The Runaway King Book Review
The Runaway King
King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after an attempt to assassinate him and with a invasion threat, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, princess ...
*Warning! This review will contain spoilers for the first book in the series, The False Prince!
Haven’t read it yet? Check out my review here:
-Pirates “curse” without using any swear words.
-”The devils” are occasionally referenced to. They seem to be forces that can bring obstacles or allow good fortune.
-Poor Jason is tortured and there’s some fighting and bloodshed.
-See “the devils” in Language
-Pirates flirt with a girl, but nothing inappropriate
-Adult characters drink alcohol.
This book had humor, heart, sacrifice, adventure, and pirates-everything a great fantasy read needs! Every twist and turn took me by surprise, and I loved every moment.
The pacing was nearly perfect and everything from the last book was expanded upon and perfected. This story did not feel contrived in the slightest and the plot felt wholly original.
The character growth is significant from the last book (and continues to be in the next book), and I really enjoyed watching the relationships and friendships develop.
My only complaint would be that it was easy to forget Jaron’s age (at times his actions seem unrealistic for a teen), but on the whole, the story was incredible! Action-packed and authentic, I couldn’t wait to read the third book (which is the perfect conclusion to the series)!
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