The Hidden King (The Coming of Áed #1) by E.G. Radcliff

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Hidden truths. Hidden power. Hidden destiny. On the shores of a rusty sea, in the streets of a starving city, a young man named Áed scraps to build a life for himself and the makeshift family he loves. Scarred by a trauma he cannot remember, and haunted by the brutal damage it left behind, he has no idea of the courage his future will demand. When tragedy strikes, a desperate Áed risks a treacherous, life-changing journey in his last chance to save the only family he has left - but an ancient legacy smoldering within him is about to turn deadly. Neither he - nor a kingdom - will ever be the same.


Age: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy/Mythic, Retelling, and Folklore

Genre: Diversity Representation/LGBTQ+

Genre: Diversity Representation/Disability

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SKaeth ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: torture scene. mention of childhood abuse, protagonist's mother's rape.

Like a gay Goblin Emperor with a disability, with Found Family themes, and lovely description. I loved the worldbuilding but I craved even more of it to be on the same level with Strange the Dreamer. Amazing book though from an astounding talent.


SuesMusings ✓ book blogger

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

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