When a killer strikes from the shadows young prince Colmeron is torn from the comfort of his father’s castle and sent into hiding with the man he’s sure is the traitor. Secluded in a distant refuge, Col comes to know the power of his ancestors, the Earthkings: men with the power to shape and control the land. But will that be enough to save the kingdom when an ancient enemy returns to free their long captive master?
First I would like to thank StoryCartel( https://storycartel.com/ ) for providing me with this copy. I am not going to lie ! In the beginning I was in a little dilemma whether to read it now or put it up in my tbr list for the holidays as I have my end semester exams going on . And as you can say from this post the former won the battle of my minds . And am happy that i chose to read because such a book should not sit in the shelves .
This book like any other young adult novel is filled with mystery,magic ,power ,giants and of course the Blackbirds . But what makes it to stand apart is that …(wait for it …) Its a bedtime story ! Yes you got me right . The writing is so intricate and drifts to several fables along with the story line . I think i am going to compile all of the short tales together for a reread . Yes i am going to do that some time soon . It felt so satisfying to imagine and bring life to the words .
The lead character(Colmeron /Colby/Col) is finely scripted .Emotions are very relate-able ,starting off as a care free prince who loves to prank his brother slowly moves on to become devastated when disaster strikes the door .This gets him clueless ,lost and to be filled with rage only to learn he is going to be the NePrince . The death of characters who I thought were leads got me off guard every time and from then on the confusion on whom to trust and whom not to made me turn the pages .In addition the story takes you across the boundary through the winter storm , the waving seas , lone islands ,shadowy forests and dusty roads . Surely the traveller in me had masterful journey .
Did i love reading it ? Yes but I expected a bit more of action-clashing of the Good and the Bad . We only get glimpses in the short fables for more than half way through the story . Therefore in my opinion it makes it more like a mystery novel??!
Get it from a girl who read this book in a day with her exams scheduled the next morning -It is a good read with wonderful writing and characters . I would rate it 4 on 5 and definitely recommend to get yourself consumed in the tale before drifting off to dreams .
Thanks for reading down till the end .
EarthKing : The EarthKing Chronicles
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