Goodreads: Legacy of a King

Author: Charlene Sponsel

Published: 23rd October 2017 (iUniverse)

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “The queen of Conica has been murdered.
To save her family, Lili is promised to the bereaved king.
Now, the murderers have their sites on the future queen.
Cam, the youngest son of the king, befriends the lonely girl for the sake of his father.
He finds he can’t live without her.
Together, they can change the course of a nation but at what cost?

A coming of age story of intrigue and romance set in a feudal fantasy world.” – Goodreads

(Disclaimer – I received a copy from the Author, this does not affect my review in anyway)

Review: First off I don’t like romance, it not my go to genre. With that being said I actually enjoyed this book. It was intriguing and kept me hooked from the beginning. I wanted to know more, needed to find out what happened. The fantasy wasn’t a big element at all in this book. The characters were human but with extra, you had ingene and agene people too. In extra I mean different shading to their skin, highlights to their hair and so on.

Be warned there is a love triangle. It was very well done, it wasn’t the standard love triangle you normally get. It had many layers and intrigue to it. I didn’t find it annoying at all, which was the feeling I thought I would have felt once I realize there was going to be a triangle.

Loved the family tree’s the Author added to the pages every so often. It helped with keeping track of who was who.


The story felt like it jumped a bit too much. Not from year to year I mean within the chapters. One second she was doing something, the next something else. It didn’t feel smooth when that happened.

Hated the ending, who likes cliffhangers? It did feel a bit rushed/jumbled too. How did they not guess who the person was? I guessed as soon as the p word was mentioned. It seemed so obvious to me.

Would I recommend it? Yes, if you enjoy romance.