End of Knighthood Part II: The King's Move

End of Knighthood Part II: The King's Move

by Joshua Aaron Landeros

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ISBN-13: 9781542487788
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2017
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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End of Knighthood Part II: The King's Move 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Literary_Titan More than 1 year ago
End of Knighthood Part II: The King’s Move keeps the action blazing forward! The second installment, by Joshua Landeros, follows rebel cyborg super soldiers and continues the story of William Marconi, who seeks vengeance from Chancellor Venloran. After finding out what latest weapon the Chancellor holds, rebel fighters Captain Halsey and Gabby, were lured into a trap and are at his mercy. This sets the stage for what the rebellion needs to do. Will, who started this rebellion, may get his chance to achieve his vengeance and end it, but the cost may be even too great for him to bear. The King’s Move wastes no time in getting back into the thick of the action and picking up where we left off in the first. The action does not break and the events become more heinous as we reach the book's climax and the tragic conclusion. Landeros continues to borrow the best from classic military sci-fi authors with short, clipped sentences and telling “only the facts” when denoting action and danger. His world building is subtle and should please any reader who pays attention to the craft of writing. With this second part in his series Landeros has escalated the conflict and moved the stakes to an even higher plane. The characters remain, along with the action, some of the best parts of the novel. His rather wide cast of rebels and villains are all a thrill to read and fun to follow as they attempt to achieve their various goals. The book remains a blend of sci-fi/thriller that would keep any fan of those two genres satisfied. The dialogue shoots back and forth between the characters as fast as the bullets, keeping the pace quick and the readier on the edge of their seat. These are a welcome distraction from the brutal carnage that sometimes occurs. The lack of description hurts this work at times, which it makes up for since with prose that has improved since the last installment. He continues to borrow heavily from screenwriting techniques, with consistent dialogue on almost every page, while providing only deep description of the action scenes. His fast pace style will suit casual readers as well as those used to thrillers and military sci-fi. The King’s Move is an exciting bridge that keeps the reader entertained and swept away on the plight of these rebel cyborgs. Anyone who enjoys a military science fiction thriller will find their palates pleased with Landeros’ work and hungry for the third installment.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Benjamin Ookami for Readers' Favorite End of Knighthood Part II: The King’s Move is the third installment in Joshua Aaron Landeros’s Reverence series. Once upon a time, William Marconi, a cyborg good at killing his foes, had been part of the United Nation Republic’s Super Soldier Forces. That time is long gone. Marconi tags along with the Crimson Angels now. Members of this resistance group include siblings Jacob and Gabriella Neeson, the offspring of the now deceased and former head scientist of the UNR, and Captain Joseph Halsey, their leader. The commander of the UNR, the Chancellor, is planning something big for a number of beloved activists. As the Crimson Angels move towards Rock City Salvage Station, a place heavily occupied by the UNR’s finest, a superior batch of soldiers awaits their arrival. Aptly nicknamed the Wolf, William Marconi is a deadly one-man killing machine of a lead character, but you won’t know what I mean until you’ve tasted Landeros’s elaborate action scenes featuring this hero for yourself. The Chancellor is one of those antagonists that are so much bigger than the roles they play. Marisol Leone, also a cyborg, always remained enjoyable to follow. William is presented with an obstacle by an important character he comes into contact with, which could very well complicate things with the Crimson Angels, but gives his cyborg what he truly longs for: direction. Recalling all the shots fired by advanced weaponry, fighting cyborgs, and aerial combat scenes, I can call this book nothing less than a thrilling action novel, lauded in letters set ablaze.