Hey Book Nerds!
Welcome to my stop on the KNIGHT’S RANSOM by Jeff Wheeler Official Blog Tour.
Publisher : 47North (January 26, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 431 pages
ISBN-10 : 154202529X
ISBN-13 : 978-1542025294
“Jeff Wheeler has always been one of our more dependable storytellers. Knight’s Ransom adds to his reputation. A fine page-turner.” —Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author.
“With this superlative epic fantasy…Wheeler does an expert job of reintroducing his fantasy world through the eyes of sympathetic characters that fans and new readers alike will root for. This is sure to be a hit.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Wheeler] adds elements of Arthurian legend to the start of the First Argentines series…along with splendid palace intrigues and battles.” —Booklist (starred review)
From Jeff Wheeler, the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain novels, comes an epic new series of warring kingdoms, deadly family rivalries, and fearless loyalty.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. A brutal war of succession has plunged the court of Kingfountain into a power struggle between a charitable king who took the crown unlawfully and his ambitious rival, Devon Argentine. The balance of power between the two men hinges on the fate of a young boy ensnared in this courtly intrigue. A boy befittingly nicknamed Ransom.
When the Argentine family finally rules, Ransom must make his own way in the world. Opportunities open and shut before him as he journeys along the path to knighthood, blind to a shadowy conspiracy of jealousy and revenge. Securing his place will not be easy, nor will winning the affection of Lady Claire de Murrow, a fiery young heiress from an unpredictably mad kingdom.
Ransom interrupts an abduction plot targeting the Queen of Ceredigion and earns a position in service to her son, the firstborn of the new Argentine dynasty. But conflict and treachery threaten the family, and Ransom must also come to understand and hone his burgeoning powers—abilities that involve more than his mastery with a blade and that make him as much a target as his lord.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
Did you know Jeff Wheeler’s Kingfountain Series is being adapted for Tv?
I am screaming!! Are you Screaming?
Hello Bookish Friends Everywhere, Let’s return to the Kingfountain.
Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler is a masterful tale of knights and intrique. A compelling coming of age story that will delight readers everywhere.
Marshall Barton, “Ransom”, the second son of a lord is sent to King Gervase of Kingfountain. He becomes Royal hostage at a young age, to bring Marshall’s Father to heel. During the years as a hostage, at King Gervase’s court he befriends and develops a relationships with another child Claire de Murrow.
In a series of events that have a climatic change in Ransom’s situation. He becomes in broiled in courtly drama and intrigue. Taking his destiny into his own hands and trains as a Knight. His determination, and internal moral code makes him a strong and compelling character. Jeff Wheeler expanding magic system is notable. The setting and world building are brought to life with unique details making highly compulsive. Character development and the complexity of the relationship between Ransom and Claire are wonderful depicted.
The writing flows effortlessly and was mesmerizing, Wheeler has a real way with words that pulls you in. I have to say that Wheeler is dynamic storyteller, plain and simple. This book checks all my points on what makes for a exquisite fantasy fiction.
Hands down Wheeler’s ability to create an enduring hero, is applauded. There are a few suspenseful twists to keep you guessing, and the ending is set up in a way for the next installment.
Once again Jeff Wheeler delivers a bold new fantasy with knightly adventure, that is engaging, and makes for one stunning book. This is one book I highly recommend if enjoy exceptional fantasy fiction.
A remarkable page turner book that should be on your TBR
Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He is a husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff lives in the Rocky Mountains. His books have been on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 5 times (for The Thief’s Daughter, The King’s Traitor, The Hollow Crown, The Silent Shield, and Prism Cloud) and have sold more than 4 million copies. His novels have also been published or will be published in many languages: Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Turkish, Polish, Spanish, Russian, and German.
He is also the founder of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (www.deepmagic.co), a quarterly e-zine featuring amazing short stories, novellas, and sample chapters.
You can usually find Jeff at Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con or at writers conferences.
He welcomes hearing from readers: jgwheels /at/ gmail dot com
If you are interested in purchasing signed copies of his books for friends, family, or your own collection, please e-mail: WOJWbooks /at/ gmail dot com