- File Size: 670 KB
- Print Length: 211 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 6, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FP3378O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,082 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The King's Peace (The Dark and the White Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It falls into the sword and sorcery category, where the author creates a reality in which Gods pit Earth's factions against each other for their own ends. I won't detail the story as other reviewers have done this, and in this case the book doesn't deserve spoilers.
The book has several strengths. The story is immediately engaging and from a good start builds into something of an epic which is hard to put down. The characters are all strong and believable and evoke empathy. The lead character / hero is a flawed individual and who despite being pressed into service, shows real integrity and metal. He, along with a few other characters, is used skilfully by the author to bring real depth and emotion to the book.
Most importantly for me the style of writing is spot on. The reader is introduced and immersed in a world and reality that obviously need to be accompanied by significant description. However, this description assists the flow of the story and it moves along at a good pace. The story's main plot-line is augmented by multiple sub-plots and tricky situations for the hero which means there is never a dull moment.
In my opinion this is a five star book written by a very talented author.
Trouble is brewing in the thief’s town of Erenon. The King’s peace is no longer peaceful. Evil omens, creatures, and black skies are coming to take over. The King has received reports of trouble for years and has done nothing to stop it. He hides in his castle and makes decrees expects his people to continue to support his peace. The king has stated no magic is allowed in his kingdom, and the people have to build the King’s road to link the entire kingdom.
Nathaniel finds himself in a bind when he is caught stealing from the castle. The King’s guard not only accuse him of stealing, but the blame him for the death of the king. The guards use this information to force the thief to travel with them. The King’s Men are going to the Southern Garrison hoping to find the King’s nephew, the interim Regent.
On the way to the southern region, the King’s men and the thief encounter trolls, enchanted trees, fairies, vampires, and rat like people. With each encounter their numbers slowly dwindle. Eventually we get down to Richard, a soldier, and Nathaniel, a thief. Both these men play a he role in turning the tide in the battle of good versus evil.
I enjoyed this book for many reasons. First because the main character is a “lowly” thief. He doesn't come from anything, but he is kind, compassionate, and brave. Second, I love how the characters interact. Not everyone in the story are friends. They are loyal to each other not because they are friends, but because they serve the same purpose. Finally, I like that even after all the thief goes through, in the end, he's still a thief. Not just a thief, but a thief with a purpose