The Goblin King : The Kings Series

  • by Heather Killough-Walden
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • Series: The Kings Series
  • 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Damon Chroi has known the weight of ruling in loneliness for thousands of years. The tall, painfully handsome fae lord was born with so much power, the fae kings not only envied but feared him, and banished him to a forbidden realm to be forgotten. There, he was tasked with ruling over the deadliest creatures known to the fae worlds, and his veritable battle as their sovereign is never-ending. As one of the thirteen Kings, his destiny foretells an end to his solitude with the appearance of an equally powerful queen. But that kind of power is hard to come by. And power or not, Damon can't imagine any woman willingly joining him in the eternal misery to which he has been tasked.Until he meets the beautiful, strong and selfless Diana Piper.Diana has been hiding a potent secret from the world for decades. She was born with abilities others would fight to win, and kill to keep. To make matters worse, she is a sensitive soul who, despite the danger it poses to herself, uses these powers to make the world a better place. Forever in harm's way, overworked and headstrong, Diana one night comes across the ultimate challenge in the form of a wayward fae beast-and in the process, crosses paths with its indomitable king. A light can only shine in the darkness so long before someone takes note of it. And Diana not only manages to gain the instant attentions of Damon Chroi, but of those who would do anything to see him-and the other thirteen Kings-dead.


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This story, like all the previous ones, will captivate you from the very start as HKW's imaginative paranormal world of the Kings starts you can't help but become emotionally involved in the unfolding awesome plots and feel part of all the delicious gripping drama.

Damon (who is an exiled Fae Prince) and Diana's intense, emotional, exciting and very enjoyable story was sweet, passionate, romantic, funny, thrilling, sad, dramatic and, as you savour every chapter, another twist, turn or unseen shocking revelation or event will appear that just blows you away.

HKW's stories always involve great characters that you can connect and sympathise with, root for, and, in the end celebrate alongside as the action-packed storyline takes you on an intense world-building journey that'll leave you spent and speechless. There's also lots of interaction with the other Kings and a glimpse of the next Queen/s together with the slowly but surely unfolding 'bigger picture'.

The unsung hero is, of course, Antony Ferguson whose talented range of voices magically transforms and brings mere words to intense pulse-pounding life.

Worth a credit? Oh what talent HKW has and, as a thank you, I will happily spend my credits on her very deserving books - so that folks is a finger-licking Mmm Mmm Mmm or to translate - a YES.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Parts of this were a very good story.

But it needed tightening up.

The characters were interesting. I liked the main couple’s interaction. There was a very hot sex scene - had me smiling. There was a purple prose quality. Using excessively sexy/attractive adjectives was fun and campy. For example: Instead of saying he put his arm around her to open the door. It said he put his sculpted arm around her...

But, I marked it down to 3 stars due to disorganization and backtracking. I was very unhappy with jumping around. It was confusing, disorganized and hard to follow. Here’s an example.

Diana interacts with a group of boys. Scene switches to Roman a vampire doing things. Scene switches to a Guy from his POV. He meets a girl, they talk, he’s surprised she can see him since normal humans cannot. (I don’t know the name of this girl.) Scene switches to Roman. Scene switches BACK IN TIME a couple hours to Diana. She meets a Guy, they talk, etc. and I realize it’s repeating the former scene - it was Diana who was the girl that the Guy met. This is the same scene from her POV. (confusing, disorganized, hard to follow). Scene then switches to Ophelia and werewolves. Scene switches back to Diana and the Guy who fight bad guys. Diana’s friend is also in that fight. After the fight, we go BACK IN TIME and see Diana’s friend and what happened to her up until the fight.

After reading this, I read a Neil Gaiman childrens book. It was so comforting because everything was in chronological order. Scene switches to other characters were fine because they were in chronological order. Each scene moved the story ahead. Why do so many authors of grown-up novels think jumping around is good writing?

I think the author should have dropped the werewolf scenes. There were a few of them. They felt like interruptions. There was no story about them. It was like “don’t forget there are werewolves in this world.”

I was confused about the bad guys. I wanted to know more about who they were, their motivations, and what happened to them at the end of this book. But I’m guessing this is something being developed through the entire 13 book series. Maybe more was done with that in prior and future books. This is the only book in the series I read.

Antony Ferguson is excellent.

Narrative mode: 3rd person.
Genre: paranormal romance.
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- Jane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio