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The King's Traitor [PDF / EPUB] The King's Traitor Against all odds, Owen Kiskaddon grew from frightened boy to confident youth to trusted officer in the court of Kingfountain and watched its regent, Severn Argentine, grow ever ruthless and power mad Against all odds, Owen Kiskaddon grew from frightened boy to confident youth to trusted The King's ePUB Ñ officer in the court of Kingfountain and watched its regent, Severn Argentine, grow ever ruthless and power mad Robbed of his beloved protector, his noble mentor, and his true love, Owen has anticipated the day when the king he fears and reviles, yet loyally serves, will be toppled Now, as Severn plots a campaign of conquest, the time has come to take action and Owen s destiny demands that he lead the strikeOrdered to incite war with a neighboring kingdom, Owen discovers its beautiful, reclusive ruler, whose powerful magic might even exceed his own Together they mount a daring plot to overthrow the corrupt monarch, crown the rightful heir, and defeat the prophesied curse threatening Kingfountain with wintry death But Severn s evil is as bottomless as the fabled Deep Fathoms To keep his ill gotten throne, he ll gladly spill the blood of enemies and innocents alike.


10 thoughts on “The King's Traitor

  1. says:

    I received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley Thank you to the author, Jeff Wheeler, and the publisher, 47North, for this opportunity.This is the third and final installment in the Kingfountain fantasy series and, in my opinion, is by far the greatest This is a series that has continued to go from strength to strength as it has progressed and I am so sad that my journey with it has come to a close All three books have been told from the perspective of Owen Kiskaddon, who has I received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley Thank you to the author, Jeff Wheeler, and the publisher, 47North, for this opportunity.This is the third and final installment in the Kingfountain fantasy series and, in my opinion, is by far the greatest This is a series that has continued to go from strength to strength as it has progressed and I am so sad that my journey with it has come to a close All three books have been told from the perspective of Owen Kiskaddon, who has transformed from the frightened seven year old of the first installment and the feared and cunning warrior of the second, to both having been replaced by the contemplative, honoured and hardened individual of the third Owen is now twenty four and wise to the politics of the crown His involvement with these aredirect than ever before, and we see both political and personal demons haunt his moves and motives throughout this.Other beloved characters made a reappearance, alongside many new faces that were just as quick to claim my heart Wheeler truly knows how to create a cast of real and emotive characters.I love the historical and mythological influences that shone throughout this series, especially in this book The references to Sir Arthur and The Lady of the Lake made this a thrilling read and had me attempting to second guess the characters motives and outcomes Unsuccessfully every time, of course.The reoccurance of historical themes and political actions is something that has permeated all three books It is also something that can be likened to our own world s history, which heightened the reality of the characters predicaments, if not their fantastical setting.This did not conclude neatly, but authentically However, all the characters that have been on this series journey got the ending I believed they so aptly deserved This felt honest and real as there was no neat packaging away of the plot, but a conclusion that allowed for the series to close, but the reality of it to remain


  2. says:

    Brilliant If you liked Six of Crows, then you need to read this series or anything that s authored by Jeff Wheeler Brilliant If you liked Six of Crows, then you need to read this series or anything that s authored by Jeff Wheeler


  3. says:

    This was a great ending to a King Arthur and Little Mermaid retelling.I genuinely think this is a series that might appealto women than men, it is a greatly told story of trust and mistrust, of justice and fairness I was just so enchanted by the series and I just loved the magic system which I do not think it is based on anything I have read so far The book just left me with happy, a fantasy story with a very positive approach There is death but I believe it can be coped with The w This was a great ending to a King Arthur and Little Mermaid retelling.I genuinely think this is a series that might appealto women than men, it is a greatly told story of trust and mistrust, of justice and fairness I was just so enchanted by the series and I just loved the magic system which I do not think it is based on anything I have read so far The book just left me with happy, a fantasy story with a very positive approach There is death but I believe it can be coped with The writing style is also something I have greatly appreciated I would almost say that this is a series that can be approached at any age, a delightful story that will leave you smiling


  4. says:

    I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this from NetGalley The King s Traitor is a fabulous ending for the Kingfountain series I listened to the first two books on Audible Jeff Wheeler and Kate Rudd are an unbeatable combo but was so eager to find out how the series wrapped up that I couldn t wait for the audio this time Very strong recommend


  5. says:

    An enjoyable read but far too predictable It had the premise for a great story but fell flat for me the fact that it was fairly predictable to guess what was going to happen did the book a big disservice There was so much potential in there for greater characterisation A bit humdrum in the end.


