The Uncrowned King by Michelle West

The Uncrowned King

The Sun Sword #2

Michelle West

688 pages first pub 1998 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark slow-paced


The second novel of the acclaimed Sun Sword series returns to a war-torn world of noble houses divided and demon lords unleashed... The King's Challenge--it was a proving ground for warriors in the Essalieyan Empire, the hallowed contest that made...

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adventurous 100%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
inspiring 50%
mysterious 50%


slow 50%
medium 50%

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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