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The Forsaken Throne

(Kingfountain #6)

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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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by 47North
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Sarah
Releases tomorrow: November 14, 2017!!

I actually read this a couple weeks ago and never posted the review because I’ve been so busy with work. I’ve read all six of Wheeler’s Kingfountain books this year and honestly, not a single one disappointed. I’m not sure if this is the last intended Kingfountain book, but I really hope it’s not!

This is the conclusion to Trynne’s story and it was full of highs and lows. Nothing is ever as it seems and I was kept on my toes by every turn of events. At many p
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Sprinkley
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
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Bibi
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Don’t miss this series!

*Spoiler*
Inexplicably, I wasn’t crazy about Trynne and Fallon and was actually shipping her with Gahalatine. Still, this is a conclusion of epic proportions.
Tammie
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 fo ...more
Greg Garguilo
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First, I loved this book, but this is a review, and we have to be honest. I did not love it is much as the Silent Shield, though Jeff Wheeler's artistry was no less on display. I loved it less because I had read all of Jeff's other books first, including Muirwood, Mirrowen, and Landmoor/Silverkin. End result, I needed less of the exposition present in this book needed for newer readers to tie the threads together from his past works. Thankfully, there wasn't much of that, and it was largely late ...more
Theresa Gilman
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
It's over? Color me nonplussed

There absolutely are dangling threads, and reversals & events that feel very abrupt, bookended with tedious description. I'd more accurately give 3-1/2 stars, but of course cannot. Must-read if you're a fan, but there are disappointments, some of which for me were baffling. I mean, I understood them, but felt Wheeler was betraying his own story. SEMI-SPOILER: One plot line has a complete deus-ex-machina even more blatant than the eagles in LOTR. We saw where it was
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Lisa Schensted
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of the greatest binge read series ever. I loved the characters, the development, the pace, the world building - SO GOOD.
Chevonn
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man, that was the most amazing, beautiful, cup-filling ending to a long and drama-filled series. I'm so happy! Thank you, Jeff Wheeler, for such great storytelling! ...more
Katy
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was a fun series. I thought we had some loose ends to our story, so perhaps there is more to come.
T.E. Bradford
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Forsaken Throne is the conclusion book to Wheeler’s 6-book Kingfountain series – his best so far in my opinion. Right out of the gate there are surprising twists and gut-wrenching choices for the main character, Trynneowy Kiskaddon. The pace never let up. Even trying to keep myself from ripping through the story, I finished reading it at three in the morning, bleary-eyed but completely satisfied.

Sometimes, when you get to a “grand finale” like this one, the battle is nowhere near epic enough
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Stacey Fain
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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wecantlivewithoutdaylight
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Cheryl
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I hope Mr. Wheeler keeps writing the series because it just keeps getting better & better! Loved it.
Rachelle (RavenclawRachelle)
I received this book for free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This final book did not leave up to the previous instalments in the series; it did still contain all of the things that made me initially fall in love with the world and the characters that inhabit it. The world-building and characters are still exemplary and Kate Rudd's narration still brings me great joy.

My issue with this finale is twofold; first is this crosses over with one of Wheeler
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Joy Ramlogan
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
i am compulsive when it comes to finishing a series, and thus book 6 The Forsaken Throne. The series should have stopped at Book 5 where the intrepid and creative Trynne like her famous father Owen, agreed a deal of state to save her king and country. Now to Book 6 - what a mismash of action and hurriedly drawn characters who have no resonance. Trynne remains unabashedly honest and true - an admirable heroine from all perspectives. No other character has any sort of development or meaning. I fin ...more
Heather Roth
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m just so sad this is over.
So sad.
Elizabeth
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway on my Kindle. Ok so this review will be partially about the book and my thoughts on the series as a whole so bear with me. Overall the series was good but I liked the first half better than the second. I felt like the relationships felt more real and close in the first half between Evie and Owen than they did between Trynne and Fallon. My heart broke when Evie and Owen didn't end up together and when we sort of find out right away from Trynne's mom that sh ...more
Deb
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Today I was given the gift of relief from my normal responsibilities and allowed to read this entire book with very little interruption. Normally I squeeze reading time in between regular life. It felt like I was on vacation this afternoon. What a rare joy and pleasure.

This is my favorite book in the series. It makes the set up from previous books totally worth it. I didn't want to put it down and was so grateful I mostly didn't have to. The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five
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Diane
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
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J.E.
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This conclusion to The Kingfountain series is at once satisfying and poignant. Trynne faces impossible odds as she searches for her father, attempts to win back her husband's good will and strives to meet all her promises. To say more is to risk spoiling it for readers. I will say that I wish one item had been resolved which wasn't, at least not clearly. Does Trynne recover the use of her damaged facial muscles? All in all, Wheeler has constructed a very satisfying end to his heroine's journey. ...more
Jana
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Captivating

I hate to see the end of this very captivating series. I don't think there will be another like it. Sigh.... I would say I wish this could be a tv series but I'm afraid they would ruin it. I love this series and am amazed it is free for amazon prime members. Thank you Mr. Wheeler for an amazing read!
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Caly ☯ Crazy Book Lady
Amazing job of bringing the whole series together. I also love the little tidbits of things that relate to other books he has written. This world that he has created has got to be one of my favorites, not since
Robert Jordan have I wanted to read everything this man has written.
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Bill Tillman
Well if you use a kindle like I do beware that trying to write a review with it often does not work. FWI.

This last book in the King Fountain series was a delight, having the ability to listen to Audible at the same time was awesome. I will just say that Jeff Wheeler ranks with Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson for awesome fantasy writers.
Raquel
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic conclusion to the Kingfountain series! This book was so heartbreaking at times! The ending was shocking and fulfilling, and there were such beautiful family moments in this book. It was absolutely thrilling.
Sofia Navalho
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve truly loved the final of Kingfountain series! The characters took their own decisions in the end and I really think that was an improvement when compare to other final series books. It was a pleasure to read this series, I totally recommend it!
MarkP
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic series that left me wanting to discover more of this author's works. I loved both the Arthurian as well as the Wars of the Roses influences on the story which melded well with the author's own storyline. Well worth a read. ...more
Richard Myers
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book

This last book in the series is about the battle and the Painted Knight when she went to another world in search of her father. She found new enemies and different magics that were after her.
Frank
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
No spoilers.
A fine ending to a solid series.
Here our heros, and heavies mostly get what they deserve.
all is buttoned up quite well.
An easy read but great over all world building and magic system.
Kayla
Nov 07, 2018 marked it as pile-of-shame
This Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) was provided by Netgalley and 47North in exchange for my honest review. Any opinions stated are my own.
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