February 01, 2019

#BookReview: Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3) by @ErinSummerill

Title: Once a King
Series: A Clash of Kingdoms
Author: Erin Summerill
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: Hardback, 464
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 www.erinsummerill.com and 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: This one was fabulous!! It was a great side story about two characters I came to love during the series.  I still wish we would have gotten another story with the main characters from the first two books but I think this one worked out so well.  If I could get another story about another character I would want a prequal about Enat.  I fell in love with her from book one and would love her to have her own story.  

This one was a great blend of romance and fantasy and I could not put it down! 



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