Title: Shadow King
Author: Susan K. Hamilton
Page Count: 353
I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.
Years ago the Faerie Realm was corrupt by a spell, the Desolation, and now the Fae live among the humans. Aohdan is the Fae Patriarch of Boston where he owns a tattoo shop and a nightclub/bar called Underworld. And one night he meets Seireadan, also a Fae and a Raven, which gives her the ability to Sight. She can’t see into the future whenever she wants, the Sight comes to her at random times. But when she was a little girl, experiencing her first encounter with the Sight, a man killed her family and the family’s of many and he is the reason for the Desolation. Her goal is to find him and kill him to avenge her family. And she thinks that Aohdan can help her.
Wow! I enjoyed this story much more than I thought I was going to. The first couple of chapters are difficult to get into because the story doesn’t start out by grabbing your attention. But if you keep going, you will find yourself not wanting to put the book down. Susan Hamilton created a magnificent world with great characters. There were so many details throughout the book just to describe the simplest things.
The characters Aohdan and Seireadan really grow on you and despite them having an insta-love relationship, you find yourself really cheering this duo on. But that being said, there are several intimate sex scenes in the book, ones that I found to be too detailed for my liking. I don’t need to know all of little details during their private moments. Especially an entire chapter devoted to that. I also loved most of Aohdan’s crew! Galen, Oisin, Kieran were some of my favorites. They are so loyal to Aohdan. I didn’t like Rory from the beginning because he was very broody and seemed to always be in a pretty bad mood.
Shadow King definitely kept surprising me. Just when you think that you know these characters, something happens and I grew to love the characters even more. Yes, they flaws like every character but that’s what makes them unique. I plan on reading more of Susan Hamilton’s writing and I hope I get to see these characters again.