Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton

(From My Latest Reading List in August 2019)

About the book

“I am Lucan Drakenfeld, second son of Calludian, Officer of the Sun Chamber, and peacekeeper. Although sometimes it seems I am the only person who wishes to keep it …”

The monarchies of the Royal Vispasian Union have been bound together for two hundred years by laws maintained and enforced by the powerful Sun Chamber. As a result, nations have flourished but corruption, deprivation, and murder will always find a way to thrive.

Receiving news of his father’s death Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld is recalled home to the ancient city of Tryum and rapidly embroiled in a mystifying case. The King’s sister has been found brutally murdered – her beaten and bloody body discovered in a locked temple. With rumours of dark spirits and political assassination, Drakenfeld has his work cut out for him trying to separate superstition from certainty. His determination to find the killer quickly makes him a target as the underworld gangs of Tryum focus on this new threat to their power.

Embarking on the biggest and most complex investigation of his career, Drakenfeld soon realises the evidence is leading him towards a motive that could ultimately bring darkness to the whole continent. The fate of the nations is in his hands.

My thoughts

I didn’t get into the book immediately because it felt a bit slow and didn’t grab my attention. However, as I kept reading, it got more and more interesting. I wouldn’t say it’s a book that had a lot of ‘wow’ factors (as a fantasy novel) but it was an enjoyable read and the twists and turns that happen later in the book kept me wanting more.

I gave this book a 3/5 star rating.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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