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The Kingmaster by C.A. Doehrmann

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The Kingmaster (Arc Legends #1) by C.A. Doehrmann is a relatively new release, published in May, 2021. The author makes a stunning debut into the world of MG/YA Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Adventure with lots of fast-paced action, amazing world-building, and a wonderful, character-driven plot with a fun, textured cast. I am so glad I read this book and would like to give the author a quick shout-out for providing me with an arc copy. Thank you so much, C.A. Doehrmann!

One of the things I really loved was the way the author introduced her world and its inhabitants. Nothing is outright explained, but almost taken for grantedThe_Kingmaster_Sword_Sorcery_Fantasy_Middle_Grade_Doerhmann_Review_Abbigayle_Grace so that the reader finds themselves immersed in a world that, though unknown to them, feels completely familiar. I also loved the protagonist, Kyen, a young war-hero with a mysterious past and awesome powers. His detached attitude and love for sandwiches were some of my favorite things, though I still wonder about when he was staring off into space so much…

The princess was surprisingly cool in this story. Too often I find that an author, attempting to create a strong female lead, has taken away all of her humanity. Adeya is most definitely still human. Sure, she’s tough, has a temper, and insists on adventure, but, overall, she’s a good character and plays a genuinely valuable part in the quest. I also like that she’s blonde with blue eyes instead of your typical redhead.

I found the concept of the Arc and the arcangels fascinating. I’ve seen it done similarly before, but I absolutely love Doehrmann’s presentation and description, lovely and magical as well as powerful.

There are a few typo and grammar instances in the book, as well as a couple paragraphs where we hear a lot about “the two swordsmen”, but this is one of the best books I have read this year and I’m giving it five stars for sure. It made me laugh out loud, had me guessing at the plot twists constantly even though I thought I was sure of my suspicions, and kept me turning pages constantly. Excellent reading material that I recommend for middle-grade and up. I can’t wait to read the next series installments and (hopefully) have all my big questions answered, as well as see more of my favorite characters and places.

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C.A. Doerhmann, Author of The Kingmaster (Arc Legends #1)

C. A. Doehrmann, an avid writer of sword and sorcery fanasy, loves strong characters, deep adventures, and smash-down, drag-out fights. She is excited toshare her debut series in the Arc Legends world with The Kingmaster (Book 1 of Ellunon.) You can find her writing at arclegends.com where she shares bonus chapters, side quests, and announcements.

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