The Eyes of a King: The Last Descendants #1

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Penguin Group, Mar 5, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 448 pages
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Ten years have passed in war-torn Malonia since the king and queen were murdered and the throne usurped by Lucien and his rebel troops. The people believe the prince has been exiled to a far-away land, saved by a prophecy that threatened those who would harm him. But they ask themselves, Is the prince still alive? Has he actually been murdered along with his parents? A country on the brink of revolution awaits his return in silence.

Leo is a rebellious soldier-in-training with secret powers. When wandering home one night, he stumbles upon a mysterious black book lying in the snow. Its strange aura and empty pages both frighten and fascinate him. Soon the pages begin to fill with the stories of Anna and Ryan in England – a country that is only a fairy tale in Malonia. When tragedy strikes, Leo tries to rid himself of the book but its stories haunt even his dreams. In The Eyes Of A King, a fast-paced novel with a unique style, these three fifteen-year-old characters, and the parallel worlds of contemporary England and the dictatorship of Malonia, become increasingly entangled.

The Eyes of a King is founded on a detailed world of magic, Malonian traditions, and politics, but its focus is always on the human element. It will appeal to young readers who love epic adventure as well as those who seek a reflection of the day-to-day challenges of their own lives. Adults will also be swept up in this grand tale, in which the ordinary meets the extraordinary, dreams mingle with reality, and heaven and earth may co-exist.

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Review: The Eyes of a King (The Last Descendants #1)

User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

ok so this book was odd it didn't really have a plot, well maybe but then there was no conclusion the king wasn't even mentioned untill the very end. the end itself didn't really make sense. the king ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dansoa - Goodreads

it was a really good book :D Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Catherine Banner was born in 1989 and lives in Cambridge, England. After school and on summer vacations, she has been writing The Eyes of a King trilogy, which she began when she was fourteen.

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