The King

The King

by Liz Meldon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993894336
Publisher: Liz Meldon Writes
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn't writing about her own snarky characters, she is ghostwriting romance novellas, loitering on social media, or taking care of her many animals.

As a freelance ghostwriter, she has written over a dozen books ranging from romance to horror, full-length to novella-sized. A handful are currently on the market, and she stalks their "authors" with fiendish delight. She loves writing realistic characters in fantastical settings.

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The King 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
The books picks up right where The Fool ends. Della has bit marks from her night with Claude Grimm the vampire king and she is trying to get her life together. Della is trying to hid it from the league and Claude is pursuing her. She is torn she knows she should stay away from him but she wants to spend more time with him. Della is realizing that things are not as they seem. What will she choose Claude or the League? What will happen if the League finds out? Will Claude give up or will he continue to persuade her? I really felt for Della at times because the league clearly has their own goal in mind. They keep important things form the hunters and have their favorites. I feel like Della might not have ended up in the situation with Claude had the league trained her better and not kept so much from her because of her place of the league ladder. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Great job Liz.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - "Thanks for the ride... And breakfast... And for smashing that guys face in." Stars! Liz Meldon follows up the hugely enjoyable The Fool with the second book in the Games We Play series; The King in this instalment we are given more insight into Delia and Claude and how the ramifications of their first meeting effect their lives going forwards. I would firstly say that I am a huge fan of Liz’s work, my previous reviews attest to that, my three star rating for The King is not due to lack of enjoyment and more to do with the fact I felt that the first 70% of the book for me, was far to drawn out, so much so that it then made the last 30% feel rushed. "I like you… despite all your bark and bite. I don’t know why, but I haven’t enjoyed someone as I’ve enjoyed you in some time. It also felt like that the bulk of the story seemed to happen in the latter stages of the book as well, with the main theme for the first half and some of the second being focussed on the on/off again nature of Delia and Claude’s relationship, and Delia generally being dumped on by various people within the Hunter League. The parts I liked the best were when Claude and Delia were together, just as a couple getting to know each other, Claude was an absolute gentleman especially if you take into account the challenging position his is in. Delia was a lot of bark with very little bite, in all areas of her life to be honest, and I did struggle to understand her desperate attempts to make herself more accepted in the League, when she for the most part was treated so shoddily. "This isn’t a war for you to fight alone…" The writing is Liz’s usual high standards, but I just didn’t think that the story had enough going on in it to warrant it being the length it was. For me this almost felt like another prologue to the next book in the series The Queen which is due for release next year, now although The King wasn’t a 100% winner for me, I am still excited to see where the author takes things in the next book, because the way everything was left at the end of this one leaves a huge number of avenues open for the story in both Claude and Delia’s perspectives… "You are worth the chase." This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.