Twelve Kings by Bradley P. Beaulieu

Twelve Kings by Bradley P. BeaulieuRating: 3 / 5 stars
Format: ebook
Published: 3rd September 2015
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Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings—cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens, and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first.

Twelve Kings was just okay. I think this is the problem with reading lots of fantasy books (or any genre). You find one amazing book and nothing else that you read can compare to it. Because it really wasn’t too bad. I liked the main character, I liked the mythology. I liked that it had this whole thing where people have ships which allow them to sail on the desert sand very much like what you would do in water.

But I found myself getting bored, it dragged on in a few places. I couldn’t quite figure out what the point of the story was and therefore couldn’t tell if scenes were important or unnecessary. I mean it was an okay fantasy. But there are much better fantasies out there.

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*I received a copy of this book from Gollancz in exchange for an honest review.

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