Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Piro watches powerless as her father’s enemies march on his castle. A traitor whispers poison in the King’s ear, undermining his trust in her brother, Byren. Determined to prove his loyalty, Byren races across the path of the advancing army, towards the Abbey. Somehow, he must get there in time to convince the Abbot to send his warriors to defend the castle.
Meanwhile, the youngest of King Rolen’s sons, Fyn, has barely begun his training as an Abbey mystic, but he wakes in a cold sweat, haunted by dreams of betrayal.
Format: The Uncrowned King is the second book in The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin series. It follows the children of King Rolen, and what they are doing in these tumultuous times. My copy is 274 pages long and was published in 2016 by Solaris.
My Thoughts: This book picks up right where the first book leaves off, and doesn’t set you back down until it is over. It is the kind of story that always leaves you out of breath and wanting more.
Anytime an author is following more than one character it is challenging to ensure all of the characters are engaging and what is happening to them is important for the story. That being said, this book does it brilliantly. Each time the perspective changes you wish to know what happens to the other character, yet it then enthralls you with what is happening to the next character.
To add to that you have an amazing plot of intrigue and betrayal, where no one is quite who you think they are. It all adds up for a fast paced sequel. I will probably go out right away to buy the next book in the serie, as I can’t tell you how excited it makes me to learn there is more to read on these characters. These characters sneak their way into your heart and head, and do not leave until they are sure you will follow them to the ends of the Earth.
To top it all off, this book goes further into the magic of this world, which is illegal in the country of Rolencia. I don’t want to give anything away, so read this book to find out more!
It is truly fantastic and I promise you will love it!!
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