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Publisher's Summary

Following the downfall of a tyrant in the Wall Street Journal bestselling Kingfountain trilogy, years have passed in prosperity for the kingdom of Ceredigion. Now, as the time comes to celebrate the new king's nuptials, the specter of a new enemy emerges to destroy all that has been painstakingly built in those years.

Tryneowy Kiskaddon has grown up learning military and diplomatic strategy from her father, one of the king's closest advisors. She feels her destiny lies in defending the kingdom as a knight, not as a Wizr as her parents have decided, though no lady of the realm has taken up the sword in a century. As she seeks to understand her own Fountain-blessed powers, she studies in the tradition of her mother while training in secret and closely following the realm's politics, alarmed by her mother's vision of an impending clash and a devastating future.

But the pieces on fate's game board are in motion, and on the eve of battle, a threatening force irrevocably changes the future of the kingdom and her own. Does Trynne have what it takes to maneuver Ceredigion's key players into position and outsmart the kingdom's enemies - even those still concealed in shadow?

©2017 Jeff Wheeler (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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not quite as good as the first of the books

This book follows the children of the hero's and heroines from the other books. Particularly the daughter of Owen. She wants to be a warrior in a country that doesn't believe women can do a man's job. There wasn't quite as much warfare in this book as in the first ones.

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Great!

I think it gets better with each book. Thieves and wicked people seem to always exist. Magic and Knight are good but an honor code with valour are even better. They also always win in the end.

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Great story

I cannot begin to tell you just how much I have been enjoying this series. I have finished four and have two more to go. I am both excited to begin and loath to finish. What a dilemma!

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Seriously cut short

This is barely 1/3 of a story. I appreciate a cliffhanger but I am annoyed with this book. You just learn who the characters are and then it stops....

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The next generation; Arthurian influences

While still in the same series, this book starts another trilogy following Owen's daughter into the next generation of intrigue and machination!

It's possible to see the influence of the King Arthur legend in the story, and that makes it all the more enjoyable.

The writer has very visibly improved his craft, comparing to the first book in the series or to the Muirwood series - which is also excellent.

Kate Rudd keeps on being awesome!

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plot twist

the suspense is killing me now! down with Morena! long live Trin! so much to look forward to.

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The Hollow Crown

Be sure to read the "Author's Note" at the conclusion of the book. This is another great book with a secret heroine and a secret villain. So much of this tale is brilliant with an eye toward Arthurian legend. It has its own story to tell and takes no back seat to any other. I listened to the Audible version while reading it with wonderful narration by Kate Rudd.

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The next gen

In the fourth book of the King’s Fountain series we are introduced to the next generation. Battle, deception, bickering, unrequited love, and self sacrifice abound in this book. Very entertaining story. I recommend though that listeners/readers start with book 1. Kate Rudd did an excellent job narrating!

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Intriguing and Heartbreaking

Love this book about Owen’s daughter, Trynne. Evie’s son Fallon and King Severn’s daughter who becomes the Kings Poisoner. Read it! So good. Kate Rudd, rocks as usual as the narrator.

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love it!

This is a really riveting story and an excellent performer.
I'm starting the sequel right now....