This is a brief review of Rowena’s books
The King’s Bastard
Totally enthralling, so easy to get involved with the characters, laughing at their happy banter, feeling heart achingly sick when they seemed to face impossible odds. There is so much depth in the story that begins with a hunting party out in the snow coming across an affinity seep. Immediately Byren and his friend Orrie become characters you care about. The journey over these three books draws the reader deeply into a world of mysterious magical abilities and a royal family with it’s fragile political standing in the wonderfully created kingdom of Rolencia. This was the first book in the trilogy I read all three in one week, this first volume being 640 pages.
This book continues the mesmerising magical journey that enthralls the reader in the wonderfully crafted world of Rolencia. The plight of a slave and her rescue could be the salvation of the Kings kin. We are drawn into the world of a family who struggle individually to battle evil around them. I loved how Piro and Fyn the youngest of the Kings children battled their way through a journey to recognition of who they were. Not easy being the siblings of Byren Kingson and his twin Lence. They did not know throughout this book if any of the family remained alive. This was the second book in the trilogy I read all three in one week, this second volume being 396 pages.
The journey continues for the Kings children. In the Merofynia enemy territory, Piro treads dangerous ground for being discovered would mean certain death, the Kings daughter must be a servant to those around her, hiding not only her identity but her ability as well. Fyn continues to look for his family and once finding Byren discovers the desperate measures he must take to ensure the release of his older brother and rescue the woman he has given his heart to. There just has to be more and I can’t wait to read on! This was the third book in the trilogy I read all three in one week, this third volume being 489 pages.
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