Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review: King's Lament by Lilia Blanc

Title: King's Lament
Author: Lilia Blanc
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/LGBT (Contains graphic sexual scenes -  M/M/M)
Pages: 438  

Blurb: Betrayed by his advisors, only the love of two mysterious men can rescue the young king and save his kingdom. After the death of his father, Inea finds himself the unprepared king of a country at war. The young man is soon forsaken by his council and thrown into the dungeons of his own castle. With the help of the intriguing stranger Ansyn, Inea manages to escape and is left to fend for himself for the first time. After one year of hiding, Inea, driven by desire, seeks out Ansyn and discovers that there is more to his savior then he could have ever hoped for. Joined by their new ally Kaedon, passion builds and the trio find themselves in a romance that fuels their plan to reclaim Inea’s rightful throne.

Author Bio:
Friends and partners in writing, Siryn Sueng and Usagi Kita, the minds behind Lilia Blanc, have been writing epic tales of LGBT romance together for over three years now. They met through Wattpad, sharing a passion for realistic healthy relationships, and cinematic action scenes with beautiful descriptions.
Usagi Kita is a pet stylist by day, and a college student by night. Squeezing writing in when he can, and when he's lucky enough to not have been distracted by his fluffy, loving pets.
Siryn Sueng is a part time employee and full time college student looking to become an English teacher. She enjoys writing, cats, lots of anime, and lots of games. (Not always in that order.)
It was only on a whim that they moved their work over to Inkitt.com and entered into a competition, thinking that it would be fun, and to build up a little more confidence in their writing, never expecting it would win. But their skills and support of each other paid off and they couldn’t be more excited to have their work go out into the world. You can follow them on: Twitter / Facebook

As you could see from blurb above this books tells of a young king trying to get back his rightful throne. At first it might sound as the classical hero's journey but the book is much more.
The plot is good and doesn't lack twists. However, what made it for me were the characters. Especially Ansyn & Amalee. I loved both of them and found them highly entertaining and a real pleasure to read. Inea, on the other hand....
Well, the young king took me a while to like. In the beginning, I found him too naive and a bit lame bordering on the annoying but by the end of the book I was quite okay with it.

The writing was clear and flowed easily. There is a lot of male/erotic element (so you're warned) but even if that isn't your cup of tea the book has enough intrigue and suspense to keep you entertained anyway.

All in all an enjoyable reading.


3.70 blossoms

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