The Red King ePUB É The Red PDF \ Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • The Red King
  • Victor Kelleher
  • 14 June 2019
  • 067082898X

10 thoughts on “The Red King

  1. Luce Luce says:

    Well Thank goodness that s over The only reason I read this is because my friend Adam wanted me to I wouldn t have picked it up otherwise and I never will again Such a tedious journey for a completely forgettable destination I m sure the only thing I ll remember of this book in two months is Kelleher s ridiculous overuse of the phrase withered breasts.


  2. Hannah Hannah says:

    Loved it when I was small, although I only really remember the parts where they were attempting to escape and had to brave a number of horrors Definitely a lot of tense, gripping moments for young readers, and it makes a trilling, inspiring adventure with a lovely message of hope at the conclusion.


  3. Katrina Fast Katrina Fast says:

    I read this book in high school because I felt sorry for it It had sat on the library shelves for several years, and I was hoping to find a hidden gem Unfortunately, this book was the worst book that I had EVER read still is.


  4. Kenya Starflight Kenya Starflight says:

    Any , fantasy novels are expected to be enormous epic length ordeals look at the works of Tolkien, Martin, Goodkind, Rothfuss, and others I have nothing against a long book, but too often authors feel that for their fantasy to be compelling it has to be massive, and often that leads to packing books with loads and loads of unnecessary detail The Red King hearkens back to the days of Lloyd Alexander s Prydian Chronicles and Susan Cooper s The Dark Is Rising, and proves that you can Any , fantasy novels are expected to be enormous epic length ordeals look at the works of Tolkien, Martin, Goodkind, Rothfuss, and others I have nothing against a long book, but too often authors feel that for their fantasy to be compelling it has to be massive, and often that leads to packing books with loads and loads of unnecessary detail The Red King hearkens back to the days of Lloyd Alexander s Prydian Chronicles and Susan Cooper s The Dark Is Rising, and proves that you can tell a compelling fantasy story with interesting characters without writing a phone book s worth of pages The Red King takes place in a forest kingdom where the titular Red King rules with an iron fist, using a terrible plague to punish and kill those who would defy him Timkin, an acrobat who has been a slave since she was a little girl, has been promised her freedom by her current master but when her troupe is cornered by the Red King s soldiers, she alone survives the awful plague Now a trickster and thief named Petie has declared himself her master, and strikes a deal with her her freedom in exchange for helping him defeat the terrible Red King and rob his treasure stores With the help of Petie s animal companions, the bear Bruno and the monkey Crystal, can Timkin find the courage and strength to destroy a tyrant and save a kingdom While the book s relatively short length does mean a lack of worldbuilding, the elements of worldbuilding we do get are compelling and interesting The idea of a villain weaponizing a plague to maintain his control was fascinating, and said villain was actually given a compelling backstory in the bargain The setting is your typical European medieval setting common in a lot of fantasy, but with enough added elements to make it interesting And the story is thrilling even if I agree with another reviewer in that view spoiler the final battle feels like an anti climax after so much buildup hide spoiler The characters of Timkin and Petrie are surprisingly complex for such a short read as well They re well rounded, with believable flaws and strengths, and Petrie s abrupt mood swings make him unpredictable but also acomplex character than one normally gets in these sorts of books He s a bit of an anti hero and scoundrel as well, which may startle people hoping for anoble and virtuous character but actually made him interesting And Timkin is a resourceful girl who is desperate to see the good in Petrie but is still intent on not taking crap from him, which helps keep her from being a wet blanket of a protagonist.A short but entertaining fantasy, this is a good read for fans of Lloyd Alexander, and manages to tell a compelling story in under two hundred pages Given that A Song of Ice and Fire books can run over a thousand pages long, this is no mean feat


  5. Judy Judy says:

    Wonderfully creepy and dark The copy I picked up in an op shop has a great, creepy cover, which is what attracted me to it, along with Kelleher s name Some of these other editions have very obvious covers The blurry, weird and scary mask lit by flame on my copy is a better depiction of the contents, whilst leaving muchto the imagination This book is subtle in many ways, and leaves much to ponder on the nature of morals and relationships I particularly found the ending thought provokin Wonderfully creepy and dark The copy I picked up in an op shop has a great, creepy cover, which is what attracted me to it, along with Kelleher s name Some of these other editions have very obvious covers The blurry, weird and scary mask lit by flame on my copy is a better depiction of the contents, whilst leaving muchto the imagination This book is subtle in many ways, and leaves much to ponder on the nature of morals and relationships I particularly found the ending thought provoking, especially the reference to the sky trees and grass seen through different perspectives the perspective of isolation and that of belonging Such an interesting concept that I hadn t thought of before, and I found, to my surprise that it resonated with me


  6. Hemavathy DM Suppiah-Devi Hemavathy DM Suppiah-Devi says:

    Gripping, I couldn t put it down.


