To Love a King

To Love a King

by Shona Husk

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ISBN-13: 9781402280221
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Court of Annwyn , #3
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A civil designer by day and an author by night, Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Drawing on history, myth, and imagination, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally.

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To Love a King 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For paranormal world-building, humor, dialogue, and in all other ways, a more enjoyable read, Shelley Laurenston is a much better buy when spending this amount of money on an e-book. I am deleting this $8 buy as soon as I post this review. Felan was a consistently underwhelming hero and Jacqueline makes my 15-year-old seem mature.
krissysbookshelf More than 1 year ago
To Love A King is a sensational book. I wish I could click my heels together three times and make a print copy appear in my hands. I think its the best book I've read from Shona yet. I really wish that I had gotten to read the previous book because it appears to pick up where the previous (book/s) left off. However Shona doesn't leave readers beginning with this novel in the dark. She does well to fill them in on the details without being repetitive or annoying. She handles it beautifully and quickly while moving on with the story being told in this installment. Right away I was grabbing for the pillow and hoping that I didn't have to cling to the tissue box. Shona is a wonder at bringing readers into the plight and heartache of her characters and bringing them along for the ride while anticipating a victorious end. Dear Santa... I hope to add all of Shona's books to my collection at home! :)
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I've only read (completely) one other of the Annwyn books (the novella, and I didn't like it because it left out the battle), but it clicked into place as I read through this book. I enjoy Ms. Husk's world of the fairies and how the two worlds (ours and Annwyn) not only came into play but how they are still very much interconnected millennia later. Felan - Gotta suck to be him. He's got two weeks to get married and get a woman pregnant so he can ascend to the throne of Annwyn after his mother's execution, because if there's not a King and Queen, the worlds as we know them will destruct - not a good thing at all. That's two weeks EARTH time, not even two weeks Annwyn time (time flows differently/much slower there). Luckily, he knows a human who might just fit the bill, but he sort of broke up with her 7 years ago (earth time). It's complicated, but makes sense in the flow of the story. And, as he tries to convince Jacqueline to fall in love with him, he's got to dodge the murder attempts being thrown at him by the competitor for his throne. Jacqueline - She went through the hardest thing I can imagine, losing a baby, and has never fully recovered either from the loss of it or the relationship she shared with Felan. Add in she was considered crazy because she was seeing things others didn't (fairy folk, who normal people can't see without help from the fairy themselves), and she isn't particularly thrilled when Felan shows up in her life again. The road these two took to end up back together was definitely bumpy. Kudos to Jacqueline for not just falling in bed with Felan again and immediately/easily forgiving him for what he'd done. Kudos to Felan for working past what he believed Jacqueline had done and sticking to his responsibilities as Crown Prince (keeping the tears between this world and Annwyn from ripping further open) while resurrecting his relationship with the human he'd never forgotten. I love the world of Annwyn and how the fairies came to be. There was plenty of explanation into what would happen if there wasn't a King and Queen, along with why it was so important. I loved the very inhumanity of most of the fairies - they're definitely not just cute little Tinkerbells. Definitely a great read. Check it out. Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review posted on Tory Michaels' Time Out.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
To Love a King, Shona Husk Review from jeannie zelos book reviews There's a novella and a couple of full length books prior to this one. I'd not read them but each are stand alone, although connected. Though I'd have got a grasp on the settings and characters sooner if I'd read them, I still found the novel easy to follow, just every now and then backtracking to recall how each person fitted into the story. Poor Prince Felan, he's got a tough job, find a queen within the next two weeks, or his sister will reign Annwyn. She's bad news, a selfish person who cares nothing for humans and cares only for her own position and entertainment. . His queen has to be mortal and willing to give up her soul for Annwyn, and that's a lot to throw on anyone especially with the time restrictions even if she will gain almost immortality....His relationship with human Jaqui ended seven years ago after a tragedy. For Felan though it's only months, time in Annwyn passes differently, and he wanted to return to Jaqui sooner but problems he needed to deal with made it impossible til now. He still loves her and wants her for his queen, but he's a tough job to perusade her so quickly. I felt for him, as prince he has huge responsibilities, and problems in Annwyn also affect the human world when the poison spills over, bringing disasters and diseases....he was torn between love and duty and hoped he could make Jaqui understand, but for her it's been so long, she's unsure whether she wants to chance heartbreak again but can't seem to stay away now he's back. I felt for Jaqui too – abandoned when she needed him, and then left for years is how it seems to her. Her parenst disliked him, so they've dripped poison in her ears over the years too. She knows he's a fairy prince, and has tough duties but like anyone she wants to feel she is his priority. Can he get her to understand his actions? Well, its a fun read, Fae always provide something interesting. Oddly enough I'd seen an ealier book involving his Changling son Caspian and wondered whether to buy it, but at the time decided not. I wish I had now....I'm still drawn to it and now knowing more of this world with its different peoples it appeals even more. Maybe once I've gone down my current review list i'll buy it :-) If you want a touching romance, a second chance for lovers, and some Fae magic and strategy battles this is a fun read. I enjoyed it, makes a change for the fantasy norm characters. Stars: Four, a solid read,. And maybe if I'd read the previous books I'd have gone 4.5 or a 5. ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This novel was an enchanting escape from the everyday.  Husk’s vivid descriptions bring both worlds to life in a big way.  I thoroughly enjoyed how realistic her portrayal of the human world was, while descriptions became larger than life when we entered Annwyn.  Not only was this novel visually descriptive but it was intricately developed.  Husk brings forth a variety of fairy types, laying them all out for her readers to enjoy and understand.  This is mixed into a captivating and exhilarating storyline that had me hooked.  It was absolutely fantastic and I still can’t stop thinking about it.   The main characters in this novel are so well developed that you can’t help but admire them.  Their pasts and present collide in the challenge set before them.  And these characters are not only easy to get to know through Husk’s storytelling, but they are also emotionally developed.  You can feel it seeping through the pages of this novel.  I also enjoyed getting to know the supporting cast.  The distinct division between good and evil was evident right down to the character personalities.  Ok, so now it’s confession time.  This is the 3rd book in the series, and I haven’t read the 1st two.  I loved it anyways.  Husk has set the story up so that you can pick up at the beginning and read it as a standalone.   I can also see where past stories play into background information and set-up that would have taken the story to an even higher level for me.  I can also see the lead in to what may come next.  It is definitely a must read for all lovers of fantasy romances.   Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This started off a it slow......I wanted the heroine,Jacqui, to forgive Faelen quicker. She finally did and the story moved rapidly. Very entertaining,love scenes scrumptious, loved the fairy world. Another book? Hoping soon.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago