The End of All Things is Just the Beginning! [Review]

The Kinsman Chronicles is off to a world-shattering start with the release of The End of All Things, completing book one of Jill Williamson's epic fantasy novel, King's Folly. 

The Artist Librarian: The Kinsman Chronicles is off to a world shattering start with the release of The End of All Things, completing book one of Jill Williamson's epic fantasy novel, King's Folly.
© 2016 by Bethany House
Title: The End of All Things (The Kinsman Chronicles #1, King's Folly: Part III)
Author: Jill Williamson
Published: 2016 by Bethany House Publishers

About the Book:
Part 3 of Jill Williamson's Epic Fantasy Series The Kinsman Chronicles.

With the Five Realms on the brink of total destruction, everyone faces a final mad scramble to find a safe haven. The realm is divided on what should be done. Wilek and Trevn join those who are preparing the realm for a seaward evacuation, but the king stands in their way. Wilek must battle against his own father to try and save the people of Armania.

The End of All Things is collected together with parts 1 and 2 in King's Folly.
Previous Reviews: Darkness Reigns (King's Folly: Part I) & The Heir War (King's Folly: Part II)

The Artist Librarian Review:
The Kinsman Chronicles is off to a world-shattering start with the release of The End of All Things, completing book one, King's Folly (which is available now in print).  If you've been following the digital releases like me, note that the three e-book titles refer to the three sections King's Folly is separated into, so you don't have to buy King's Folly unless you want a physical copy or all three parts in one book.

In this final portion, Jill Williamson finishes setting the stage for what is sure to be an incredible series.  Between convincing King Echad of the eminent danger their people face from natural disasters signaling the end of their world, uncovering sinister secret societies, and evacuating Armania to find refuge on the sea, Wilek, Trevn, and their allies definitely have their hands full!

Though confusing at times for me to keep straight, I enjoyed reading about this large cast of characters.  The only POV character I don't really care for is Charlon (especially with what happened with my favorite female character at the end). However I have the feeling that like Harley Quinn or Catwoman in the Batman universe, Charlon might have some sort of antihero or sympathetic villain role, though she's more misguided than evil, or she could even be redeemed by the end of the series.  Also, a few side characters jumped into the limelight with wonderful moments that I won't disclose so as not to spoil, but wow!  I hope some of them might get POV chapters in the next book.

Even without the loose connection to Williamson's previous fantasy series, I'm now hooked regardless. Looking forward to reading King's Blood (or the three part ebooks: Kingdom at Sea, Maelstrom, and Voices of Blood) --especially with the title of part III!

[Disclosure: I received a digital ARC from the author for review purposes.]


About the Author:
Jill Williamson writes fantasy and science fiction for teens and adults. Jill grew up in Alaska, staying up and reading by the summer daylight that wouldn't go away. This led to a love of books and writing, and her debut novel, By Darkness Hid, won several awards and was named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine. She loves giving writing workshops and blogs for teen writers at www.GoTeenWriters.com. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two children, and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at www.jillwilliamson.com.
Have you read any of Jill Williamson's books before?  What is your favorite type of speculative, fantasy, or sci-fi fiction?

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