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Queen of the World (Book 1)

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In the legends, the Four saved the world from war and poverty. These incredible men walked the lands, seeking an audience with the ruler of each nation. They demanded that mankind focus its efforts on education, trade and culture. No longer would the people face starvation and terror. This commandment was enforced with displays of miraculous power. After all, it is difficu ...more
Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published June 29th 2012 by Inspired Quill (first published July 12th 29)
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Kara-karina
Pretty good book, I really enjoyed its simplicity and especially the cheeky necromantic creature, Spasmodic :) Review soon!
Nina Post
Queen of the World was very charming and enjoyable and easily held my attention. Hennessy is an adept, natural writer. The characters -- especially Sarene and her gruff and loyal guardian Kanderil -- are people you want to be with, and they have strong, believable arcs. I don't want to give anything away, but the monster assassin Spasmodic is a fun character, built for violence and wielding a smart mouth.

The Four, a corrupt, all-powerful faction who have not been seen for five hundred years, a
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Rebecca
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QUEEN OF THE WORLD by Ben Hennessy is a fantasy novel following the plight of a young girl torn from her peaceful home and forced to flee those who would hunt her based on the words of a prophecy.

The world lives in relative peace in fear of the Four, elders of legend who possess strong magical powers. These Four are rumoured to be long since deceased, but it is said that they will always return if the peace of the world is thre
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Emily
The Book: Queen of the World.
The Author: Ben Hennessy
The Publisher: Inspired Quill.
The Pages: 379
My Rating: 4/5

This book is about a young girl named Sarene. She is mute and lives in a village with her family. But Sarene yearns for more, she yearns for adventure. So when she sets of on her own adventure to return her brother's insignia, she gets more than she bargained for and is thrown into an adventure she never expected.I wasn't really sure what to expect when I began this book, but it was wa
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Fiona
A fantastic story, Ben does a great job with Sarene's mute character - she communicates effectively through the pages, even with the lack of spoken dialogue. Characters are well-fleshed and entertaining, with minimal typecasting. Very interested in seeing where we go from this ending, and looking forward to the next book in the series! We were left with answers, but not enough - what does Sarene face next? What will Tyrrial do to stop her?
Steve Fiori
Excellent debut, in a well realised world. Despite being an easy read, crams so much in and the history of the world and people is rich, and there's no character that has been badly written, they're all fleshed out wonderfully, and a unique aspect to our main protagonist Sarene is handled well, broadly, and never gets repetitive.

Looking forward to the sequel!
Craig Hallam
An epic-style fantasy with a contemporary twist, QotW's delivery is not only easy to read and enjoy, but gives a great sense of depth and history to the world created between its pages.

Cant wait to see what happens next!
Melanie
Dull, dull, dull Sorry. But the heroine just didn't do anything for me.
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Ben Hennessy is an exciting new author from Essex, England. Brought up on a literary diet including the likes of Stephen King, David Gemmell, Terry Pratchett and David Eddings, he looks to take all these elements and create a unique style of fiction which blends heroic fantasy and a subtle sense of wry humour. Having spent the last decade working various jobs in locations such as Ireland, New Zeal ...more
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