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Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools (The Wardstone Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

M. R. Mathias
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools (The Wardstone Trilogy Book Two)
Join Hyden Hawk Skyler, and some great new friends, on an adventurous quest, over land and sea, to find the Silver Skull of Zorellin. Fight with Mikahl, Ironspike, and fierce King Jarrek as they try to free the enslaved people of Wildermont from King Ra'Gren and his Dakaneese Overlords. Patrol the skies with Shaella, and her new black dragon, Vrot. With her father's spell books, and the Priests of Kraw, she decides to aid King Ra'Gren, while scheming to free her lover, Gerard, from the hellish Nethers. Demonic love, valiant battles, and foolhardy heroics await readers in this epic continuation of the 'Wardstone Trilogy' by author, M. R. Mathias.


M. R. Mathias has several other titles available from Amazon, including:




The Saga of the Dragoneers:



The First Dragoneer - Free Dragoneer intro novella

The Royal Dragoneers - Dragoneer Saga Book One

Cold Hearted Son of a Witch - Dragoneer Saga Book Two

The Confliction - Dragoneer Saga Book Three

Confliction Compendium - Dragoneer Saga 1-3 plus The First Dragoneer novella

The Emerald Rider - Dragoneer Saga Book Four

Rise of the Dragon King - Dragoneer saga Book Five

Blood and Royalty - Dragoneer Saga Book Six

Dragoneer Saga - Royalty Trilogy Boxed Set (Books, 4, 5, and 6)



Also by M.R. Mathias



The Legend of Vanx Malic Book One - Through the Wildwood

The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Two - Dragon Isle

The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Three - Saint Elm's Deep

The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Four - That Frigid Fargin' Witch



Crimzon & Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl

Crimzon & Clover II - The Tricky Wizard

Crimzon & Clover III - The Grog

Crimzon & Clover IV - The Wrath of Crimzon

Crimzon & Clover V - Killer of Giants

Crimzon & Clover VI - One Bad Bitch

Crimzon & Clover VII - The Fortune's Fortune




And don't miss the huge International Bestselling epic:



The Wardstone Trilogy

Book One - The Sword and the Dragon

Book Two - Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools

Book Three - The Wizard & the Warlord

Books In This Series (3 Books)
Complete Series


  • Editorial Reviews

    Review

    After reading all three of the Wardstone novels I find myself wanting more. I love Hyden, Mikahl, and Phen. This is a great fantasy trilogy. Well written and worth every penny. The characters may never leave me -- Review of The Wizard and the Warlord - The Wardstone Trilogy Book Three -- Liz Cornwell, Amazon Review

    The battle scenes, brawls, mysteries, and adventures kept me turning page after page. Yet it was the close relationships between the main characters that makes this book transcend beyond adventure
    -- Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff

    About the Author

    M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.
    He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.
    Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.
    It is a pleasure working with M.R. Mathias and watching his amazing run at the top of the Amazon best seller lists.
    William R. Potter
    Indie author
    Founder of the Independent Author Network

    Product Details

    • File Size: 1544 KB
    • Print Length: 422 pages
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B005465JO2
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition
    If you haven't read the first book in this trilogy, The Sword and the Dragon, what are you waiting for? This so far has been the most exciting and vivid adult fantasy series I have ever read. Warning, there are spoilers for The Sword and the Dragon ahead, so if you haven't read it, stay away. I simply cannot do this review spoiler-free, but I will not spoil anything for K,Q,H,&F.

    This book is an awesome continuation of the amazingness that was the first part of the trilogy. And let me warn you once again, this is no quick or easy read. It is a long series. But every second is worth it. K,Q,H,&F is a little bit shorter than the first book, but it still took me three days to get through. And I read fast.

    During the first book, some of the characters I loved were killed. I was not a happy girl. But I still adored the book. There was an evil, evil villain and I was afraid that this book wasn't going to be able to stand up to the first book. But it did.

