7.15.2009

Review: The Sorcerer King (Faerie Path #3)

by Frewin Jones
Click here to see my review of Book Two: The Lost Queen.

Summary*: Tania has brought the long-lost Queen Titania back to Faerie from the Mortal World of modern London. But when they cross between the worlds, they find only devastation. The Sorcerer King of Lyonesse—ancient enemy of the Faerie Court—has been released from his amber prison. As the wicked sorcerer regains his power, King Oberon, Tania's father, is imprisoned and the Faerie Court is being destroyed.

Tania and her true love, Edric, must travel the Realm to try to find and rescue King Oberon, who is their only hope for defeating the evil Sorcerer King. And Tania must prepare for battle . . . and to fight a war that she may not survive.

Review: I didn't really like this as much as the other Faerie Path books, but I think perhaps it is because I'm getting tired of them. You can only drag something out for so long. Yes, it was good. Sure, it could be exciting in parts. But even though the characters were the same as in the other books, I got tired of them, even annoyed. Tania seemed really blond most of the time. The scenes with her and Edric made me want to cry from annoyance. It was fairly predictable. The language of Tania's sisters still seems forced.

And yet, it could be pleasant to read as well. The adventure to Ynis Maw was very inventive. The story had a good ending. Frewin didn't bring any dead people back from the dead. The writing was fair. Nothing really changed that much from the first two books, so I'm trying to grasp what it was about this one that I didn't really like, and I think it's just that the story is getting old. I need something new and shocking.

Perhaps we'll find it in the next one.

3 Stars

336 Pages

Clean

Released

*summary taken from amazon

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