Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Review: KING'S CHAMPION by Cas Peace

Title: King’s Champion
Series: Artesans of Albia, #2
Author: Cas Peace
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing (August 1, 2012)
Format: eARC Novel
Source: Publisher
Genre: Epic Fantasy

After surviving brutal torture and escaping from Lord Rykan’s dungeons, Major Sullyan is trapped in Andaryon, too injured to cross the Veils. Slowly dying and determined to find some purpose in the shattered remains of her life, she travels to the Andaryan capitol to offer the Hierarch her sword and Artesan gifts in the fight against Rykan and his vast army. Because women hold no power in Andaryon, Sullyan is met with prejudice, hostility, and suspicion.

Before she can seek vengeance on the field of battle, she must prove herself to the Hierarch’s generals. Finding support from the unlikeliest sources, Sullyan sets a plan into motion to defeat Lord Rykan and end his bid for the throne. The fate of two realms depends on her success, but her strength is fading fast and time is running out.

Review: Cas Peace’s King’s Champion, the second book in the Artesans of Albia, is a must-read for fantasy fans.

With the help of her friends, Major Sullyan escapes the brutal torture from Lord Rykan’s hands. But trapped in Andaryon and slowly dying, she finds her purpose to help the Hierarch and become the King’s Champion in a battle against her foe. But to save two worlds, it might cost her more than she knows.

King’s Champion picks up the storyline right after King’s Envoy, which I read a year ago. Peace does a fantastic job at sprinkling in enough backstory to help a reader jump into book two. New characters appear along with our old favorites, and I loved how we go deeper into the world of Andaryon. The setting is amazing and fantastical. The writing is beautiful and pulls the reader deeper into the story and characters. They become your friends, and I forgot I was reading a book and not living with them.

King’s Champion by Cas Peace builds upon her fantastic fantasy series. At the end, I screamed, “Nooooo!” and can’t wait to pick up book three.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!

Other Books in the Series:
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