I’ve read each of the books in the Original Sinners series so far. The King is book six, otherwise known as book two in The White Years. If you haven’t read any of the other books, then please stop reading now as the only way I’ll avoid spoilers is to give a one sentence review 😉
The King, as you’ve probably guessed, is the story of Kingsley Edge’s early(ier) years. More specifically, the years that really shaped him into the kinky, empire-owning, influential man we’ve met in the other books.
When we first meet Kingsley in this book, he’s in a really bad place, existing on a diet of unprotected sex, alcohol and drugs. But when Soren walks back into his life after several years’ absence, everything changes. King is given purpose again, and decides that purpose is to open the ultimate BDSM club – a place where people of any sexuality, persuasion or kink can be themselves, and be safe at the same time. However, things don’t run smoothly – the building King sets his heart on has just been purchased by a reverend. And this is no ordinary man of God. Reverend Fuller runs a church that does a great deal more harm than good, which only steels King’s resolve to prize the building from his grasp, and get the man and his poison out of his city. With a wicked team behind him, King fights for his dream – and let’s just say it’s one hell of a ride.
I adored this book. I really enjoyed finding out more about Kingsley, filling in many of the blanks that have arisen over the series so far. He’s an incredibly intriguing character, and this book has actually made him my favourite. A real page-turner from beginning to end, The King is a fantastic addition to this legendary series of books.