Today, I have a great book to present to you, from a great author, K.C. May. The book is The Kinshield Legacy, and was a great surprise.
The first book I read from K.C. was The Venom of Vipers, a modern sci-fi/romance/thriller. It was a fun, character-driven, look at the definition of what is a person. I’ve read several other authors that have tried to switch from modern times to a more fantasy feel. Most of the time, they excel in one genre, with a much weaker result in the other. But K.C.’s works were very entertaining and in-depth in both worlds.
In this story, Gavin Kinshield, a great warrior and mercenary, is plagued by the fact that there is a prophecy about his family line; the person to complete the runes and retrieve the gems would be the king. As more and more of the runes are solved, people begin to notice, and Gavin must hide his identity. He considers himself a disgrace to his ancestor, the great Rondor Kinshield. He doesn’t want to be king, but the runes burn into his mind and nearly drive him crazy, an obsession that must be tamed and a riddle that must be solved.
As the kingdom falls apart, the discussion around the new king grows to the point that Gavin has a hard time keeping his secret. He’s ashamed of his lifestyle as it contrasts with his family name. As reputable jobs become more and more sparse, thievery and illegal gains threaten to become his only source of provision. From adventure to adventure, we see Gavin gathering up a band of supporters from the unlikeliest of places.
The book does wrap up the main plot line, but intentionally opens the grand palace double doors into the next book of the saga, The Wayfarer King. I will be picking p the next book to keep up with Gavin’s adventures.
The story is rich and full of characters that come to life. I was pleasantly surprised as I read through this book at how well K.C. created such a vibrant world. I thought that Venom of Vipers was an incredible book, but this one came before Venom. And yet both books were so well done. K.C. has spanned the gap between both genres with grace and style, as only she can.
If you like fantasy/adventure stories, you can’t go wrong with The Kinshield Legacy. It is a surprising adventure that pulled me in so deep that I couldn’t put the book down. I read through it in one sitting, hours on end. If you buy any books this year, this book should be at the top of your list.
EDIT: The links didn’t show up. Here they are.
Author web site: http://www.kcmay.com
Author blog: http://fantasyauthor.blogspot.
If you would like to win a copy of The Kinshield Legacy, just post on <<my facebook page>>:
Hey Jerry! I would like to put my name in to win The Kinshield Legacy, today’s Free eBook Friday book.
At the end of the day, I will pick one name and send them a free copy of K.C.’s masterpiece. Get your name in early!