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Renege on a deal with a Dragon Lord, and become part of his hoarde. It wasn't easy raising three girls with Fae blood in the Outlands. If Kailigh wasn't busy chasing them out of the local taverns, she was busy teaching them to hunt, shoot and kill - to fight against flesh traffickers from the Cities, prowling town for girls to send to rich patrons. And now, with the youRenege on a deal with a Dragon Lord, and become part of his hoarde.It wasn't easy raising three girls with Fae blood in the Outlands. If Kailigh wasn't busy chasing them out of the local taverns, she was busy teaching them to hunt, shoot and kill - to fight against flesh traffickers from the Cities, prowling town for girls to send to rich patrons. And now, with the youngest shot and fighting for her life, Kailigh has no choice but to petition for the help of the Dragon Lord Maddugh, King of Coal and Mountain.Only he's no fool - he knows right away Kai isn't quite human. And three girls of courting age? He's not about to let them slip through his fingers when his men are wanting for mates with even a drop of magical blood. So she'll have to strike a bargain. He'll save her daughter's life, and help her hunt the man responsible, but he has a price. A price he demands Kailigh pay in flesh......

Title : the mountain king
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ISBN : 34384063
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Number of Pages : 334 Pages
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the mountain king Reviews

  • Mara
    2019-05-20 15:48

    As Katrina said: This was fun! It's a real piyy it's too short to be acceptable, there's no love at first sight nor mate stupidity, but characters would have improved with some more depth. Plus the ending seems rushed, so the first half was better than the second one.Still, I'm in for the sequel :)

  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    2019-05-02 08:39

    I loved itMore more more older woman with kids and a hot sexy alpha male that worships the ground you walk on. Give me more.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-28 13:30

    Story was as good as the cover yay!What a world and characters! The heroine is smart practical pretty talented and a mom. The hero is alpha intelligent and more stubborn than the heroine just. Looking forward to more in this world. I don't know if I want the next book to be more of the current couple or one of the daughters. Guess we'll find out, hopefully soon.Read through Kindle Unlimited but had to immediately purchase for my permanent library.

  • Christy deSade
    2019-05-04 11:00

    MediocreThe world building was lacklustre, the characters weren't very well fleshed out, the story was as predictable ad they come and the editing was spotty. This authour is a pass for me, even with free books.

  • Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
    2019-05-05 16:31

    This book had an interesting concept to it. I wasn’t too clear on the steampunkish-ness or whole technology bit. It just seemed rather vague to me. I’m curious to read more about the world itself and learn about the other creatures exiled on Earth.When it came to Kailigh I had a love hate feeling for her. When she wasn’t being contrary to be contrary and actually relaxed and gave in a little it was better for me. I know people where the phrase “cut your nose off despite your face” applies to them too well and so that amount of stubbornness just tends to annoy the hell out of me. I think of her as a character that is mostly good until she opens her mouth/mind. I also got tired of hearing how old she was, how she raised three girls, and the other stuff she did. Maddugh was an okay character I don’t get a lot when I think back on him so there isn’t really anything that sticks out about him for me. I’m curious to see how the other dragons start acting around the daughters, though I hope they get over being as prickly as their mom.

  • Katrina
    2019-04-29 12:55

    This was fun.

  • Airwreckah
    2019-05-07 17:00

    3.5- felt a bit abreviated

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-12 11:37

    Oh my gosh. This was a great read that I did not want to put down. I loved the fact that the two main characters were not yungyons and I loved the fact that their children were all extremely special and flashy individuals. Kailigh has spent the majority of her life working to make it so that her daughters would not have to worry about every little thing in life. Especially since she taught them how to fight and how to win against every male out there. To bad she did not know how to heal her children when her youngest is caught in a gun fight and is left to die from infection. That's where the lord of the mountain comes into play. Lord Maddugh is lord of the mountain, and he is one of the few people she goes out of her way to avoid. Maddugh is bored, there is no excitement and there is no change from the mundane. So when a feisty female who does not seem to be all mortal comes barging into his throne room things may finally be looking up. Especially when you add her daughters into the equation. This was s spicy book that you will not want to put down and this was yet another marvelous read by Ms. Alisyn. I can not wait to see what comes next in the series.... and I am really hoping that up next is Cin and the second son. I can not wait to see all of the potential couples in future books in this series. I absolutely loved it and so will you.

