Monday, 19 March 2012

Review: The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan

This book was absolutely amazing! It is set in a period time but is from another world where people can talk to ghosts and cats. What really completed this book had to be the relationships between the main characters. The protagonist, Wynter calls Prince Razi her brother, which always felt kind, since he always looks out for her like a big brother does. When Wynter becomes jealous of Christopher, Razi's new friend this annoyed me since Christopher is nice, till I realised that she is acting like a protective sibling.

Since the book is quite detailed and thick, the action unfolded slowly through out the book, most of this book was about introducing the characters and creating the world, the descriptions of the world create an amazing images in my mind. I know this isn't a very well known book, probably lost amongst all other great fantasy books such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games but it is a definite book to read.

Wynter returns from a five-year exile in the bleak Northlands to find her beloved homeland in turmoil. King Jonathan’s civilised, multicultural realm is no more; the gibbets and cages have returned. Days of laughter, friendly ghosts and gossipy cats remain only in Wynter’s memory—the present confronts her with power play, dark torture chambers, violent ghosts, and cats (those still alive) too scared to talk to humans. The Inquisition is a real and present danger. 

Crown Prince Alberon is missing. There are murmurings of a Bloody Machine’ of untold destructive power. And as Wynter and her friends, Prince Razi and the mysterious Christopher Garron, seek to restore stability to the fragile kingdom while risking death at every turn, Wynter is forced to make a terrible choice. 

Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, The Poison Throne is a gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance which draws the reader in from the very first sentence and doesn’t loosen its grip until the last.

I can't wait to read the next book!!!

1 comment:

  1. I have been meaning to read this, so I am glad that it's really good - thanks for the review!