When those you have loved and lived for betray you, how do you go on? Book Two of the acclaimed "The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam" series finds Robin, the hero of "The Lost King," at sea both literally and figuratively. At first directionless and purposeless, he determines to reunite with his sons and with them restore his shattered kingdom but Fate has different plans for the lost king. Driven far from his home in the Chalklands, Robin pits his will against a dragon, a fortress's duplicitous and deadly guards, high winds on the open water, and a horrifying sea monster only to meet his most formidable opponent.
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The King's Ransom based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
As was the case with The Lost King, Ms. Fox does a great job of describing the everyday life of kings, peasants, craftsmen, farmers, squires, and knights. Just as it is in today, there are good people and bad, trustworthy and worthless people, those with talents and those who think they have talent, etc. It was most interesting to discover that sometimes a trusted knight might not be all we thought they were. I always thought a Knight of the Roundtable was on a pedestal. That perception has been properly shattered in The King’s Ransom. The perils of Robin’s search of his kingdom is nonstop. I read this book in record time. Having read the first novel, The Lost King, prepared me well for the second one. In The King’s Ransom, King Bewilliam (Robin) continues his exploits in search of Bell Castle in the Chalklands. It just is not right to disclose how successful he is. But, I can tell you this book is like the first one, The Lost King, in terms of classy writing and carefully thought out plots. New characters arise and are quite intriguing. Although the new characters and the old ones are set in medieval times, you could easily move them to the present day in your mind. I was very entertained riding with Robin throughout the book. I was right there with him! It is truly amazing the amount of research the author must have had to do to get the smallest details of everyday medieval life historically correct. I had a tough time putting it down and look forward to the next one. It looks to me like the stage is set for a third. I hope I am correct.
Having finished the Lost King and thoroughly enjoying it, I was looking forward to finding out what happened to Robin. Well I was not disappointed, I read the King's Ransom and it was even better than the first book. I sure hope Ms. Fox decides to make it a trilogy - she did leave the ending at a point where the story could go on. I sure hope so. Get writing Ms. Fox your fans await.