Taken by the Horde King by: Zoey Draven

Horde Kings of Dakkar book 5

To save Dakkar, she must lure him to his deadly prison. Instead, she finds herself wearing his chains… 


As a fatal curse continues to spread over the planet of Dakkar, I make a deal with an alien witch who claims she can stop it. 


Her price? 


The heart of a horde king. 


Only the horde king in question is the fiercest male I’ve ever seen, with glowing demon eyes, a god-like body crafted in battle, and a cold, cruel grin that promises destruction. 


Yet when I offer myself to him, all under the premise of luring him back to the witch, his touch sets my blood on fire. His dizzying kiss makes the world spin. Instead of fear, I feel hot and unwanted desire, awakening instincts that tell me I’m his. 


When he discovers my ultimate betrayal, the enraged horde king vows he will take me as his prize, that I will wear his chains, and that I will serve him in whatever way he wishes. 


And as the dangers on Dakkar loom, I find myself craving my wicked, wicked ruin…all at the hands of a horde king I should’ve never crossed.


Content Warnings: Ableism, child abuse, sexual scenes, physical/verbal abuse, sexual assault, torture, loss of a parent, and mention of miscarriage/stillborn birth/death during childbirth.

I think my favorite part of this series is that all the Horde Kings are these Alphas, mostly Alphahole’s, who try so hard to fight the attraction they have to their future wives. Seems like each one of them has just been like “we’re getting married because we have to” or “we’re getting married because it’s how I’m going to punish you” but they ALL would move heaven and earth for the women they love.

The denial of attraction and love always has me laughing. The hordes can all see how smitten their Kings are…like EVERYONE can see how much the couple cares for each other but one, or both, will continue to deny deny deny.

Both Mina and Wrune have lived hard lives and both lost their mothers young. Where Mina’s father still raised her with love Wrune’s father was so destroyed by the death of his wife [she died in childbirth] that he was cold and cruel to Wrune. Wrune’s father was driven to ensure his son became a strong leader to make the loss of his wife worth it. Really messed up to raise a child in a way that the child knows their living parent blames them for the loss of their dead one.

The overarching plot that’s been woven through each book is getting really interesting and intense. I look forward to reading more to see what all comes about. Having read the first 5 books now I struggle to pick who my favorite couple is…I want to say it’s a tie between the first couple [book one gave so many good Kal Drogo and Daenerys vibes] and the fourth couple [childhood friends who mutually pined but due to misunderstanding don’t get together until adulthood…always gets me].

What paranormal/fantasy romance series do you absolutely adore?

Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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