Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: The Innocent Mage (Book 1)
No way! You cant leave me hanging!
The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller*
4 out of 5 stars
The Innocent Mage Book One in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series by Karen Miller was really good, it had to be to keep me reading all 650 pages of it.
Asher promises to return to his father in a years time, a rich man. A man who can buy his own boat and sail into the sunset with his father. Just them, no jealous brothers. But to make his dreams come true his must get to Dorana City and find work. With no luck finding a job he starts to roam the city and ends up seeing the prince riding his horse. After a couple of fireworks accidentally go off, the horse gets scared and bucks the prince right off. Asher doesnt understand why but he makes a grab for the bridle and gets the beast to calm done. In thanks for his help, the prince offers him a job that pays more than must men make in a lifetime. When Ashers nature of pride and forthright remarks get him noticed even more by the Prince he inevitably becomes the perfect candidate for being Assistant Olken Administrator. Asher makes friends in the stables, tower workers, guards, and bars. Ashers loves his friend Dathne but she is full of secrets and makes herself unreachable from Ashers heart. In the back round enemies are growing stronger and nearer to Asher and the royal family. A secret destiny awaits the Innocent Mage Asher, but for now the Circle must wait until Prophecy reveals itself.
This book was different that others I have read. Each character had one exaggerated trait. One was full of anger, another of caring. One of pride, one of low self-esteem. In that fact I believe the characters werent all that realistic. People have many different emotions that show at different times, but these characters rarely left there one emotional bubble.
The plot thickened as the storyline grew longer. Everyone had secrets and the secrets were about everyone, so an air of distrust started to develop closer to the end of the book.
The last three pages left me with wide eyes and with an open mouth. The ending was unforeseen and left you hanging. You could completely tell this is only the first book in a series. I will for sure be searching for the next installment.
Date Reviewed: August 27th, 2008
*This book provided by Book Divas.