Featured series – March: ‘King Rolen’s Kin’ by Rowena Cory Daniells
New month, new series! And prepare yourselves, because this is an amazing Fantasy book series, published by Solaris. May I introduce: ‘The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin’ by Rowena Cory Daniells. 4 books, some 2300 pages and one hell of a story. There is also an e-book that comes after the third book, but unfortunately I won’t have enough time to read that one too, so I’ll leave that for you guys to enjoy on your own.
So let’s have a look at the books themselves. I had heard a lot of good things about them and Dominick, my fellow Belgian Fantasy book blogger from Fantastical Imaginations absolutely loved them. This prompted me to request and read them and see what it was everybody loved about these books. I’m currently still reading, but I’m enjoying this series immensely so far. So what better series to features this month than this one?
Book I: ‘The King’s Bastard’
The Kingdom of Rolencia sleeps as rumours of new Affinity Seeps, places where the untamed power wells up. By royal decree all those afflicted with Affinity must serve the Abbey or face death. Sent to the Abbey, the King’s youngest son, Fyn, trains to become a warrior monk. Elsewhere others are tainted with Affinity and must fight to survive. Political intrigue and magic combine in this explosive first book in an exciting new fantasy trilogy.
Book II: ‘The Uncrowned King’
Rolencia’s ancestry enemy, Merofynia, has invaded and marches on King Rolen’s castle. Powerless to help, thirteen yeard old Piro watches as her father, King Rolen, listens to poisoned whispers against Bryen. How could the King doubt his second son? Determined to prove his loyalty, Bryen races across the path of the advancing army to ask the Abbot to send the warriors monks in defence of the castle.
Book III: ‘The Usurper’
The third book in a major new fantasy trilogy.Now a slave, Piro finds herself in the Merofynian Palace where, if her real identity is discovered, she will be executed. Meanwhile, Fyn is desperate to help his brother, Bryen, who is now the uncrowned King. Bryen never sought power but now he finds himself at the centre of a dangerous resistance movement as the people of Rolencia flee vicious invaders. How can Byren defeat the invaders, when half his warriors are women and children, and the other half are untrained boys and old men?
Book IV: ‘King Breaker’
The story of Byron, Fyn and Piro picks up immediately where the cliff-hanging ending of The Usurper let off! When Cobalt stole the Rolencian throne, Byren, Fyn and Piro were lucky to escape with their lives, now they’ve rallied and set out to avenge their parents’ murder.
Byren is driven to defeat Cobalt and reclaim the crown, but at what cost? Fyn has sworn to serve Byren’s interests but his loyalty is tested when he realises he loves Byren’s betrothed. And Piro never wanted to win a throne, now she holds the fate of a people in her hands.
Excited? I know I am! Anyone who wants to read along with me and discuss the books is more than welcome! Just leave a comment! Also, have you guys seen that gorgeous cover art? I personally think it’s amazing!
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