Non mi ha convinta appieno...
Dà una conclusione alla storia di Wrath e Beth ma introduce altre coppie che rimangono lì, troncate non si sa come, in attesa evidentemente del prossimo libro.
Va bene gettare le basi per sviluppi futuri, ma così pare che manchino le pagine con una dignitosa conclusione alle storie degli altri
The more I expect from a book of this series, the less I get. On the other hand, the less I expect, the more I get.
I had great expectations for Lover Unbound, and it’s still my less favourite book of this series. I could hardly wait for Lover at Last too, and I found it very boring and sometimes awkward.
On the other hand, I wasn’t expecting so much from this last book. “Wrath and Beth again, how boring”. Well, I was completely wrong, and this book became my very favourite of the entire BDB series. For reasons.
The Lessening Society is totally absent – just a couple of Lessers here and there, killed almost immediately by the way – and the main plot is about the King’s role and his deception.
We have the Glymera’s plans, the Bastards in the background, and Wrath who tries to keep his Kingship despite the fact he’s married to a half-human. Who wants to get pregnant, and here we have a lot of family issues I love to read about.
But I think the politics is the truly main character of this chapter, and what makes it so interesting.
We have the same background stories began in the previous book. The difference is that we truly have the stories here. One of the main reasons for Lover at Last was boring was the fact that all those stories were in their very beginning, aka nothing happened. We met Marisol and Assail, we knew something more about Trez, we had a little interaction between Xcor and Layla, but we basically have been introduced to the new characters and stop, ‘cause nothing important had happened.
Their stories in fact began with this book: Assail saved Sola from her kidnappers – well, she saved herself and in the end he ahvenged her, for real –, Trez and Selena tried to save each other in the other’s arms, and failed, and Layla offered herself to Xcor for Wrath’s safety.
None of this stories have ended, they remained still open for the next book, but they all were interesting to read.
When I read different stories going on at the same time I (like most of people I think) tend to say something like “oh no, it’s X’s chapter now. I wanted to know about Y”. Well, reading The King I’ve been interested in all the stories going on, there have been very few boring chapters and I’ve been fond of all the points of view, even Saxton’s.
That was, for me, the real strength of this book. And I can’t wait for the next, hoping that Trez and iAm won’t be as disappointing as Blay and Qhuinn have been.