Title: The Runaway King
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: Yes. Book 2.
Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
This is a series that I feel does not get the love it deserves. This book did not disappoint being a sequel. If you have not read the first book do so before reading this post or else things will be given away and this is a series you do not want to see spoliers about. There is so much awesome.
Jaron has now taken his rightful place on the throne but things for Carthya are still not going as smoothly as he hoped. There is an assassination attempt made against him and things start to get bloody. The rumors of war are finding there way into the castle and causing the regents and the citizens of Carthya to have doubts about Jaron. He is forced to decide if staying or leaving is the best option for Carthya's future.
Jaron is still his same arrogant self that I could not help but laugh out loud at the situations he gets himself into. He insults people left and right but still manages to charm his way out of trouble. I felt like he matured since he came to the throne but his personality is still there. He is always pushing the boundaries. Imogen was also another steady character, she put Jaron in his place when he needed it. Tobias and a lot of other characters from the first novel were intertwined into this novel.
This is a great continuation of this series. The story has even more adventure and mysteries and the ending. I just need to know what happens next, this cannot be the end for these two characters. I want to believe things will work out regardless that it will throw everything into chaos. I selfishly want this. If you have read the first book and agree or have a different opinion let me know. I would love to hear from other people who have read this series.