A stirring conclusion: "King's War" by Jill Williamson

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about the book....

Will the Gifts of Arman Be Enough to Defeat the Armies Gathering against His Name?

One battle is over, but the war has just begun. The Kinsman remnant escaped the Five Realms and have found a home, but peace is much harder to find. The aftermath of the Battle of Sarikar should have been a time to mourn those lost in the slaughter. The enemies of Armania are many, however, and when one steps back to regroup, another surges forward in attack.

While the remnant must take responsibility for the evil they brought to Er'Rets, it would seem that something just as dark already existed in this new world. The growing struggle between Armania and Barthel Rogedoth is but a pale reflection of a far more dangerous battle for the souls of humanity.

The Hadar family and their allies prepare to make one final stand in the name of Arman. There shall be war--in Er'Rets and in the Veil--to vanquish evil or be ruled by darkness. And so begins this rousing and epic conclusion to Jill Williamson's The Kinsman Chronicles.

This third volume collects parts seven through nine of The Kinsman Chronicles originally released as ebooks.

Part 7--The Reluctant King

Part 8--A Deliverer Comes

Part 9--Warriors of the Veil
my review....

Gathering the last 3 instalments of the epic "Kinsman Chronicles" series into one final, captivating novel, "King's War" offers up a stirring conclusion to what has been a fascinating series from start to finish. Fans of Jill Williamson who have been following these characters since the release of the first ebook, "Darkness Reigns", will no doubt delight in returning to the tale of the people of the Five Realms, to watch the Kinsman remnant's final battle with a great evil. Although it has been over a year since I last encountered these characters, I was quickly swept back up into the story and a world of magic and blood-voicing, of impossible gifts and prophecies and a whole world hidden behind the Veil.

Williamson has crafted a complex and intriguing world, and though it may take readers some time to reconnect all the pieces and follow the different story arcs, they are going to love joining these characters in their journeys. While this book is on the hefty side with over 600 pages, I enjoyed every moment and was honestly sad to see the story come to an end. The author has truly breathed life into this tale, with characters you can't help but cheering on, even those who seem to be (or definitely are!) on the wrong side. Williamson does a great job of exploring how people are not all good or all evil, but often are a blend between the two, with even those on the "right" side making choices they shouldn't. Plenty of action and drama keeps the plot moving along and held my interest right up to the riveting (and hoped for) conclusion. Williamson's unique take on good versus evil, set in a fabulous fantasy world, is absolutely a winner in my opinion.

"King's War" is all that you could hope for in a conclusion to what has proven to be a stellar series of fantasy novels. I award this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars, and look forward to what Jill Williamson is going to dream up next! 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Jill Williamson
Jill Williamson writes fantasy and science fiction for teens and adults. Jill grew up in Alaska, staying up and reading by the summer daylight that wouldn't go away. This led to a love of books and writing, and her debut novel, By Darkness Hid, won several awards and was named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine. She loves giving writing workshops and blogs for teen writers at www.GoTeenWriters.com. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two children, and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at www.jillwilliamson.com.

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