Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3) by Erin Summerill

Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)

Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy.Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreamsFor twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. But decades of hatred can’t be overcome by issuing decrees, and rumors of a dead...

Details Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)

TitleOnce a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    This is everything I love about YA fantasy! The story takes place after the events of Ever the Hunted and Ever the Brave, but you don't necessarily need to have read those first. (Obviously it would make this book more fun because a lot of familiar faces are back... but you could still follow and enjoy this story on its own!)The book description's well done, so I won't add much to that. The story's told through the split POVs of Lirra and Aodren,...
  • Dianne
    Together, two unlikely allies will try to bring in a new world of peace and trust while righting the wrongs of the past. As the young king, Aodren and a young channeler, Lirra struggle with their emotions, the political machinations of the kingdom and the people’s fear of magic in any form, they will uncover who is behind the black market version of a magical healing potion. But will they be in time to save its victims?Told in two POVs, Erin Su...
  • Luca
    The nation of Malam has been divided for years as its people without magical abilities oppressed and harassed those who are magically gifted called Channelers. Now that there is a new king, the young King Aodren, the nation finds itself standing at a crossroads. King Aodren wants to reunite the people of his country, but cannot do so alone. His people, on the other hand, are still wary of one another. Luckily Aodren gets unexpected help from Lirr...
  • Kathryn Purdie
    I was so happy when I found out Erin Summerill would be writing another book in the same world as EVER THE HUNTED, and the read did not disappoint, even with my super high expectations. King Aodren was one of my favorite characters from EVER THE BRAVE, and I'm so happy he got his own story--and such an amazing one! I highly recommend this book!
  • Brie
    I loved this book! Full review to comeUpdate: 12/5/18- FIVE STARS! You know those books where you enjoyed them so much and then a sequel or spin off comes out and you think to yourself "there's no way this can meet my expectations"? Well that was me when I heard that the Clash of Kingdoms series was getting another book. I was both excited and nervous to read it. I'm not going to lie, I basically begged for an early copy of the book. Like I said,...
  • Sara Larson
    I loved learning more about these characters and this world! Erin has done it again with another fantastic book!! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    review coming soon
  • Pintip Dunn
    Prepare your heart for the swooniest king in all the lands! WIth poignant prose and intricate worldbuilding, ONCE A KING casts its spell from the very first pages. Fly - don't walk - to sweep up this soaring tale.
  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    This was by far my favorite in the series. I know it’s technically a spin-off from the first two books, but it felt more like a final ending to the series. I think I also liked this a lot more because it was about my favorite character, Aodren. I loved him and I was glad to see him fight for his cause for peace. That and I liked that he had a love interest that wasn’t just one sided. He needs some love in his life, haha. Overall, I felt this ...
  • Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
    I ADORED this book. How can one not fall with King Aodren and Lirra? They are both such great characters that I helplessly fell in love with. I SHIP THEM ALL THE WAY, OKAY? As someone who never agreed to Aodren being with the other character from Ever the Brave, I am super glad Erin Summerill had other plans for Aodren. BUT NOW I NEED MORE. I need more of Lirra and Aodren, it cannot possibly be the end!!! And I *think* there might be more so YAYY...
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    I really enjoyed the original duology and Once A King was such a wonderful addition! I loved how it focused on different characters and gave us a different perspective on the world. Plus there’s a wonderful hate-to-love romance. Even if you haven’t read the original duology, I think you’ll still enjoy this one (Although, fair warning, there are some spoilers).*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affec...
  • Rae
    Once a King by Erin Summerill leaves off where Ever the Brave left off. With King Aodren in control of the kingdom, he works to fight off the reputation his father left behind. Lirra, a channeler with the power to control the wind, finds her life entangled with King Aodren's. They must work together to forge a new path in a divided nation.Unfortunately I was woefully disappointed by this book. I really enjoyed Ever the Brave, but Once a Kin...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Once A King, by author Erin Summerill, is the third installment in the authors Clash of Kingdoms series. For those who have not read Ever the Hunted, or Ever the Brave, this story actually takes place shortly after the end of the second book in the series. The story is told through the split narratives of Lirra Barrett and Malam King Aodren, both of whom have unique personalities...
  • Nicole (FearYourEx)
    4/5 Stars!I received Once a King as an e-galley from the publisher via NetGalley.I liked that the story of Once a King takes place so soon after the events of Ever the Hunted, yet does not include Britta. She is mentioned a couple times but isn't in the book. Which I think was a great idea to have her off on her own enjoying her happily ever after.At first I wasn't the biggest fan of Aodren but as the story progressed I started to like him more a...
  • Samantha Brody
    It may be that this just doesn’t work that well as a stand-alone (I didn’t read the first two books) but I struggled to keep track of the multiple kingdoms and I kept wishing the stakes were higher than they actually were? The romance was sweet though.**ARC was provided by publisher via NetGalley & did not affect the content of this review**
  • Kristy Mauna
    Set in the same world as the previous books in A Clash of Kingdoms series comes a new adventure featuring everyone’s favorite king! Get ready to swoon, scream, and cheer because King Aodren and Lirra are here to fight for both the people they love and readers’ hearts. "I tell my boys that the dark is nothing to fret over. It's just the light wearing a thick cloak." Once a King begins right where Ever the Brave left off, but don’t worry this...
  • Jessica
    Nothing happens in this book.Nothing. Nothing kept me wanting to read more. Nothing exciting kept me on the edge of my seat. This book was literally paper with nothing on it.
  • Abigail
    This book is an absolute masterpiece. Wow. I am so incredibly pleased with the end of this series. I cannot wait to see what else Erin Summerill writes - whatever it is, it will be nothing short of magnificent.
  • Jessie Humphries
    I love this series and I love this third book! It was really interesting to explore this world even more than we have done before. I highly recommend this fantasy.
  • Janet Slipak
    MY THOUGHTS:I received this book in exchange for my honest review.A kingdom afraid of magic. People at odds. Peace is greatly desired. Although this book is set in a world visited twice before by the reader, and the characters are the same as the first and second book, this book reads well and can be thought as a standalone.A perfect book for people who like a happy ending after main characters struggle through challenges and despair. The author ...
  • Samantha Hastings
    A Clash of Kingdoms book (number 3).Aodren, the king of Malam, is trying to keep his kingdom together, but years of hate and prejudice against channelers (women with magic) are hard to overcome. He thinks a win at a tournament between kingdoms would give his people something to rally behind.Lirra is the daughter of the Archtraitor of Malam, once a noble, now a spy. Lirra helps her father with his business, but is upset when he keeps a secret from...
  • Nannette Demmler
    Although they are calling this the third in the series it is really a stand alone set in the same world as the Ever the Hunted books. Which was a good thing, because I had not read the other two books. Didn’t realize it was set in that world until I was ready to start it. So you can trust me when I say that you don’t need to have read the other books to enjoy this one. The book is told through the alternate viewpoints of Lirra and Aodren. The...
  • Yvonne Olson
    I’m sure the book got better as it went, but I couldn’t get myself to open it up and read more of it. No matter how hard I tried or how many times I opened it, I could tread more than a page or two before closing it.