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The Sorcerer King

by Frewin Jones
Series: The Faerie Path #3
336 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by White Rose

Good entertaining adventure story, with some battle violence and magic.

Plot

The princesses Tania, Cordelia, Sancha, and Zara of Faerie, with the help of Edric Chanticleer, have succeeded in their quest to find Titania, the Queen of Faerie that had been missing in the mortal realm for 500 years. Now, they have returned to Faerie to find the Sorcerer King of Lyonees has wreaked havoc on their world, killing everyone and everything, in revenge for his 1,000 year imprisonment. The only way to stop the Sorcerer King is to reunite King Oberon and Queen Titania, but King Oberon has been captured by the evil king and is in an amber prison somewhere in the Faerie realm. It is now up to the princesses to find King Oberon and bring life and happiness to Faerie.

Morality

Morality is very good. Some of the princesses feel hatred toward one of their sisters for turning traitor, but the traitor sister repents and the other sisters learn to forgive. A definite line is shown between good and evil.

Spiritual Content

The magic in this book ranges from the princesses' talents to such things as wish pearls and spells called "glamours". Some of the glamours consist of shape shifting in order to spy on the enemy, and creating a dome over a house to hide it. Again, most of the magic is presented in a way that is unrealistic to our world.

There is also mention of ghost-like and demon-like creatures, and these creatures are presented as evil.

Violence

This book has the highest amount of violence in the series, so far. Mostly, it is battle violence in the war against the Sorcerer King, including some deaths. There is also faeries being tormented by being shut into metal cages, and metal is poisonous to faeries.

Some animals are mentioned as being killed, and others are killed in battle. There is mention of faeries who had been exiled to Ynis Maw who look very tormented.

Drug and Alcohol Content

Faerie cordial is mentioned again, but I'm guessing it is non-alcoholic.

Sexual Content

A few kisses between Tania and Edric again, but nothing inappropriate.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

A very good story that takes you on a journey through the Realm of Faerie. Magic does come more into the story that in the other two of the series so far, and, though it is presented as fantasy magic, the reader should use discernment as to whether or not they will be comfortable with it. Violence is higher, but that is because of the war that takes place.

Overall, it is a very interesting story taking a person to many new places within the faerie world.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 4
Written for Age: 13+

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