The Dark King Reviews




After completing The Dark King we thought we’d let you all know what we thought of the second instalment of the The Fae Trilogy.

Here’s a collection of reviews from the Fae fans around the world.


The second part of the Fae trilogy does not disappoint. Picking up the story a few months after the end of Fae, The Dark King follows Devilyn as he continues to push away his on true love, Caroline the Light Queen while accepting what the Fates have in store for him.

With evil closing in from all sides, and a new boy in town competing for Caroline’s attention, Devilyn is torn between light and dark. When Caroline learns the truth of her background she refuses to let Devilyn push her away and accept their love.

The Dark King is full of different threads, twists and turns that are surely leading up to a finale where everything comes together.

– Elaine, UK


The Dark King had me hooked from start to finish.

After the ending of the first book, I knew the second in the trilogy would be just as breathtaking with plenty of anticipation and a climax!

With new characters and old, ones I love to love and ones I love to hate, I enjoyed spending more time getting to know them all through CJ Abedi’s addicting series.

In a book that made me laugh and cry, it’s a must read for any fantasy book lover.

– Zoe, UK


The Dark King picks up where FAE left off,  Devilyn assumes his role as King, but his heart is not in it,  how can it be when all he can think about is Caroline.  He’s still as swoon worthy as he was before, brooding, tormented, and confused. I feel on love with him all over again but at the same time, I felt sorry for him.  He has the great responsibility of the throne, but he knows that means being away from Caroline

He’s still making decisions that he feels is best without consulting Caroline, so for most of the book, they are operating around each other like strangers!  Caroline still has feelings for Devilyn but feels as if her memories have been a dream.

Caroline seemed a lot stronger in this book.  She’s less willing to put up with Devilyn’s moodiness.  She loves him, and although the pieces are a but fuzzy, it seemed liked she slapped some sense into him!  Thank God, all you’re going to want is for these two to be together.  Not even the temptation of a handsome new stranger keeps Caroline from Devilyn!

I highlighted most of the book, everything that came out of Devilyn, Caroline, Odin, and even Alderon’s mouth I loved!!! I didn’t appreciate Odin’s wisdom and his love for Devilyn in FAE.  There are some foreshadowing moments between Odin and Devilyn that had me in tears! Alderon is still on his campaign to destroy Caroline, Odin, and Devilyn.  He has the help of a few new characters who run a muck, causing all types of havoc, with a promise of more to come in book 3!

The feels you will have while reading this book…I’m so glad I had a support system via FAE Trilogy UK and FAEnatics SA! From the minute I began this book, I was swept away into the magik, that I don’t want to end!  I. CAN’T. WAIT. for book 3!  The Dark King is another masterpiece from duo CJ Abedi!

– Jaclyn, USA


The pace was fast, filled and exciting from the start. After the abrupt ending of Fae I was very excited to see where the story would lead and how the actions of characters from the first book would pan out. I knew from the first book that I loved the character of Devilyn but it was interesting to see how his character had changed from how he had been in the earlier book, one thing that hadn’t changed though was his love for Caroline.

In this book Devilyn is trying so hard to stay away from Caroline now he has become the Dark King but as Fate would have it eventually their paths would cross. As per the end of the first book, Caroline has no memories of her time with Devilyn and has started back at school a long with her friend Teddy. Through actions out of both of their grasp, Devilyn’s path crosses over with Caroline’s as yet again he does everything in his power to keep her safe from the Dark and even from himself.

There are new characters introduced as well as the growth of the characters from the first book, The Dark King is bound to keep you entwined deep within the story of Devilyn and Caroline and their struggles against their Fate.

– Sam, UK


On finishing the first book of The Fae Trilogy I was left on tenterhooks waiting for the second book. I was lucky enough to receive a copy to review two weeks before the release and started reading within minutes.

The book picks up, with pace, from the start and like the first book follows both Caroline and Devilyns point of view.

The mythology throughout the book is so well researched, it makes the story more ‘real’.

I fell in love with the characters again, cried, girly giggled and may have even shouted at the Kindle on more than one occasion.

A brilliant second instalment which has left me waiting in anticipation for the final book.

– Dani, UK


There are not enough words in the English language to describe how much I loved this book.

Devilyn Reilly has now crossed over to the darkness and become “The Dark King. It consumes him but there is that tiny ray of light called…Caroline Ellis. As much as he tries to forget her, he can’t!
Caroline, heir of the Light Fae, is struggling to survive without the love of Devilyn. In typical teenage manner, the moods between the two of them change constantly! She loves him but is trying to move on. He loves her but won’t be with her as he is now Dark. You want to take these two and say in Cher “Moonstruck” fashion…”SNAP OUT OF IT.”

We meet some new characters in this book which cause tension and trouble, but of course the old one’s return. Odin gives his ever loving advice to Devilyn. And Dana returns to try accept what cannot be. And, *MAJOR SPOILER ALERT*, Alderon is BACKKK! *FAINTS* You have to read to find out how!

We see a lot of development of old characters including Tara, Devilyn’s mother! The scenes with her and Devilyn will give you the feels!!!
Out of the two books in the FAE series so far, this is the best! I don’t know how CJ Abedi managed to top FAE, but they did!
Cannot wait to read Book 3 but also don’t want this series to end. *sobs*

– Kerry-Ann, SA


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