A sacrifice. A dying King. Bones in the stone, blood in the wine. A Queen consumed by the Darkness. From ancient Uruk, The Almost King tells his tale. Of The Elder and his cunning Priests in their robes of red and gold. Of an Old Woman who can call the power of the Dark Gods. Of his mother, the Queen, and his dying brother, the King. And of the Darkness, an evil from before the Time of the Moon. Inescapable, its hunger never-ending, its shadow fed by the Priests, slowly overwhelming his family. Drowning in a sea of red and gold, the Almost King battles an unwinnable war as he navigates the wreckage towards his fate as … The Wounded King.
This was a really short story coming in at around 50 pages so it really didn’t take long to go through, I found myself engaged from the very beginning, Winn has a great way of pulling you right into the thick of things, thinking you have been involved in a much longer story. I really enjoyed it, it comes off almost having a mythological feel and I love that. I am a huge fan of series although I hate waiting for installments. I am impatient, what can I say I am a girl. So I can’t wait to jump in and read the other installments and read what happens to the wounded king.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars well done really well done.
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