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Heir to the Defendants (Rise of the Temple Gods Book 3) by [Bone, K.L.]
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“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both.” – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins

Two heirs. One throne. Return to the land of Kale for the third installment in the Rise of the Temple Gods series and follow twin princesses Mariana and Ameria as their struggle for the crown divides not only their hearts, but the kingdom they strive to rule.

Named by her grandfather as the future Lady of Serenitas, Princess Ameria distinguishes herself as a ruler while, in secret, delving further into her family’s shadowed past. What is the meaning behind the wraith’s prophecy and how does it connect to the identity of her father’s killer?

Seated on the throne as acting queen, Mariana struggles to navigate royal court politics while grappling with the possibility the man she considered a second father, Master Leo, may not have been the hero she once believed. To discover the truth, Mariana sends her trusted captain and love, Kyle, to meet with her sister, Princess Ameria.

Kyle is not without secrets of his own. Each night he endures the same dream. Two men, trapped in eternal, mortal combat. And behind their clash of blades, a voice growling in the darkness: Beware the twins of Kale.

About the Author

K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination. Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 998 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: K.L. Bone; 1 edition (Oct. 15 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M123NPO
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much yes Nov. 18 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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So I won this first book (Heir to Kale) at the Witches ball nw in a raffle,
My first reaction was "you never win good books in a raffle" so I debated if I was going to read it or not.
I decided I needed something at work to read, so I brought it with me, I was so wonderfully surprised by how wonderful this book is, I absolutely loved it. Not even 5 hrs after I finished the book, I ran to my amazon and purchased the other two in the series, I finished the second one in 2 days, (because I read in between calls at work) and now am over half way done with the third book (which I started today). I am so amazed and delighted that this book was nothing that I expected. It is so good. Thank you for writing such amazing work 😍😍 first book is signed which makes me even more happy! Hope someday to get the other two singed!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read Nov. 23 2016
By LRogers - Published on
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Once you pick it up – you can’t put this one down. While Heir to the Defendants is a wonderful stand-alone novel, reading the two previous books in the series gives it additional depth. K.L. Bone leads us through the Temples and the discovery of a long lost temple. We continue to watch the battles unfold as Ameria and Mariana prepare to fight in Temple battle and for the power the Queen’s crown holds. Kyle leads us on a journey to discover secrets of the kingdom and the impact the unveiling of these might cause. A must read book and I can hardly wait for the next installment. Please hurry Ms. Bone we anxiously await Book 4.
5.0 out of 5 stars Grabs you by the seat of your pants and doesn't let go! Dec 3 2016
By Akasha Vampyrssa - Published on
Format: Paperback
I wasn't sure I could fall anymore in love with the Temple series but Bone proved me wrong!

You guys ready to find out a little history in Kale and Koloso Temples? Nothing could have prepared me for fast-paced actions of Defendants! It's not that there is an incredible amount of sword play or anything. There is plenty! And it's incredibly intense. But what truly made me fall in love, is the detail and care she took. Not many fictional fantasy histories in books do much for me. Some authors kind of slough off in this area. This is so not the case with K.L. Bone! But be forewarned you won't be able to put it down!!!!!!

I've said it before, any author that can make me believe there should be three suns in the sky with how realistic her writing is, is a highly talented fantasy writer! She's a must-read and an author to keep your eye on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book for a weekend read this fall/winter Oct. 15 2016
By Dorothy Kirby - Published on
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A perfect book for a weekend read this fall/winter. It is easy to love the characters and want to go on adventures with them. Third in the series of books, many of the questions from the previous stories are answered. The history and the mystery of dreams brings an element of past, present and future into "Heir of the Defendants". This book was impossible to put down when I started reading and as I turned the last page and realized it was done, I was disappointed. Spell binding and delightful but at the same time, troubling and filled with wonder. I highly recommend this book. You will not be disappointed. If you have not read the other two stories in this series, I suggest you read them first but this book can be a good introduction into the bigger picture too.
5.0 out of 5 stars The fated twins will stomp on your heart....but then instantly have you crawling back for more! SO GOOD! Oct. 26 2016
By thejerseybookaholic - Published on
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***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader's copy of this book.****

K.L. Bone has the power to nearly kill me with each and every SINGLE one of her books. They literally have my clutching my heart every time I finish one. I'm actually not entirely convinced I will make it through this series....

That sentiment being said, it's rare that when this happens in a book, that I actually want to continue the series....or even continue reading books by this author, but I know, I will always come back for a K.L. Bone book, no matters how many times she torture me....through her characters.

She is a master storyteller. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres and Heir to the Defendants continues the story of the fated twins, Mariana and Ameria.

As is custom for a Bone book, we were graced with the back story on Kale and Koloso. It just makes so much sense now. And the pit in my stomach, definitely didn't recede, probably lengthened if anything.

Emotionally speaking, I'm a 100% Mariana fan. That ending crushed me in more ways than not. My other favorite standouts in this book were Brandon, Master Jiro, Sasha.....KYLE.

Ugh, I'd love to say I want an HEA, but I know better than to ask for one, I just feel like ANYTHING can happen at this point...such as, what will happen to the prophecy? Will it be fulfilled? Will everyone be forever miserable? I've found there are no guarantees, but from experience, I know it will be one hell of a ride. I look forward to more Rise of the Temple Gods!