Crimson & Cream (The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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When Crimson and Cream was recommended to me, I was expecting just another one of those light fictions which are fun but all alike. However, this has just replaced Fablehaven as my new all-time fave fiction novel! It has a wonderfully developed plot with thrilling twists and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. His characters are ones of intense love and hate for me, and as I followed the storyline I got caught up in it to a level that most fiction books don't interest me.
This is the first in the Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, and I will be definitely buying the second, as well as the third when it comes out. Top quality work on a series that shows tons of promise, Mr. Skiera!
Crimson and Cream was one of those great rare finds for me. I was expecting a Y.A. read, but found myself in a world of fantasy and action. Two young orphan boys (who call themselves Flotsam and Jetsom) live without any adult supervision. They have to steal and scramble for food on a daily basis. They also have to worry about being caught by the kings guards and unfortunately one brother does get caught. This book is about a journey of what one brother learns what he is capable of on his own. He encounters trolls, ogres, wizards, and dragons. I definitely recommend reading this book! I stayed up late into the night reading this because I didn't want to put it down. Great read!
From the epilogue on, I was captivated and C.M. Skiera kept me under his spell. Just like the maze in the caves of trolls and dwarves, every cavern of this impressive adventure brings a new set of discoveries full of excitement! My heart never stopped racing!
Looking very forward to find out what Mirrors & Mist has got in store!
A great fantasy/adventure that gets you interested and has a developed plot and world building. Loads of action, adventure, plot twists and turns. Great characters like Jetsam, Yduk, and Seryn. Interesting monsters and a dragon in several epic battles. The story provides for a descriptive violence not recommended for young readers. I highly recommend this book to all fantasy/adventure book readers
When the author of Crimson & Cream asked me if I was interested in reading the second book in The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, I jumped at the chance, having loved the first book. Since it had been seven months since I had read the first book, Crimson & Cream, I decided to read it again so the story would be fresh in my mind before moving on to the second book.
Re-reading this story, I remember how much I loved it, and yet the second reading gives me so much more insight. Now, I want to start with an explanation that sword & sorcery books tend to bore me, especially high fantasy, having read them for years and years, with the books blending into each other. This one did not bore me.
Starting with the story of Flotsam and Jetsam, twins hiding in a city where orphans are put to work in a mine until they die, the story takes off after an incident with a troll takes the life of Flotsam. Jetsam, on his own, has to find a reason to live and a way out of a town that he can't survive in. On a quest to lean more about his parents, who were once teachers in a school for mages before magic was banned, Jetsam wishes to find the renegade mage accused of killing the prior King.
This story is not just the story of Jetsam and the orphans of the city, but also the introduction to Seryn Vardan, the renegade mage who just happens to also be the brother of the current King. We also meet an honor-less knight, a greedy bounty hunter, a dragon, a black-mage, a cowardly squire, a dryad, and a few trolls and goblins. The characters are interesting and fun to read about, and the book speeds through while reading it. In fact, I started reading it shortly after midnight the morning of the 13th, and it is now 11pm on the 13th and I have already finished the book, only putting it down to sleep and go grocery shopping.
A fun and exciting story, full of magic but - more importantly - likeable characters, I highly recommend reading Crimson & Cream by C.M. Skiera.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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