The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler
The Queen’s Poisoner (Kingfountain #1)
The Thief’s Daughter (Kingfountain #2)
The King’s Traitor (Kingfountain #3)
The Hollow Crown (Kingfountain #4)
The Silent Shield (Kingfountain #5)
The Forsaken Throne (Kingfountain #6)
I’ll start by saying that I found this series while browsing the available titles in my Kindle Unlimited library. None of my “on hold” library audiobooks were available and I was desperate to find something to listen to on my work commute. I really wasn’t expecting much but was hoping it was good enough to get me through the long drive. Wow was I pleasantly surprised. I am SO happy that I found this series – I just loved it! I was completely sucked into this story from the beginning and now I find myself so sad that it is over!
The narrator, Kate Rudd, was amazing and I feel she gave the story the life it needed. It’s a slow building story that was like a mix of King Arthur mythology and Game of Thrones (minus all of the profanity, graphic scenes and sex). Yes, you read right – no sex, graphic violence, or profanity… and I didn’t miss it one bit. It was actually refreshing. I feel completely at ease recommending this series to everyone without having to feel a little awkward about “those” scenes lol.
The world and character building was absolutely wonderful. I found myself immersed in the world of Kingfountain and attached to every character, from the main protagonist to the lowly servant. There’s lies, deceit, magic, love, and action. The story begins with an 8 year old boy living under the rule of a tyrant King and continues through his teen and adult years. It’s rare that I find a series that flows along beautifully and then ends completely. This author does have other series that tie into this world and I plan on listening to them soon.
I highly recommend this series to fans of The Kingkiller Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones, as well as, readers that love slow building stories. Hope you guys like it as much as I did!
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