Wednesday, January 29, 2020
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on The King's Questioner by Nikki Katz
January 14, 2020
From Nikki Katz, the author of The Midnight Dance , comes The King’s Questioner, an epic YA fantasy featuring royal drama, dark magic, and a secret that could topple a kingdom.
Kalen is a mental picklock, able to access a person’s memories and secrets by touch. His skills make him the perfect questioner to the king, and he spends his days interrogating prisoners of the crown.
But when Kalen’s estranged childhood friend, Prince Cirrus, falls into a sudden coma, the king begs Kalen to intervene. By accessing Cirrus’s mind, Kalen saves his life—and uncovers a terrifying secret. The prince has a sister, banished long ago, and she is the key to the destruction or survival of the kingdom.
With the help of Cirrus and a silver-haired thief named Luna, Kalen must find the princess and bring her home. Or risk death at the hands of his king.
**About the Author**
Nikki Katz is an author and editor living in sunny San Diego with her three children. With a BS in aerospace engineering, Nikki first put her writing skills to use publishing four nonfiction books. She moved on to writing young adult fiction, her favorite genre to read as well.
The Midnight Dance is her debut novel.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
An entertaining and unique mystical story. I was fascinated with its premise/plot. I liked the somewhat imaginative description of Kalen's use of his gift. The characters were likeable and unlikeable alike... Ha! However, it does take a lot of imagination to get immersed into this story. I found that, although an intriguing story, it lacks development in both characterization and world-building. When I read I tend to imagine it form in my mind, but this was not the case with The King's Questioner. It felt more like a blur to me as I read on... As if I couldn't get a clear "picture" of everything.
The King's Questioner is a captivating read needing more development. This has a lot of promise in being an enthralling epic fantasy. Overall, I did enjoy this read. I just didn't get immersed into this world as much as I would have liked when reading a fantasy filled with mystery and magic.