King’s Blood (The Kinsman Chronicles #2) by Jill Williamson
Published January 31, 2017 by Bethany House Publishers
Genres Fantasy, Christian Fiction
In the second volume of Jill Williamson’s Kinsman Chronicles, a remnant has escaped the destruction of the Five Realms and now lives on several hundred ships adrift at sea. As a flock, they sail north into the unknown in hopes of finding land that might become their new home. As the king’s illness worsens, SAr Wilek takes authority over the expedition and struggles to rule the disjointed people, while assassination attempts, vicious serpents, and dark magic endanger his life. One prophecy has come to pass, but another looms dauntingly in the future. Who is this Deliverer? And if the Magonians have him, what might that mean for the realm of Armania?
After Treven and Wilek leave the Five Realms they begin on a journey to find a new land where they can call home. They don’t know much about the world outside of the Fie Realms and must find a place not only for themselves, but for their people as well. This is a fairly long book, almost 700 pages and it filled with really well developed characters, world-building and a complex plot line. It did take me a while to finish this book, as the print edition seems to have fairly small text and the book is quite long. The author continues this series with the same complex characters and word building as the first book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters better, as they continue on their journey and through some of the struggles they face, like Wilek struggling with his newfound faith, different assassination attempts and threatening magic. I will admit I am not a bigger reader of Christian fiction, as I have yet to find many authors that I really enjoy, but I do enjoy Williamson’s writing quite a lot. I read a lot of fantasy books, so the world building is one of the aspects that immediately jumps out at me, as well as character development. I definitely recommend this book/series to anyone who is a fan of the fantasy genre. Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy of this book. Happy reading!