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The Ruler

(Men of the North #2)

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Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect ...more
Kindle Edition, 347 pages
Published August 20th 2017
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Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
3 - 3.5 Stars

I liked this one, but definitely not as much as the first one.

The man vs. woman battle got a little old here and the book felt a little all over the place in certain aspects.

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Alex ♈
Nov 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: safe, strong-heroine
This series has an extremely interesting idea and plot.
Well written.

But since I read the blurb of the 1st book with the line ‘women rule the world’, I just can’t stop yearning for badass heroine.
This one was strong, but not the badass. The whole concept of 2 worlds it a bit overdone for my taste: females are pacifists and males are barbarians.

Nevertheless a very good read.

I assume my friend Kiki won’t be happy with their 1st sexy times. He almost forced himself on her, I didn’t like it. It wasn
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Julia
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Umaiya ✨Insignificant September✨

Going in, I didn't like Khan. At all. But I liked how much Pearl irritated and annoyed him and because watching him suffer soothed my soul, I decided to give this a go any way.

I liked it.
The MCs weren't my favourite couple and at times it did feels off-base-ish but I had a good time reading it.
The start did however annoy me since I was reading this with the first book still fresh in my head, there was a lot of repetition and when it's not the MCs holding your interest it can be a great deterr
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David Hunt
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Elin has done it again! There is nothing this author can not write about and make a fantastic story! Take two rulers, each with their own agendas, add a game of chess, spice with intrigue, blend with humor and wit, then garnish with first love! The story is at once spicy and sharp! The reader gets drawn into the story so fast you lose track of time! I really felt I could see the action unfolding as I read the story. The ability to describe scenes without going into tedious long winded detail is ...more
Raine
2nd in the series

I like how this series is moving along of the two different societies after a third world war called the Toxic Wars. In this dystopian society the majority of the world is mostly women and ruled by a council of women, however there are a few million men who inhabit Canada and Alaska who is ruled by a single male ruler. This book is about the male leader Kahn and a councilwoman who is taken hostage in the north named Pearl.
Teri
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MAN this author has pulled off some major whammies in her books and series but Khan, The Ruler of the Men of the North is completely off of the charts. There isn't magic. There are no shifters. There are only people and in the North Khan rules. Divided by a past and ignorance, false teaching, prejudice, lies and power. Pearl "sacrifices" herself and heads to the north with a head filled with all of that and more. Khan has his own preconceived notions and when this two meet it is . . . well it's ...more
Marie
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is a "drop everything and read" kind of book. I was glued to my kindle to see what would happen next. To be honest, I didn't think I'd like this book as much as the first since neither Pearl or Khan were favorite characters of mine. I couldn't have been more wrong! They both won my heart in this book and I think I may even like it a little more than the first now. Incredible interactions and dialogue between two very different, intelligent, strong people neither of whom will give up th ...more
kookyquinn
There's a line in this book where the hero asks the heroine how she can be so cold. I was like EXACTLY!

The heroines in this series are serious ball busters BUT I honestly feel the heroes need that - to an extent.

They're constantly making me wince and actually say "ouch" out loud lol

There's a method to the madness though and I'm happy with how each story works out.

I'm totally captivated by this world and the battle of the sexes debates that each book has contained.
Ezinwanyi
3.5 states.
Kahn and Pearl took a while to get going. The last half was much better and faster paced and I love the changes Pearl brought to the NMen community.
Wendy Douglas
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read this book for an honest review, mostly because I've read and loved all of Elin Peer's books. This was no exception! It was different, but the Men of the North series is unusual in that it's set 400 years in the future. The world building is exceptional and clever. Women rule the majority of the earth after men screwed it up one too many times. Except for the Northlands, formerly Canada and Alaska, where men are men and women are scarce.

The books began with The Protector, which
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Coco.V
Jan 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Four hundred years in the future, women control the world but Khan Aurelius, ruler of the last free men, is determined to take back the power that has been denied men for centuries. Outnumbered by far, he knows that women need to give up their power willingly and with one of their councilwomen as a hostage, he’s certain he can influence her with his superior male intellect. She is just a soft woman, after all.

Councilwoman Pearl has sacrificed herself t
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Gwen Samson
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book and loving meeting Khan. Very well written with a good storyline. Khan and his men remind of Scottish men. Big, proud and so very protective of women. I know because I married one.
Kindling Micky
DNF @10% Im just not feeling this and considering my feelings of just okay for book one, I don’t think I’ll continue with the series.
Nicki White
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is beyond fascinating, this book brings you up close and personal with a world that doesn't exist but does exist all at the same time. I found myself liking characters I disliked and disliking characters I liked. and the reversing it any doing it all over again multiple time. In the end I fell in love the story, that actual story. The idea that the two sexes can't co exist but are still so dependent on each other and what the other offers . The dialogue between the MC is so fascinating with ...more
Tam
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Add 5 more stars to Peer's literary universe!