  • Hollie
    2019-05-15 11:53

    I really enjoyed how the heroine was a bit older then the usual in this genre. She had adult girls of her own and each were fascinating characters. They were strong willed, tough and independent. I loved how they were constantly going out on their own to resolve issues. The dragons were also fun and full of excitment. I liked all of the characters in this read and there was an abundance of them. Overall, I was very impressed with this book and will defiantly read the next installment. I also appreciate it being offered as a kindleunlimited.

  • Raina Collins
    2019-05-01 10:51

    Great beginning to a new series. To start, I love that the main character is a kickass and don't take any bs from men, older female. The fact she may be even more than she seems is even better. And the male that falls for her is in for a fight. Just wish she could see how beautiful she really is. There are some great scenes of beating the bad guys. It does get a little hot but at the same time it is never graphic. Can't wait for book two.

  • Wyrdness
    2019-04-29 10:54

    This ended up not being anything like the story I thought I was getting from the synopsis and what I did get managed to rub me completely the wrong way. I had issues with the characters, finding them all rather flat and one dimensional as well as in turns childish and unlikable. Both the main characters had excessive control issues and everyone seemed to give in to some seriously sexist "little women" BS mentality, even though dwyrkin women supposedly kick arse and take names so I don't know why Maddugh was treating Kai like she was made of spun glass and must be kept in a gilded cage for her own protection. (view spoiler)[Not that it would have done any good since the "scary" dwyrkin town/ castle was breached twice by two separate groups of armed invaders in as many weeks. (hide spoiler)]I also found the writing to be on the problematic side with many instances of there simply not being enough descriptive scene setting to know what was going on or to know who was even there. This led to several scenes where characters seemingly popped in and out of existence or time to slip and slide in unusual ways. For me the worst thing was the world-building being extremely shallow and lacklustre, with lots of points of interest being thrown out to me but then not receiving any further details to make me care. (view spoiler)[ We know there was a great war that ripped a hole between dimensions, but when did it take place? What was it over? What could possibly have caused such devastating effects? Did the war end because of the portals/ dwyrkin? If so why was that such a big deal for the "Domers"? Why did the portals later abruptly close stranding supernaturals in "our" world? Why did the dwyrkin lose some powers but not others? What are the dome cities? (Because if they were the self-sustaining eco-arks I was imagining then it makes no sense for them to crack open their seals to import coal when they had clean energy or to "sponsor" sex trafficking slavers who prowl the Outlands when they could just "disappear" any of the desperate flood of individuals applying to enter the city each year) Etc. (hide spoiler)]Maybe in a different time and place I'd be more forgiving with my rating, but it just happened to have the bad luck of being the first thing to catch my attention after a brief reading hiatus and then being a massive Not My Thing disappointment. Which isn't the story's fault, it is what it is, but knowing that doesn't make me enjoy it any more. However, I know there ARE many, many readers out there that like this sort of PNR. So if you enjoy controlling "alpha males" who like to throw their weight around and salty heroines that have stewed in their own bitter misery until they've grown cynical and jaded with the world, and you definitely enjoy them being angry at each other and having sex, then this may be just the thing you're after.

  • Handcrafted Librarian
    2019-05-20 09:32

    I've been working with coworkers recently on some steampunk themed events and I have a big passion for dragons, so seeing this cover was really intriguing! I figured what could go wrong with steampunk and dragons, then to read the synopsis and find out it's also an apocalyptic, paranormal, kick-ass heroine novel. Score!Kailigh has been living and raising her three girls in the Outlands successfully since she kicked her no-good husband to the curb. She's done what most women and many men for that matter couldn't, survive and thrive on her own raising three strong daughters that know how to shot, kill and stand strong when needed. But now that flesh traffickers have their sights set on her family and her daughter's been shot, she needs help. In this town that means Dragon Lord Maddugh, King of Coal and Mountain.Maddugh can't believe that Kailigh has lived in his town and he and the Dwrkin never recognized her for what she was. A mixed blood Fae/Dwrkin and hope for their species. No Dwrkin females live in this world since the portals closed, now Maddugh has a chance to negotiate with Kailigh for the endangered life of her daughter. Save her daughters life for a commitment of marriage and children from at least two her daughters and herself? That's not too much to ask, especially when he wants Kailigh for himself.This is a great combination of steampunk technology in an apocalyptic world and shape-shifting dragons (Dwrkin). I'm really looking forward to book two in this series!

