Fantasy Book Reviews

Book Review: The Harp of Kings

The Harp of Kings

Title: The Harp of Kings
Author: Juliet Marillier
Series: Book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Adult Fiction
Publisher: DAW
Page Count: 500
Type of Book: Arc, Kindle Ebook
Received: Publisher
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 3/5 stars
Notes: Not my favorite Juliet Marillier, but not bad either.

This is one of my favorite authors, so when I was offered an arc of her new book, I immediately accepted. Not only is that cover absolutely gorgeous, but Juliet Marillier is a prolific, well known fantasy author that writes really well and does some interesting stuff.  I read her first book in the Sevenwaters series, and it’s easily one of my most favorite fantasy series though I haven’t read the rest of the series yet, it’s on my wishlist.

However, when I read this, it didn’t knock me into cloud nine. Instead, it was more like when I read Raymond E Feist for the first time; strange, unreal, and a little not what I expected from the amount of hype that I’d gotten from this book. It wasn’t bad, but I’m not a big fan of character pov changes. And both characters were not to my liking. At all.

It could be I didn’t know much about that world, which is said to be based on some of her other works? I’m unsure, as I’ve read very few of the authors books, but adore her writing style and world-building. I may need to re-read this book again, and see if it’s better the second time around.

3/5 stars for an interesting reading experience, and recommended for hardcore Juliet Marillier fans.

Until next time,
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