Title: King’s War (The Kinsman Chronicles, #3)
Author: Jill Williamson
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
To get a little background, please see my reviews of the first two books in the series: King’s Folly and King’s Blood.
THE RELUCTANT KING: PART 7
I had a hard time getting through this section. I’m starting to dislike some of the characters and not enjoy those chapters. Give me some action!
The new king is having a hard time getting the support of his subjects. Not being able to relate due to his priest upbringing, he is having trouble honing his fighting skills. Subject to the perception of his people, he experiences much disdain. Not only that, but he cannot seem to make the correct moves in order to appease the large masses. His wife, Mielle, does not seem to help with her discerning heart; she has accused the incorrect people of being in the wrong.
Meanwhile, will an alliance between Jazlyn, Charlon, and King Barthel be made? Who is the “Deliverer” and who is the “Deceiver”? Are the prophecies wrong?
A DELIVERER COMES: PART 8
The war is looming and Trevn is preparing himself to ride into battle with his men, hoping to gain some respect at the same time.
Low and behold, more traitors are among us. Barthel is luring young Shanek to be in his alliance by hosting events where he can bring his crush and troublemaker, Amala. Captain Agoros and his wife are plotting to dethrone Trevn so their son, Oli, sworn to protect Trevn, can become the “rightful” king. Is Oli in on the plan or will he stay true to his word tot Trevn?
Islah, Rogedoth’s (aka Barthel) “dead” queen is not so dead. She is also known as Grayson’s grandmother. And she happens to have many secrets, secrets that may help the Armanians to take down Barthel.
Who can I not stand? Mielle. Honestly, she reminds me of Daenerys Targaryen, who most of you know I cannot stand from the books. If she would just do what is best for the Armanians and not try to rush into saving everyone else, half of these wars wouldn’t happen!
But, I can’t decide who I like more: Grayson or Oli. They are both so selfless and sweet, yet entirely misunderstood. I just want to hug them!
The two Rurekan kings who were poisoned are now healed. An assassination attack on the king. Someone almost committing suicide in order to better the Armanians. Two new people accepting Dominion of great shadirs. What’s next?
The readers are left with Mielle and Grayson being captured by Lady Mattenelle.
WARRIORS OF THE VEIL: PART 9
The “Deliverer” and the “Deceiver” bring us an all-out battle. But who will win?
A new realization has occurred: Shadir can be sentenced back to the Lowerworld.
Will Arman come to the rescue and save the Armanians from the wrath of Rogedoth and the shadirs?
Where does the end of the war lead us to?