Jeff Wheeler, a best-selling New York Times author, has written an exciting six-book fantasy collection titled The Kingfountain Series. This thrilling series is roughly based on the War of the Roses in European history. The series includes intriguing titles such as The Queen’s Poisoner, The Thief’s Daughter, The King’s Traitor, The Hollow Crown, The Silent Shield, and The Forsaken Throne. These books are clean with no swearing and are blush-free–no worries about intimate sex scenes. But these books are guaranteed to hold your attention to the end! In fact, I suggest that you have the next book in the series ready to read because they are cliff-hangers leaving you grasping for what happens next. I highly recommend Jeff Wheeler’s Kingfountain series for tweens, YA, and adult readers.
From Publishers Weekly (a review) :
Richard III is near-obligatory context for reading about King Severn Argentine; readers less fond of the Bard can refer to Kylo Ren instead. Argentine is the black-garbed, duplicitous, enraged, self-absorbed usurper of the throne of Ceredigion in Wheeler’s well-wrought fantasy setting. He has taken hostage eight-year-old Owen, youngest child of the Duke of Kiskaddon, as surety for the duke’s good conduct. None doubt that the boy is marked for death, but Owen has well-wishers in the labyrinthine palace of Kingfountain, as well as preternatural gifts of focus and analysis. His allies include Ankarette Tryneowy, the titular poisoner in the service of the dowager queen. Wheeler (the Covenant of Muirwood series) develops Owen slowly, taking a long, deep look into a young character and his circumscribed world—an unusual move for a first book in a series. Though Wheeler works very much according to the typical blueprint for high fantasy, the emotional range and insight he convincingly portrays in his child hero make for a political drama that can entice adult and teen audiences alike.