King of Ruin by May Sage – A Book Review

Posted August 10, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

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King of Ruin

(Lords of Sidhe – Book 1)

by May Sage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fantasy Romance
Available on Kindle and in Paperback

Down and Dirty

Very intriguing start to a Fantasy Trilogy that plays with Gods, Fae and Free Will. Well written.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

They say the fae used to take the most beautiful maidens and make them their brides. 
They lied.
What they do with them is much worse. 

After the seven lords of Sidhe are massacred in one day, the thrones of the fae realm pass down to their heirs.
The Iron Circle remains leaderless, as its true lord lives in another world.
The nobles of the realm will find the heir, and they will destroy him.
Or her.

West, in the Silver Circle, a new lord has taken the throne.
A warrior who never hesitates to crush ants for the good of the world.
A man whose rule will change the fate of their realms.

Melpomene has never known where she came from, and after centuries, she’s stopped caring.
Until the fae take her, dragging her to a land where bloodlines and power is everything.
To survive, she needs to embrace the monster buried inside.

Lords of Sidhe is a fantasy romance trilogy. 
Note that while it is unsuitable for sensitive or clean readers, there is no trigger warning.

Thoughts on King of Ruin

This is a novel that takes a woman, several centuries old, and transports her to the fantastical and dangerous land of Sidhe… another planet. It’s part technological, part fantasy and all fae in an adventure that seems to be about discovering who the girl really is.

Part of me thought this would be a darker read, though I am not 100% certain where I got that impression. Perhaps it was the cover? The title? Either way, it’s not dark at all, in fact, it ends on a rather uplifting note and offers hope for the main characters.


  • Great FMC!
  • Interesting world building.
  • Flows well.


  • Little easy to figure out what, or who, she really is.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



4 out of 5 Stars

A decent book that starts out a new series that promises to be rich with fantastical politics and danger. It’s not on Kindle Unlimited, but the price point is reasonable if you wish to fill your eReader.

Published June 6th, 2019

216 Pages

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