Book Spotlight On Talia By Christy King

Monday, 25 January 2016
What's It About?:

Teenage queen, Talia, struggles with her own self-destructive ways, while trying to be a compassionate and fair ruler in a land of magic, werewolves, and vampires. Within her lies a darkness – one that will endanger the very people of her kingdom. In an attempt to protect them, she makes a pact with the vampires in a bid for peace. In the end, the trust she offers may be the very thing that leads to her own demise.

What The Reviews Say:

TALIA is an invitation to the fantasy world that Christy King has created. Aerie is a small kingdom rich in natural resources wedged between two powerful and ambitious neighbors. Quite unexpectedly, Aerie's king dies and his teenage daughter Talia inherits both a war and a serious werewolf and vampire problem. The young orphaned queen has her own problems, however. She has self-destructive habits and in her younger years was always trying to slip away from the castle. She surrounds herself with a tight-knit group of advisers, guards, and servants who share a devotion to her and her kingdom.

Where the novel shines is in character development. Each member of Queen Talia's inner circle has his or her own motives made clear through his or her actions. There is a great deal of palace intrigue, but Talia insists to chart her own course, for good or for bad, in a world where men hold almost all the cards. She plays to her own strengths and takes calculated risks in her dealings with vampires, rival kings, and those seeking her hand.

King does a good job establishing her own world. The vampires, werewolves, and normal humans are portrayed a bit differently than in much of fantasy. Readers will find some things are also rather different from many fantasy worlds based on medieval Europe, which at first can seem anachronistic, but King works these details to her advantage--and Talia's.

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