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The King's Own (Borderlands #2)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  730 ratings  ·  22 reviews
When Rabbit joined the Royal Army of Iversterre, he was just trying to get off the family farm. Instead, he got mixed up with a magical from the Border, learned he couldn't escape his noble lineage, and developed some surprising talents that he can't always control. But with Iversterre sliding toward the abyss, Rabbit needs to master his powers quickly-before someone else ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 7th 2006 by Roc
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Rabbit is back and once again he is up to his eyebrows in trouble. In the beginning Rabbit is imprisoned for causing a stampede and damage to persons and property. However, after releasing Rabbit and his two companions, the jailer (who doesn't have a honest bone in his body and possibly loves playing or have his men play kidney punch to prisoners) turns up dead. To make matters worse, the jailor is killed with death magic. Rabbit
Dirk Grobbelaar
This is a rather remarkable series. Book one (Covenants: A Borderlands Novel) was a ridiculously good debut novel and one of the finest fantasy novels I'd read. The magic system is extremely well thought out and very interesting. I would strongly urge any reader considering The King's Own to read these novels in sequence, starting with Covenants. The story of Rabbit, a burgeoning mage, is continued here, in The King's Own. As opposed to the sprawling tale of the first book, all the action is lim ...more
I have to say that I was not as impressed with this one as I was the first one. However that does not mean that it wa a bad book. I actually thought that it was quite good. The relationships between Rabbit and Laurel, Wyln and Jusson really help to make the whole thing more enjoyable. What helps to make Rabbit more whole as a character though is hiss relationship with Jeff and Arlis.
On that note this is a great book. I love this series so far. And have already started the third one.
Kari Chapman
I really enjoyed this book. It had a great story in it that really held my attention - I forgot to keep track of the time the last 100 or so pages of the book because I was so caught up in the story.

This book picks up the day after the previous book in the series, though it took a little bit to completely figure that out. I knew it wasn't long after the end of the previous book, but it wasn't clear right away that it was just the next day.

The pacing was nice and fast - the story kept moving ri
"Die Königstreuen" ist bereits der zweite Band in der Serie "Grenzlande".
Nachdem Hase im ersten Band vom einfachen Soldaten zu einem mächtigen Magier mit Beziehungen und verwandtschaftlichen Verstrickungen zu allen möglichen und unmöglichen hochrangigen Persönlichkeiten aufgestiegen ist und ganz nebenbei noch einen Schmugglerring lahmgelegt und eine Verschwörung gegen den König aufgedeckt hat, kehrt er in diesem Buch wieder zurück zu seiner alten Garnison. Die Stadt ist noch ebenso sehr ein vers
Tim Gray
The second in the series does not disappoint, busy, interesting, with plenty of strong characters, and plot developments. As a niggle I'd hoped for a positive female character at the centre of the plot, and didn't quite get that. Looking forward to the third book. UK buyers should beware though, only US published so hard to track down (real book, not kindle obviously!).
Lorna Freeman wrote a very interesting and exciting novel. Her world is rich in imagination and characters feel alive. But the best part of The King's Own is it passes in a village. The adventure and dangers are world moving and epic but they occur in a small town. Richness comes from twists in plot and interesting characters.

Great book.
3 stars. this one's okay, but it could have tried for more. a Borderlands novel, i've been interested in that form lately. there's a kingdom, and magic,and stuff. there's a semi-hapless hero called Rabbit, who wants to be a soldier but has been saddled with magedom, as the holder of immense power he can't control. and he's the king's cousin and sole heir. see? we already know the drill. presumably it's a series. i won't avoid it: it's innocuous, not bad. and it can get better, if it wants to. i ...more
King's Own is a decent sequel to Covenant, with the characters of Rabbit, Laurel, and more continuing to be enjoyable. It's only major issue is that Freeman tends to have a pattern of "lots of conversation and dialogue, followed by ~5 pages of dialogue + action, followed by lots more conversation and dialogue" While interesting, it feels unbalanced when you're talking about major clashes between mystical forces and mutinies.
Rebecca C
Okay, so Freeman, like many authors before her, seems to have suffered from the sophomore slump. Her second novel—though it does have its good parts—more or less just comes across as filler. Nothing extraordinarily plot-advancing takes place, and it also seems to take a step back from a few of the things that I had loved from the first book (the way Rabbit would sometimes see everyone as their animal-equivalent, for instance, is totally missing). The majority is pretty much skimmable, but there ...more
Love the series. PLEASE MS FREEMAN, write the fourth book.
I read this book right after I read covenants and I am still totally in love with the main character, Rabbit, and his issues. In this book, we get to see Rabbit's strength and just how strong the prejudice against the Borderlands. Once again we have the opportunity to see Rabbit battle against the forces of Evil (I've always wanted to say that).
Rabbit is over powered magician. He could do many things - if he just knew how to do them. Many would love to control him or get his power, as it will be shown in the book.

I liked it. It was a nice follow up to the first book.
A.J. Culpepper
I really enjoyed this book. It was a perfect blend of mystery, fantasy and suspense! The humor is fantastic and the way the narrator/main character draws you in, you feel like you're going along for a real wild ride!
Nov 03, 2007 Diane rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy aficionodos
The sequel to Covenants. Same great characters, but I like this one less because it's more of a mystery story and mystery's not my favorite. Still a good read, especially if you are a fantasy AND mystery person.
I did not like this as well as I did her first book, but I found this one to be funny, sad and a real book of growth for the main character Rabbit.
Well, this one is a little slower than the first, but it was acceptable enough for me to stick with it.
[ re-reading as of 05/30/2011 ]
Great sequel to Covenants. Rabbit is involved in more intrigue, more magic, and more snarking.
May 28, 2013 Pancha added it
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I find the plotting of these books exasperating, so I'm stopping here.
Still great, but 4 stars because I thought the King was a bit OC.
[Copied across from Library Thing; 17 October 2012]
Rosalind M
Please, please, PLEASE keep this series going!
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