Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Orphan King
As Thomas begins his travels to the city of Magnus he is joined by 3 very different people. The Knight Templar (William) that Thomas has freed from the gallows, Little John a pickpocket and Isabelle a mute and deaf girl. Thomas ended up saving both of them when he saved the knight. He is then told that he is to travel with all 3 of them not just the knight to the city of Magnus and that by having the others along it will ensure their safe travels to Magnus.
Sadly both sides know what Thomas is up to and are after him. The one side is worried that the other has gotten a hold of him and that he is now working for the wrong side. The wrong side is convinced that it won't be hard at all to turn Thomas to their side or to kill him.
I enjoyed this book and found it to be an easy read. Towards the beginning however I had trouble keeping track of who was on what side and who was who. Thinking that a small family tree type of chart or listing of characters at the beginning of the book may have helped. By the end of the book I was into the characters and couldn't wait to find out what happened. This book does have one of my pet peeves in a book. I hate when the book ends with more questions than answers and then you have to wait many months for the sequel to be released. Needless to say I will be watching closing for the second book in this series to be released next year. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars as a 5 star book is one that I can't put down and will stay up until all hours of the morning reading the book.
I received a copy of this book to review from WaterBrook Multnoham Publishing Group, but the opinions expressed are my own.