“In a land where immortality can be bought, cruelty thrives..”
Hello and welcome to my stop on the RandomThingsTour for The Vagabond King by Jodie Bond.
About The Book
“Threon, the Vagabond King, is torn from a life in the palace by raiders and forced to scrape a living on the streets of a foreign land. Meeting a witch from distant mountains, a rebel soldier and a woman cursed by a god, he seeks retribution through a quest to reclaim his home and throne. Together they rekindle old allegiances, face an immortal army and learn to trust one another. But when the gods begin to interfere with their plans, is it a curse or a blessing?”
What I Thought
An exiled prince, a witch, a rebel soldier and a woman touched by a god, united to fight against an immortal army.. um yes sign me up because I am here for that!
The Vagabond King is a tale of sorrow, hope, redemption and a little bit of love but mostly it aims to take your heart in its hand and squeeze until there is nothing left but emptiness, suspicion and then curiosity. Vengeful Gods tend to have that effect on people.
There’s a war going on so obviously it’s violent in places but the story flows well, the characters are strong, each has their own reason to fight. Can they work together is the question and what trials must they face on their path to justice.
I really discovered a love for epic fantasies this year and with that new authors too and after reading a The Vagabond King I look forward to what else Jodie has to offer and I’ll be keeping my eye out for Book two in this new trilogy.
A really well written epic fantasy adventure with good world building and maps (we love maps). I look forward to book two.
About The Author
Jodie Bond comes from a family of gin makers in the mountains of north Wales. She works in marketing and performs as a burlesque artist. She had an unconventional childhood, dividing her time between a quiet life on her mother’s farm and her father’s home which was infamous for holding some of the UK’s biggest raves in the 90s.
Many thanks to Anne and Parthian for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.