The King’s Questioner
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 14th, 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
From Nikki Katz, the author of The Midnight Dance , comes The King’s Questioner, an epic YA fantasy featuring royal drama, dark magic, and a secret that could topple a kingdom.Kalen is a mental picklock, able to access a person’s memories and secrets by touch. His skills make him the perfect questioner to the king, and he spends his days interrogating prisoners of the crown.But when Kalen’s estranged childhood friend, Prince Cirrus, falls into a sudden coma, the king begs Kalen to intervene. By accessing Cirrus’s mind, Kalen saves his life—and uncovers a terrifying secret. The prince has a sister, banished long ago, and she is the key to the destruction or survival of the kingdom.With the help of Cirrus and a silver-haired thief named Luna, Kalen must find the princess and bring her home. Or risk death at the hands of his king.
THE KING'S QUESTIONER was a light, airy and fun standalone fantasy, a perfect palate cleanser and I truly enjoyed it after the many heavy, epic fantasies out there. I just surrendered myself to the storyline and let the plot carry me away. There were secrets, subplots, conspiracies, magic, assassins, intrigue and of course, romance! I loved it.
Kalen was a very likable character as were most of the primary ones. I would have liked to see them a bit more developed but all in all, they were perfect for the storyline. Of course, no honorable fantasy would be complete without a good HEA/HFN and I was not disappointed one iota. If you enjoy stand-alone, fun fantasies that are a little different than the average bear, then I recommend THE KING'S QUESTIONER.
I received this book free of charge at my request. I am voluntarily leaving my review and all opinions are my own.
Nikki Katz is an author and editor living in sunny San Diego with her three children. With a BS in aerospace engineering, Nikki first put her writing skills to use publishing four nonfiction books. She moved on to writing young adult fiction, her favorite genre to read as well. The Midnight Dance is her debut novel.
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