The Councillor by E.J. Beaton

The Councillor

E.J. Beaton

fiction fantasy adventurous slow-paced

448 pages | first published 2021


This Machiavellian fantasy follows a scholar's quest to choose the next ruler of her kingdom amidst lies, conspiracy, and assassinationWhen the death of Iron Queen Sarelin Brey fractures the realm of Elira, Lysande Prior, the palace scholar and th...
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summary of 28 ratings (see reviews)


mysterious 72%
adventurous 61%
tense 61%
challenging 55%
dark 38%
emotional 22%
reflective 22%
informative 11%
sad 11%


slow 55%
medium 38%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 35%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 46%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 21%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 21%

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