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The Unseelie King

(The Kings #6)

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Lord Caliban, the Leanan King, the Unholy King – the Unseelie.

“The doors of his castle opened before him of their own accord. In the Unseelie Kingdom, every soul recognized his, as an animal sensing an oncoming earthquake or the rumble of a mighty storm. Ears perked and stone listened, and doors opened to make way. The sound of boots on stone echoed in the vast emptiness o
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Published December 22nd 2014 (first published December 17th 2014)
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Stephanie
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I hate spoilers...Heather has a way with her stories. They suck you in and keep you tied up until the epilogue where you get spat out. She came through yet again with another amazing King story. Heather has never disappointed her readers in any of her books. She truly is an amazing storyteller.
Douglas Meeks
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This really is kind of finishing up things that were started in the previous book The Seelie King: The Kings, Book Five but stands on its own pretty much but it grabs you from almost page one and the action hardly slows down.

Minerva the sister of the now Seelie Queen is possibly the most powerful fae alive or at least one of them but she is out of control at the beginning of this book and the Unseelie King already knows she is destined to be his queen, what he does not know is how he will ever g
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Gaele
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Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4

Not having read earlier in the series, the world is one in which thirteen kings shall ultimately battle it out for supremacy (I think), and each book introduces a new King and his Queen, while their rise to prominence is detailed. A bit of an ongoing thread from the earlier title, this story focuses on Minerva and Caliban: she sister to the current queen and possessed of a rare fae talent as a wisher: he, brother to the King and possessed of
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Man, it's been four or five years since I've read the earlier books in this series and I couldn't for the life of me remember what happened in those books. I probably should have went back and re-read at least the last book, but I was being optimistic. Luckily, I was still entertained even though my memory failed me.

The gist, and what I could remember, is that there are 13 kings, each of the paranormal variety. After centuries of life, the kings are finding their fated mates one-by-one. Each boo
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Rbette1299
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the King series! It is unusual for me to read a series where the chase and ultimate H/h happiness is a given in each book, however HKW gives us fascinating Kings and Queens each unique in their personality and with special magical gifts. Each King/Queen story is gripping because while we know there will be a joining by book’s end we don’t know how each unique K/Q pairing will fit and the overarching plot of mysterious supernatural powers trying to kill or steal power from the Kings and Qu ...more
Dawn Chambers
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Missed Opportunity

Don't get me wrong. I'm reading the whole series and enjoying the stories, but the Grammar Geek in me is dying inside. The wrong words. Omitted words. Frequently awkward sentence structure. These things stop me abruptly and kill the fantasy. It's gotten worse with each book in the series, which makes me think there's no one editing, or at least proofing, the author's work.
Chelle
Jan 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I love this series. Having fallen for Avery i couldn't wait for this series i couldn't wait for this book. Sadly it was as let down.

Yes they were destined to be together but beyond that there was no romance and no understanding of why they fell for each other. And Cal was the first king that i actually couldn't care less about
Paula
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-paranormal
The sixth powerful queen has entered this game of Chess. Another great story in The Kings series.
Tasnima1329
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
I've been meaning to read this series for a while and completely forgot about it untill I found it on a list of Urban Fantasy NA books.

I decided to read this book first because I really wanted to read a good book of Fea romance, sadly this was not as good as I had expected it to originally be.

The first half of this book deserved 5 stars. I loved Minerva at the begining. She was strong, powerful and as far as I knew uncaring. She did not care what Caliban thought of her, she did not care at all b
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K.K.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not my favourite book of the series. The prologue and the first chapter started quite promisingly. However, the whole story fell flat for me throughout the book and only got better at the very end. The couple were also not one of my favourites. Similar to the story, I thought that their chemistry was rather bland. Again, I didn't know why this couple and the former ones were like this. Typical destined couple just fell in love simply because they were fated together and because they were simply ...more
Theresa
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Seelie King’s brother: Caliban and the Seelie Queen’s sister: Minerva hit it off, as Caliban has to protect her from herself and someone trying to kill her.

I found a lot to like in this story. I always like scenes that show the world around the story so Minerva’s tour around the Unseelie kingdom and their castle was interesting.

