#Review: “The King’s Fate (Corvidae Guard #1)” by Rissa Blakeley

The Kings Fate

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Book Title: The King’s Fate
Author: Rissa Blakeley
Genre: Paranormal Romance,Erotic (M/M & M/F/M)
Release Date: June 7, 2016
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Felicia’s Review – 4/5 Stars!

Just when you think Vampires are the top of the food chain in the paranormal realm, along comes Fae Incubus Leolin Kyffin. Already vain, arrogant AND pompous (was that redundant?), Leo also becomes overwhelmed with revenge against Vampire King Zachariah Orsovo after Leo’s beloved Louise is killed while trying to carry out their plan to murder the king. (Still follow me? Good.)

Siring a child with a naïve, young vampiress, Leo puts his plan in motion and waits patiently. As the child ages, Leo plants the necessary thoughts into the King’s mind during his dreams, as he does for his son, Monty – half Fae, half vampire.

Leo is a real piece of work!

As the story unfolds and progresses, the characters are all merely puppets dancing to Leo’s tune…only they are all completely unaware…for a time.

For his part, Leo is actually the only truly unlikable person in this drama…as it should be. Okay, I lied. Rhun had absolutely no redeeming social qualities. Zachariah is a strong King, and very intelligent. Corvidae Guards Franco and Hakon are loyal to a fault. Your heart goes out to them at different times…at both their despair over losing their King, and when Franco’s beloved leaves him to travel to the Americas, and when Hakon’s former Roamer instincts threaten to overtake him again. (For the sake of this review, I’ll define a ‘Roamer’ as a Zombie – read the book for the rest! LOL!)

Although he is not responsible for who and what he is, Monty annoyed me. At times he seemed bi-polar, swinging back and forth between being submissive, and being demanding. At one point, I wanted to shake him and yell, “Dude! Choose a personality already!” After a stroke of luck, and a bit of illegal deal-making, Monty does ‘save the day’…and the whining commences again. To be fair, some of Monty’s issues are valid. Does the king only want him because of Leo’s machinations?

A host of other characters pass through, all adding to the well-developed storyline. But, It is Bethan who sticks out with me…for taking Leolin to task, and for being instrumental in helping Monty be the hero. Although, the deal she strikes with him makes me wonder if I’ll like her as much when she reappears…and I know she HAS to…right?

The King’s Fate is well written. The story and characters are well-developed, and the attention to detail is outstanding. Grammar is spot on…and amusing, especially after the time shift. Typos are present, but minimal. I have not read anything by this author before, but I definitely will in the future.

Some might say this story ends on a cliff-hanger, but I’d have to disagree. I loathe cliff-hangers. The end is satisfying for the resolution to one problem, and makes the reader wonder, and look forward to how the other will be dealt with.

Add The King’s Fate to your TBR ASAP. You’ll be glad you did.


Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1TWTxVq
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GOLONEM
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01GOLONEM
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01GOLONEM
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