King of the Fae by Ava Mason

She is the human destined to destroy his world.
He is the Fae king sent to kill her.
He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with her.
She wasn’t supposed to be his Fated Mate.

Everyone’s twenty-first birthday is supposed to be something to remember. A milestone, a step into real adulthood.

My birthday was when everything changed.

That’s the day the men showed up.

Everywhere I went, they watched me, creeping closer, trying to find a second when I was alone.

They all wanted the same thing; to capture me and bring me back to their world.

One was different. Dark, mysterious, and sexy, he stood out from the rest. He had come for my blood.

Series – Blood Court =  #1 King of the Fae – #2 King of Ash – #3 King of Blood – #4 King of Bones – #5 King of Glass

Title:  King of the Fae
Series:  Blood Court #1
Author:  Ava Mason
Genre:  Fantasy
Publication Date:  July 23, 2019
Star Rating:  3.5

Kip and Stryder’s introductory story is intriguing.  A Fae king traveling to the Human realm to kill a young woman who is prophesized to be the downfall of the Fae realm, and his kingdom.  He sets out with one purpose in mind, the protection of his people… yet, Stryder soon discovers that Kip is his mate, the one woman destined to be at his side.  So.  He has decisions to make.  His own happiness at finding his fated mate or the destruction of all he also holds precious in his heart and soul, his people, his kingdom.

Or… he can attempt to change destiny by proving that Kip is not the one who will attempt to destroy his realm, to do that he first has to get her there which she is not all that thrilled about.  Not being killed, yeah that’s a good thing – leaving everything she knows to travel with this crazy, dangerous, sexy man to the totally unknown Fae realm that’s equally crazy, but at least she’s alive.

King of the Fae presents a fascinating situation and one king’s fateful decision.

This is an introduction to the series/serial (for there are cliffhangers and a continuing story arch involved here).  While I liked Stryder and Kip, their initial story isn’t filled with a lot of magic, which surprised me considering the Fae have come to another realm with a definite purpose.  I would think that there would be magic throughout trying to bring Kip back to their realm.  Yet there was more human type of fighting than I expected.  Perhaps that will be explained later, or it simply doesn’t matter in the long run.  It was still a curiosity to me considering the genre.

I’ll be frank in saying that I normally do not (knowingly) pick up cliffhangers or serials.  A story arch woven throughout a series, yes, I love that… but I don’t love cliffhangers.  Fortunately for me, this series/serial is now complete so I’m able to dive right into the next without a wait.  King of the Fae left me at its ending with a need to know more, to know what happens next.  So I will pick up the next installment, but I’m not firmly committing myself to the entire line just yet.  I enjoyed myself, it’s a good story, I just may have to get past those cliffhanger endings to discover the entire story.

I own a Kindle edition of King of the Fae.

Available for the Kindle

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