A kingdom torn by war. A curse whispered by dying lips. A hero born against his
Khirro never wanted to be anything more than the farmer he was born to be, but a Shaman's curse binds him to the fallen king and his life changes forever.
Driven by the Shaman's dying words, Khirro's journey pits him against an army of the dead, sends him through haunted lands, and thrusts him into the jaws of beasts he wouldn't have
believed existed. In one hand he carries the Shaman's enchanted sword, a weapon he can barely use; in the other he holds a vial of the king's blood, the hope of the kingdom. His destination: the Necromancer's keep in the cursed land of Lakesh. Only the mysterious outlaw magician can raise the king from the dead to save them all from the undead invasion, but can Khirro live long enough to deliver the vial?
Can a coward save a kingdom?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Blood of the King is an epic fantasy novel for adults. It has a tendency to be very violent and contains some adult themes, so I wouldn't recommend it for young adults. Khirro is certainly a reluctant hero. I truly wanted to slap him at some points. It's one thing to be afraid, but this guy really tried my patience at times. That being said, he comes across as real. Mr. Blake has done well in creating this character and keeping his actions consistent. I was a little disappointed in the only female character Elyea. At first, she comes across as a strong, independent woman. However, she proves to be of little use other than using her body to get what she wants. Unfortunately, she also gets nabbed by a giant and used as a hostage which only furthered my disappointment in her. I prefer a book with at least one strong female who doesn't need a man to rescue her. I think my favorite characters were the one's with the smallest parts. I was intrigued by Shyn who could transform himself into a falcon. Also, I am a fan of evil wizards, so the Necromancer automatically grabbed my attention, even though he has only a tiny part in the story. If you are a fan of action and adventure, Blood of the King is for you.