May 14, 2015


by Lou Anders

Book: Thrones & Bones #2
Publisher: Random House
Pub Date:  July 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads   Amazon

From the author of "Frostborn" comes Book 2 in the acclaimed Thrones and Bones fantasy-adventure trilogy for fans of Lloyd Alexander and Brandon Mull. 

Karn Korlundsson is a gamer. "Not" a riddle solver. But in order to rescue his best friend, Thianna Frostborn, he will need to travel to the faraway city of Castlebriar (by wyvern), learn how to play a new board game called Charioteers (not a problem), decipher the Riddle of the Horn, and tangle with mysterious elves. 
Meet Desstra. She's in training to join the Underhand--the elite agents of the dark elves. When she crosses paths with Karn, she is not all that she appears to be. 
Everyone is chasing after the horn of Osius, an ancient artifact with the power to change the world. The lengths to which Karn will go in the name of friendship will be sorely tested. Who knew that solving a riddle could be so deadly? 

The novel includes instructions for playing the board game Charioteers. Visit for additional games, maps, character profiles, and more! 

My Review: Riddles, games, friendship and a horn. Well now thats an interesting mix and it made for a pretty decent book! 

Karn just found out her needs to go save his friend. But to do so, he needs to learn a new game, then solve a riddle and then get a horn. Seems simple enough....And so when he starts things seem to go okay, but you know something is bound to happen. And once it does the book is just page turning! 

The author does an amazing job at grabbing your attention and keeping it. Karn is a great character and I love his dedication to friendship. He will go to great lengths. After all he is a gamer and riddles and horn of Osius is so not his thing. But heck he does try anything he can for Thianna!

Oh and I enjoyed Desstra! She is pretty kickass, she will go far in the Underhand. Yep, be aware if you ever cross her in a bad way.....