My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If you want a questionably written yet absolutely engrossing queer fiction series, this series is for you! The third and final book in its series, The King’s Men is just as dark and twisted as the previous book, and yet somehow easier to handle. I think it’s because the second book had rape in it, however undescribed and not really ‘on screen’ it was, and this one doesn’t. Torture is hard to read, but it’s not as horrific as someone being RAPED, you know?
Anyways, while the book isn’t the best written thing ever (pretty sure at one point the author forgets which hand was originally dominant on the dude whose dominant hand was broken), it’s a serious page-turner. I read this last book in ONE day, 8 hours of which I was at work and 4 hours of which I was asleep…. because I stayed up until 3am reading it. I couldn’t put it down.
I really liked Andrew in this one. In the first book I was kinda ‘eh’ about him, and in the second book when I started to get the feeling Neil was gonna end up banging him (I didn’t know anything about this series before I read it) I was really put off by it, but I really like the way the author progressed him in this one. Honestly, the characters are all very well developed in this final book of the series. I think that that’s really why these books are so good. The characters are all very well fleshed out and developed. I can forgive kinda ‘meh’ writing style and such a far-fetched and over the top story when the characters are all so very real feeling.
I rate books harshly. For me 3/5 is a great rating for a book that isn’t absolutely ASTOUNDING. What I’m saying is I recommend this book and I think you should totally give it a shot!