Shadow King, Susan K. Hamilton

Centuries ago, the Faerie Realm was decimated by a vile and corrupt spell. To survive, the different faerie races―led by the Fae―escaped to the Human Realm where they’ve lived ever since.

As the Fae Patriarch of Boston’s criminal underworld, Aohdan Collins enjoys his playboy lifestyle while he works from the shadows to expand his growing empire, until one night when he shares a shot of whiskey with the lovely Seireadan Moore…

A Fae Seer, Seireadan is haunted by a vision of the Fae responsible for destroying Faerie and murdering her family. Common sense tells her to stay away from Aohdan, but his magnetism and charm are irresistible.As their passionate affair intensifies, Seireadan is pulled into the center of the underworld. And while her heart is bound to Aohdan, she cannot let go of her lifelong quest to hunt down the Fae who haunts her visions… especially when she realizes Aohdan might be the key to helping her find him.

But is revenge worth betraying the one she loves?

Shadow King is a dramatic, thrilling, and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page. Fantasy stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of Shadow King I knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it. Never before have I been so captivated by a fantasy story and this is thanks to the exceptional author Susan K. Hamilton and her talented literature and so, if you are a reader who loves fantasy as well as books with myths and legends themes then Shadow King is for you!

Shadow King is an incredible novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Seireadan. However, before I tell you more about Seireadan, I first have to introduce you lovely readers to the world in which this book is set, and it is set in a world full of Faerie’s galore. Readers will learn in Shadow King that centuries ago the Faerie world was destroyed by a ‘corrupt and vile spell’ and to survive, the Faerie races fled their realm for the human realm and they have been living in the human realm ever since. It is here that the reader will be introduced to Aohdan Collins, the ‘Fae Patriarch’ who enjoys a lavish, almost playboy like lifestyle however one day he meets Seireadan, a Fae Seer and this is where our story truly begins. Serieadan is haunted by the past and wants to find the Fae responsible for destroying her realm and killing her family, and she finds out that Aohdan might be able to help and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Shadow King!

The story of Shadow King is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Susan K. Hamilton, the author of the book. Hamilton manages to develop her world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Hamilton’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Shadow King, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Hamilton’s spellbinding literature. Hamilton’s writing is detailed in the most immaculate of ways; the text is detailed but not too dense, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.

Not only is Susan K. Hamilton a talented author for her descriptive powers, but she is also a phenomenal writer thanks to her characterization of the protagonist of the novel Seireadan. Seireadan is a character every reader will be able to root for, her grit and determination to not give up is inspiring and will have many readers caring about her. Hamilton has essentially written a character study of Seireadan, and I adore this approach in literature because it makes the story even more immersive and entertaining for a reader. Being able to accompany Seireadan on her journey was incredible; it was remarkable to witness her awakening and discovery of certain things and even more brilliant to observe how she finds her way. Because Hamilton captivates her readers from the start, the reader will feel as if they are in the same situation as Seireadan; they too will be finding their way through the tumultuous landscape and feel the same emotions of fear, excitement, and blossoming feelings just as Seireadan does. Shadow King is a truly immersive experience and so if you adore reading novels that you can be apart of then this story is for you!

As Shadow King is a dramatic, compelling and action-packed adventure that will entertain and delight readers for hours on end, I, of course, have to review this incredible book five stars! So please if you love fantasy stories that follow a strong protagonist while being taken on a memorable journey, then Shadow King is for you!

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Goodbye for now book lovers,

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