Author: Victoria Sue
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/26/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Fantasy, Gay Romance, Paranormal
The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.
Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.
Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death? (WARNING -Contains MPreg)
Loved it! This book is wholly responsible for sending me to work on less than 4 hours sleep and with the worst book hangover I’ve had in months.
I don’t know quite what it is about this author but when she writes wolves she nails it every single time. I was nervous with this one. I am a huge fan of her Sirius Wolves series and I was nervous that this one wouldn’t match up or just wouldn’t feel right but it was all worry for nothing.
This story feels almost fairy-tale like as the strong alpha meets the blue eyed boy from his dreams and together they forge ahead and make the world a better place. There is even an evil mother! That’s a pretty simplistic view though because as always Victoria Sue has filled her story with all the tiny significant and insignificant details that weave together and draw the reader in.
Luca is an alpha-heir and has reached the age where he can take an omega for his mate. There are a myriad of reasons why Luca doesn’t want any of the omega’s being presented but he needs a mate so he can start rebuilding his pack. Kit is a street kid, one of the unlicensed humans that has no rights, he has also had a glimpse of his future and has been surviving in the hopes that it becomes his reality.
Luca and Kit have met before – a day which should have brought death to one or both instead brought hope for the future.
Even with a good dose of insta-lust and history in the making as a new King emerges this pair are not without their problems and a lot of them centre on Luca’s obliviousness and lack of communication. Kit may be an omega but he is feisty and not about to be dismissed as fragile as he proves more than once.
Although this book appears to be a standalone it feels more like the start of a new series. I would love to see another book devoted to Luca and Kit as I think we have only just touched the surface of their story and then of course there is Asher and Sam. I would highly recommend The Alpha King and I have already sent the author a cheeky message for more books!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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