The King's Traitor
Against all odds, Owen Kiskaddon grew from frightened boy to confident youth to trusted officer in the court of Kingfountain—and watched its regent, Severn Argentine, grow ever more ruthless and power-mad. Robbed of his beloved protector, his noble mentor, and his true love, Owen has anticipated the day when the king he fears and reviles, yet loyally serves, will be topple...more
This is the third and final installment in the Kingfountain fantasy series and, in my opinion, is by far the greatest! This is a series that has continued to go from strength to strength as it has progressed and I am so sad that my journey with it has come to a close!
All three books have been told from the perspective of Owen Kiskaddon, who has ...more
I genuinely think this is a series that might appeal more to women than men, it is a greatly told story of trust and mistrust, of justice and fairness.
I was just so enchanted by the series and I just loved the magic system - which I do not think it is based on anything I have read so far.
The book just left me with happy, a fantasy story with a very positive approach. There is death but I believe it can be coped with.
The w ...more
There was so much potential in there for greater characterisation. A bit humdrum in the end.
"...“Inside each person lives two wolves. One was full of evil, jealousy, anger, resentment. The other wolf was kind, benevolent, generous, and dutiful. Owen had asked how someone could survive with two such beasts inside them. Would not one of them eventually win? Duke Horwath had given him a crinkled smile. “Which wolf wins?” he had asked. “The one that you feed.”
― Jeff Wheeler, The King's Traitor..."
What an enchanting retelling of the Arthur story! A very different take on the leg ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two in the series, which married War of the Roses history with an interesting magic tradition steeped in history. Throw in some interesting self-centered characters and pragmatic betrayals, and it was a winning formula. Some of the w ...more
It's hard to talk about book three without spoilers to the rest of the series. The magic that brought Owen and his future wife together ended up being....well...beautiful. They were SO freaking adorable when they fudged their first kiss, and those sandals 😊😊😊
I love in Wheeler's books how decisions always have c ...more
If one enjoys a truly epic tale where the twists and turns are so deftly written that the reader can NEVER guess what will happen next, this is the book and series for you!!! Every single time, I thought I knew how things would turn out, something would happen and I would be right back to biting my nails and furiously turning the pages. There were actually times when the tears were leaking down my cheeks... and this is from someone who thought she was, by now, immune to that drivel and sa ...more
This is 3rd in series of books about Owen Kiskaddon and his life from young boy in too far and growing into a fine Nobleman.
Brilliant story,which was well written throughout the series and was a joy to read.
Basically a coming of age saga,but really good,well thought out an thoroughly enjoyable.
Great series ,I recommend you give it a go.
Owen growth as a character is something else.
The King still is an a$$ determined to keep what isn't his but there are others working to take the throne from him and give it to the true King by all means.
Enjoyed... The sadness, drama, fighting etc.
When you think the war is over boom something else starts.
Cant wait to read book 4. ...more
The overall plot. This ended well because it wasn't just armies fighting and the bigger army wins. No. It was magic (can we move the chess pieces?) and strategy (is the king lying to his messengers?) and sneaking (who's hiding in the snow bank?) and allies (will the commoners follow a tyrant?) and prophecy (why is it still snowing?) and performance (wh ...more
I especially found engaging the real-life tie-in of the Wizer board. I’d love to learn that game, but I can’t seem to master chess yet.
Owen has my heart since the first book and the rest of the characters are also very interesting and can’t wait to see what happens to them and the next generation as well!
Great conclusion to a new favourite series of mine! Back then, I picked up "The Queen's Poisoner" on a whim due to its beautiful cover and fell in love with the writing style and the characters.
In this third book of the series, we follow the now 24-year-old Owen Kiskaddon who has become an important Lord at court. He is now master of the Espion and enjoys the king's trust. However, he wants to overthrow the king due to his tempers and untolerable decisions.
At the beginning of this book, Ow ...more
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