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?