January 26, 2019

#BookReview: Once A King (Clash of Kingdoms #3) by @erinsummerill

Title: Once A King
Series: (Clash of Kingdoms #3)
Author: Erin Summerill
Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy 

Pages: Hardcover464 pages
Published: December 4th 2018
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

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Synopsis: Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy.

Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams

For twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. But decades of hatred can’t be overcome by issuing decrees, and rumors of a deadly Channeler-made substance are only fueling people’s fears. Lirra has every reason to distrust Aodren. Yet when he asks for help to discover the truth behind the rumors, she can’t say no. With Lirra by his side, Aodren sees a way forward for his people. But can he rewrite the mistakes of the past before his enemies destroy the world he’s working so hard to rebuild?

About the Author: Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family finally settled down in Utah. When Erin doesn’t have her nose in a book, she’s busy chasing after her four kids, two dogs, and a cat. Visit her online at erinsummerill.com and follow her on Twitter: @erinsummerill.

“Prepare your heart for the swooniest king in all the lands! With poignant prose and intricate world building, ONCE A KING casts its spell from the very first pages. Fly—don't walk—to sweep up this soaring tale.” –Pintip Dunn, New York Times best-selling author and RITA award winner

"Brain candy for fans of Summerill's worldbuilding."--Kirkus

Lirra is a fierce heroine...A lighter fantasy than Graceling, but for a similar audience."--Booklist

Timely...A satisfying mixture of political machination, mystery, magic, and romance, especially for fans of previous volumes."--School Library Journal

Clever banter, cloak-and-dagger derring-do, and tentative, sweet romance...Series fans and new readers will find much to love."--Publishers Weekly

My Review: Although you don't tech. need to read the first two books in this series to read this one. I still suggest that you do.  This world is just so lush and magical that you will not want to miss any step along the way.  This one picks up after the events of book one and two. And I have to say that Erin did a wonderful job bringing a brand new story to this world.  I would love to see even more stories from this world because the author just does such a great job with it.  

This one gives us dual POVs of Lirra and Aodren and each one did a wonderful job moving the story along.  I can not say enough about this title. It was just so fresh and new and I could not put it down! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Dual POV, Companion Title

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