This book picks up where book 1 left off and tells the story of Pearl and Khan. It also backs up just a little and tells what was initially going on with Pearl and Khan, while they were only background characters in book 1. In the beginning, Pearl and Khan are like oil and vinegar in that they don't mix well unless they are thoroughly shaken and forced to blend. Their relationship is a constant power struggle with each wanting their ideas and way of l
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⚜️Trea
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE AUTHOR PRIOR TO RELEASE THAT I DID NOT READ. HOWEVER, I ALSO PURCHASED A COPY AT MY OWN COST, WHICH I DID READ. I NOW VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THESE MANNERS DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series, I was eager to read this story, to the point where I pre-ordered it the second I finished that f
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Jennifer Hernandez
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This is only the second book by Elin Peer that I have read, but I am finding her to be an addicting author. She has a marvelous way of writing that hooks you in, even when the content makes you roll your eyes. Or if you are like me, you don't really like the characters. I hated Khan in the first book and my opinion only slightly changed with this book. He is still just as obstinate as he was in The Protector, but this book does give him some background as to why he acts how he does. From the pre ...more
Louise
This was one of those reads you just don't want to put down and having met Pearl and Khan in The Protector I couldn't wait to read their story. They turned out to be much deeper characters than I had expected, but were just as wonderful, believable and likeable as I had hoped.



Whilst this didn't have the same sexual chemistry/heat as The Protector, it focused a lot more on building relationships and compromising over differences. I loved that most of the angst in this story was not as a result o
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Alisa
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I believe the series gets better with each new book! This one focused on Khan and Pearl and the conflicts they faced as leaders of their people with their own set ideas and prejudices, who find common ground in their attraction to one another. I switched from being annoyed with one to annoyed with the other (side-eyes and eye rolls), to loving them both. The development of the story and the way their interactions evolved and reflected the evolution of their two nations was amazing. I had a hard ...more
Michelle Campbell
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was looking forward to reading this book after reading The Protector and it did not disappoint. I actually liked this more than the first book(probably because I was familiar with the characters) and had trouble putting it down.
As a matter of fact, during the scene later in the book where Pearl is addressing the council, I did not even hear my husband speaking to me....it is that compelling.
If you enjoyed the first book in the series, you will love this one. I cannot wait for the next book to
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Darcy
This one was interesting, it seemed a battle between Khan and Pearl. Both of them were up to the task and each one won different battles. The longer these two spent time together they seemed to rub off on each other and were able to concede some points. I liked their plan on how to potential bring down the walls between the two nations. The one thing that drove me nuts was how people in their communities didn't believe what Khan and Pearl was telling them, how things could change given the chanc ...more
Anabela Brito
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This is the second book in the series and the magic continues. Pearl and Khan are both rules on diferente sides of the "world", they are both head strong, both want the same thing for their countries, but have different views on how to get there. So there are a lot clashes along the way but love has a way of solving things and even tough alfa males can be known to have a tender side.
As always with Elins books the characters are well drawn out everything is explained and the story flows perfectl
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Karina Lopez
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loooove the intricate adventures Elin Peer always takes her readers on!
Set in the future circa 400 years from now, Khan is ruling The Northlands like a dictator. The north is 95% manly, testosterone driven men.
Pearl is a council woman from, well the rest of the world, which is run democratically by women.
By necessity Pearl offers her self in a hostage situation in the North. Khan takes it upon himself to protect her from all the other men, but two people who have a lot of presumptions about each
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Toni Shortsleeve
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent continuation of The Protector (Men of the North series).

This book offered more details about Khan and his relationship with Pearl, and their relationships with their own people. Loved the way these two opposites were really the same, and how they created the perfect set-up for the next book.

Fun, strong, believable characters with a great story line.

I can't wait for the next book!
Romaine Heart
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Khan is arrogant, cocky and he loves to tease Pearl with his sexual innuendos trying to make her aroused. It is so funny.
With male testrones floating in the air during a brawl, Pearl brings these men down to their knees. Pearl is a warrior who fights with her words.
Love the banter between the brothers of the Northlands.
I absolutely love this series! Great plot as two societies working together trying to unite. The characters are flawless.
Next Mentor book3.
Pinky
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what can I say about this book! Pearl has voluntarily agreed to swap places with Athena, priestess. She could not imagine how crude the men of the North could be. Khan, the ruler of North decided to become Pearl's protector. Because men there were not use to women since their world did not have women in their society.

Gradually, Pearl began to change Khan and he was changing her as well. They fell in love without realizing it! What a wild adventure they take us on.

I really loved this book.
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Brianne
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily received an ARC for an honest review. Awesome follow up to the first book in the Men of the North series. I love this book! We saw a little of Kahn and Pearl in the first book, and their story is even better than I imagined. Elin has a way of making this story not only wicked interesting, but believable. I was completely drawn into the Northlands and I am so excited to continue reading this series to see the rest of the amazing characters she has created. You will fall in love with ...more
Samone Chapman
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Elin, I must admit you've done it again by placing together the most unlikely; yet companionable couple such as Khan and Pearl. Their pairing is wonderfully interwoven amidst the yearning to gain the upper hand in this game of cat and mouse. Kudos for writing a wonderful and heart warming story.
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Being curious by nature, she likes to explore and can tell you about riding elephants through the Asian jungle, watching the sunset in the Sahara Desert from the back of a camel, sailing down the Nile in Egypt, kayaking in Alaska, and flying over Greenland in helicopters.

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Other books in the series

Men of the North (10 books)
  • The Protector (Men of the North, #1)
  • The Mentor (Men of the North, #3)
  • The Seducer (Men of the North #4)
  • The Warrior (Men of the North #5)
  • The Genius (Men of the North #6)
  • The Dancer (Men of the North #7)
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“We modern women appreciated a man’s brain much more than his muscles, and a man here in the Motherlands would never let his body bulge like that. It was disgusting to display masculinity when male pride, greed, and ego had been the reason for the Toxic War to begin with.” 0 likes
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