Title: The King and Alpha, Book 1: Prophesy
Author: AE Via
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books
Characters: Justice Volkov, Chadwick Bentley
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Series
An Enemies to Lovers
Shifter, Vampire True Mates story.
Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age thirty-three, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice, himself is sometimes able to control.
His wolf howled long and hard but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls and the determined pacing inside him was overtaking him.
Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.
Chadwick ‘Wick’ Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over one-hundred years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.
“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.
To say that AE Via is a favorite author of mine is an understatement. Admittedly, there are some books that I like more than others, but in the end, I’ve enjoyed all of them. There is something very special in Ms. Via’s writing. It’s easy to get wrapped up in her characters’ lives and the story they have to tell. I was super excited to read Prophesy. This is the first paranormal story Ms. Via has written and let me tell you that she knocked this out of the ballpark! Not only is her heroes sexy as hell, their intriguing lives made this book a highly addictive read.
Ms. Via is a master at writing H-O-T chemistry between her men. Whew! From the moment Justice and Wick meet, the strong emotional and physical pull was a powerful force to be reckoned with. Though they begin with a rocky start, it was so easy to rally behind them as a couple. There is something very special about these two men that really resonated with me as a reader. As much as I liked their characters, and as strong and honorable as they are, I loved them together as a team. They fit so well together and the love and respect they have for one another is a beautiful thing to read.
Not only is Ms. Via’s heroes amazing, her secondary characters are too. I loved the banter and the relationship Justice has with his siblings. I found myself chuckling along with them when they tease Justice and respected the way they always stood by him.
The story itself is a fast-paced one. Be prepared to read this story in one sitting because Prophesy is a highly engrossing read. The world-building and her unique take on shifters and the life they live makes Prophesy a fascinating read. There are many twists and turns in this story that will keep you on edge while wondering what is in store for us next.
I loved Prophesy and I cannot wait to read the next book in the King and Alpha series. Prophesy is an easy book to recommend and I know that those who enjoy shifter/paranormal stories as much as I do will love it as much as I did.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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