The Queen's Poisoner (The Kingfountain Series Book 1)
King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And... show more
King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2016-04-01
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Perhaps aimed at the young adult market, this novel takes the War of the Roses and transposes it into a fantasy version with an interesting plot involving an 8-year old boy called Owen and the manipulations by those at court to gain favour and bring justice. Characters are developed well and the plo...
Well, this was a strange one. This can't be considered YA, but the POV character is an eight-year old boy. Which also makes getting a woman narrator that much more strange. She does okay with the material, but her voices for the men were not the best. The story itself was pretty straightforward a...
I read this book quickly and didn't get bored, so I must have liked it....right? The premise is solid, and I enjoyed reading the author's note about his inspiration for the story line and the characters. Put several things in perspective for me. It's certainly not the most sophisticated or epic piec...
This is the first book I've read by Jeff Wheeler. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of his writing. It helps to know the real history of this time frame so that you understand what leads up to this and who these people are. But the characters are written so well that you can follow the ...