A Draw of Kings by Patrick Carr starts as Errol returns to the capital city and finds that the king has died and Duke Weir has taken the crown for his own. The duke tries to keep the throne through force and blackmail, but his schemes don't work. Meanwhile, two hostile countries are poised to attack the kingdom, and without a rightful king, it cannot withstand the attacks. But who is the rightful king? Once again, Errol is in position to save the kingdom, although this time he volunteers instead of being coerced. Is he the rightful king? Or is Liam? Only Deas knows. As Errol matures, he realizes that Deas' hand was upon him for his whole life, even when bad things happened. If those things hadn't happened, he would not have become the man he was.
This fun-filled, adventure-packed ending to The Staff and the Sword trilogy is just as good as, if not better than, the first two books: A Cast of Stones and Hero's Lot. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I look forward to reading any more books that Carr writes. This certainly is Christian fantasy at its best!
I want to thank Bethany House for my copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.