Jason Alberich wears the crown of the sovereign of the warlocks, a dark breed that uses darker magic. He wears it well, skillfully wielding a power that would corrupt others. Yet he has paid the price for his control, bearing the scars of a time when his power had control over him. He is haunted by the regrets of a shady past and now lives each day and night with an isolated soul.
Chloe Septeran is an Akyri like no other. A member of a race that must depend upon warlocks for sustenance in exchange for servitude, Chloe runs from the dark magic users, choosing instead to live free of their hold. She has existed empty and "hungry," but stubbornly free of the warlock's dark embrace. However, now the fates have chosen to bring her running to a halt, as the thirteen Kings each discover their queens - and the Warlock King discovers his.
A mighty power is awakening, wreaking havoc on the supernatural world. The thirteen Kings, their queens, the werewolf nation, and the witch covens with their high leader, Lalura Chantelle, must band together and stand strong in the face of a dawning nightmare that threatens the very fabric of all they hold dear...and from which none may escape.
©2013 Heather Killough-Walden (P)2013 Tantor
The potential is there but this book is all over the place. It bounces from character to character and rarely focuses on the main characters. In the end I have no idea who the main hero is (as a person) because so little time was spent on his character development. I find myself frustrated and never satisfied and in the end I just waited for the book to end.
The other two books all seem to have a lack of well developed characters as well.
I bought this series at a discount so I will finish it because it does have entertainment value but I would not recommend spending a credit or full price.
Love to read!
I keep thinking this series is going to get better, but it isn't. The author spends very little time on the main characters and the majority of the book on supporting characters and other pointless story lines. I thought the first book did it to establish the setting and characters, but the second book did it too and this book was the absolute worst!!! There was very little interaction between the two main characters at all and absolutely no character development. There isn't even a good plot to make up for it. It was basically a book of all filler and no real content. I kept zoning out because what was going on had little to do with story. I had to force myself to finish the book over and over again. I have never wanted a book to end so badly.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
These books are like watching a TV chef but with the sound off and they're creating something wonderful but you've got no idea what it is or what the next ingredient is, or what's going to happen next or what it's eventually going to be - all you can do is just enjoy the picture, suck up the entertainment factor, hold on and wait for the eventual outcome.
There are so many different supernaturals involved in these riveting plots that centre around the 13 Kings all trying to find and keep hold of the one woman that can become their Queens. There's thrills, romance, hot alpha Kings, a little sex and plenty of "well I didn't see that one coming" moments.
They're not really stand alone books so start at the beginning and let Antony Ferguson whisk you away to la la land.
Worth a credit? If you're a paranormal romance fan you should be jumping on this series - so it's a YES from me and I'm looking forward to the next one - The Goblin King and I realise that this series is going to cost me at least 13 credits and, so far, I'm quite happy to do so.
this wasn't my favorite in the series (hence the 4 stars) but it's still worth reading since the books are all fantastic.
Again, a great story. Glad there was no filler in the middle as there seemed to be in the previous book The Phantom King (not much, just a little). Very little dialogue in these books which I do miss but the story is still very good. The passion is a bit lacking and there is one sex scene towards the end. Which seems par for the course in this series
I will tell you, these books are NOT stand alone at all. You cannot just pick up the 3rd book or any book in this series and know what is going on if you don't start at the beginning with the Vampire King. All these books are cliffhangers, and currently only the first 4 are available.
Narration was very good.
Credit Worthy? YES.
I am really enjoying, in general, the basic story that is being presented, and the idea of exploring these various kingdoms of species/ peoples. However, this was a SUPER short book and I could feel the lack of development in the relationship between Jason and Chloe as a result. I totally get that Ms. Killough-Walden is trying to keep the big picture in the story while at the same time giving us some romance with the coming together of each king and queen. But again, this book is less than 7 hours long. She did a good job of keeping up the overall story, but as a result, the (theoretically) main characters of this installment kind of fell by the wayside. She could have easily added in some extra scenes here and there to flush it out further. I will pick up The Goblin King (Book 4) if it gets released on audio, but still bummed this wasn't as good as The Phantom King. But still hopeful for the next one to get back on track!!
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