The Imposter King – The Imposter Series, Book 2
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Fantasy, war
WARNING: Mature Content
Their love made them close. Their secret kept them closer.
Dare and Prince Malory are happily married and in love, but the secret of Dare’s true identity as a mere servant threatens their romantic bliss.
Messages to the king of Brookfall go unanswered, and rumors of war unsettle both kingdoms. Until one day heralds arrive with bags of gold to ransom Dare and demand his return to Brookfall.
King Millard, Prince Malory’s father, orders Dare to make the journey to see his father. But Dare is not the true heir, and if they meet, the secret he and Mal have been guarding will be revealed. Also, impersonating a royal means a death penalty offense. Worse, it could mean all-out war between their countries.
Panic. Despair. Lovers torn asunder. Personal sacrifice. More dark secrets revealed. An ending that will leave you breathless.
What I think of the book:
Dare and Mal’s adventures continue in the second installment of The Imposter series. While the first book – The Imposter Prince, could be read as a standalone if you are only interested in the romantic side of the story, The Imposter King shows us that this is one of those series where you have to dedicate yourself to reading all of the books within order as they don’t each cover a single adventure that’s done and over with by the end of the book.
In typical Wendy Rathbone fashion, we get some wonderful descriptions. I usually don’t approve of so many adjectives being used, but somehow this author makes it work to the point where I envy her writing style.
The main characters are even more devoted to each other and it’s a pleasure to read the way they love and support one another. Their interactions – some chaste, some passionate – are one of the things that pull me to the story.
However, there’s also the danger. As Dare isn’t who he pretends to be, there’s a sense of foreboding throughout the book and it’s not certain where exactly he’ll end up when the final words are written.
We are also introduced to some new characters, twisted and with power, to offer another set of predicaments to the princes. All in all, this book won’t leave you at ease until you have finished it.
Who would I recommend this book to? If you enjoyed The Imposter Prince, then you’ll definitely enjoy The Imposter King as well. If you haven’t picked up the books yet, but like stories about court, successions and sweet moments between hot guys, I suggest you start the series. However, I must warn you, there are scenes of violence, imprisonment and death in both installments.
My rating: (4.5/5 laurels)
Would I re-read this book? Yes.
Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes.
Where can you buy the book?
- Amazon US (link takes you straight to the book)
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Other books by this author that I’ve already reviewed:
- The Imposter Prince – The Imposter Series, Book 1 (LGBT, Fantasy, captivity, war | Mature Content)
- Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods – The Fantastic Immortals, Book 1 (this book can be read as a standalone | LGBT, Fantasy, Gay Romance, Alternate Myth, gods | Mature Content)
- Zeus: Conquering His Heart – The Fantastic Immortals, Book 2 (this book can be read as a standalone | LGBT, Fantasy, Gay Romance, Alternate Myth, gods | Mature Content)
- Prey (standalone | LGBT, Sci-Fi, Gay Romance, abduction, slavery, abuse | Mature Content)
- The Slave Palace: Wulf and Locke – Kingdom of Slaves, Book 1 (this book can be read as a standalone | Gay Romance, Fantasy, pleasure slaves | Mature Content)
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