The King and His Vigilant Valet Paranormal Princes, Book 3 Charlie Cochet LGBT, Paranormal, Shifters, Gay, Romance Independently Published March 31, 2020 138
The past has a way of catching up with you, even if you are immortal. I’ve spent thousands of years as the valet and companion to the powerful King of All Shifters. It has been my honor and duty to protect, serve, and advise him. I never intended to fall in love with him. My past is filled with death and bloodshed, but I never once regretted keeping Alarick safe. Now an evil I thought long gone has resurfaced, determined to kill Alarick and plunge the world into chaos. Saving Alarick means revealing the truth about myself. I don’t know what’s worse, failing to protect the king I love, or watching him turn away from me in disgust when he discovers what I really am.
As King of All Shifters, my powers are connected to the cosmos, and I have been around since the dawn of time. There are few things that can kill me. Unfortunately, one of those things has escaped its prison and is set to destroy me. The only weapon that can defeat this creature is the Scythe of Kronos, which has been missing for nearly as long as I have lived. When Jean and I set out on a quest to find the scythe, questions I had long ignored must now be answered. What is Jean’s connection to this evil? Why will he trust me with his life but not his secrets? As my most trusted valet, and my greatest friend, surely nothing that happens along this perilous journey can change what I feel in my heart for him. Or can it?
Review Chair and Senior Reviewer for the Paranormal Romance Guild
This Trilogy has ended and, although I am happy to have read Ms. Cochet’s series, I would love more. This wonderful world building Charlie has brought to readers. It hosts a mystical realm with every type of shifter with the Shifter King sending his Princely children on a quest. It is here, that they are to prove they are worthy of their crown.
We were left with a mystery in the second book, with what evil had been in the mountain. What was there that had Prince Bernd lose his father years ago? Then meeting again at his quest in book 2.
So here we see King of All Shifters, Alarack, and his long long-time companion and valet Jean learn more about each other in 138 pages than the many thousand years they’ve spent together. The story was a wonderful culmination of two lives that were devoted to each other over eons and their love becoming one!
Ms. Cochet in the pandemic we are in now, reading this was a tsunami of love!