King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.
Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.
Happy book birthday The Queen’s Poisoner!
Holy moly, this book sounds like an action packed adventure wrapped in a blanket of awesomeness! For this beautiful book’s birthday, I’m going to give you guys three reasons why I am adding it to my TBR and why I think that YOU should as well.
1| The Cover| I mean come on! I’m not saying that covers are the only thing that I look for in a book but come on, we all know that a beautiful cover is hard to pass up. Am I right?
2| Epic Fantasy a plenty| I love epic fantasy. It’s pretty much everything that I am inclined to read and this book sounds like a great ride.
3| Poisoning? Got to love| Ever since I read The Poison Study by Maria V Snyder and The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb I’ve been fascinated with the idea of poisoners. I’m not saying that this book will have ANY similarities with these two books but you have to admit epic fantasy + poisoner=recipe for awesomeness!
If I haven’t convinced you, here is a short video from the author himself that might convince you!
If either the author or I have convinced you to check this book out, follow the links above to both Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Hannah over at Irish Banana has also put together a lovely giveaway as well. 5 winners will all receive copies of The Queen’s Poisoner! Go ahead and check it out!