The Usurper (King Rolen's Kin)

by Rowena Cory Daniells | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1907519068 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SydneyBristow on 12/16/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by SydneyBristow on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The third and for now final part of the authors King Rollens series. It's climatic, it's epic and it was a tale well told. Add to the mix characters that continued to grow and fulfil their predetermined destinies and you get an offering that will more than satisfy the reader. As you've come to expect by now, the characters are interesting, they have great dialogue and the overall arc is what the readers have demanded. A great opening series for this author and one that has made her a name to seek out, for guilt free, fantasy escapism. Great stuff.

This book picks up where the last ended. Piro is on her way to Merofynia as a slave and she will serve princess Isolt. While her capturer expects her to be a spy for him. Byren has a camp filled with women, children, and some soldiers. He is trying to figure out how he can win his country back from his cousin, and kick out all the Merofynians. All while the young Fyn has been shanghaied and is now a sea hound. They all want to restore the throne.

I liked Piro's adventure, because later she meets this young mage, and I do like when I suddenly gets hopes up for possible romance. Byren's tale was war, as before, he is the fighter, the brave one and the one destined to be king. While Fyn really stepped up in this one, he showed he is courageous and noble, and he falls in love, sort of.

There were also some new faces, the young mage Tyro, princess Isolt, and then the evil Palatyne who wants to rule the world, and marry the young pretty Isolt. He does not care who he kills on hsi way to his throne. He feels like a very believable bad guy. Greedy for power.

The only negative part is the end. Oh it's a very happy fulfilling ending, but at the at same time it's open, and some major conflicts are left, especially in the romantic department. I want more, I need more, I must ask Daniells.

This is still a good end to a fantasy series that kept me enthralled and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. The political plots, the hidden agendas, the magic, it all makes this an interesting tale of good, bad, and all that lies in between.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Gran Canaria - San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas Spain on Monday, March 14, 2011
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