One of IndieAuthorland's top Self-Published Fantasy Books Worth Reading (2013/14). Book Two of "The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam" finds Robin, the hero of The Lost King, at sea both literally and figuratively. At first directionless and purposeless, he determines to reunite with his sons and with them restore his shattered kingdom but Fate has different plans for the lost king. Driven far from his home in the Chalklands, Robin pits his will against a dragon, a fortress's duplicitous and deadly guards, high winds on the open water, and a horrifying sea monster only to meet his most formidable opponent.
In The King's Ransom, King Bewilliam (Robin) continues his exploits in search of Bell Castle in the Chalklands. It just is not right to disclose how successful he is. But, I can tell you this book is like the first one, The Lost King, in terms of classy writing and carefully constructed plots. New characters arise, are developed very well, and are quite intriguing. Although new characters and the old ones are set in medieval times, you could easily move them to the present day in your mind. I was very entertained riding with Robin throughout the book. I cannot imagine the amount of research the author must have had to do to get the tiny details of everyday medieval life historically correct. As was the case with the first novel, I had a tough time putting this one down and look most forward to the third. It looks like the stage is set for a third. I hope so. Don't let the medieval time period discourage you from this book. It is a keeper.