In a land where immortality can be bought, cruelty thrives…
Exiled and alone, Threon is torn from a life in the palace to scrape a living on the streets of a foreign land. Once a prince whose every whim was obliged, now this vagabond must adapt to survive.
Throwing his lot in with a witch, a rebel soldier and a woman touched by a god, he seeks retribution for the wrongs committed against his family. Slavery, famine and destruction of natural resources are rampant, and the struggle to avenge his kin soon becomes a battle to restore justice across the Empire. Together Threon and his new companions must 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?
Part One of The Vagabond King trilogy, Jodie Bond introduces an exciting new voice in fantasy fiction.
Now this won’t be a full review of the book as I am still currently reading this book. (Uni assignment has me swamped) I’m nearly at the end and can’t figure out what is going to happen next.
From the offset you are immersed into a world of Slavery, famine and destruction. Threon’s kingdom gets attacked by a formidable force. Threon only has one choice and that is to get away far as possible from his homeland or be killed by these merciless soldiers.
The story jumps a abit. Threon returns back to his homeland. Not as a prince but as a peasant musician just trying to make enough money for his next meal and somewhere comfortable to sleep.
Threon knocks on a tavern door and his life is turned upside down. He tells his story to an old lady about taking back his kingdom. Then the rest of the story unfurls.
This is a really great book for any fantasy buff. Even if fantasy isn’t your usual read. Give this a try. There is plenty to keep you entertained and gripped throughout the book. There’s fights (who doesn’t like fighting) There’s magic (who doesn’t like magic) There’s gods (who doesn’t like Gods)
The pace of the book is really good. Each pages keeps you enthralled enough that you just fly through the chapters.
The Vagabond King is slowly becoming one of my favourite fantasy books. I’m so glad I joined this tour and look forward to future books written by Jodie Bond
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.