The Warlock King (Kings Series #3)

The Warlock King (Kings Series #3)

by Heather Killough-Walden

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Jason Alberich wears the crown of the sovereign of the warlocks, a dark breed that uses darker magic. He wears it well, skillfully wielding a power that would corrupt others. Yet he has paid the price for his control, bearing the scars of a time when his power had control over him. He is haunted by the regrets of a shady past and now lives each day and night with an isolated soul.

Chloe Septeran is an Akyri like no other. A member of a race that must depend upon warlocks for sustenance in exchange for servitude, Chloe runs from the dark magic users, choosing instead to live free of their hold. She has existed empty and “hungry,” but stubbornly free of the warlock’s dark embrace. However, now the fates have chosen to bring her running to a halt, as the 13 Kings each discover their queens – and the Warlock King discovers his.

A mighty power is awakening, wreaking havoc on the supernatural world. The 13 Kings, their queens, the werewolf nation, and the witch covens with their high leader, Lalura Chantelle, must band together and stand strong in the face of a dawning nightmare that threatens the very fabric of all they hold dear… and from which none may escape.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016282275
Publisher: HRKW
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Series: Kings (Big Bad Wolf spin-off) Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 100,662
File size: 641 KB

About the Author

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series, The Kings, and the October Trilogy. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website at, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook page at and Twitter (@killoughwalden)!

