Thursday, February 12

The Rogue Knight

The Rogue Knight
(Five Kingdoms #2)
Brandon Mull

My rating: ★★★★½

ISBN: 978-1442497030
Publisher: Aladdin
Date of publication: November 18, 2014
Age: Grades 4 - 8
Genre: Fantasy

Themes: courage, friendship, honor, dreams, illusions

Cole Randolph is still on the hunt for his lost friends who were all kidnapped from Earth and sold as slaves in the Outskirts. Working with his new friends, Mira, Jace, and Twitch, Cole is now in Elloweer, where nothing is quite as it seems. Still, there are clues that could lead him to a friend and to Mira's sister. But there's a threat in this kingdom that is beyond anything seen before, and it may cost Cole and his friends their very lives.

Are there some stretches in the plot? Yeah, but magic in the Outskirts can do just about anything. And it actually didn't bother me this time around, perhaps because it felt established from the first book. The point is: I loved this book. The ending is so intense and I really didn't predict it at all. Oh man, it was SO fantastic.

The characters are pretty awesome. We get an even more in depth history behind Mira and Twitch, which is nice. Cole is already getting used to the Outskirts, but when a fellow Earthling finds him, it authentically throws him for a loop. There's just some amazing elements to the story. I can't help it; I just love Mull's over-the-top fantasy adventures. Go and try it out!

See my review for Book 1.

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