Saturday, 13 September 2014

FANTASY REVIEW: The Falcon Throne - Karen Miller

Release Date: 09/09/14
Publisher:  Orbit


EVERY CROWN IS TARNISHED BY THE BLOOD OF AMBITION. In a divided Kingdom, some will do anything to seize the crown. A BASTARD LORD, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A ROYAL CHILD, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father's stolen throne. A DUKE'S WIDOW, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who'd control them both. And TWO BROTHERS, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery. All of this will come to pass, and nothing will remain as it once was. Royal houses will fall, empires will be reborn, and those who seek the Falcon Throne will pay for it in blood. WITH THE FALCON THRONE, A MAJOR NEW EPIC FANTASY BEGINS.


A new fantasy series from Karen Miller and whilst it follows the tropes of the fantasy genre, it also seems to have taken a leaf out of the highly successful Song of Fire and Ice series with the nobles fighting for power. Its pretty basic and whilst its nowhere near as complex as George RR Martin, following a fairly basic and predictable plot line, right down to an expected twist within the novel.

All round, its nothing that stands out from the crowd for me and at times it feels that the characters are only there to fill a gap rather than to add a fully rounded personality alongside intrigue for the reader.

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