A dying kingdom. A fugitive queen. And the five knights who will fight to the death to defend them.
Lorelai D’Anjou’s life has never been easy. The sole survivor of a dark magic that destroyed her entire family, she has spent the last eight years caring for the ailing, impotent monarch who saved her life and claimed her for his own.
When the king is murdered by his selfish brother, Lorelai’s world is suddenly narrowed down to two choices: marry her husband’s killer, or die.
Now, she flees for her life, a fugitive in her own kingdom as she seeks allies to help her take back her stolen throne.
Thankfully, Lorelai is not without friends. The fierce, dashing knights of the Order of the Regent have always been loyal, and during her darkest hour, they come to her aid. Unfortunately, five knights are not enough to rally a kingdom, especially when assassins are nipping at Lorelai’s heels, and doubt is brewing in the hearts of Valliere’s great houses.
But Lorelai has never been one to give up, and she’s not about to start now. Especially when the alternative is not just death, but the end of the entire world as she knows it…
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Reverse Harem
Title: Order of the Regent
Series: Knights of the Harem #1
Author: Jasmine Walt + Melle Amade
Publisher: Dynamo Press
Source: Jasmine Walt
Who wouldn’t want to be a queen with a bunch of knights loyal to you? Lorelai already is one, but when danger decides to drive her out of her own home, it’s up to the knights to protect and serve her. They all must figure out how to take her kingdom back, but it’s more than just her kingdom that Lorelai and her trusted men must fight for.
It’s a slow burn for this reverse harem, and I thought it was appropriate. It let you get to know the other men as individuals instead of ‘the queen’s men’, and the anticipation always makes things sweeter. The whole thing seemed cool, but I felt disconnected from it. I don’t know why. I mean Lorelai was an interesting character, a young queen struggling to keep her ground against corrupt men, but the whole reading experience just felt like I was watching something through a thin sheet. A little distant, you know? The story often slowed down, and some moments were really good, but overall, I thought it was a book that put me on the fence. I feel like I’d get a better idea of these people in the second installment.