Book Title: The Hidden King (The Coming of Áed #1)
Author: E.G. Radcliff
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: June 1st 2019
What it’s about
Hidden truths. Hidden power. Hidden destiny.
On the shores of an oily sea, in the streets of a starving city, a young man named Áed scraps to build a life for himself and the makeshift family he loves. Scarred by a trauma he cannot remember, and haunted by the brutal damage it left behind, he has no idea of the courage his future will demand.
When a heart-wrenching tragedy shatters his family, a desperate Áed risks a treacherous journey to seek a kingdom of legend–and a new beginning. But an ancient legacy smoldering within him is about to turn deadly, and neither he–nor the legends–will ever be the same.
What I Thought
I received this as an eARC for free in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the eARC.
This is a really beautifully written book full of action and suspense. Áed is a seventeen-year-old boy with the world on his shoulders and nothing to his name. I felt sorry for him from the moment we’re introduced to him. Ronan reminded me of my own son and I just wanted to give him a cuddle and tell him everything would be ok, and Boudicca was fantastic. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to pronounce some of the characters names, but it comes with a handy guide at the beginning. This story hooked me in, and I want to see what happens in the prequel.
A must read for fantasy fans out there.
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