Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Alpha King
Author: Victoria Sue
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 215 Pages
Publisher: Victoria Sue
Release Date: January 26, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.
Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.
Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death?
Review: Ms. Sue sure knows how to create interesting shifter worlds, and she has done it again here. If you are fans of her Sirius Wolves series, you will no doubt enjoy this one as well.
Legend has it that when an alpha mates with a true omega, an Alpha King will result, but many believe such things are not possible, as no one has heard of or seen a true omega since the beginning of wolf lore.
Luca is an alpha-heir who is saved by a young blue eyed boy after being betrayed and left for dead by his twin brother when they were 18. Luca has survived and has been biding his time until he is paired with an omega who will help bring on his alpha powers that will enable him to make some much needed changes to the way things are done. When he is unable to keep quiet long enough for that to happen, he stands up for a young human who is about to be beaten yet again. Luca quickly realizes that young man is the same who saved him all those years ago and also recognizes him as his mate. Things happen quickly from here on out as Kit is not only Luca’s mate, but a true omega, who not only brings great power to Luca but awakens the Alpha King.
As I said, things happen fast and a lot happens in a very short amount of time. There are all kinds of things being thrown at these two, from the king’s duties, including producing an heir, to family issues and betrayals and lots in between. It isn’t much of a mystery that Kit will be able to become pregnant given the mpreg tag, but unfortunately, the characters don’t have that luxury of knowledge until it is almost too late.
Kit and Luca don’t have much time to bask in their budding relationship, as there is much to be done to right the many wrongs that have taken place up to this point by the various unworthy alphas. The relationship between wolves and humans is strained to say the least, and things don’t all go as smoothly as hoped as Luca takes charge.
Through these adventures, there are some fantastic characters by Luca’s (and Kit’s) side. From Luca’s wonderful sisters, to his close friends and advisors, there were many here to enjoy. This appears to be a stand alone story, and while Luca and Kit’s story is resolved in a nice happy ending, there are quite a few others who could easily have stories to tell as well. Surely there is more in store for Sam and Asher!
All in all, this was another wonderful fantasy world Ms. Sue has created. Her stories are my guilty pleasure in the shifter category and one of the few authors who don’t make me shy away from anything mpreg. They are interesting and well written, fast-paced and full of love, emotion, danger and just about everything else wrapped up in a neat little package, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*