This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Melody J. Bremen. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.The Prince of Korin by Melody J. Bremen
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date: November 25, 2018
Publisher: Independently Published
Source: Author, Melody J. Bremen
Purchase at: Amazon
Prince Endomer of Korin is not a hero. Nor does he want to be one.
He spends his days in the royal library, poring over old manuscripts, studying archaic languages and playing chess. He’s never been like Krollis, his fearless twin brother, who is an expert swordsman and hunts wild beasts in the forests.When an army of vizzens, the fearsome old enemy of Korin, attacks from the east and Krollis disappears, Endomer is left in charge of the country. He struggles to find a way to save his people while his soldiers are dying and his citizens are forced to flee. As he fights to gain the respect of the palace court, he discovers a threat coming from within the palace walls.
There is no one he can trust.He isn’t only fighting for his country – he’s fighting for his life.Fans of Megan Whalen Turner and Jennifer A. Nielsen will enjoy this story of political intrigue and betrayal.
The land of Korin was ruled by a King but had a pair of twin princes that were destined to take over, the only issue was that only one prince could become king. In The Prince of Korin, Endomer and his brother Krollis had an important birthday approaching. A birthday that would seal their fate with who would stay a prince and who would become the future king. Endomer and his brother were as different as night and day but neither brother relished the idea of becoming king. They both knew that it had to happen to one of them, so they made a pact that no matter what happened they would stick together in a partnership of sorts.
As it turned out, Krollis was chosen as the next king and he appeared to take it in stride. With war looming on the horizon due to sightings of an ancient enemy, the vizzens, it was more important than ever that the future king be involved in the discussions for what would take place during wartime. Unfortunately, when the country was on the cusp of war, Krollis suddenly disappeared and tragedy struck leaving Endomer in the unlikely seat of power. This was nothing that Endomer ever considered would be his burden and he felt adrift. Despite his feeling of unease Endomer knew that he had to do two things: find his brother and stop his country from being taken over by the vizzens. Endomer would soon learn that he was made of more than he ever imagined he could be!
I loved Endomer’s character. He was the perfect yang to his brother’s yin. He was smart, resourceful, and was able to pull through despite his personal feelings on the situation. He never gave up and I liked that his character stayed true to himself. Even though Krollis was not a huge part of the story I did enjoy the portions of the story that included him, especially at the end of the story. I definitely found The Prince of Korin to be a fun and exciting read that had political intrigue, betrayal, a little mysterious element, as well as a solid positive relationship between siblings. I highly recommend this book to those looking for a young adult fantasy.
*Thank you to Author Melody J. Bremen for this complimentary copy of The Prince of Korin*