“War is coming to Carthya. King Jaron knows this, but is unable to convince the regents to mount an army. After an attempt on his life and the possibility of a steward being named in his stead, Jaron realizes he will have to do something drastic in order to save his kingdom. He decides to flee the court and join the pirates in the enemy country of Avenia. Jaron hopes that by infiltrating the pirates, he may be able to sway the politics in his favor and prevent war.
The second book of the trilogy, The Runaway King is a smart, adventurous read with compelling characters. Jaron is stubborn, often flippant, and insists on pushing his friends away so that he can do things on his own. Despite his reckless arrogance, Jaron is a hero worth the time as the plot winds its way through the twists and turns of intrigue, conspiracy, and plenty of action. This nail-biter is hard to resist and as it ends with a cliffhanger, readers will be clamoring for the final installment.