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....
|Title||:||The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) Reviews
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
Olimpos Yayınları çevirmiş bunu. Çok sevindim ve şaşırdım. Migros'a 9.90a gelmesi için sabırsızlanıyorum. Bu tarz yayınevleri bize bu yüzden lazım! :P
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 ...more
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!
This book was just What I needed! Good writing, the audio was great and the story really stuck with me!
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 ...more