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Monday, June 1, 2015

Book Review: The Prince of Malorn

Summary: One major obstacle stands between seventeen-year-old Prince Korram and the throne that is his birthright: Regent Rampus. Temporary ruler of Malorn, Rampus has no intention of giving up his position when the crown prince comes of age – or of allowing the prince to live long enough to reach that age.
  Desperate to build an army of his own to stand against the regent, Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control. But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory against the full might of the Malornian military? Or will they all be crushed by the grasping hand of the regent before the prince can claim his rightful throne?

Thoughts: be honest I liked The Prince of Alasia better. It's probably because I was surprised by that first story and then developed expectations but it felt like the first book was written better (plus I had really been hoping for more with Korram's sister).
That being said, I did really enjoy the book. It moved slowly and the action wasn't very intense, but Annie Douglas Lima did a great job at developing her lands. She talks about economy, politics, lifestyles, and landscape in detail which can get a little boring during the long scope of things but that really helped create her world into a 'real' land instead of a setting for adventures. Overall I wouldn't suggest this if you're looking for an in-depth tale of Korram's back story or an action filled book, but it's a nice relaxing read of two separate cultures trying to come to an understanding.

Content: A little violence with no detail, a child is killed and Korram very nearly dies several times throughout the book. That's about it.

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