Monday, August 29, 2016
Kings or Pawns by J. J. Sherwood
The first book in JJ Sherwood's Steps of Power epic fantasy series. The Kings, Book I: Kings or Pawns is a political intrigue that spirals into an action and adventure series as the final events unfold.
8,994 P.E.—The elven city of Elvorium has become corrupted to the core by politics. With his father dead and the Royal Schism at his back, Prince Hairem ascends the throne as king of the elven world on Sevrigel. Young and bold, Hairem is determined to undo the council’s power, but the brutal murders by an assassin loosed within the city threaten to undermine the king’s ambitions.
As corruption and death threaten to tear Elvorium apart from within, the warlord Saebellus threatens the city from without, laying siege to Sevrigel’s eastern capital. With the elven world crumbling around him, Hairem finds himself in a dangerous political balance between peace and all out war.
I am ready for the next book! Now, it took me a little bit to get into this book. The beginning felt a little slow. But then... it hooked me! I couldn't get enough!
I had the pleasure of receiving the audiobook version, which was great for me because my schedule has been so busy lately. I was able to listen to the book at times when holding a book and reading would not have been possible. I very much enjoyed the audiobook!
There isn't much I can say about this book other than READ IT! You must! So Good! Ahhhh!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.