The King by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Being a huge BDB fan like millions of others, I waited on baited breath for the next book in the amazing series.
The King give the readers a look into the background of Wrath's father Wrath and his mother. It is through the meshing of the current story line and the story line from the past, that you get a view for what being the king of the race entails. The danger and plotting of those who would taken any chance and by any means gain the power and authority of the crown.
Wrath's struggle to live up the legacy that his father died to protect is revealed and explained. It is through the glimpses into the past that the reader is vested in the journey of the Monarch. There are many story lines and they all intersect beautifully in this novel. JR has maintained the style of writing and the plots and story-line are just as well written as novel preceding this one.
The characters that she focuses on open up and you get a better understand of those who make up the brotherhood and those who support and oppose the monarchy. There are no disappointments as far as characters and how the story is written.
Although it is titled the King, there are others whom the book discusses. With some series that gain popularity the writing suffers and the books become shorter and choppy. JR Ward does not do that. She maintains the integrity of the series and the characters.
If you want to glean a better understanding of the monarchy and how it works, this book is a must read. It is full of emotions and action, and bad ass intimacy. For fans of the BDB, you know what I'm talking about because you've more than likely already read it. For those of you interested, start from book one and then you'll have another great novel to add to the mental library with this book!
Nay Sayers be damned!
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