Title: The Cursed King
Author: Abigail Owen
Series: Inferno Rising #4
Airk Azdajah, the rightful King of the White Clan, has spent hundreds of years being tortured by the false High King Pytheios. He may be free now but his dragon is no longer stable. When Angelika comes into his life, he wants her more than anything but is too afraid to take the chance.
This was a great conclusion to this series. Angelika has been the one sister we have barely learned anything about because she has been hiding with the wolves and hasn’t really shown any phoenix abilities. Angelika was a very compassionate woman who is determined to help unite the dragon clans and bring peace. I loved her dedication to helping people. She really cared about everyone, but also wasn’t afraid to kill someone if necessary. I liked that she was always supporting Airk, even when he was being dumb.
Airk is a man who has finally found his freedom but is still caged in a way. His dragon is unstable and he can’t shift because of it. It make him angry, antisocial, and, at times, very dumb. I liked Airk but I didn’t love how he was constantly pushing Angelika away.
The war against Pytheios finally ends. It was an action packed battle with a lot of casualties and near misses for both sides. I think it was a great ending and loved how the dragons gained allies and are changing for the good. I wasn’t surprised at all by how important Angelika ended up being in this battle because I always knew she was destined for more than hiding with the wolves.
Overall, this was a great ending for this series. I enjoyed seeing the four sisters fall in love and help bring together the dragons.
Trigger Warnings: Arik was held prisoner and tortured.
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