The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3) - Cinda Williams Chima 4.5 Stars The Gray Wolf Throne is another great addition to the Seven Realms Series. I have to say that I’m more impressed with each book they just keep building and layering so there can be a fantastic conclusion to the series.We pick up right where we left off in the exiled queen. Raisa has escaped the Bayars once again and is trying to find her way home to reunite with her family and the throne. Han has been recalled by the clans to go into service but on the way to whispering pines he is searching for Rebecca Morley (Raisa) hoping he can find the girl he has become so attached to.There was danger around every corner and so many people trying to make sure Raisa never makes it back to her kingdom. There are still some absolutely heart wrenching moments for me between Raisa and Amon (sigh for a love that can never be) and even for Han and Raisa. There are so many close calls and it is amazing how some lay down their lives for Queen and Country.“She had never felt more alive than when she lay dying in Han Alister's arms.”Han really comes into his one in this book and shows that even in high politics he can play the game. Raisa becomes even more confident in herself and the leadership role she will need to take on. “I continue to believe in miracles. But I know that miracles come to thosewho work very hard”All of the supporting characters I loved from the other two books are back and as fierce as ever. Fire Dancer, Cat, Amon, Micah and Crow all bring so much to the story. I loved getting more of the backstory of Hanalea and Algier and finding out for sure who Crow really was although I was pretty sure already before the reveal. “The time will come when you will be forced to make a choice,” Hanalea said. “When that time comes, choose love.”It was a rollercoaster ride of political intrigue and posturing the whole way through. There are so many great moments in this book and the set up for the finale is incredible. I can’t wait to see how all of the arcs play out. The writing is captivating and beautiful even though it is YA it is not dumbed down and remains incredibly intricate. Another win for Chima!