The incredible Kinsman Chronicles comes to a breathtaking end with this action-packed, emotionally compelling volume, as Williamson uses every line to keep the story moving forward with a wide cast of characters, political intrigue and personal conflict that will keep readers captivated until the very end. Fans of classic fantasy as well as those looking for a clean saga on the epic scale of A Song of Ice and Fire and The Shannara Chronicles will not be disappointed in this finale, which is as inspiring as it is entertaining.
There is no rest for a new king after battle and loss, but Trevn, thrust into a leadership role he never wanted, is now responsible for more than earthly survival: he is charged with nothing less than the souls he governs. Amidst darkness and sacrifice, he and his queen, Mielle, must work past their self-doubts and fears, relying on each other as well as others who have supported them in the past. Treacheries are revealed, a prophet in danger must be rescued and, amidst it all, the people look to Trevn for protection and security. His faith in Arman keeps him tied to prophecies of hope and deliverance as he accepts the overwhelming responsibility to triumph for them all, knowing that the battles to come will be more difficult than he can possibly imagine. (BETHANY HOUSE, Jun., 560 pp., $16.00)