait for the next one!


That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

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  1. This was probably my favorite part to write. I don’t want to say I’m glad it wrenched your heart, but…Job. Done. And yes, many time while writing/revising this, I imagined Sirius as a dog too dumb for his own good. Thanks for another stellar review :))

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