The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady by Richard Raley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
King Henry Price is fourteen, he loves everything he's not supposed to and hates everything he's supposed to. One day after his usual hour of detention he comes home to find an enigmatic woman named Ceinwyn Dale sitting in his kitchen, telling his parents lies about a special reform school. What she tells King Henry is different, she tells him he’s a mancer, a Geomancer to be exact, that he’s special, one in million maybe. She sure ain’t a fairy giant and King Henry sure as hell ain’t Harry Potter, but why not? Got to be better than the life he’s already got.
King Henry Price is twenty-two, a recent graduate of the Asylum as an Artificer. With the special ability to create lasting items of the Mancy, he’s spurned the Artificer’s Guild and struck out on his own to found an Artificer workshop looking to do things his way. One night, a vampire baroness claiming she’s named Anne Boleyn walks into his shop, telling King Henry he’s going to help her, and she’s not taking 'no' for an answer. King Henry is pretty sure the whole name thing is just a joke, but only pretty sure…
With a name like King Henry you gotta be a fighter and he is definitely that. He's cocky and a real feckin foul-mouthed bastard. When he's introduced to the world of mancy and is inducted into the Asylum he becomes quite the accomplished Artificer but doesn't lose his cockiness! Thats what I loved the most about King Henry. He has no filter! I was captivated by the story from the jump and I think that lovers of Harry Potter would eat this shit up!
Richard Raley has created an interesting world that I love reading about. The story is told by King Henry as an adult and he flashes back to 14 year-old King and 21 year-old King Henry and its a fantastic and hilarious ride! King Henry is bad ass and I would definitely love to read more about his world. Please go out and get this book...its awesome!
Great start to a series!! I just love King Henry.....
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