All the Queen’s Men by K. Loraine


Posted August 26, 2021 in review Tags: , ,

All the Queen’s Men by K. LoraineAll the Queen's Men by K. Loraine
Pages: 598
Length: 11 hours 5 minutes
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Genres: Fantasy Romance
Source: ARC
Narrator: Stella Hunter, Shane East, Jason Clarke, Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan, Wesleigh Siobhan, Kylie Stewart
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Jensen, Finn, Christian, and Rhys.

One is my protector, another my best friend, the third my betrothed, and the fourth...something else entirely.

And I want them all.

I never thought I'd fall for more than one man, but then again, I didn't think I would wake up on my birthday the queen of the Shadow Court, hunted, in danger, and unable to control my newfound fae powers. Which seem to get stronger the more I give in to my need for these men.

In order to claim my title, I have to complete a set of trials with my men at my side. But a dark force is out to kill me, and every day that passes they get closer to their goal.

I spent my life thinking I was human. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Now the fate of the Shadow Court fae rests on my shoulders.
I am Queen of the Shadow Court, they are my men, and nothing will stop me from taking my throne.

*this book contains M/F, M/M, and M/F/M/M/M scenes. Originally published in serialized form as The Queen of the Shadow Court, this title has been re-edited and more content has been added.

Ok, truth time: I am trash for reverse harem lately, and I’m discovering I also really love a fae story! All the Queen’s Men ticked all my boxes.

First, I must say, if you enjoy audiobooks, this is a MUST LISTEN. It has a full cast and that cast is packed with some of the best narrators. Seriously, I cannot recommend this in audio enough!

Originally, the story was a serial, but it has been combined into one story, and I quite enjoyed it. Maeve was a “normal human” who find her life turned upside down by 4 guys. She faces a trial in the fae world that her and her guys must overcome in order for her to become queen. She is also struggling with being attracted to all 4 guys. Life is tough ?.

The story blends interesting fantasy elements with steamy romance. The story is compelling and I really had a hard time stopping to do things like my job or talk to people. What I also appreciated is that the world building isn’t insanely complex. There are some books with fae worlds that spend hundreds of pages building this crazy detailed fae court. This book gives you enough to understand, but doesn’t waste excessive words on this area. I appreciate that because world building is important, but I don’t always want a 1000 page fantasy book. Now, this book is still LONG (almost 600 pages) but I appreciate that 400 pages aren’t just world building before we really dig into the story.

Like most RH reads, the guys are all unique and bring something different to the dynamic. This is an important balance for an author to strike, and I thought the 4 guys in this story were well written and unique enough.

I think my only critique was that there were parts of the story that didn’t seem to flow well. I don’t know if that is because it was once serialized and now its one story or if it just lacked a flow. At no point was it jittery enough to totally take me out of the story, so it really is a small critique!

 

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The 4 Horsemen series by LJ Swallow, The Power of Five by Alex Lidell…then you will probably like All the Queen’s Men!

All the Queen’s Men

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