When I first read the delightful Bellum sisters books, I thought it was a trilogy that would leave readers wanting to go back time and again. Little did I know, author T.A. Grey had a trick up her sleeve. The Bellum sisters books are not a trilogy. There are four of these fabulous books, and this is the fourth. The novel picks up beautifully where the last one ended and introduces us to the spunky, charming Abbigail Krenshaw. It also allows us to meet Alrik Demuzi, brother to Telal Demuzi from the third book, Ties That Bind. The Fallen King is a perfect addition to an already perfect series of extraordinary novels. It will bring old readers back and draw new readers in, and introduce them to a gorgeous world of love and hate, seduction and betrayal. I have yet to find a series I have enjoyed reading as much as these books.
Alrik Demuzi has a huge problem. He needs to kill his mother, the former queen who cursed him. There's only one problem with this plan though. Alrik is physically unable to kill his mother. Enter the one and only Abbigail Krenshaw. An immensely powerful witch in her own right, Abbigail is shocked when Alrik appears on her doorstep and whisks her off to the Underworld. Needless to say, she is even more shocked when she learns of her place in Alrik's plans. What follows is an outrageous adventure filled with fear and hate, betrayal and seduction, and a lot of love and laughter. Families will be reunited, curses broken, and old enemies brought back as friends. The Fallen King will rise again, and all of his readers will come along for the ride.
Life couldn't have possibly gotten worse for the demon king Alrik. But it did. He lost the love of his life. Days spent clouded in black and gray were brightened only with the lovely Arianna near. Her light kept the darkness at bay if only for a few moments.
And now she's gone leaving him alone. Now he has nobody. But he has purpose.
A purpose--steely determination—for revenge against the one who cursed him. His mother. She's out there in the rift, gathering forces, for what, he's unsure. A mere human witch by the name Abbigail Krenshaw is the key to saving himself and killing his mother--or so a little old seer tells him under sword point. Small, fragile, and breakable Abbigail almost reminds him of his lost love, yet she's different. Strong, charming, always pushing him in ways that Arianna wouldn’t dare. He can feel her worming her way into his battered, blackened heart and can't decide whether he wants to close her inside forever, or lock her out.
He needs Abbigail. He needs the human witch to sacrifice herself in order to save his tortured soul. He's more than willing to sacrifice her for his purpose, but the more he's around her the more difficult it becomes to uphold the decision. Can he really use her to save himself and let her die? His heart screams no but his mind says yes.