The Queen’s Poisoner Review

I enjoyed reading The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler. This book was different from other fantasy novels I have read. The story followed an eight-year-old Owen taken away from his family to live at the castle with the king.

At first, I wasn’t sure about the novel, if I wanted a read about an eight-year-old boy, what he might have to endure without his parents. I am glad I did, for it was an excellent read.

The Beginning

The story opens where Owen’s parents made the wrong choice by going against the king. They lost one child because the King ordered his death. Owen fate was sealed, to be taken away and forced to live at the palace.

After that, Owen’s story started with the journey heading to the king’s castle. I could relate with Owen being terrified and dealing with the pain being separated from his parents.

The Middle

Once Ankarette was introduced and Owen’s transformation begins. She helps him to adjust living at the castle, teaches how to thrive, and lessons on politics.

Evie was another great character that was introduced halfway through the story. She was a strong-will little girl taught Owen to be brave in dangerous situations.

The Ending

The climax of the book had me reading into the late hours; I wanted to see how Owen would save his family from the King. It was awesome!

The Ending was great. It wrapped up Owen’s storyline and that leads to the second book in the series.

World Building

Another thing I like about the novel, the author took his time to develop the culture and explained certain meanings to Owen. I had no trouble understanding terms and descriptions.

The descriptions are amazing and there were times I felt I was with young Owen and walked with him on his journey. The way the rivers and the fountains such detail that portray the spiritual meaning.

I’m looking forward to reading book two.

Jan 21, 2019

Last night, I watched Supergirl on the CW, and I’m a fan of the show since the first season. The fourth season has brought many changes as the storyline is heading in a new direction.

For me, this has been a frustrating season to watch. The theme seems to be when Kara wins, and then she loses something valuable in her personal life.

Kara might lose her sister. I wonder what the future holds for her. There’s Supergirl’s double in Russia and is training for something, but what? Last night’s episode indicated that.

Since Alex’s memory was altered how will that affect Alex and Kara’s relationship. It may be for an episode. Col. Haley wants Supergirl’s identity that’s threatening Kara’s future.

Then, Brainy was building a new support team for Supergirl. Perhaps, he knows something about what Kara will face since he is from the future?

A lot of uncertainty is hanging over Kara, and next week’s episode looks promising.

Jan 20, 2019

Amazon had a recommendation for a novel for me. So, I checked out. It is:

Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse.

The book cover was fascinating, the blurb hooked me, and the price was under a dollar. The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are good with high ratings. So, I brought the novel. It is on my February’s reading list for there’s another book I want to finish.

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The Hundredth Queen review

I finished reading The Hundredth Queen by Emily King and is the first book in a series of four books so far. I found it was an interesting, a gripping read, and looking forward to reading more of the series.

The story is about an orphan girl named, Kalinda plagued with fevers that live at the temple. With other orphan girls run by the sisterhood in the far remote area of the realm.

I like that the author took her time without killing the suspense allowing the reader to develop a relationship with Kalinda and experiencing her struggles. I don’t normally read stories that have an India feel. Ms. King did an excellent job explaining the meanings and symbols without bogging down the story.

The first person point-of-view, told through the eyes of Kalinda, giving the tale more tension and danger. I understood her struggles, desires, and fears. While Kalinda goes through her journey becoming the queen. I read more wanting to discover what will happen next.

However, the ending was disappointing. It wrapped everything for the novel, but the ending left me emotionally hanging.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series.