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Blog Tour: ‘A Draw of Kings’ by Patrick W. Carr Review

Blog Tour: ‘A Draw of Kings’ by Patrick W. Carr Review

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘A Draw of Kings’ by Patrick W. Carr ReviewA Draw of Kings Series: The Staff and the Sword #3
on February 18th, 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 459
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
four-stars
Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, much is changed on their return. In the wake of the king’s death, Duke Weir is ruling the country–and his intentions are to marry Adora to bring an heir.

With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war–and at growing risk from the armies of Merakh and Morgol.

A dangerous mission to free Errol succeeds, but the dangers facing the kingdom are mounting with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw near. Will the revelation of Illustra’s next true king come in time or will all be lost?

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review

I love that Carr has included Christians in his wonderful world building, even using similar labels for God, Jesus, Archbishop, etc. When authors do this I fangirl on the inside. There is very rich history and back-story to the entire world and when you’re reading, you forget reality. Most books don’t have this quality, but this one did.

For the characters, I truly enjoyed reading about Errol and his struggles with doing the right thing against doing the easiest thing. He develops a wonderful sense of personality and character throughout the book. I felt so emotionally attached to Errol, being a casual observer in this war that has threatened his home land, that I just couldn’t help empathize with him. Then there’s Liam, whom is deemed the “golden boy” and all-around perfect man who is kind-hearted and wonderfully drawn out.

Diving into A Draw of Kings, the third and final book in the Staff and Sword Trilogy is as comparable as reading one of my favourite fantasy adventure novels, with a Christian focus of course. Story-telling comes easily to Patrick, and I wouldn’t stop at just picking up this trilogy, I’d gobble up all his others as well. The only thing that I had a problem with was that it tended to drag..There’s such extensive stories in play, that I felt super impatient. I did have to stop reading only because I had to remember all the mini plot-points because there’s just so much to take in.

Overall, I highly recommend this trilogy to high fantasy and christian readers alike <3


quotes

Conflict will only serve his ends.
I hate killing horses.
It’s a good thing horses can’t speak. I don’t really want to know what a horse would have to confess.
Hello, strumpet.
It goes deeper than that, the malus at the heart of the Merakhi army don’t just disregard life like a human would, they devour it. they prefer corruption over death.

rating

4/5

four-stars

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