Written by: Jill Williamson
Publisher: Bethany House
Month, Year: April, 2016
A brief summary from Jill Williamson:
The gods are angry.
Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers–everything points to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son, Prince Wilek, thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful heir apparent to the throne.
When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?
I am extremely disappointed…that I have to wait until January 2017 to find out what happens next in The Kinsman Chronicles!!!
With a fantasy world as intricately detailed and vast as Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, Jill Williamson’s King’s Folly immediately pulled me along on an EPIC adventure through Armania and the surrounding countries under attack from the ground beneath them. Ground shakers tearing apart buildings, sinkholes swallowing whole cities, volcanic eruptions destroying landscapes – and this is only the beginning…or is it the beginning of the end?
The characters and people throughout King’s Folly are even more volatile than the land, being locked in political and religious battles. Multiple gods to choose from, dark magic churning through the air, and kings and heirs fighting for ruling power – I’m telling ya’ll, this book is INTENSE!!!
What’s even more fantastic about Jill’s novel, is the correlations to the Old Testament she subtly hints at as the story presses on. Idolatry, wickedness, brother turning against brother, sorcery, debauchery – all things the OT mentions in the Bible to show how God’s mercy and redemption covering a multitude of sins. One person I kept thinking of while reading King’s Folly was Solomon, an insanely wealthy, powerful, and wise king of Israel. Solomon, as wise as he was, had 700 wives and 300 concubines – excessively more wives and concubines than mentioned in this novel! One of the main characters, Wilek, Prince of Armenia, reminds me of Solomon in his search for truth and justice.
King’s Folly is intensely thrilling, full of unique characters, and a grand adventure. I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself! Especially before King’s Blood, book #2, hits shelves in January!!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.