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

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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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**
  • 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,...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • thebookiv
    The first two installments of this series we're nothing remarkable, in my opinion. So Once a King was read pretty much as a standalone, with little to low expectations and it turned out to be a fantastic, fun and enjoyable read! Aodren is a young King trying to enact change. Lirra is well-versed in the art of espionage. These two have incredible chemistry, great dialogue, life matters of purpose, and a friendship that tumbles and crests as we cro...
  • Kim Merrick
    Once a King is the third book in the Clash of Kingdoms Series, but you do not have to read the first two books in order to read this one. This book takes place sometime after the time period of the first two books, and other than a few minor references to events in the first two books, it is pretty well set up to be read as a standalone book! However, I personally thought it was fun to have read the other books prior to this book because some wel...
  • Audrey
    Once a King was a truly incredible companion novel. This book is set after the events of Ever the Brave. While it’s possible to read this without having read the other books, you’ll get a better sense of all the characters involved if you have. I was really excited to get more from Aodren’s point of view because I’ve been cheering for him since Ever the Hunted. I loved the way we got to see the country of Malam trying to recover from year...
  • Leslie
    Another book from my favorite YA author!!! I absolutely loved the previous books Erin Summerill - everything she writes is awesome! I have even given the first two books away as gifts to friends and family.
  • Elena Martinez
    I am basically stupid excited for this to come!!
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Once a King (Clash of Kingdoms #3) by Erin Summerill, 448 pages. Houghton Mifflin, DECEMBER 2018. $18. Language: PG (19 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some blood)MS, HS – ESSENTIALAfter saving her friend Orli from the clutches of the evil regent of Malam and helping King Aodren gain control of his throne from said regent, Lirra is ready to go back to Shaerden and work with her father as an information gatherer, or spy. But...