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King

(The Dragon King Chronicles #3)

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  574 ratings  ·  67 reviews
King by Ellen Oh, founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks, will be loved by fans of such fantasy and action/adventure book as Kristin Cashore's Graceling, Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels, and Marie Lu's Legend series.

This thrilling and romantic conclusion to the Prophecy series brings Kira her final quest. Girl warrior, demon slayer, tiger spirit of the yellow eyes—Kira is one capti
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ebook, 288 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by HarperTeen (first published March 30th 2015)
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Nara
OH man, the combination of my book amnesia and this series not being particularly memorable really didn't do me any favours in terms of understanding the position the characters are in. Thankfully the author does a pretty good job of weaving recaps into the first few chapters (as she did in the second book), which definitely helped with giving my memory that little kick it needed.

You know what I really like about this book? There's a character with my name! And she's actually a pretty cool chara
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

This was an okay end to the series, but I did lose interest in places.

Kira continued to be strong in this story, although she did break down at one point. I understood her devastation over what happened though, and she proved that at heart she was both a fighter, and a human.

The storyline in this was okay, and it wrapped things up nicely. I did lose focus at points though, a
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★MC's Corner★
Okay…
Damn! It went very fast. I kinda want some more. Grrr!!!
I’ve been a big fan of this book since I read the first book.
I am very thankful for Harper Collins for giving me copy of King and the previous book, Warrior last year. I love this fascinating world and taking this journey with Kira and the gang. GO KANG KIRA!!! ILOVE YOU KIM JAEWON!!! *faint*


*MC’s Corner*
Note: Spoilers.
• What I love about this series is when I imagine Kira and other characters I don’t imagine an actual person I i
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Jen
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As with the previous two books in this trilogy, I absolutely flew through King. The action, the plot and the pacing really kept my attention and I needed to know how everything was going to end.

However, my issues with this book were the same issues I had with the other books as well. The writing really could be improved. Also it was incredibly frustrating that a certain character (view spoiler) dodged death yet again and kept popping up in this book.

Another thing
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Kayla
*NOTE: This is a review of the entire trilogy*

I've been hearing great things about Ellen Oh's books for years now. I've been wanting to read one for a long time. However, I wanted to wait until the hype died down so I could form my own opinion, and not be influenced by those around me. Recently, I had decided that enough time had passed, so I decided to read her Dragon King Chronicles, which consists of Prophecy, Warrior, and King. While I'm not sure it was worth all of the hype surrounding it,
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Bookworm
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing end after such a promising start. I had high hopes for the trilogy after reading the first book (really, the start of the first book). The second one was weak but I thought and hoped it was really more of the "middle entry syndrome" that's really a bridge between the beginning and the end. Unfortunately it seems I'm just not a YA fan.
 
There's not a lot of suspense here. It mostly ends well (it's that kind of trilogy) but how we got there was kinda boring. I disliked the romance tak
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Wendy C
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
King (The Dragon King Chronicles #3) by Ellen Oh

King (The Dragon King Chronicles #3) by Ellen Oh is the final installment of the fabulous series with Dragon Musado Kang Kira, future King Taejo, and eye candy and fierce warrior Jaewon.

Kira is distraught over the capture of Taejo and vows to do anything she has to in order to get him back. Kira goes to the Tiger’s Nest Temple, rescues her cousin Taejo, meets the Dragon King, who tells her that she has a rough road ahead and she needs to believe
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Aqeela Khan
What the hell just happened???
So the book started of fine ..the story continue right after the 2nd book ending..and as it progressed it got worse and worser..
So many times I checked the cover and author name to make sure I.WAS.READING the same series written by the same writer because it didn't had that "thing" like previous 2 books
Big fat disappointmentz!!!!why?
1: what the fuvk is that idiot jaewon guy doing with kira going on big mission he is good for nothing ...he can't fight..he knows no s
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Sarah Arabi-Katbi
A great ending to this trilogy. All the books were eay to read with pretty simple language. I feel as though I really would have enjoyed this book at age 14, but I quite enjoyed them now as I finished up reading this last one. I liked all the Korean and Japanese mythological creatures and references. It's nice to read a book from a more Korean standpoint than ones I've read before. I could feel like the author also improved as the books went on. This trilogy was a great adventure of action, char ...more
Louisa
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great book! A bit sad where it ended with one character, but that other one, I kinda guessed that he'd do something bad! And yeah, just what I thought it was going to be, and better! Loved it, and I can't wait to see what Ellen Oh writes next! ...more
Jennifer
Dec 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I only slogged through this book to figure out whether the puny prince was going to be King. Should have guessed at the obvious (and disappointing) conclusion. I also had hopes that the writing in this book would have improved....it didn't! ...more
BookChic Club
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fantastic, action-packed ending to a wonderful trilogy!
MaryB
Aug 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars.
Meghan
*3.5 stars*
Emily
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I started this book when I was 24, and I think that I am much too old to really enjoy the storyline. I think for teens it’s a decent book, But I’ve recently been reading some really epic works and this in comparison was childish and choppy and rushed in a way.

