Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: The Alpha King
AUTHOR: Victoria Sue
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 215 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2017
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?
I’ve read a lot of books. And I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that completely sucked me in from the beginning so completely but ended so mediocre. I’m going to recommend this book for the sole purpose of the first half. The first half of this book is amazing. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I was enraptured and I do really enjoy this author and she excelled in the first half. I’m not sure what happened in the last half, to be honest. It was just blah and a little too angsty-dramatic. I also was incredibly frustrated with the predictability of the conflicts.
Luca and Kit first meet under dire circumstances. Not knowing, at first, how important they would become to each other.
Flash-forward several years Luca is about to become Alpha-heir in a world fraught with turmoil and violence. He’s not expecting to find a mate and he’s definitely not expecting to find a mate that thrust him into the role of Alpha King.
Together, Luca and Kit create a partnership that hasn’t been seen in years. Strife is ripe in their world however and shifters are use to humans being their slaves and don’t want their lives disrupted.
Trying to join humans and wolves together comes with tons of complications, danger, and violence. Not to mention the mystery and magic surrounding Kit and Luca is mysterious but also hopeful because Kit is blessed with an unexpected pregnancy but fear and concern are never far from his mind.
Luca and Kit are great characters but there really isn’t anything unique about their pairing. I just really enjoyed how this author created the world and told the story. Like I mentioned it did fall flat for me about half way in.
It seems like there may be more coming and I’d be interested in future books.