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The Warlock King 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: This series grabbed me from book #1, but this was, without a doubt, my favorite installment of the saga thus far! Immediately upon finishing the book all I could do was shake my head and say "Sheer brilliance; Heather Killough-Walden does it again!"   Let me start by simply saying that Heather is a true artist! She paints a vivid fantasy landscape with words, intertwines it with reality, and delivers it with heart and poetic prose.  Her worlds are incredibly thought out and unique, her characters robust and engaging, and her story arcs full of mystery, intrigue, romance, and emotion. Unlike some other authors where I find I don't even think about them while reading the story, it's hard to ignore the sheer amount of 'self' that Heather puts into her writing and her incredible tales, and it just makes me - as a reader - feel even more privileged to read her work. O.K, on to the tale at hand (though if you follow my reviews, you know I don't do spoilers!)...  Our hero (the incredibly powerful Warlock King) and heroine (an Akyri fighting against her base nature of having to live off of the power of Warlocks) met very briefly earlier in the series via simple yet electrifying eye contact across a crowded street. It was obvious, even in that split second, that there would be something special there. Chloe was dealing with her own personal issues, however, and Jason was helping the other 12 Kings in their fight against those that sought to destroy them, so it was also evident that fate would not be satisfied immediately.   Throughout their action/mystery/romance/tension-filled journey towards one another in The Warlock King, we learn that there is way more to Chloe AND Jason than meets the eye and/or that we were made privy to earlier in the series, and all of that coupled with the continuing story arc of the series itself made for some pretty amazing reading.  This is an important book of the series. It wasn't completely and solely about Jason and Chloe. We got glimpses into the continuing storylines of our hero and heroine (the Vampire King and Queen) from book #1, the Phantom King and Queen from book #2, as well as introductions to several of the other Kings.  Heather also gave us additional information regarding our villains (complete with some pretty heady surprises!) and a slight sneak peek into what we might expect in the fight to come (though with Heather, you always get more than you think!). :)   I know that is incredibly vague and that you are all probably groaning right now in frustration, but I don't know how else to gush without giving things away.   To sum up... LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Warlock King a VERY well deserved 5 Skulls and would recommend it to everyone! And while the book stands well on its own, I would strongly urge you to read the entire series in order to get the most out of it, and simply because every book so far has been absolutely incredible!
Graisyn More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I’ll never look at stars the same again. The Warlock King seemed to be a turning point in the series. All the characters from the previous Kings books as well as your favorites from the Big Bad Wolf series play a large role in this story. This book does a great job portraying the world that Heather Killough-Walden has created. It shows the reader how much the 13 Kings and their Queens destinies are intertwined. It also introduces us to the new threats that they all face. The Warlock King is fast paced with several twists along the way. I’m excited to see where the series goes next. I highly recommend this series as well as the rest of Heather Killough-Walden’s books.
Barb112082 More than 1 year ago
This book was freaking awesome. I've been waiting and waiting to read more of Jason's story since we first met him in The Big Bad Wolf bundle. He's full of mystery and dangerous, but oh so sexy and good at the same time. Full of dark magic and a dark past, his control over his powers is absolute. He's found his Queen in Chloe... Chloe is an Akyri on the run. She's running from her fate with Jason, she's running from who she is and what she can be. When the two finally come together, wow, lets just say it's smokin hot! I love that we got to meet more of the other 13 kings, and get to see characters we've already come to love. I can't wait for the next book, and to find out more about the cliffhangers we were left with. I love reading HKWs books, they're all among my favorites and I'm always eagerly anticipating her next release, regardless of which series it's in.
Maryanne99 More than 1 year ago
Amazing again. I love it. There is so much going on in this book, so many people in play and yet I did not have a hard time knowing who was where and what they were doing. I still don't have all my questions answered but some of them. and I am very interested in what/who The Goblin King will bring to the table so to speak. Again AMAZING. Maryanne
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Warlock King is another great book in The Kings series. I will now have to reread The Vimpire King and The Phantom King. I hope it doesn't take long for the next one to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved The Warlock King! Another great book HKW! I will patiently be waiting for the next installment in this series The Goblin King! Keep up the great writing you have become one of my favorite authors!
Addictive_Reader More than 1 year ago
I just love Heather's books!!!. They keep you on your toes and you don't know what to expect next. The Warlock King had a different turn in the series than I expected and it ended with me wanting more!! I can't wait for the next one to come out after. Keep up the amazing work Heather!!! I would recommend this series to anyone!! As I already have in the past with her others. I love the characters and what they stand for. It's a great book to read.
zangieblair More than 1 year ago
From start to finish I was enthralled with Jason and Chloe's love story! Hot, sexy and intriguing! Love all the books in this series and cannot wait until the next book to come out!!!!
IrishHeart More than 1 year ago
The Warlock King is Brilliant!! Each new book Ms Walden writes is better than the last. And all her books are excellent! I Love Jason and Chloe! They both are very strong and sexy characters and so in need and want of each other! All the Kings and Queens, that have been found, are working together to keep themselves and the human race safe from enormous evil! Ms Walden is a wonderful writer.She paints a Brilliant picture with her words. She draws you in and doesn't let go till the very end. I don't sleep much when i'm reading her books!! Thank you Ms. Walden for the wonderful journeys through your writings!
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
HKW has done it again!! My lack of sleep is her fault!! ;) But I;d do it all again.
phebusnv More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! i love this series. I just need to not read so fast so that i'm not waiting as long for the next book!
Nanel More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! A quick read that leaves you desperatly waiting for the next installment. I love that all the characters of the past have a place in the story. I hope this series never ends!!!!
MaryEMoritz More than 1 year ago
Heather Killough-Walden's, "The Warlock King," is about far more than WK Jason Alberich and his destined queen, Chloe Septeran. This  is a book of many stories, some woven separate from Jason and Chloe's romance, others woven around it, and still others woven directly  into it. It continues the tale begun in the previous books: the ultimate joining of thirteen kings with their queens, as envisioned on a chessboard by high witch Lalura Chantelle. But the supernatural world they are a part of contains many intent on preventing this outcome. This novel reads almost like a series of vignettes at times, depicting scenes throughout that are so intimate and charming that they stand on their own in the moment: Roman D'Angelo, the mighty king of the vampires, sitting with his chin on his hands and a delighted smile on his lips as he watches his queen, Evie; four familiar werewolves and their seer chilling over darts and beer in a pub; Lalura Chantelle snoring away seemingly oblivious to immensely powerful figures filing into the room around her. There are many such "small" moments, as well as many of those big moments this author is known for, as she builds new worlds and creates images that linger in the mind's eye long after they have passed. Heather Killough-Walden manages this with the same courage and finesse she always shows as a storyteller. Finally, she reels us in with writing that causes us to linger as well: "He had done nothing so grand as to deserve this woman. He was an outcast, an abandoned one, and a loner. Yet here they were. It astounded him." That's just one of many passages I've highlighted. There is much in "The Warlock King," that I can't even touch upon without spoiling something, and which I know will stay with me for a very long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story. I almost didnt buy because I didnt like Jason in the last book. I am so glad I decided to give it a chance it was a fun read.
Katt23 More than 1 year ago
I love all of Heathers books! Her writing style is great, and she really draws you into the story and the characters! Love it!!
denisewg More than 1 year ago
I'm addicted to this series, it's hard to sit around and wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love the books in The Kings series and this one is another great story. I love books that carry characters from one to the next while introducing new ones. Kind of like a family that just grows and grows and you get acquainted with them a bit more with every book. Very well written, very atmospheric and the story is wonderful. This is a keeper!
Crystal1205 More than 1 year ago
Outstanding!!!! another great kings book that had me glued to the pages till I finished the book. I can;t wait for the next book in this series! Heather you have done it again and put out another book of pure perfection!
MegE More than 1 year ago
Usually my reviews consist of saying how Heather Killough-Walden has created such a wonderfully addictive story line and introduced creative and memorable characters. And this review will be no different! I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite series I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Thank goodness there will be 13 of them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't help but feel that this whole series is actually just one book slowly introducing all the characters while moving forward only a full plot. None of the couples actually have time to get to know each other or fall in love. Whether or not it is "fated" it would be more interesting to see more of their interactions. Like, the only words Jason had ever said to her before she gave in were threats. That is not endearing. I also feel like I had little to no time to actually get to know the characters. Why do I care about these people?? The first book did so well with allowing us to get to know them and had its own individual plot, but these later ones give no resolution and are only furthering the main plot without taking time to actually have a plot in this book. You can do both! Look at Kresley Cole!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book. I like that you incorporate the characters from the big bad wolf series.
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I love this series more with every page!!! Thank you Heather ! !!