  7. Tigerlistic Tigerlistic says:

    I wasnt really the biggest fan of this book at all because of the practicality of it For me, it was just to bizarre it randomized to be a read I could full concentrate on Monkeys, bears and plague weaponizing It lost me there I started of intrigued and then they killed off who I thought was the most developed character, in the second chapter Not my favourite read by far


  8. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    I enjoyed that the author challenged the reader and the imagination but I found the resolution lacking.


  9. Justin Green Justin Green says:

    I like rereading the books of my childhood, and as an adult there is a lot to enjoy about well written children s fiction Judging by this book, the first of his I ve read, Victor Kelleher has a great flowing style and a talent for economical and vivid description He is also good with evincing character and relationships amidst action, and therefore his books would be appealing to both boys and girls The focaliser main character is a strong teenage female heroine, Timkin, who begins a slave a I like rereading the books of my childhood, and as an adult there is a lot to enjoy about well written children s fiction Judging by this book, the first of his I ve read, Victor Kelleher has a great flowing style and a talent for economical and vivid description He is also good with evincing character and relationships amidst action, and therefore his books would be appealing to both boys and girls The focaliser main character is a strong teenage female heroine, Timkin, who begins a slave and ends up with her freedom Petie is a travelling magician thief who tricks blackmails Timkin into helping him rob the Red King, a mythic super villain who spreads the red disease throughout the forest lands to maintain his grip on power Petie is a bit unpredictable and conflicted, and he is alternately kind and cruel to his animals, a monkey and a bear, and to Timkin, who for good reason can t decide whether or not to trust him I guess character complexity is always a good thing, but I couldn t help thinking that Petie, unredeemed from his selfishness, deceptiveness and cruelty and a bit like a charming alcoholic, doesn t deserve his lot i.e the support of his faithful animals and of Timkin herself in the denouement


  10. Mirkojeck jeck Mirkojeck jeck says:

    it s a very exciting book, and it s also very funny its about a girl who s been a slave all her life, and before her master died he promissed her, her freedom, but before she could be free she was once again captured by the kings guards and put back to the slave markets, where a guy called petie bought her he was a very strange guy he could change his attitude before you know it, he also had two pets a bear called bruno and a monkey called crystal and together they planned to steal all the ki it s a very exciting book, and it s also very funny its about a girl who s been a slave all her life, and before her master died he promissed her, her freedom, but before she could be free she was once again captured by the kings guards and put back to the slave markets, where a guy called petie bought her he was a very strange guy he could change his attitude before you know it, he also had two pets a bear called bruno and a monkey called crystal and together they planned to steal all the kings gold


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The Red King[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Red King ⚣ Victor Kelleher – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Red King controls his forest kingdom not just by force of arms, but by spreading disease All who question his authority are infected with the deadly red fever Who would dare oppose such a man Only The Red King controls his forest kingdom not just by force of arms, but by spreading disease All who question his authority are infected with the deadly red fever Who would dare oppose such a man Only a tiny band of entertainers a magician, an acrobat, a monkey, The Red PDF \ and a bear.


About the Author: Victor Kelleher

Victor Kelleher is an Australian author Victor was born in London and moved to Africa with his parents, at the age of fifteen He spent the next twenty years travelling and studying in Africa, before moving to New Zealand Kelleher received a teaching degree in Africa and has The Red PDF \ taught in Africa, New Zealand and Australia While in New Zealand, he began writing part time, prompted by homesickness for Africa He moved to Australia in , with his South African wife, Allison, and taught at the University of New England, in Armidale, New South Wales, before moving to Sydney to write full time Many of the books he has written have been based on his childhood and his travellings in Africa Kelleher has won many awards for his books, such as the Australian Children s Book Award.