I’m glad the fire imp Pi was back but since he can go almost everywhere I not sure I could trust him to keep secrets. And I like Drummar and Poppy. Can’t wait to fin
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Slyist1
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great series to get into.
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This was so good. I enjoyed it a lot. This book had everything I love - lovestruck unapologetic villain, my beloved Unseelie and hot, dark romance.
Tina Knippa
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book confused me I first. But I ended up loving it.
Gowri
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One kick ass heroine
Kay
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best book in the series so far.
Angela Goodrich
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that I feel sorry for all of Killough-Walden’s fans who read The Seelie King and then had to wait eight months for the release of The Unseelie King because I could barely wait the five minutes it took my Kindle to download and open the book. Okay that’s an exaggeration … it probably took a minute and that was too long of a wait. While it’s true that I have wanted the next book in the series each time I finished reading an installment, the fact that books five and six are so closely ...more
Monica
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel I should start off that my reading this book was WAY different than I normally approach the others I have read in the series. I have no clue as to why but it was different. I bought in December shortly after its release 2 days I think. Then I didnt read it right away because I think I was currently reading another book. Then I started reading this and got to chapter 2 and stopped. I didn't pick it back up until yesterday. Its weird right? Anyways, after I picked it up I couldn't put it do ...more
Melvina
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I have loved this series from the very beginning, and that's where you need to start to fully appreciate and understand the complexities of the storyline in this book. With each book we delve deeper into a plot that has me intrigued and fascinated, with characters that are both complex and interesting. No two characters are the same and Caliban and Minerva are no exception. They are complete opposites and even though she is unaware of what the true nature of their relationship ...more
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Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
I'm not surprised that I loved this book. I have loved every book that I have read by this author and I have read almost all of them.

Continuing in The Kings Series we now get to Caliban - The Unseelie King and Minerva - A wisher and Caliban's Queen.

This book dark and engaging. I could not put it down and I was sad when it ended. I'm not saying it was a sad ending I was just so into that I didn't want it to stop. This has been a great series so far and I can't wait to see what the author comes
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Tiffany
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr, favorites
This one has become my new favorite over Goblin King and Phantom King. Caliban really took his time getting Minerva to trust him and take her place as queen. Minerva went thru her own journey of learning to trust herself, have faith in other people, and not become jaded. She's suffered so much from losing her parents, dealing with her true identity and overwhelming powers. She easily could have went evil and that's hat I loved about this book too. It's okay to have a dark side- it can make you p ...more
Kimberly
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!

This is an amazing tale. How do you take the legendary bad, evil side of the Fae world, especially its King and make readers sympathetic and cheering for his success? I don't know but Heather managed to do just that. You have a woman who comes suddenly and painfully into her full and awesome powers yet she had no idea who she truly was. Ingrained in her DNA is the genetic memory of her true self and the race she comes from. And she's angry to put it mildly. Unlike the last book, with her sis
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Carole
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Unseelie King (The Kings Book 6) (Kindle Edition)
Yet another spell binding episode of The Kings. Magic galore throughout the book as the darker side of fae lore is told in The Unseelie King.
Heather Killough-Walden once again brings to life these fantastic characters and shares with us the sometimes difficult task that each King in turn has to face to bring his destined Queen onto the table.
Also we are given a teaser as to the future Kings we will meet when it is time for us to read their sto
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Julissa Tavarez
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
And she did it again! Of course it's not a surprise Heather Killough-Walden is a gifted author. The Unseelie King, what can I say, it turn out to be one of my favorite between the 13 Kings. Love Lord Caliban, he is full of mysteries, darkness, Power and most important pure love for Minerva. Love Minerva personality way more then Selena's, and when they come together as King and Queen of the Unseelie Kingdom is wonderful to see how to great powerful personality find common ground. Oh! The secrets ...more
Andrea
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book yesterday, or should I say, early this morning?!
Heather has written this 6th instalment of The Kings series and, yet again, I couldn't put it down.

The heroine, Minerva Chastaine, is feisty, yet in a way fragile. She doesn't give up, I don't think, though in some s
ituations it may seem to be the case. She just needs to find her way after a difficult life feeling too much, literally.
Our King, Unseelie monarch, Caliban, is an alpha male in every way. He treats Minerva with
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Nereid
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: heather-s-books
This is such a great series and I enjoyed reading the latest instalment about the latest King finding his so called Queen. Having said that I found their courtship to be a bit stilted at times and did not quite believe their relationship compared to the other Kings. I liked the concept of the Unseelie King but would have preferred a bit more mischief and mayhem as she was not in any real danger until almost the end of the book. Having said that the story still kept me interested until the end an ...more
Georgia Flythe
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
After book 5 in this series, I was almost ready to give up. The story lines were mangled and unfocused, and I was losing interest in the romances. But this book was a great read that cured many of the problems. The author focused us back on the main story line of the kings finding their queens and did a great job of bringing the bad guy into the action.

If you have struggled with the past couple of books in this series, it is worth it to give this one a chance. And the set-up for the next book w
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Kirby Tails
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sixth book in The Kings series did not disappoint. The main characters Minerva Trystaine and Caliban were introduced a little bit in the previous book. I was looking forward to seeing these two get together. I liked seeing that some of the other Kings and Queens made an appearance in the book. I can not wait for the next one in the series. This is one of my favorite series. I buy the next book the minute it comes out.
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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website ...more

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