  6. says:

    4.35Inside each person lives two wolves One was full of evil, jealousy, anger, resentment The other wolf was kind, benevolent, generous, and dutiful Owen had asked how someone could survive with two such beasts inside them Would not one of them eventually win Duke Horwath had given him a crinkled smile Which wolf wins he had asked The one that you feed Jeff Wheeler, The King s Traitor What an enchanting retelling of the Arthur story A very different take on the leg 4.35Inside each person lives two wolves One was full of evil, jealousy, anger, resentment The other wolf was kind, benevolent, generous, and dutiful Owen had asked how someone could survive with two such beasts inside them Would not one of them eventually win Duke Horwath had given him a crinkled smile Which wolf wins he had asked The one that you feed Jeff Wheeler, The King s Traitor What an enchanting retelling of the Arthur story A very different take on the legend, but just as beautiful and dark at times as the one it was based on The trilogy started very much like a very young readers story, but from eight years old in the first book, it went to 17 18 years old in the second book, and here Owen is 24 years old a very mature new adult It has the feel of an ancient fairy tale and I really enjoyed the feel of it Since this book closed up the ark of the trilogy quite nicely, I am guessing we will be dealing with next or future generations in the next trilogy I am going to continue with the Muirwood series which are related to the Kingfontain world and I can t wait to find out what happens from here on outWe learn much through suffering, she said But I think what we learn most is who we really are I ve known the true you for some time, Owen But you were like a chick struggling to escape its shell Now you re free to grow and become what the Fountain intended you to become You may have thought what the Fountain forced you to endure was unpleasant, even cruel But now you know yourself Now you know what you would have chosen without any foreknowledge of the consequences That s why I couldn t tell you, Owen Jeff Wheeler, The King s TraitorNow I wish you all Happy Reading and may you always find what you Need in the pages of a Good Book


  7. says:

    Probably 4 4.5 stars but extra star for characters making good choices so I don t have to throw my Kindle across the room AND because in the author s notes he mentions Richard Armitage as a casting choice should the series ever be filmed.


  8. says:

