Morning mortals! If you’re here for my review of the latest book in the Kingfountain series then good news! You have come to the right place. If you have 0 idea what I am talking about then maybe head on over to yesterday’s post to see my thoughts on the first five books in the series!
A devastating disaster has left the Forbidden Court in ashes, its fountains destroyed, and its magic at risk. It was destined as the site of Trynne Kiskaddon’s coronation as empress. Now, all Trynne can imagine is the roar of flames, the cries of Gahalatine’s people, and the smell of cinders in a city gone dark. Tragic as the threat to Kingfountain is, it’s nowhere near as foul as the treachery posed by Morwenna. Saboteur, conspirator, and full-blood sister of the king, she is prepared to set forth a wave of destruction that will eliminate everything that stands between her and possession of the throne.
But Trynne has her weapons, too—her magic, her resilience, her skills at intrigue, and especially, Fallon. The man who once swore his allegiance to Morwenna now stands by Trynne’s side as they venture into the unknown to protect those they love, reunite with a family scattered by diabolical forces, and safeguard a kingdom…as well as the destiny the Fountain has for each of them.
Since book #3 was my previous favourite I’ve decided I just like the way that Jeff Wheeler wraps up his trilogies. I might even like this more than #3 because Trynne is such a great character.
The key characters we’ve fallen in love with over the last five books are still there, and still growing and changing. I don’t think there’s one character who ever stagnates in this series.
The key themes I came to know and love are still there as well. The ideas of loyalty, betrayal and double-crossing are going strong. As I said yesterday, after a while you start to be able to predict where things are heading but I think that’s just because I was so enveloped in this author’s work for those few days.
I appreciated the romance in this series. It’s a neat addition to the story and a good character motivator but it never seems to distract characters from the bigger picture.
This is such an enjoyable series, I was so happy to find that the finale lived up to the previous titles. Wheeler has built a remarkable world and managed to write characters who were sustained and grew over six books which is no mean feat. These books were a wonderful binge read and left me satisfied. Tieing off the threads of a series can be the thing that kills it, but somehow Wheeler manages to pull it off!
My rating: 5/5 stars
The Forsaken Throne releases on the 14th of November…not long to wait now!
By the way, I received a digital advanced review copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
What say you? Have you been anticipating The Forsaken Throne? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!