The Letter for the King Book Review

Book: The Letter for the King
Author: Tonke Dragt
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC. Well, I guess it’s not really an ARC since the book was published a long time ago, but this is a new edition.

So, I have never heard of this book until now. I don’t know how it could have slipped by me, but it did. The Letter for the King has everything that a great fantasy needs. It has adventure, excitement, and well written characters. It is written in a more traditional, classical fantasy style. Think Lord of the Rings here people.

The writing is amazing. Although, there were a few times that I found myself wincing. Like the Lord of the Rings, Dragt does tend to tell us what is going on instead of actually showing us in a few places. This is always a big issue for me, because whenever I am being told what is going on, it kind of feels like they are either trying to cut corners or the publisher is making them cut their book down. I don’t know which one it is.

The characters were well developed and well written. There is a lot of them, but I didn’t have any trouble keeping them straight.  It felt like that none of them were trying to get their chance in the spotlight and everyone was important. There are a lot of books that I read that just add characters for the sake of having a large cast and this is not the case here.

This really is one of the most underrated and overlooked books that I have read in a long time. People really do need to find this book and pick it up for themselves. I think they really will be in for a surprise.