Sunday, April 6, 2014

Review: A Draw Of Kings by Patrick W. Carr

About the book:

A Draw of King by Patrick W. Carr
The Staff and The Sword: Book 3
Bethany House

Dark Forces Have Gathered and the Final Battle for Illustra Has Begun
Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, they've been branded enemies of the kingdom.

In the wake of the king's death, Duke Weir is ruling the country--and he intends to marry Adora to bring an heir from the royal line. 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 threatened by hostile forces gathering on every side.

A dangerous mission to free Errol is attempted, but the dangers facing the kingdom mount with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferrals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw ever closer. Will the discovery of the true heir turn back the tide of Illustra's destruction?
My review:

            Patrick Carr does not disappoint with his thrilling conclusion the The Staff and Sword series! After returning from his mission to Merakh, Errol Stone finds the kingdom worse off than when he left, with Duke Weir is sitting on the throne and enemies threatening on all fronts.

            I have been a fan of Errol’s since he started the series in the bottom of an ale barrel and it has been wonderful seeing how far he has risen and how much he has grown. Carr has also written a fantastic group of supporting characters whose storylines all converge in this thrilling conclusion.

            The pace was much quicker than the first two novels and the story starts off with a bang. The entire series has been very large scale but the author does a good job of not letting the reader get lost. One of my only complaints for this book and the other two in the series was that a glossary and/or map would have been appreciated at times. Sometimes I had trouble keeping the different countries straight. This was minor however and did not distract from my enjoyment of the story.

            I would highly recommend this entire series and cannot wait to see what Carr has in store next!

***I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. ***

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