    With the introduction of a couple of new characters, Oarly (a dwarf), and Phen (a young magician), there were amazing characters to love again. Also, the depth of King Mikhail and Hyden Hawk continued to grow. If that were even possible. I was also pleased to see that King Jarrek played a larger role in the story this time. I love King Jarrek, he's brave, tough,and loving, and one of my favorite secondary characters.

    As for the villain aspect, I didn't find Ra'Gren or Shaella quite as intimidating or evil as Pael, but there were enough villains and conflict for it not to really matter. Plus you have the growth of Gerard in the Nethers and he is growing into a more evil villain by the minute. There was an incredible amount of action and the battle scenes were terrific.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Battle Scenes, Brawls, Mysteries, and Adventures July 22, 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The 2nd Book of the Wardstone Trilogy, Kings, Queens, Heroes, and Fools, did not disappoint. If you have already read Book 1, Book 2 starts with a wonderful surprise. I am not going to spoil it for you, but I was smiling and happy.

    The familiar characters Mik, Hyden Hawk, and Gerard mature and develop. In addition, a whole host of new and diverse characters are introduced. The characters regroup after a tremendous shift in power and then reach out to create alliances and recover from the devastation created by Pael and Shaella. I liked experiencing Mik and Hyden as celebrated heroes in the beginning of the book- their simple boyhood lives of the past gone forever as they become powerful men. Shaella continues to be a formidable adversary.

    I felt that one could read this book without reading the first book because the author offers some back-story for events and characters. I do, however, highly recommend reading the books in order. Mathias does a terrific job of enriching and expanding on his Wardstone Trilogy fantasy adventure with fresh and unpredictable schemes. There are many stories within the story.

    The battle scenes, brawls, mysteries, and adventures kept me turning page after page. Yet it was the close relationships between the main characters that makes this book transcend beyond adventure. The characters face constant danger, yet they play practical jokes on each other during rest and down times. The lightness gives wonderful contrast to the fact that at any moment, they could and do find themselves embroiled in life or death battles. I highly recommend reading Kings, Queens, Heroes, and Fools. I cannot wait to read Book 3.
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! January 5, 2012
    Format:Paperback
    Brilliant! That's the only way I can describe the second novel in the Wardstone Trilogy. Once again we are thrown into extreme action and adventure alongside the favorite characters of Hyden Hawk and Mikahl. A lot of new characters are introduced in this novel but M.R. Mathias has an awesome way of getting you to connect with them and see things through their eyes. While reading this book I was literally on the edge of my seat. So many things kept going right then wrong and it definitely kept me guessing until the end. As usual some of the deaths and injuries were pretty gruesome but I think the detail helps you to be more immersed in the novel. I really enjoyed this novel and I love the fact that the author comes to a satisfying conclusion but leaves a slight mystery at the end to continue in the next book. I am very excited to read the next novel and I definitely recommend that those who love fantasy novels read this one.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars The Full Meat Pie for Fantasy Readers January 4, 2012
    Format:Paperback
    "King's" begins with slightly different pacing than the first part of this trilogy, "The Sword and the Dragon." However, the characters roar back into form and consume the reader with images first created in the fertile mind of author M.R. Mathias.

    For Fantasy enthusiasts there is plenty here in the way of ogres, magicians, dragons, and obviously Kings, Queens and fools, but there is a very real and fun story that comes with the 420 pages.

    Lord Gregory dominates the start of the book, recovering from his wounds, but soon Hyden, Mikahl and soon Pael join the forefront and the story moves forward. The writing is direct and straightforward and given time, most of the characters are more than fleshed-out and their own personal motivations become clear.

    A map of the Mainland Kingdoms is available online so readers can put themselves in the correct context of the great battle scenes Mathias creates. He has an amazing imagination and conveys much of this into the narrative. Pacing is slower than the first book, which allows the reader time to digest what arrives page after page.

