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The King's Bastard reader Ó Paperback Read ↠ Rowena Cory Daniells ☆ The Kingdom of Rolencia sleeps as rumours of new Affinity Seeps places where the untamed power wells up By royal decree all those afflicted with Affinity must serve the Abbey or face death Sent to the Abbey the King's youngest son FInted with Affinity and must fight to survive Political intrigue and magic combine in this explosive first book in an exciting new fantasy trilog Solid Fantasy with intense politics a study in building anticipation This book makes you care about the people in it

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Affinity must serve the Abbey or face death Sent to the Abbey the King's youngest son Fyn trains to become a warrior monk Elsewhere others are ta First off I should say I'm usually pretty easy to please when it comes to reading and other entertainment I can accept implausible or even impossible things as long as it's enjoyableI hated this bookAt first I enjoyed thought it had potential to be really good And as far as the writing goes it was written well except for the author's insistence in using t instead of ed for a lot of past tense words I assume that's an Australian thingWhat ruined my enjoyment of this story is that the protagonists get crapped on CONSTANTLY I'm all for bad things happening and the good guys winning out against adversity but they NEVER win Not once did anything go right for these people It was one shtstorm after another and every time they would come up with some good plan to set things right something would ruin that and it would get even WORSEThe infuriating thing about it is that in almost every case if one of these idiots would have taken two seconds to say no shut up and listen and actually EXPLAIN something to people who are supposed to be close friends and family things could have gone so much simplerBut fine I can accept they were too scared or prideful or whatever to do that That doesn't mean that everything in their lives had to go to sht I got the impression that the author HATED her protagonistsFrom start to finish there is not a single time that anything goes right for the protagonists Even when something does seem to go right it eventually gets twisted into some ridiculous hurtful device against themBy the end of the book I found myself hoping they would all die to save them from the ridiculous misery and save me from having to ignore every subseuent book in this seriesI may have been willing to accept the tremendous amount of terrible events if the book had been marked as a tragedy I'm assuming this book is just a setup for the subseuent books that eventually the protagonists turn things around and come out on top Am I willing to suffer through another 600 pages on a hunch after reading this tragic fantasy tale NoThe books I'm used to reading have a bit of a roller coaster of events a decent balance of good and bad events and situations for the characters to go through before ultimately coming out on top or at least making headway toward that endThis one was a constant plummet with no hope in sight of the heroes ever coming out of it

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The King's BastardThe Kingdom of Rolencia sleeps as rumours of new Affinity Seeps places where the untamed power wells up By royal decree all those afflicted with I would actually rate this book closer to a 25 but I rounded down I found this book to be incredibly mediocre Even though I read the entire novel it took me a long time as I really had to push myself to finish it I have no interest in reading any of the other books in the series There were a lot of parts where the book dragged and I also never became attached to any of the characters There were a few interesting elements to the book and the author has a pretty colorful imagination but these elements were not enough to make me want to read from this author