Book 5 in the Annals of Alasia Series, King of Malorn
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Life as the younger sister of the King of Malorn should be exciting.
Not for Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of the dissent. Her family is constantly undermined by those who think they could rule Malorn better than King Korram.
Hoping to lighten the mood in the palace, Kalendria plans a ball to celebrate her seventeenth birthday. It doesn’t hurt that their handsome Alasian ally King Jaymin has promised to attend. She’s been waiting for him to notice her for as long as she can remember.
But unfriendly forces have their own party plans. When Kalendria, Korram, and Jaymin barely survive an assassination attempt, their only recourse is to flee into the wilderness. Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out who they can trust and who is behind the plot. Can Kalendria help her brother reclaim his throne? Can she catch Jaymin’s attention while she’s at it – before they are all killed and war destroys both kingdoms?
5 Stars for this New Release: King of Malorn
I have spent the better part of the past two and a half days binge-reading the newest book in the Annals of Alasia series. As I read the final page, I guarantee I haven’t been disappointed. The book is a perfect stand-alone addition to the series, but you’d be missing out on an exciting story of palace intrigue, human suffering and redemption, and an adventure you can’t put down if you don’t read the other books in the series.
The King of Malorn is an incredible adventure and survival story written by Annie Douglass Lima. It brings together characters we’ve grown to love in the previous books. The High Council of Malorn is plotting to assassinate the King and allow Heggen and his impossible son, Perciel, to take over the rule of Malorn.
Will the King of Malorn and Princess Kalendria succeed in their attempt to escape Malorn and reach the Kingdom of Alasia? Will the Queen Mother escape those who also wish her dead in Pendren? From the Minstrel playing the malute to Erik, the invincible bodyguard, there are those who dedicate themselves to protecting the monarch. But, will it be enough? Has Rampus returned to finish his attempt to destroy Korram and all those close to him?
Lima is a master storyteller and world builder. From the mountain folk to the Karvasi (the Bandits), each location in the story comes alive as you follow the characters striving to protect the King of Malorn and save the monarchy from the treacherous Council and self-appointed new King. This series is one of my all-time favorites and this newest addition is as good as the rest. The King of Malorn is an epic tale you won’t soon forget. Recommended for middle-grade and up.
One major obstacle stands between seventeen-year-old Prince Korram and the throne that is his birthright: Regent Rampus. Temporary ruler of Malorn, Rampus has no intention of giving up his position when the crown prince comes of age – or of allowing the prince to live long enough to reach that age.
Desperate to build an army of his own to stand against the regent, Korram treks into the Impassable Mountains to try to recruit the one segment of Malornian society not under Rampus’s control. But can he lead a band of untrained hunters and gatherers to victory against the full might of the Malornian military? Or will they all be crushed by the grasping hand of the regent before the prince can claim his rightful throne?
Prince of Malorn is the third book in the Annals of Alasia, but the series can be read in any order, and each book can stand on its own.
Enslaved when invaders take over Alasia, ten-year-old Anya discovers ways to spy on the enemy and slip information to the resistance. But then she uncovers a disturbing reference to her own family and is confronted by a stranger who seems to know her secrets. Holding her life in his hands, he claims to have proof that Anya’s father was involved in the betrayal that led to the Invasion itself. Can Anya help save her kingdom without putting her father in danger … and can she learn the truth about what happened before it’s too late?
In the Enemy’s Service is the second book in the Annals of Alasia, but the series can be read in any order, and each book can stand on its own.
Twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin, the heir to the throne of Alasia, barely escapes with his life when invaders from neighboring Malorn attack. Accompanied by his young bodyguard, Jaymin flees to a nearby town to live in hiding. There, surrounded by the enemy soldiers searching for the missing prince, his life depends on his ability to maintain his disguise.
As the danger intensifies and the Malornians’ suspicions grow, Jaymin seeks desperately for a way to save his kingdom and himself. Then he stumbles upon a startling discovery that will challenge his assumptions and forever change his view of Malorn and the events that altered his life.
Prince of Alasia is the first book in the Annals of Alasia, but the series can be read in any order, and each book can stand on its own.
Nineteen-year-old Tarvic bears the name of a mighty hero from Alasia’s past. However, the young soldier feels anything but heroic. When he regains consciousness he finds himself the lone survivor of a brutal attack by invaders from the neighboring kingdom.
Forced to leave his identity behind, Tarvic is thrust into civilian life. His role is of protector to three war orphans. The four of them encounter a mysterious stranger. At that point, he must choose between keeping the young girls safe and taking on a mission. This new mission could help free his kingdom. Can Tarvic live up to his noble name and find a way to balance his duty and his dreams?
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Annie Douglass Lima considers herself fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction, fantasy, YA action, and adventure novels. She also has, a puppet script, anthologies of her students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.