With Prince Wilek still searching Armania for a murderer, his brother Prince Trevn finds himself pulled deeper into the dangerous politics of who will be Heir. Trevn, though, is far more interested in his studies with a local priest and the attentions of a young honor maiden.
The book that he has been copying during his lessons is not the book that teaches of the god of the soil. Instead, it teaches of a one true God. If accurate, then it means there is no soil god to satiate. There is nothing they can do to save their world, and all of King Echad’s sacrifices have been futile.
The Heir War is collected together with parts 1 and 3 in King’s Folly.
Well, if I liked the first part, then I’m in love with this one, and most probably I’ll be in a committed relationship with the last one. Ok, maybe that sounds weird, but my expectations with The Heir War were far surpassed.
First, lets put something clear. The Heir War is the second part of the first book called King’s Folly in The Kinsman Chronicles series.
With that in mind, when you start reading THW is just as if you were turning the page, the story picks off were Darkness Reigns left off.
There’s tension in the five realms in the form of war and politics. We get a closer look in the life of the Armanian king and specially in the life of his family. Each of the king’s sons have different priorities in their lives; Wilek, which seems to be the favorite to inherit the throne, is in a quest to find a murderer, but ends up entangled with a woman with evil plans, and if that’s not enough she’s able to use magic.
Trevn (my favorite character) is focused in discovering the real intentions of the religious leaders of the kingdom and shows almost no interest in the crown. And last but no last is Janek, which has the worst personality ever, and is willing to use whatever methods he needs to get what he wants. I know this may sound odd, but Janek reminds me of Loki, from the Avengers movies, maybe it’s just me.
Onika, is one of the new characters we get to know in THW. Again, the characters I feature here are those I found most interesting, you can check my first review for the rest. Onika is a prophetess, which may be the key to understand what’s the meaning of the earthquakes and the fate of the realms.
Hinck, is a young lad which happens to be Trevn backman. What I really liked about his personality is his loyalty to Trevn, and unconditional service to his cause. I’m crossing my fingers to get more Hinck in the next installments.
Finally, remember the target for this new series are adults, so you’ll find violence, and some references to sex in the story. The Heir War is an amazing story, filled with action, intrigue, magic, and yes, even a touch of romance. You can get the e-book version here and here.
I received an eARC from the author in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.