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The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain #1)

King Severn Argentines fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gamblesand loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the kings hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.Seeking allies and eluding Severns spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his fathers betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful kings favor by proving his worththrough 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....

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The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) Reviews

  • Frank

    I'm going to write a really long review for a book that probably doesn't merit one, but with all of the five-star reviews here I'd like to just point out everything that bothered me about it. Maybe see if I'm the crazy one for these things sticking out to me.

    I can't say this is a terribly well-written book, but there were elements of the story and characters that were strong and kept me slogging through. For a book that isn't that long or dense it took me a long time to get through it; it simply

  • Katie B (Bisforbookiemonster)

    I'm totally going against the majority of the ratings here, but this book has left me with mixed feelings. I like the premise, a lot, which is the reason that I chose it as my pick for March’s Kindle First. I like the idea of a trilogy where each book focuses on the main character at a different time in his life. Add to that the concept of magic, and I was intrigued.

    But that’s really where the intrigue ended.

    I’d like to say that this book involves a sly power play for the throne or the tricks an

    “Her husband had been summoned to join the king’s army on the battlefield to face the invasion, and her oldest son was a hostage in the king’s army to ensure her husband’s good faith.”
    Again, I may be too demanding of a reader, but I want to feel this woman’s pain that her husband and her eldest son are in danger and her worry over not knowing what’s going to happen. Instead I get this one sentence explaining why she's so nervous. Wheeler seems to have a habit of telling rather than showing, and this happens multiple times throughout the book.

    Then there’s the total condescension of children. Two of the main characters, Owen and Lady Elysabeth Victoria Mortimer, are eight years old. At their first meeting, they talk about the deaths of their family members, and they both are portrayed as not understanding the concept of death. They mention it briefly, express confusion over why people cry when a loved one dies, and then they switch to talking about something else.

    I was actually kind of offended by this lack of empathy. Let me tell you, 8-year-olds are most definitely astute enough to understand death and feel grief.

    Not to mention this absolutely pointless paragraph:

    “The muffin continued to tempt him and he finally succumbed and took a bite. The bread of the muffin was like cake and the seeds crunched a bit when he bit down on them. He had never had this kind before, but it was delicious, and he wolfed it down.”
    Just to put things into context, these are Owen’s thoughts right after he’s been taken from his family and is scared of the new place he’s going to. He’s thinking more about a muffin he’s eating than he is about his family. Wheeler appears to have a misconception of the intellectual and emotional development that occurs in an 8-year-old child, and this is how he believes children really think. When they are in safety and comfort, perhaps. But when they’re surrounded by strangers and heading into danger?

    Definitely not.

    However, I must say that the relationship between Owen and his friend “Evie” is very cute. That is one of the few aspects of these children that actually feels real.

    Moving onto the method in which we learn about this world...

    It is not subtle. At all. Many tidbits of information seem out of place throughout the story. It is as though they were dropped into the dialogue of certain characters solely for the benefit of the reader, which makes some of the conversations feel unnatural and strange. Curious about something? Don’t worry, because one of the adults will definitely randomly decide to tell Owen the story of how that thing came to be. How convenient!

    I also get the impression that no one in this court is actually all that intelligent (except for Ankarette). There are several instances when certain deceits should be exceedingly obvious to a master of spies to the king (he’s a master, for cripes’ sake!), and yet no one sees through those plans.

    This was reoccurring throughout the novel: people and plans that are supposed to be clever aren’t actually all that clever upon closer inspection. (view spoiler)

    But what bothers me the most is the writing style. At times it is so simplistic as to be jolting, and it makes scenes that should be emotional and riveting feel robotic instead:

    “He swallowed some tears before they could spill. His throat was thick and tight. He burrowed himself against her. She felt cold. Her hand limply stroked his hair.”
    Reading that, I felt nothing. And I really should have.

    I had too many problems with this book to truly enjoy it. Between the lack of credit given to a child’s intellectual and emotional capacity, the lack of complexity, and the writing style, any hope I had for the premise was completely stomped into the mud. And yet, inexplicably, I feel a slight tugging to read the sequel.

    I guess we’ll see what happens.

    Final Rating: 2 stars


  • Emma

    4.5 stars, nearly 5. Well I whipped through this in no time at all. It was a fantastic well paced, well told story. Court intrigue, political manoeuvring, poisoners (obviously!), spies, hostages, magic. Loved it.

  • Sercan Vatansever

    Olimpos Yayınları çevirmiş bunu. Çok sevindim ve şaşırdım. Migros'a 9.90a gelmesi için sabırsızlanıyorum. Bu tarz yayınevleri bize bu yüzden lazım! :P

  • Johan Twiss

    The Queen's Poisoner, by Jeff Wheeler, is book 1 in his new The Kingfountain Series. And truth be told, it was very different than what I expected, but not in a bad way. I'm a fan of Jeff Wheeler and have enjoyed his 3 trilogies in the Muirwood and Mirrowen worlds, and came into this book expecting The Queen's Poisoner to be much of the same, but it was different.

    Although Wheeler's writing style is still clear throughout, unlike his other books, this story follows a child, 8-year old Owen, as th

  • Katrin D

    This was such a pleasant read, light and yet engaging. Highly recommend it, if you're in the mood for Medieval-inspired court intrigues and secrets!

  • Marius Paulsen (Antari-kun)

    This book was just What I needed! Good writing, the audio was great and the story really stuck with me!

  • Dannii Elle

    Actual rating 3.5 stars.

    This is the first installment in the Kingfountain trilogy and follows the journey of Owen Kiskaddon, as he is taken from his home to the King's castle as hostage for his father's crimes of desertion and treason. Owen, a shy and serious seven-year-old, was easy to fall in love with and I immediately empathized with his plight. His abrupt departure from the world he knew, the chaos of the King's palace and the new faces he was confronted with, all conspired to give this an