Monday, July 21, 2014

The Lure of Fools by Jason King

From Barnes and Noble:
"Adventure is the lure of fools, and excitement glamour to the gullible. The siren song of the world is as music to the wanderer's feet, but that dance leads only to the soul-less grave."

So Jekaran's uncle has warned him. But that doesn't stop him from leaping at the exhilarating chance to single-handedly rescue a beautiful woman from a gang of lecherous thieves.  
But the bored farm boy quickly finds that he is no match for the group of angry street thugs, and only escapes death by bonding a magical sword that grants him the strength and skill of a master swordsman. Unfortunately, a peasant wielding such magic is forbidden and punishable by death.
Thus Jekaran finds himself a fugitive with his fate tied to that of the exotic and mysterious, Kairah; a fey woman who must deliver a dire warning to the king that, if heeded, could prevent the very extinction of humanity.

I was asked by Jason King to review The Lure of Fools.  I was intrigued by the adventure and fantasy in the blurb, so I had agreed.

I really enjoyed the book.  The story line was engaging and moved at good pace.  It does jump around from different point of views but it wasn't confusing to me.  It adds to the story and helps to build the story line.  The ending leads me to believe this is apart of a series, since it doesn't seem to be finished(which is the only issue I have with the story).

Each character brings something to the table and honestly their back stories help to explain each characters personalities.  I do think that King did a great job developing each character and how they interact with each other.  Honestly I couldn't pick out a favorite at this point in time!

Overall it is a good and fun read, which I enjoyed!

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