For the Killing of Kings

For the Killing of Kings

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"Howard Andrew Jones' powerful world-building brings this epic fantasy to life in For The Killing of Kings, the first book of his new adventure-filled trilogy. Their peace was a fragile thing, but it had endured for seven years, mostly because the people of Darassus and the king of the Naor hordes believed his doom was foretold upon the edge of the great sword hung in the hall of champions. Unruly Naor clans might raid across the border, but the king himself would never lead his people to war so long as the blade remained in the hands of his enemies. But when squire Elenai's aging mentor uncovers evidence that the sword in their hall is a forgery she's forced to flee Darassus for her life, her only ally the reckless, disillusioned Kyrkenall the archer. Framed for murder and treason, pursued by the greatest heroes of the realm, they race to recover the real sword, only to stumble into a conspiracy that leads all the way back to the Darassan queen and her secretive advisors. They must find a way to clear their names and set things right, all while dodging friends determined to kill them - and the Naor hordes, invading at last with a new and deadly weapon" --
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250006813
1250006813
Branch Call Number: FIC JONE
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 25 cm

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ingandy
Sep 25, 2019

Really loved it! The worldbuilding is super interesting and still kept me curious about parts of the world and magic by the end. The characters are all very well written and diverse, and the story-line paints a really intricate picture of what is happening in different parts of the world during the conflict.

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Abarber3
Jul 03, 2019

Fantastic epic fantasy, especially for a first book. The world building is seamless and doesn't bog down the story (which is incredible for any epic fantasy). The characters are sympathetic, reveals are shocking and great, the magic system is interesting and well thought out and the story pulls you along with the characters. I will definitely be reading the next one when it comes out. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good well-written epic fantasy.

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