The Usurper (King Rolen's Kin)
by Rowena Cory Daniells
Solaris Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907519062
Date: 02 September 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A couple of months ago Solaris published The King's Bastard, a nicely chunky fantasy, the first in a new trilogy by Australian author Rowena Cory Daniells and promptly followed it last month with the (somewhat slimmer) second volume in The Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin, The Uncrowned King. The series wraps with The Usurper which is published this month - a Solaris paperback original. This fast roll-out did wonders for Brent Weeks. It will be interesting to see how it does for Ms Daniells.
"Now a slave, Piro finds herself in the Merofynian Palace where, if her real identity is discovered, she will be executed. Meanwhile, Fyn is desperate to help his brother, Bryen, who is now the uncrowned King. Bryen never sought power but now he finds himself at the centre of a dangerous resistance movement as the people of Rolencia flee vicious invaders. How can Byren defeat the invaders, when half his warriors are women and children, and the other half are untrained boys and old men?."