Title: King of Shadows
Series: The Shadowcrown Duet #1
Author’s Name: Kay Elle Parker
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 231 Pages
Author or Book Website: https://kayelleparker.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: King of Shadows
Link to Goodreads: King of Shadows
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
One Queen to be.
Who will reign over the Shadow realm when the axe falls?
All hell is about to break loose in the Shadow realm.
Born to a mortal woman and an archangel father, Allianna is a breed apart from others. So much so, she has been the ward of the Lord of Shadows and his Second-in-command since birth and raised to become the Queen of Shadows. However, she’s not the quiet little bride they might wish her to be. She’s strong and feisty, and knows her own mind. But where there is a monarchy, there are those who would do anything to wear the crown…
As Lord of Shadows, Kian longed to be more, to rise above being Lord and lay hands on the coveted Kingship. An impossibility without the right bride at his side. With Allianna set to be his Queen, the Kingship is within his grasp once the marriage is consummated. But Kian hides more than just secrets within his human form. Something dark and dangerous threatens the man he’s become, puts everything he’s worked toward into jeopardy. When bad decisions and reckless actions have the power to end the man and destroy the crown, will there be anything left of him to save?
Islador, Kian’s right-hand man and commander of the Shadow army, proves how strong and powerful and highly skilled he is in his own right, whenever he takes to the battle field. Loyal to the Lord and the realm for centuries, falling in love with his best friend’s woman, the woman raised to be the second most powerful entity in the realm, probably wasn’t the smartest idea. When the world seems like it’s coming to an end, who will command his loyalty – the King or his Queen?
King of Shadows is book 1 of the Shadowcrown Duet and is a dark paranormal/fantasy romance.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I had heard good things about this book but bad things as well. Mostly that it was too dark for some. I had to see where I fell on the scale. So I requested a copy of this book. Allianna is both of a human mother and archangel father. The Lord of Shadows convinces her mother to let him take her on as his ward. Kian and his second in command are there to see she fulfills her duties, but she is not shy and weak bride now. She is strong and knows what she wants. I will not lie this book was a bit dark and there are some things that could be triggering. But that being said that is not all this book is. Allianna has two loves that she has in her love. She has to deal with demons and angels. The book does end kind of with a cliffy, but there is still one more to go. I have to see how this turns out.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars