Made to Serve a King

Author

Marie Dees

Publisher

Self-Published

Release Date

December 8th, 2017

ISBN/ASIN

B07864JT5Q

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King Felor has sentenced all the fae to death. Only King Stephan’s army stands in his way.

Keeping his pointy ears hidden under scruffy blond locks has kept Blythe alive, but now he’s been discovered and sentenced to death. He struggles to escape Felor’s dungeons unaware of the attacking troops outside the wall, and his freedom is brief when he falls into enemy hands.

Born the bastard son of a knight, Garrick has risen to become King Stephan’s best young commander. Garrick is made to serve his king, with his sword, with his service and with his body. But Stephan’s attentions wander to younger men and to dreams of the fae, who once roamed the land. Garrick wants to deliver Stephan victory in war, to win back his king’s attention and his love.

Will the pointy-eared lad he finds in the ruins of battle change his mind? Has he fallen in love with the very lad his king most desires?

4.5

Amazing

Book Cover

  • Well-done

Engagement

  • Memorable after I put it down for a few hours

Likes

  • That Stephan didn't force Blythe to become his lover/part of his harem upon capture
  • Blythe enjoyed his sex with Garrick so much that during orgasm, he literally glows and people also felt its echoes in the immediate area…lol
  • A king that's actually active on the battlefield is much more interesting than one who sits watching on a throne from afar while others do the work for him
  • That Blythe does not shy away from being angry and bitter at the fae king for abandoning his people when they needed him most
  • Oakes is helpful AND smart, and seems able and allowed to think for himself to problem-solve where possible; he offers a stable counterpart to the 3 main characters
  • The whole ghost army thing was really cool and definitely kept me reading
  • Seeing Blythe go from shy squire to ghost knight felt very rewarding; someone gave him a chance, and he more than rose to the occasion
  • Near the end, they switch roles in bed; I get tired of the less 'alpha' guy being the bottom without fail

Character Depth

  • Hip deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Happy

Grammar

  • Could use a better editor

Sex Scenes

  • Decently hot^
  • Decently sweet

Dislikes

  • When Blythe was shot with an arrow, it seemed like a contrived way to advance the plot; Garrick could have easily mentioned Blythe was fae and avoided the whole scene
  • There's a nonsensical vitriol for fae in this book; even harboring one will cause Felor to burn an entire village to the ground just in case
  • During the climax, how are two characters in a sword and dagger fight, and the villain is monologuing?! Did we learn nothing from <em>The Incredibles</em>? Also - NO CAPES!

Emotional Depth

  • Weakly emotional

Content Warnings

  • Non-con (attempted, main, one, present)
  • Violence (namely, war)
  • Character death (minor, multiple, past and present)
  • Abuse (phyiscal, major, one, past and present)

^Some sex scenes contain all 3 main characters

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