  • Gwendolyn Thaggard
    2019-05-15 11:59

    Kailigh is a woman living alone with three daughters.They live in a mining town.Their surroundings aren't exactly friendly.But these ladies are as rough and tough enough to take care of themselves.When her youngest daughter is injured, Kailigh is forced to seek help from Maddugh, the dragon shifter that controls their area.Maddugh strikes a bargain with Kailigh, which requires she and her daughters to return to his home and choose suitable males to mate with.As the ruler, he is concerned about replenishing his ranks.And these unique women are just what is needed.They are all equally beautiful, equipped with have warrior skills, honor, and prowess.MAddugh is instantly taken with Kailigh, yet she feels it's a waste of time because she has three grown daughters and has no time or want for love. Maddugh is relentless in his pursuit, no matter how Kailigh tries to resist his charm.Her daughters are as different as night and day and have strong personalities.As does Maddugh's sons.This was a great book, looking forward to the next one to see how and if the daughters choose mates.

  • Monica
    2019-05-23 10:40

    Definitely different. Steampunk which I dont read too often. It had a sorta urban feel but its not a UF. I do agree with other reviewers that it needed to be more in depth. Felt rushed at the end. No character growth. We dont get to know the daughters at all. So, maybe the next books we do. Maddugh was interesting but it was really hard to tell his feelings a lot of times. Kai was a tough hombre and it was easy to forget she was a woman because of that. I think she should have been a little more soft not a lot just a bit. It had a plot but it fell flat and seemed a lot of dancing around it and no real end in sight. It says its over 300 pages but I dont think so. I'd say closer to 200. I did read it fairly quickly but yeah its not 300 pages noway. The book itself stopped at 87%. I might read the next one but I am not sure. Depends how quickly she gets the book released.

  • Elaine Kirby
    2019-05-22 16:38

    Very Good!This book was very good, fast paced with a lot of fight scenes.Maddugh is the Dragon King who has be feeling bored & is looking for some kind of excitement.Kailigh or Kai as she's called several times in this book has 3 daughters & 1of them is injured & without help that a regular doctor can't give will die.So, in order for her daughter to live she goes to Maddugh's castle & makes a plea & a bargain with him to save her daughter's life. He agrees but won't say what he wants until he sees her daughter; once he sees & saves her daughter & sees Kai's other daughters he tells Kai what he wants.&that is the beginning of Maddugh & Kai's courtship. This book has some not explicit sex scenes, lots of fight scenes between the good vs the bad guys, some snarkiness & a lot of dragons. I finished this book in a matter of hours as I didn't want to put this book down & I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

  • G
    2019-05-21 14:44

    Loved this book, even if the ending seemed a bit rushed and unfinished. I like the fact that Kai was no simpering female miss, but an older woman who'd had kids and endured in a town raising daughters and knew her mind and was strong. She made a bargain and kept it, looking all the while for the best of her kids.Maddaugh is no fool, a Dragon caught in this Earth zone with no way for his people to get back home, he knows a good thing when he sees it and the woman with fae daughters who could provide children and make his kind propperous again, he takes no prisoners and stuck his deal.Obviously nothing is easy and with rumblings in his coal mines, flesh traders trying to get at Kai daughters and sons who are preening etc, this book was fun and fast, makes me want the second one as soon as.

  • Laura
    2019-05-03 09:35

    Kai and her three daughters have magical blood and just the fact that they are women makes life tough for them. They are constantly dodging men who think they are easy targets and the flesh traders who are looking to take advantage in a different way. When her youngest daughter is fatally wounded she turns to the dragon shifter king for help. He agrees to help but the girls have to come to his home and make themselves available to be courted. Even though there are still threats some nefarious men, Kai becomes a little more open to the king and his courting.This was cute. I liked Kai and the girls, as well as the king and his boys. I thought there could have been a tad more world building but overall this was very entertaining.

  • Kalyee
    2019-05-02 13:52

    What a great suprise!I stumbled on this book while trolling kindle, since it was free I decided to take a chance. Honestly I didn't have high hopes, but I like dragons, and destopia style world building and kick butt heroines, so yolo.It was delightful! I loved that this book featured an older h, who is divorced and with 3 adult daughters. Kai manages to be strong and snarky without being ott perfect, she's stubborn but also very practical so I never felt like shaking the screen in her decision making. The H was classic "strong alpha", but wanted a strong adult woman and so , was happy to allow her to lead, and valued her opinions on matters.I'm so glad I picked his up, and can't wait to dive into the rest of this series.

