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Choices Meant for Kings Hardcover – August 14, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Evil sorcerer Jamieson Drake has been chasing Chariss since she was a young child, with hopes of one day possessing her for his own. Chariss, with the protection of her Wizard Hrazon, knows that one day she must kill Drak or be killed.
Chariss has the geasa, magic older than time, and she must use it if she and the people of Onweald are to stay alive. She knows that her time of battle is coming and that the battle is soon.
Drake has enlisted the help of a Dragon who now walks in the human form of Julette. Older than time itself, she uses Drake like a pawn. She has her own plans, her own agenda and knows that she must help Drake to get what she wants. Of course, the fact that she is a Goddess doesn't hurt either.
When Choices Meant for Kings opens, Juliette has traveled to the distant lands of Lorendell to visit with King Vrel Wendan. She wants the Dreorfahn army for her use so that she can conquer northern Onweald. She wants to take them for her own. But there is more going on than meets the eye.
There is a prophecy in place. When Jake Taiman and Tiaha Wold marry, Juliette's powers will increase and she will be more powerful than ever. Powerful enough to do away with Drake once and for all.
Amanda Chariss is now the Protector of the Master, God of Onweald. After questioning the corrupt Emperor, he admits that the Dragon Juliette has plans to conquer Onweald. Chariss knows that she must once again do all that she can to protect the land, and the Master, that she loves so much.
But something goes horribly wrong...
Choices Menat for Kings is an absolutley amazing book.Read more ›
Once upon a time, when someone came to me recommending a book, I would smile politely and promise to add it to my "I'll read that someday" pile. About five years ago, I started picking up books to read, but found that there were few that held my attention long enough to finish. Even more unusual was the series which would have me reading the second (or more) installment. There are two "series" of books for which I anxiously await the next one, and the "Choices" series is one of those. (There used to be four such "series," but two of them seem to have concluded.)
The good: Ms. Lender's style balances well between description and movement. There are no several-page sequences describing a tree, or anything else, except perhaps the main characters (even that is spread throughout the books). Conversation moves at a lively pace; the spoken wit of the main characters never seems contrived. Several plotlines take the narrow and difficult path instead of the easy way out. These are the little things that so easily distract me from other novels, particularly in fantasy, but "Choices" avoids the pitfalls of triviality. The author does not spend too much time trying to convince you that her world is real; instead, she writes with an assumption that it is. This gives the novel the feel of a conversation about the country of Spain, not some galaxy far, far away with different physics and endless description of how things are different. Onweald lives.
The bad: Well, this is a 5-star review, so ... there is not much in this category. "Choices Meant for Kings" had fewer "showdowns" of might between key players and most of those are held off to the end. As someone who enjoyed Ms.Read more ›
The Choices trilogy or at least Book II where I came in concerns Amanda Chariss, who given the job of protecting the god of a place called Mahriket, proves to be so outrageously cheeky that she astounds the men who surrounds her, combining the fighting spirit of a warrior with the a savvy of a political strategist. A Shakespearian style tragedy is at the heart of the story, the daughter of a flyweight emporer marries a forbidden fruit son and the prophecies are upset and Chariss's people are demanding that the teenage Jake Taiman denounce his beloved wife Tiatha Wold for the good of the race, or at least the Taiman line.
Saboteurs sneak into the family compound, right through Chariss's own army staked out on the front lawn, meaning there are snitches among the goddesses' own ranks.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As the two moons rise over Arcana, Chariss has many questions on her mind: What's Nigel Taiman hiding from me? Why is Julette trying to stop the Taiman line? Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Deborah S. Hockenberry
As intricate and complex prophecy unfolds, Amanda Chariss - goddess of war - must protect the god Rohne from evil forces though her own magic (geasa) has been substantially... Read morePublished on March 6, 2010 by Todd A Fonseca
To all of you readers who have read the first book, "Choices Meant for Gods" the same warning applies to this installment of the trilogy. Read morePublished on January 8, 2010 by Laura Crawford
"Choices Meant for Kings," by Sandy Lender, is a brilliant piece of high-fantasy. This sequel to "Choices Meant for Gods" delivers romance, suspense, tragedy, war and a beautifully... Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by C. A. Pape
Being born with an amethyst near the corner of your right eye is fascinating--at least it was to me! Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Glenda
She did it again! Sandy Lender is a treasure for fantasy readers and all other readers who like intriguing, well-told tales. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by LAS Reviewer
Choices Meant for Kings is the second in a fantasy trilogy written by Sandy Lender. I have to admit I have not read Choices Meant for Gods the first book in the series. Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Penny Lockwood
Within minutes of turning to the first page of Sandy Lender's Choices Meant for Kings, I'd forgotten about my surrounding and was transported to the incredible world of Onweald. Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by Jane Kennedy Sutton
When we first met Amanda Chariss, she was on the run from a madman.
Evil sorcerer Jamieson Drake has been chasing Chariss since she was a young child, with hopes of one... Read more