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The Hourglass Throne

Sunday, September 11, 2022

The Hourglass Throne (2022) K.D. Edwards (The Tarot Sequence)

The Hourglass ThroneI really thought I had pre-ordered this.

I hadn’t, and because I was failing to deal with all the things, I didn’t notice it was out until the end of August.

That said, I read it almost immediately, and devoured it in a day.

Rune Saint John has recovered his position and his throne. But he still doesn’t know why he was tortured and almost killed while his father and almost all his retainers were murdered.

He has discovered some things, but rebuilding his court has taken precedence. But when he is asked to look into who has attacked the Rejuvenation Center, he, Brand, and Addam Saint Nicholas are pulled into the mystery.

One of my favorite things remains the banter.

“You keep asking me if this is what it’s going to be like,” I said. “I have literally shared every moment of my existence with you. When did you see me sneak away and have different life experiences?”

I love banter.

And I love what a doofus Rune can be.

“I bought a ring for Addam,” I blurted.

Brand’s eyes flicked up to me. “Wait. You told him about the ring? You asked him?”

“What the hell,” I said, genuinely aggrieved. “How did you know about it?”

“You paid for it with our joint credit card, you asshat.”

This is the third book in the first trilogy of what is supposed to be a nine book series. Luckily, there have not been any cliffhangers (we know how I feel about cliffhangers) but you probably do not want to start here.

Please note that Rune has to spend time thinking about the rape and torture he suffered when the Sun Throne fell, so if that isn’t something you can handle, this series might not be for you.

I really do love this series, and was just delighted to discover there are more short stories I’d missed in the past several months, which I snatched up and will read REALLY SOON NOW.

Publisher: Pyr

Rating: 8.5/10


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