The Poison Throne
When young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father, but she finds her old home shadowed with fear. The king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile,... show more
When young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father, but she finds her old home shadowed with fear. The king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile, Alberon's half-brother Razi has been elevated to his throne. He struggles to meet his King's demands while remaining loyal to his beloved brother and to his friend-Wynter. Now, she must choose- her father or her dreams, her friend or her king, her duty... or her love.
Publish date: April 7th 2010
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Moorehawke Trilogy (#1)
I'm very dissapointed in this one. The first 20 pages or so started out nicely, here's a girl and her sick father, knocking on the doors of a castle where ghosts and talking cats are common. Yet after that promising introduction, it's 450 pages of mostly bland/monotonous storyline. And when I say st...
While there were parts of this story that didn't quite grab me mostly it impressed me for a first novel. There were bits that faltered but it won't stop me from looking for book 2. The story of Wynter, fifteen, daughter of Protector Lord Lorean Moorehawke and former King's Cat-Keeper, woodworking...
It’s the characters and their relationships that really make this book. Wynter’s relationship with Prince Razi, whom she calls ‘brother’, was especially sweet. I think they behaved very much like siblings. Her sudden and irrational jealousy of Christopher, Razi’s best friend, irritated me until I re...
Just all around an excellent read. I'm looking around for the next book already, because I've actually developed a kind of concern for the three young protagonists of this book. The friendship and love between Wynter, Razi, and Christopher is sometimes the only thing that kept me going through all t...
For some reason I just could not get into the flow of the book or characters. And it ended up being just a bit too dry for me. I enjoyed the world building and overal story, butit did not pul me in.
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