The Queen’s Poisoner is the first book in The Kingfountain Series. The story is rooted in a historical style, taking place in the author-created realm of Kingfountain. King Severn Argentine demands hostage wards from highborn families who are perceived to foster treasonous thoughts. After the Duke of Kiskaddon commits treason, his eldest son and ward of the king is executed. The king demands another ward from the duke as an alternative to executing the entire family for treason.
Most of the book is written from the point-of-view of 8 year old Owen, who is the youngest son of the Duke of Kiskaddon. While initially I wasn’t sure how having the point-of-view character being so young might affect the story, Wheeler used it to create a unique and interesting world. I found that I could not put it down.
When reading The Queen’s Poisoner, it is obvious a great deal of talent went into its creation. Intricacies are well described and give the reader a good grasp of the world we are entering through the words. Overall, I rate The Queen’s Poisoner 4 out of 5 bookworms.
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I can’t wait to read the next installment of The Kingfountain Series, which is scheduled for publication on 31 May 2016! You can preorder The Thief’s Daughter and read it with me by clicking here.
Who was your favorite character in this book? Let me know in the comments! (Mine was Evie!)