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King of Thieves

(Demons of Elysium #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  18 reviews
There are worse things to lose than one s good name.

Belphagor can seduce demons with a look and bring angels to their knees with a single motion, but when it comes to being in love, the Prince of Tricks is out of his element.

At every turn, Vasily rebels against the discipline he claims to want, even refusing to use his safe word. But when Belphagor uses a scheme to shut do
ebook, 386 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Samhain Publishing
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
A much cleaner story than Prince of Tricks, in my opinion. I understand where Ms. Kindred was going with Beli establishing ownership of Vasya in Prince of Tricks, I just think it derailed the overall storyline which didn't happen here.

What I like best about Ms. Kindred's writing style is it's smart. She expresses her ideas clearly and injects some cheeky humor into tense, and in this case, depressing situations. King of Thieves centers on a very difficult topic-child slavery. The child slavery r

3.5 stars

Good lord there’s all kinds of stoopid going on in this. Belphagor loses some Dom status because of how he treats his ‘boy’ Vasily. He so easily uses him, plays confusing games with him, and places him in dangerous situations. And Vasy, poor lug, can’t take it. Sometimes he’s not the swiftest arrow, or he’s just very young. All this results in a lot of shouty pouty back and forths and hurt feelings. And breakups. And lovely making up.

There is a good plot. Beli is lured into a ring of se
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amber by: Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Ok, this book is one where I want to throw it across the room and yet eagerly turn the next page. The author is does an extremely good job of making me want to call both Belphagor and Vasily too stupid to live and yet further on in the book make their actions almost reasonable. This book is a mess of mis-communication, pouting, and martyrdom intermixed with perverts and bad angels that Belphagor is determined to take down. This book impressed me a lot simply by make the angsty mess of emotions s ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this erotic demon series. It's super erotic...but the characters are done well.
Alex Akira
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The second book of the ‘Demons of Elysium’ is a great addition to a terrific series, especially for those who like a little length to their adventure tales. ‘The King of Thieves’ is a delightful, episodic, enterprising love story with genuine emotional edge. Sexy airspirit demon extraordinaire, Belphagor, returns with his boy, the lovely firespirit demon, Vasily. The two demons are swept into a blackmail scheme involving abuse of young demon children and their subsequent rescue attempt sets off ...more
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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King of Thieves continues the emotionally explosive prequel to Jane Kindred’s amazing House of Ark’hangelsk trilogy. I don’t think it is possible to read King of Thieves, or you certainly lose the emotional impact, if you haven’t read Prince of Tricks. It’s even better, although not strictly necessary, to read the fall of the House of Ark’hangelsk, as told in The Fallen Queen, The Midnight Court and The Armies of Heaven.

But if you enjoy fantasy romance, par
Sandy S
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 29, 2014

"There are worse things to lose than one s good name. "

"Demons of Elysium, Book 2"

Belphagor can seduce demons with a look and bring angels to their knees with a single motion, but when it comes to being in love, the Prince of Tricks is out of his element.

At every turn, Vasily rebels against the discipline he claims to want, even refusing to use his safe word. But when Belphagor uses a scheme to shut down an underage brothel to test Vasily s limits, he l
I admit, I liked Prince of Tricks a bit more than this one for two reasons: it was a hell of a lot dirtier in the good ways and way dirtier in the unpleasant ways. I'll expand.

King of Thieves, the second book in Kindred's Demons of Elysium series, starts off soon after the first book, with airspirit demon Belphagor meting out pleasurable punishment to his submissive malchik Vasily after they've settled down after the first book's drama. But kinky bliss doesn't last long when Vasily refuses to us
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To say that I'm interested with the universe in the Demons of Elysium is probably an understatement. This series seems to have hit all the checkboxes in what I like in a book. That it is a series of a recurring couple, with awesome characters and hot sex scenes being the main ones.

As with Prince of Tricks, Belphagor seemed to find himself in a pinch and managed to hurt Vasily again. Being blackmailed by an onld acquintace, Belphagor must teamed up with Armen and infi
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Just when the relationship between demons Belphagor and Vasily seemed to be going heavenly, blackmail and an ill-conceived plan to save underage young men from sexual slavery goes awry and causes a rift between them that seems difficult to mend. In this fast-paced story that picks up right where the previous installment ended, and through numerous twists and turns where trust is always in doubt, readers are taken on a journey throughout the demon world and the mortal realm where villains are alw ...more
Belphagor and Vasily have moved on from thier blip in Book One, and Vasya continues to push Beli to his limits. BUT when Belphagor uses Vasya in a scheme to shut donw an underage brothel, Vasya is pushed to his. And it leaves both demons broken hearted but unable to try to fix it. When said scheme leaves Beli with a gunshot wound, hearts are opened and the true depth of their emotions AND the depth of the underage smuggling ring that spans both Heaven and Earth is revealed. Can their relationshi ...more
Becky Condit
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Trish reviews King of Thieves by Jane Kindred

TRISH’S OPINION: Belphagor is at the end of his rope. Vasilyis even more rebellious than usual, refusing to accept the discipline that he claims to want from Belphagor and not using his safe word at all. While he’s trying to figure out what’s wrong with his firespirit boy, a demon comes to Belphagor with a proposition-infiltrate a suspected underage brothel and gather proof in order to blackmail the wealthy patr
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Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was intense and I couldn't put it down. Really I am just wow. I loved the characters. This is the second book in the series and can be read as stand alone but I do recommend that you read Prince of thieves first.

I loved the action and fast pace of this book. It really kept me on edge and wanting more. I loved the ending even more. I would gush a little but I don't want to give anything away! Kindred has brought me into a world that I really don't want to leave. Oh and I love the
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I gave it 5 stars because I wouldn't want to change anything, and I don't have a single complaint. It was exciting, heartbreaking, thrilling and sweet, and the characters are just flawed and perfect enough for you to fall in love with and root for.
Review is in May issue of RT Book Reviews Magazine.
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jane Kindred is the author of epic fantasy series The House of Arkhangel’sk, Demons of Elysium, and Looking Glass Gods. She spent her formative years ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the Tucson sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. She now writes to the sound of San Francisco foghorns while two cats slowly but surely edge her off the side of the bed.

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Demons of Elysium (3 books)
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