Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Last King by MJ Porter. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the spot on the tour. Read on for my review and more info!
From author M J Porter comes a thrilling new hero.
They sent three hundred warriors to kill one man. It wasn’t enough.
Mercia lies broken but not beaten, her alliance with Wessex in tatters.
Coelwulf, a fierce and bloody warrior, hears whispers that Mercia has been betrayed from his home in the west. He fears no man, especially not the Vikings sent to hunt him down.
To discover the truth of the rumours he hears, Coelwulf must travel to the heart of Mercia, and what he finds there will determine the fate of Mercia, as well as his own.
The Last King is my first read from MJ Porter and I’m excited to find another author to follow (as if I need more on my TBR pile!). This is a thrilling, historical fiction set in the ancient Kingdom of Mercia.
The Last King starts off with action and rarely let’s up the pace, making this an exciting read. It’s full of medieval battle action with a ton of description. It was easy to be absorbed into this world, though be prepared, it is brutal!
The warriors were impressive. Strong, rough, and highly skilled. It was very realistic when watching them go to battle. But my favorite part was when glimpses of the humans under the armor showed. Their humanity, friendships, and lives were compelling to read. Colewulf is a perfect example of this. He’s a great lead because he was easy to get to know.
The Last King is fast-paced and thrilling. I really enjoyed it and would recommend checking it out!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
I’m an author of historical fiction (Early English, Vikings and the British Isles as a whole before the Norman Conquest, as well as two 20th-century mysteries). I was born in the old Mercian kingdom at some point since 1066. Raised in the shadow of a strange little building, told from a very young age that it housed the bones of long-dead Kings of Mercia and that our garden was littered with old pieces of pottery from a long-ago battle, it’s little wonder that my curiosity in Early England ran riot. I can only blame my parents!
I write A LOT. You’ve been warned!
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