Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy

Title:  The Talon of the Hawk
Series:  The Twelve Kingdoms #3
Author:  Jeffe Kennedy
Published:  May 26/15 by Kensington
Length:  352pgs
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:


Three daughters were born to High King Uorsin, in place of the son he wanted. The youngest, lovely and sweet. The middle, pretty and subtle, with an air of magic. And the eldest, the Heir. A girl grudgingly honed to leadership, not beauty, to bear the sword and honor of the king.

Ursula’s loyalty is as ingrained as her straight warrior’s spine. She protects the peace of the Twelve Kingdoms with sweat and blood, her sisters from threats far and near. And she protects her father to prove her worth. But she never imagined her loyalty would become an open question on palace grounds. That her father would receive her with a foreign witch at one side and a hireling captain at the other—that soldiers would look on her as a woman, not as a warrior. She also never expected to decide the destiny of her sisters, of her people, of the Twelve Kingdoms and the Thirteenth. Not with her father still on the throne and war in the air. But the choice is before her. And the Heir must lead…

My Review:

Kennedy brings her world to life with a flare that allows readers to easily picture it. The tale was remarkably intriguing and kept my attention. What a wonderful ending to this trilogy. I love how everything wasn’t tied up in a pretty bow, but yet all of the loose ends were tied up, leaving openings for the series to continue. The pacing of the novel was great, neither racing forward at breakneck pace nor lagging.

I appreciated the fact that not all of the characters in this novel were loveable. The mix of characters that we get to know kept me on my toes and made it all seem so much more real. The strength of character in the min players of the novel was fantastic.

This was a great story that took me away from reality for a while. And for those who haven’t read the rest of the series, don’t worry. It’s a great story in and of itself as well.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to add this series to the TBR list, it definitely sounds like a fun girl-empowering series to get involved in. Great review^^