Kira is definitely a bad ass. I really did enjoy her character, minus the… Wait for it… Rebellious nature that makes her not want to fulfill her destiny. I think the idea of her having a spirit animal was really epic. And I kind of get w
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Shayela Tahura
The plot is great, but the writing just got worse. The climactic scene reads like an outline at times, with sentences listing out actions and reactions. Using the same adjectives just a sentences apart in critical moments...it was just frustrating how distracting it was from an exciting finish. Though I have to say the Marvel villain style is always going to be a challenge for me in this type of fantasy book, I did like the historical setting and many of the characters.
Elijah
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kang Kira is a warrior in Japan who goes on a journey with her friend Jaewon to find the future king and her brother who were kidnapped by the dragon Fulang. It was her responsibility to protect them both when they were kidnapped.

I thought the book was really good. When you read it it feels like you are on the adventure with Kira and Jaewon.
Diane Schneider
I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. The story is fine, but the romantic elements were poorly done; I did not buy into either relationship for Kira as the writing was more awkward than she was. It was also a bit repetitive. Overall, first in the series promised more than we got in the end.
Candace Wondrak
A decent ending for an average YA fantasy series.

Let's get real here: there's nothing remarkable about this trilogy. That isn't to say I didn't find it entertaining, because if that was the case, I wouldn't have been able to read all three within the same weekend. My main gripe about the short fighting and battle scenes from the first two novels is still present here, unfortunately. The final big fight at the end was underwhelming. If there had been more detail there, I don't doubt that I would
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Patti Sabik
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Awesome series!
aem
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! Very enjoyable fantasy
Tiffany Oim
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite-books
My heart!!!

I love this trilogy and I highly recommend it!!!
Dietrich West-Graham
Young adult. Very satisfying good life lesson and how to get this rough times. Would recommend for 11 to 14. Set in ancient China type world.
Marissa
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as great as the other, lots of darkness, but still a fun story and a good conclusion
Zachary Flye
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Protagonist: Much of Kira's development in this book has to do with her inner turmoil and her own doubts and fears about herself. How these thoughts and feelings come about was cleverly plotted out over the course of the book and how they are handled was also done very well. Kira is a very self-reliant and closed off character who over the past two books has not only gained life long friends but slowly learned to trust people, and this former development comes back into play and is maybe
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Vi (like the letter)
I’ve enjoyed this series from the very beginning and I’m pretty sad to see it end. I loved that Oh kept the momentum going throughout the series, keeping me glued to the stories and invested in the characters. Prophecy introduced readers to a great set of characters, especially Kira, and I loved seeing them all grow and develop. King was exactly the kind of ending I was hoping for. There was plenty of action with mythical creatures, emotional moments between friends and family, and even some piv ...more
Jo Oehrlein
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragon
There was some recap of the prior books, but it didn't happen until well into the story (40+ pages). You really need to know what went on in the other books.

Love triangles are bad enough. Resolving a love triangle by having one person die is worse.

I felt like the only character who had any dimension at all was Kira.

There was such a big deal about the monks stealing children and then when Kira made it to the temple, she never saw any kids, never rescued anyone held there involuntarily, or anythi
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April
King by Ellen Oh is the conclusion to her Dragon King Chronicles trilogy. Frankly, this is a pretty fun fantasy trilogy that has flown under the radar. Read my full review here Link goes live 8/21/2017 ...more
Tawney
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
King was a fast read that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great conclusion to the Prophecy Series. It didn’t take much time to finish the book. There were some surprises I didn’t expect coming, which I love! It had been fun reading about Kira and seeing her adventures through all three books. I’m a big fan of Legend of Korra and Last Airbender so this series had been right up my alley. Add dragons in this book and I’m a happy girl, which there were dragons! That’s just what the last book of this ...more
Becky B
Kira and Jaewon set off to Jindo Island to rescue Taejon from the clutches of the dragon Fulang, and Kira also needs to find the last of the Dragon King's treasures there. There's just a few problems with this quest. Fulang and the treasure are at a temple guarded by seriously evil priests who no one in known history has seen and lived to tell about. But giving up isn't an option, so off to the crazy island they go. And if they survive that then there's the big show down with the daimyo and the ...more
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