The King by J.R. Ward (No Spoilers)



Long live the king!

OK so this is a little bit of a different type of post for me. I actually preordered this book so I got it back in April but I just finished it. At the time I was reading two other books so I wanted to finish those first. Then when I did I couldn’t bring myself to read it. Why? Because I have read all of the books from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I wanted to save this one for a time when I could really enjoy it.

I finished it last week. It took me about 5 days which is actually a few days longer than it usually takes me to read a book. Why? Because I got to about page 500 an was so enamored with the story that I didn’t want it to end so I had to take a little break in order to live in the story for a little bit longer.


Now on to the what the book is actually about. Here is the description I found on Amazon:

Book description:

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything–and everyone–at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response–or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over?



My only gripe about the book was that there were a lot of side stories thrown in that felt unfinished to me. Are there going to be books all about them as well?! So I have no closure when it comes to those but as for what the main premise of the book is, I am satisfied. Looking purely at Beth and Wrath’s (the main characters) story I am happy that in the end things ended the way it did. If you haven’t read any of the books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series I highly recommend checking it out.