Sunday, May 18, 2014

Book Review: The Orphan King

The Orphan King (Merlin's Immortals, #1)The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.

Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems.  From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.

Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?

This is just . . . not good. The writing has kind of an odd style that doesn't flow well. And I was bored silly. There is a lot of fantasy out there that is so much better than this, that there's no point in wasting time on this kind of stuff. I guess you never know until you try, but by the time I got halfway through (this book is only 200 pages), I decided not to waste any more of my reading time. No point reading something I'm not enjoying.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review

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