The Vagabond King
In a land where immortality can be bought, cruelty thrives...Exiled and alone, Threon is torn from a life in the palace to scrape a living on the streets of a foreign land. Once a prince whose every whim was obliged, now this vagabond must adapt to survive.
Throwing his lot in with a witch, a rebel soldier and a woman touched by a god, he seeks retribution for the wrongs...more
The Vagabond King is an action packed fantasy novel that kicks off a new trilogy from debut UK author Jodie Bond. The story starts with Lleu, who is part of a group of soldiers called the Palimore and they are just about to launch a surprise invasion on a neighbouring island. As they take the city, Lleu recuses the Prince Threon and sends him to safety—for reasons as yet unknown to Threon and the reader. Five years later, Threon returns ...more
I always have to marvel at fantasy writers because it is such an undertaking to create a whole world and make it believable. Jodie Bond has certainly excelled here, although I am always glad of a map to get my bearings, you could really get a feel for the different nations and I could ...more
This is a fabulous fantasy ...more
It’s been a while since I took a trip off the beaten path of fantasy reading and picked up something totally unknown to me. Sometimes I like to read a fantasy book or series I otherwise might not have heard of and this is definitely in that vein. to see if you are okay. If you could take Tortall but make it grimdark, you would get The Vagabond King. I truly enjoyed the ...more
As the titular Vagabond King though and with the help of a witch, a rebel soldier and a woman touched/cursed by a God he plans to return and take what is his. And that, my friends, is just the bare bones of this ...more
The Vagabond King is a tale of sorrow, hope, redemption and a little bit of love but mostly it aims to take your heart in its hand and squeeze until there is nothing left but emptiness, suspicion and then curiosity. Vengeful Gods tend to have that effect on people.
There’s a war going on so obviously it’s violent in places but the story ...more
I love a good book to fall into and The Vagabond King is certainly a book that envelops you. I can always tell how good a book ...more
The tale starts with a battle, Lleu and the Palimore soldiers kill many to take over a city, but Lleu lets one person go to safety, Threon, but why?
The story moves on a few years and now Threon is looking for revenge on those who slaughtered his family.
This really is an action packed fantasy tale, with amazing world building, properly rounded and developed characters and exciting tension building gradually throughout.
With Kings and Queens, magic, ...more
From the outset the book read like an episode of game of thrones and had me hooked. It throws you in at the deep end and keeps moving at a fast pace whilst still being able to build suspense which I really enjoyed.
There were king/queen, battle, magic, immortality elements and the the characters also had direct interactions with the gods which added a mythological element. I also enjoyed that the main characters wasn't someone who had always had to fight, he started life as a spoilt prince...
The Vagabond King is an action packed fantasy novel that kicks off a new trilogy from debut UK author Jodie Bond. The story starts with Lleu, who is part of a group of soldiers called the Palimore and they are just about to launch a surprise invasion on a neighbouring island. As they take the city, Lleu recuses the Prince Threon and sends him to safety—for reasons as yet unknown to Threon and the reader. Five years later, Threon returns to ...more
The characters were all so beautifully unique and easy to connect with, even the gods had relatable qualities to them. It varied in pace too, with action-packed pacy battle scenes and intense moments packed with suspense and World building.
Would definitely recommend to fantasy lovers and those you want to start reading more fantasy.
The Vagabond King is her first novel.