However, The Curse of the King was thankfully much better than I thought it would be, although it had a few parts that I felt were not given enough gravity, given the history in the past three books.
Of course we are reintroduced to the three remaining grouped together Select Cass, Jack, and Aly. We are also introduced to a new character, but the twist is so unexpected that I'm not going to spoil it for you.They are later joined by Marco, who previously betrayed them in a thirst for power, and this is one of my disappointments with the story. Marco was almost readily welcomed back into the fold. I felt it was too easy, and I hope they tested him for a time.
Also, I wish Cass' adoption by Jack's father was more explicit. I either wasn't as immersed in the story as I thought it was, or it was treated almost as non-significant because it didn't get more than a few lines in the start.
That being said, The Curse of the King packs a wallop in terms of adventure and action. The ending, of course, ends with a cliffhanger, and a pretty good one at that, so I will be reading the sequel when it comes out next year. But while I do enjoy the Seven Wonders series, I just can't quite rave about it the way I do for other similar series.