    Mathias possesses a wonderful imagination and the stamina to put-forth meaty chunks of fantasy. Soon, I am sure, his style and writing with catch-up with his imagination to produce a truly epic masterpiece. In the meantime, King's is a fun read for the Fantasy enthusiast to sink their teeth into.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Rough around the edges.
    The story is not all that original and the book was not edited very well. However the characters have potential.
    Published 9 days ago by Ammon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book.
    Great Book..
    I really enjoyed this second book more then the first.This is a must read, You need to read the first one and I guarantee you will be reading this. Read more
    Published 13 days ago by Shirley Henry
    5.0 out of 5 stars has it all
    This series has it all adventure, romance, battles, dragons, wizards. Very in grossing.
    Published 14 days ago by sisca
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Very good read. Couldn't put it down.
    Published 19 days ago by George Lord
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good info and quick read!
    Read it!
    Published 24 days ago by Anaganaga
    5.0 out of 5 stars nice read
    Good book, it was quite descriptive and well written.
    Published 25 days ago by Lillian
    5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!!
    This was a good book with excellent character development and an original story line. Kept my interest throughout.
    Published 28 days ago by Daisy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic reading
    This book is FABULOUS!!
    I've read a few books in my time and very few author's have the ability to keep me so captivated that I can't put it down. Read more
    Published 28 days ago by Jisan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another book of heroism and honor.
    Mathias once again strikes back to a great continuation of the journey. As a reader I held on to my seat. Every time I thought I knew what was going on, the plot thickens. Read more
    Published 29 days ago by CM
    5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this book
    I haven't read the first book in the trilogy yet. I have decided to go back and read it after reading this book. The pacing for this book is incredible. Read more
    Published 29 days ago by Hugh Kinnett
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    More About the Author

    M. R. Mathias is the author of the huge, International best selling epic:
    The Wardstone Trilogy
    Book One - The Sword and the Dragon
    Book Two - Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools
    Book Three - The Wizard & the Warlord

    As well as:
    #1 Best selling, The Dragoneer Saga:
    Free Dragoneer intro novella - The First Dragoneer
    Dragoneer Saga Book One - The Royal Dragoneers
    Dragoneer Saga Book Two - Cold Hearted Son of a Witch
    Dragoneer Saga Book Three - The Confliction
    Dragoneer Saga Book Four - The Emerald Rider
    Dragoneer Saga Book Five - Rise of the Dragon King
    Dragoneer Saga Book Six - Blood and Royalty

    #1 Bestselling The Legend of Vanx Malic, a fantasy adventure series.
    The Legend of Vanx Malic Book One - Through the Wildwood
    The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Two - Dragon Isle
    The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Three - Saint Elm's Deep
    The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Four - That Frigid Fargin' Witch
    The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Five - Trigon Daze (Due Summer 2015)

    #1 Best selling, The Crimzon & Clover Short Short Series
    Crimzon & Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl
    Crimzon & Clover II - The Tricky Wizard
    Crimzon & Clover III - The Grog
    Crimzon & Clover IV - The Wrath of Crimzon
    Crimzon & Clover V - Killer of Giants
    Crimzon & Clover VI - One Bad Bitch
    Crimzon & Clover VII - The Fortune's Fortune

    M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.

    He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.

    Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.

    It is a pleasure working with M.R. Mathias and watching his amazing run at the top of the Amazon best seller lists.
    William R. Potter
    Indie author
    Founder of the Independent Author Network

    From the Author
    The jewel you see glowing in the ring in my old authors photo isn't really a jewel at all. It is the crystallized tear of a real dragon. In my novel "The Royal Dragoneers" you might find the moment where this wonderfully magical tear drop fell from a green dragons eye. It hardened on its way down to land in a mess of troll corpses that the dragon was laying on.

    My grandfather died before I was born, but the ring was given to me by my mother, after my grandmother recently died. My grandfather had apparently won it in a poker game near the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma sometime in the early 1900's.

    It has been a boon, the magic of the teardrop, for it brought you here to me didn't it? Now treat yourself to something fantastic and try out the free sample of one of my novels. I hope you enjoy the journey. It will be spectacular. Thanks M.R. Mathias

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