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The Queen's Poisoner

The Queen's Poisoner

Book 1: Kingfountain
Jeff Wheeler Founding author
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Though Wheeler works very much according to the typical blueprint for high fantasy, the emotional range and insight he convincingly portrays in his child hero make for a political drama that can entice adult and teen audiences alike.
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King Severn Argentine's fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king's hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

Seeking allies and eluding Severn's spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father's betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king's favor by proving his worth-through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.

Release date: April 1, 2016

Publisher: 47North

Print pages: 336

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The Queen's Poisoner
Jeff Wheeler
Kate Rudd
10:25:10
286.19 MB
9781511359009
April 1, 2016
Brilliance Audio
2016

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