Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Wayfarer King by K.C. May review

The Wayfarer King (The Kinshield Saga)
5 stars

This review will contain spoilers about book 1.

The Wayfarer King (The Kinshield Saga) is the long awaited conclusion to the Kinshield Saga.  Gavin has claimed all of the Runestones from the tablet making him the next king.  Daia has agreed to be his champion and they must decide what course to follow.  Brodas Ravenkind has escaped and poses a threat to everyone that Gavin cares for, but there is also Ritol, the demon, who is responsible for the attacks of the beyonders.  In order to defeat the demon Gavin must reconcile himself with his past life as Ronor Kinshield, the champion of King Arek.  With the help of Daia and her unique ability as a conduit Gavin's inherited magic becomes much stronger and he is able to see into the past for clues.  Brodas is however not done with Gavin or his own goal to sit on the throne.  He is planning terrible things for Gavin and company which will only make it more difficult for him to achieve his goals.  

This is another fantastic book by K.C. May.  I have enjoyed everything of hers that I have read and was extremely excited to get a chance to read The Wayfarer King (The Kinshield Saga).  The characters were just as I remembered them with Gavin being an honorable if uncouth man who would give anything to protect those close to him.  The story took a bit of a turn that I was not expecting and there was an element of romance introduced as well.  As much as I enjoyed the conclusion of the series I am a little sad that there will only be two books.  If you have not checked out The Kinshield Legacy (The Kinshield Saga) pick up a copy for start your journey through a wonderful series.

This review is based off of an ARC copy provided by the author.

Other works by K.C. May:
The Kinshield Legacy (The Kinshield Saga) Kindle
The Kinshield Legacy Print
Sole Sacrifice (a novella) Kindle
The Venom of Vipers (science fiction thriller) Kindle
The Venom of Vipers Print
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  1. I loved K.C. May's first book about the Kinshield Legacy and I can't wait to read this one! She compares favorably to anyone writing heroic fantasy today. Highly recommended.

  2. KC May is a talented author, based on her first novel. This only encourages me to put the second on my TBR list.

  3. If you enjoyed the first I highly recommend checking out the second. A great conclusion to the series.

  4. I loved it too! I didn't realize that The Wayfarer King came out so recently! I just read the two books and wrote a review in 2 days!

  5. Hi! Just wanted to let you know I found your review replicated on this site:

    Unless you have an agreement with that site, it looks like they might have combined your review with someone else's and claimed as their own.

  6. Thank you for the heads up anonymous. I have no agreement with the site so I have thanked them for using my review and asked for acknowledgment of the source.