The Eyes of a King

The Eyes of a King

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Five-year-old Cassius escaped the brutal assassination of his parents, the king and queen of Malonia, and was exiled to modern-day England. Now fifteen, Cassius continues to be hidden in England under the protection of his tutor, the great Alderbaran, who's ancient prophecy says that Cassius will, one day, return and claim his rightful place on the throne. At the same time, fifteen-year-old Leo remains in Malonia where a repressive dictatorial regime under the new king, Lucien, followed the assassination. One day Leo discovers a wonderful book in which parts of an epic story appear each day - a remarkable story that reveals the secrets of the prophecy, the assassination and how they are connected to Leo's own family history.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 133 x 196 x 29mm | 302g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552556599
  • 9780552556590
  • 604,829

About Catherine Banner

Catherine is now eighteen years old and has just finished her A Levels. She lives in Cambridge with her mother and younger sister.show more

Rating details

797 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 19% (152)
4 24% (194)
3 28% (225)
2 17% (132)
1 12% (94)

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"A good effort but sadly falls rather short of expectations. Instead of a gripping children's fantasy you get a sort of angsty, self pitying exploration of all that is tragic and depressing. From two accounts of teenage pregnancy, trench warfare and beatings to the death of a sibling and the madness of a loved one. It seems that the book wishes to explore all that is dark, morbid and depressing with out so much as a glimmer of relief. Mixing all that with the fact that the text goes on and on and on and on at certain points, and is prone to some pretty severe repetition at the end, means it was a difficult read. That said she was only young when she wrote it, and dying siblings always make me cry. Just wish that the editor had been a little harsher and nipped this into the story that it could have been. "show more
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