Title: King of Blood
Series: The Masks of Under #4
Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Genre: Dark Adult Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
The blood of my friend is on Aon’s hands, a King who would do anything to protect me. He believes his actions are justified because of a prophecy by the Ancients predicting my undoing by the hands of a friend.
I refuse to accept it. Nothing can justify what Aon did, what he took from me.
But as one threat is buried, another arises. The other Kings and Queens of Under are waking up from their crypts, and a war among us is imminent. The need for revenge and power is driving immortals to the brink of madness.
While the other Kings and Queens of Under are blinded by their own selfish conquests, something big and more dangerous than anything we’ve ever faced is about to shake Under to its core.
There’s one King who seems to hold the key to it all, the answers to our fate. A white-winged angel, a legion whose mind is made of a thousand souls with magic strong enough to hold the Ancients captive at the bottom of the pool.
The King of Blood.
I just need to determine whether he’s an ally…or the worst enemy Under has ever seen.
As with the previous books in this series, this particular installment is on point! The writing and pace are fantastic, no lagging at any point in this book (or the series to date). There is news on the prophecy front, although I wasn't expecting the twist with the prophecy. The interactions between Lydia and Aon are equal parts sexy hot and frustrating, especially given Aon's mentality. I will say that I wish they'd have a bit more time after they reconcile before another event comes along to get in the way of their relationship. There are still 2 more books to go, so I'll just have to practice restraint and learn the art of patience until I get book 5.
Kat has always been a storyteller. With ten years in script-writing for performances on both the stage and for tourism, she has always been writing in one form or another. When she isn’t penning down fiction, she works as Creative Director for a company that designs and builds large-scale interactive adventure games. There, she is the lead concept designer, handling everything from game and set design, to audio and lighting, to illustration and script writing. Also on her list of skills are artistic direction, scenic painting and props, special effects, and electronics. A graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Design, she has a passion for unique, creative, and unconventional experiences. In her spare time, she builds animatronics and takes trapeze classes.