The Trouble with Kings
“With music you can tell the truth about human experience.” In this romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel, Flian is an ordinary princess who would rather be left with her music, but gets abducted not once, not twice—three times. What is a civilized princess to do? Especially when... show more
“With music you can tell the truth about human experience.” In this romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel, Flian is an ordinary princess who would rather be left with her music, but gets abducted not once, not twice—three times. What is a civilized princess to do? Especially when she can’t tell which prince is the hero and which the villain! Re-edited and re
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
A solid YA story, very funny and full of royal politics (or social carriage races, depending on where you stand). I particularly appreciated the no-nonsense narrator and the absorbing mix of action and inner struggles. Straightforward, but oh so very smart and unlike what I've come to expect from YA...
Flian is rich and a princess, but she takes no pleasure in the sycophants or court politics she's known all her life. Being kidnapped by three royals in short succession (the sarcastic Garion, the dour Jason, and the swashbuckling Jaim) shakes up her staid routine. She begins to rethink her life, ...
I liked this book but I didn't love it. Sherwood Smith reminds me of Eva Ibotson in a way. Her characters usually score better than the story by the end. They even scored low with love interests for the same reason. Not this book which did well with the romance but Coronets and Steal [for Ibotson it...
The Trouble with Kings has a problem. Several, really. It has trouble with characters, pacing and conflict& resolution. If it were any other book, it would get two stars and I would move on. However, it is written by the author of Crown Duel, a long-time favorite and it does have moments of good wri...
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