    First, I applaud the author for writing a fantasy story that deals with meaty human moral dilemmas without resorting to explicit scenes and language There is a lot to be said and thought about in this series about loyalty and ethics.I thoroughly enjoyed the first two in the series, which married War of the Roses history with an interesting magic tradition steeped in history Throw in some interesting self centered characters and pragmatic betrayals, and it was a winning formula Some of the w First, I applaud the author for writing a fantasy story that deals with meaty human moral dilemmas without resorting to explicit scenes and language There is a lot to be said and thought about in this series about loyalty and ethics.I thoroughly enjoyed the first two in the series, which married War of the Roses history with an interesting magic tradition steeped in history Throw in some interesting self centered characters and pragmatic betrayals, and it was a winning formula Some of the writing was uneven, but the plot was never predictable and the characters enjoyable.The third in the series wasof the same, but the final third of the novel let me down In what seems to be an apparent effort to really make the conclusion epic, too much happens Several of these surprising events of the book came out of nowhere and it were not convincing.I ended up disappointed mostly because of how involved I was It is not a bad book, it s a good book with a bad ending I d hoped for better I do recommend that you read it because I think there are unique or at least uncommon elements in here that are worth having I also think the errors are correctable Mr Wheeler continues to evolve as an author.Here are a few of my objections These contain some spoilers, so don t click this unless you have read it view spoiler For those that have read it, here are a few beefs First, the Wizr board was sort of interesting as a way to show what is happening Given the idea that history was repeating itself, it sort of made sense, though I m not sure what it added to the story It didn t make sense that its curse didn t operate if it was moved to another location, but ok If that was true, why did Ownen move it back to where the curse would take effect It wasn t clear Then, Severn starts using the Wizr board to affect reality, rather than having the board reflect reality This didn t fit or make sense If the board had had that power, then why was it not used as such before Owen s relationship with Sinia is not carried off well primarily because her abilities are unclear, and her views on the future poorly explained I was left confused often.Why is everyone determined to write letters that clearly identify them as traitors and then sign their names to them From the moment Severn finds out Owen has not been fully loyal the book unravels rapidly, weakening some good concluding ideas Owen being faithful to Sinia despite its difficulty, etc I was left unconvinced by Severn s handling at the end The author went to quite a bit of effort to show quite convincingly that the previously misunderstood monarch had become what people thought he was, cruel, and selfish willing to risk all his people But at the end he changes hide spoiler A cardinal rule about fantasy if you use, magic, be consistent If you suddenly start to use previously unhinted at capabilities as a crutch for your plot, it feels fake Yes, I know fantasy is fake But it needs to remain true to how it has been set up not used as a Deus Ex Machina when you need to resolve a plot point I thought the first two books did a pretty good job of avoiding this pitfall.Characters also need to be the same way If they have a change of heart, that change needs to come via experiences that have changed them It shouldn t feel random


  9. says:

    The intrigue deepens, the pieces are in motion, and Owen must unite Ceredigion under it s rightful king before the ancient curse of the Wizr s sends the entire kingdom to the deep fathoms.It s hard to talk about book three without spoilers to the rest of the series The magic that brought Owen and his future wife together ended up being.wellbeautiful They were SO freaking adorable when they fudged their first kiss, and those sandals I love in Wheeler s books how decisions always have c The intrigue deepens, the pieces are in motion, and Owen must unite Ceredigion under it s rightful king before the ancient curse of the Wizr s sends the entire kingdom to the deep fathoms.It s hard to talk about book three without spoilers to the rest of the series The magic that brought Owen and his future wife together ended up being.wellbeautiful They were SO freaking adorable when they fudged their first kiss, and those sandals I love in Wheeler s books how decisions always have consequences, good bad or ugly, and there is always some kind of pivotal choice to be made I knew Owen made the best choices and he was rewarded for it As the mystery and lore was unfolding, I was hoping for another flood of biblical proportions. How many times did these books make me tear up How much do I love Owen s honor, and Sinia s power Evie s mind Etayne s love Severn s broken, wicked tongue The innocence but sharp minds of Drew and Gen Ah man.I love it all It was a little bit refreshing to read something with a christian undertone again as well, with real respect and courtship and knight s honor These books are appropriate and I would go as far as to say wholesome for any age If you can handle multiple heart breaks and love legends, lore, and magic, these are for you 5 stars all day long, and a combined 11 12 for the whole trilogy


  10. says:

    4.5 5.0If one enjoys a truly epic tale where the twists and turns are so deftly written that the reader can NEVER guess what will happen next, this is the book and series for you Every single time, I thought I knew how things would turn out, something would happen and I would be right back to biting my nails and furiously turning the pages There were actually times when the tears were leaking down my cheeks and this is from someone who thought she was, by now, immune to that drivel and sa 4.5 5.0If one enjoys a truly epic tale where the twists and turns are so deftly written that the reader can NEVER guess what will happen next, this is the book and series for you Every single time, I thought I knew how things would turn out, something would happen and I would be right back to biting my nails and furiously turning the pages There were actually times when the tears were leaking down my cheeks and this is from someone who thought she was, by now, immune to that drivel and savvy to any type of plot device Even when I wanted to kick Owen s character for his waffling, I understood to my very bones what and why he made the decisions he did Kudos Mr Wheeler for a truly original and superb piece of work


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