Review: When the King Comes Home

When the King Comes Home by Caroline Stevermer

I tend to trust book recommendations from authors I love; the glowing blurb from Michael Chabon made me finally decide to download Jon Armstrong’s Grey, for instance. After the fiasco of The Paladin, I decided to go with another recommendation from Jo Walton, the author of the fantastic Tooth and Claw. What initially drew me to When the King Comes Home was the setting–a fictional country in Europe during the Renaissance, as well as the Church having an active role in magic. I just wanted to see how it could be done. (Incidentally, the term for stories involving a fictional country in Europe is called a Ruritanian romance. You learn something new everyday!)

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Teaser Tuesday: When the King Comes Home

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My father persuaded my mother that I should be named Hail, to commemorate the welcome I’d been given. My name is a greeting, dignified and sober, not a form of bad weather.

pg. 12 of When the King Comes Home by Caroline Stevermer.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!