The Ruler

Men of the North Series, Book 2
By: Elin Peer
Series: Men of the North, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Romance, Science Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (748 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he's certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all.

Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself to save an innocent priestess. Trapped in the Northlands, her soft voice and sugar-coated view of the world doesn't impress Khan, who constantly challenges her by playing his mind games to corrupt her and see things his way.

It's a battle of words and wills when the two intelligent rulers clash. Will Pearl succeed in bringing enlightenment and democracy to the primitive Nmen or will Khan corrupt her with his charm first?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Elin Peer (P)2018 Tantor

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fant-freaking-tastic

I binge listened to book 1 and 2 and can't wait for 3,4 and however many more are in the series. the world created is so perfect with the elements of love, violence, humor, imagination and souch more. the narrators we're superb too. bring on more pretty pretty please!

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Great new series

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Love this audio...this one is just as good as the first in the series. Can’t wait for the others. Strong men and women and absolutely love the humor. The narration was spot on 👍.please give me more!! 👏👏👏👏👏

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Good story, unfulfilling romance

This book put me in a weird position of really wanting the couple to work out but also not feeling attached to them whatsoever. They were together but I couldn’t really feel it if that makes sense.

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Ok.

I enjoyed the first novel in this series, THE PROTECTOR, but Khan appeared there as a regular secondary character who I didn’t like. In his own novel, he did not improve my opinion of him much. Pearl on the other hand, was a woman of strength and intellect to admire. I felt she was too good for Khan (even though he too had good qualities) and this imbalance diminished my feelings of satisfaction with the romance. However, I see this novel as essential to immersing myself in this world and it's a gateway into the novels that come next. I am keen to read them now that I am familiar with this future dystopian earth, and some of the characters that will become the main characters. The clash of the sexes, cultures and ideologies is delicious.

The narrators, Noelle Bridges and John Masterson were perfectly cast. I enjoyed their performances and I’m happy they narrate the whole series. I’ll be back for more of it.

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awesome read



This is one of the best books I have read this year. The story line was great and the narration was perfect. This book made you feel as if you were there. I'm gonna binge listen to all the books, just can't put them down.

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Pearl and Khan match each other so greatly.

I enjoyed exchanges between Pearl and Khan very much. Pearl is really strong, mature and thoughtful and that was one of many good things about this book. Another good thing is that Khan (and other men as well) was not experienced in a relationship with a woman at all and I find that kind of sweet.

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just wonderful!!

the performances of the nararators was wonderful.!! this serious is one of my favorite.

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Witty and Hot with a Cunning Plot

This was an awesome read with a refreshingly different take on the dystopian romance genre and outstanding world building. The lively and fluently written story projects a possible future one could almost imagine happening for real. The dialogues are witty and the characters are believable, intelligent and feisty (on both sides of the border) without being unreasonable or unrealistic. The story is littered with hilarious situations resulting from the clashing of the two opposing lifestyles. And the sexy passages are seductive, steamy and topped up with emotion. On top of all that the plot is an outstanding social study & political chess game that keeps the story interesting. The two male/ female narrators did an excellent job to bring the story even more to life.

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Love it

So this series only came to me because it was used as part of a club discussion. When the series was first suggested I was meh ok. But to my surprise I am seriously enjoying it. I would not have thought there would be any funny parts but so far both Book 1 and Book 2 have had me lol. Kahn has met his match with Pearl, the chemistry, banter and romance of the two of them is great. The narration is also great. Can't wait to get into the next books of the series.

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Eh...

There was nothing wrong with this story. I think it was definitely just me. But I didn’t like Khan in the first book, I thought he was a d•ck. And then for at least the first half of this book I thought he was a d•ck. So I didn’t see the speak. I didn’t see what Pearl saw him when they got together. In fact I didn’t really see where there was many positive interactions between the two of them before actually got together.

I listened to the story because it was a good story, and I wanted to know what happened. But I was emotionally detached from this couple. Then they get together and suddenly Khan has all these doubts about himself because apparently he had a terrible father... that seemed to come out of left field. I just never warmed up to Khan.

I loved the scenes with Boulder and Christina.

I don’t like how Magne is being thrown in with Kia, I hope in the next book they have more of a brother/sister relationship, but in the first book and then this book, I didn’t care for the interactions or the implications. I don’t like how she kissed him in the first book, and I don’t like how he noticed how pretty she was. I want him to stay torn up over his wife. I want him to want her back and see no other woman. I know Kia is meant for someone else but I’m just not eager for Magne to be a part of that story.