  • BookJunkie777
    2019-04-26 11:30

    I am ashamed to say that this book has sat in my kindle unlimited pile since January. The Mountain King is a story of a woman, Kai, who considers herself past her prime but is strong of will, pride, and family. Kai is placed in two very difficult spots. One that would make her life easier but with unknowns and another that would tear her family apart. The story is entertaining, has plenty of action, and a few sensual scenes. I would have rated the book 5 stars but I didn't care for the abrupt ending. I also felt that there were too many side stories left untouched or unfinished. Some areas of the book could have used more detail or storyline but hey it was still a decent book that had me reading every spare moment I could sneak it in.

  • Susan Bartlett
    2019-05-18 11:39

    Good storyThe story wasn't bad, kept me interested and some parts were funny. I really liked how the mom was so independent and raising her girls to be the same. But to also accept that it's okay to have a partner to rely more on. When I chose this story I didn't realize the setting of time was so old, however some of the parts in the book didn't really fit that time zone. I will read the next one jus to see what or which girl is next.

  • Megan
    2019-05-23 12:42

    This book had potential, but at the end of the day it just didn't feel fleshed out. It didn't really commit to steampunk, or fantasy, or any other one genre, rather felt like a weird piecing together of many. I also felt like, for the first book in a series, the characters and world were not well enough established for me to really engage with them. I just felt a little... whatever... about the whole thing.

  • Alison Devonish
    2019-05-20 08:30

    the price to be paid Kailigh raised 3 beautiful girls and it wasn't easy protecting them so they learned from a young age how to survive and take care of themselves. Kailigh has never before depended on anyone but now that her youngest is hurt she needs to turn to the last person she would ever go to for help. But is she really willing to pay the price for his help, she will do anything for her children.

  • Nes
    2019-04-26 10:00

    Really tried to get into the storyThis book was recommended by an author I follow, sadly this Urban Fantasy was not for me, I never believed a relationship possible between the leads they didnt have chemistry and were extremely dislikable. The world building was interesting but nowadays this is not enough to hook you into a story sometimes I felt it dragged too much. I may try another book from this author, more in a contemporary setting

  • Kathy Zuercher Diveley
    2019-05-02 13:49

    Maddaugh and KailighKailigh's youngest daughter is dying. She was shot by a sex traffickers, who were trying to kidnap her. Kailigh can only save her by making a deal with Maddaugh the Dragon King. Many adventures begin between her daughter's and Maddaughs sons. Kailigh is a warrior in her own right and vows to avenge her daughter. But Maddaugh wants her for his queen, so he woos her unmercifully. Wonderful paranormal read !! Enjoyed this book tremendously .

  • Barbara
    2019-04-28 10:35

    I don’t usually read steam punk but I really loved this book. Love strong women in my stories and this one has four. Not only does the mother keep her family safe but she stands up to a dragon shifter, who comes from another world. I was in reader’s heaven. (Please forgive me if the last word offends anyone, but I couldn’t think of a better word.)

  • Karen Fisher
    2019-05-04 10:30

    What an awesome read!I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I freely leave this honest review. I loved it! Kai is the mother of three young women. I loved her strength and determination. I was cheating her on throughout the book. Highly recommend this one!

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-05-19 09:42

    A notably unique foray into the Steampunk Fantasy genre, Emma Alisyn has brought dragon-shifters into their own realm.Read full review in the 2017 September issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  • Liesbeth
    2019-05-13 13:40

    loved reading this story a different one than the other books I have read from you they where alle bear shifters. Love the feisty mother and her daughters and the hot dragon and his sons can't wait to read there Stories

  • Maddy Barone
    2019-04-23 08:57

    A nice twist on a dragon shifter and his mate story. The writing was good, the characters excellent. I love that the heroine was mature and able to take care of herself and had taught her daughters to do the same.

  • Shay
    2019-05-03 15:35

    Good readIf you are like me, you are looking for a book with humor, action and romance. With this book you get all a that and more so indulge yourself can't go wrong. Oh and the chars are strong and not wishy washy.....That alone is worth the read.