Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Crown of Three by J.D. Rinehart

Cover image for Crown of threeHere is a new high fantasy series which starts, as almost all high fantasy does, with a prophecy.  A kingdom is ruled by a cruel and warmongering king.  The prophecy states that when this king has triplets, and the three children overthrow their father, then peace will return.  When the triplets are born the king plans to have them killed, but a kindly magician makes sure that they are well hidden, and convinces the king that they have died.  The three, two boys and a girl, grow up in very different circumstances, but through the help of a secret organization, called trident, eventually come to learn of their destiny and their own amazing powers.

So, this is not going to be the next "Harry Potter" but it is a decent read for those who like high fantasy.  The three main characters are likable enough and they each have cool special abilities.There are a few places where the answer to a problem is obvious to the reader, but somehow the characters take a long time to see it, but that doesn't really ruin the story too much.  I have to add a warning here.  There is a good deal of gore in this book, with a high body count in the various battles throughout. If a young reader is at all bothered by violence, or prone to nightmares, you might want to skip this one. (407p)

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