by Amber Jaeger
“Everything I have is yours. Including my dear daughter.”
“Why is she so dirty?”
“I…I took a bath.”
Title: The Fire King
Author: Amber Jaeger
Publisher: Smashwords edition
Book: Stand alone?
Genre: Fairytale retelling
Rating: 4 Voodoos
From the author of The Cold King comes a dark tale of passion, vengeance and redemption.
Revenge can be its own poison…
Katiyana Nix was a princess but only wanted what every other little girl had—a mother to love and teach her and a father to care for her. Instead, she grew up lonely in the shadow of her mother’s death while her father was absent in his grief.
When she finally thought she’d found hope for herself and her father, it was in the form of her beautiful new stepmother. But Sula committed the most evil of betrayals, leaving Katiyana more lost than she had ever been. Alone and scared, she fled to the forest to live amongst the trees with other lost souls searching for their own safety.
When she crosses paths with the fiery King Lian, a man whose thirst for revenge against the evil queen has no end, her time of quiet peace is ended. His anger untamed, he aims to use the lost princess as a weapon to achieve his dark goals.
Katiyana must battle her own demons, as well as his, while she tries to save him from himself and her kingdom from the clutches of her stepmother.
Can she succeed in ridding the world of the evil queen or will Lian’s temper cause them all to burn?
So this is actually book 2 in what I’ll call the King’s series. It doesn’t seem to be an official series, but this follows right along after The Cold King and even involves those characters heavily. This one is Snow White! I do love Snow White – thanks to Once Upon A Time, NOT the disney film – and it introduces characters for future stories I sincerely hope are in the works soon – having done some scouting I have discovered that she dropped the name The Dragon King on her facebook page so all we need now is a date! But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Katiyana was a good Snow White, the focus of the story wasn’t beauty – in fact she was mostly described as wild which I liked. I also liked that she did as much saving as being saved too. The story of the Cold King was rounded up in this one so I feel that though it seems like we’re left in the middle, The Dragon King will hopefully round this one up nicely too!
Again, this one had some editorial errors, but nothing too frustrating.
A nice dark fairytale retelling that keeps up nicely with The Cold King.