The Warlock King (The Kings #3) - Heather Killough-Walden Jason was first introduced to readers in Heather Killough-Walden’s Big Bad Wolf series. He wasn’t an endearing character in The Spell. As a matter of fact, he was the bad guy… and a very sinister one at that. He did everything in his very dark power to keep Dannai away from her mate, Lucas. Of course he didn’t succeed, but he obviously wasn’t destroyed either. In true Heather Killough-Walden fashion, his character was given a chance at redemption and by the end of The Hunt Jason had turned into a hero. I love it when that happens… *sigh* Of course there are some that still don’t and probably never will completely trust Jason. That just keeps things interesting though.Chloe falls on the side of not trusting Jason. Understandable, since she doesn’t trust any warlock. Finding herself drawn to him as strongly as she wants to run from him makes it even harder. The pull that these two have toward each other can’t be fought, and Jason has no intention of letting Chloe get away. Chloe doesn’t make it easy. Like all the other queens, she is strong and won’t bow to Jason immediately, King or not. She discovers all on her own that Jason isn’t who he seems on the surface.I’m really enjoying this series so far. It’s pulled me in just as fast as the Big Bad Wolf series did. Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that some of my favorite characters from that series make frequent appearances. The world of the Kings and the Wolves are intertwined and whether they like it or not, they need each other. One of my favorite characters in both series is Lalura. She is spry and feisty and she has no problem at all putting both the Kings and the Wolves in their place. The fun part is that when she speaks, they pay attention and the respect goes both ways.A lot happened in The Warlock King beyond just the romance between Jason and Chloe. Danger is lurking everywhere and not even the found queens are totally protected from it. A few more mysteries were solved in The Warlock King, but there are still more that need to be solved. Things aren’t necessarily as they seem and just when you think the danger has passed… Did I mention that Heather Killough-Walden is also notorious for the occasional cliff hanger? Yep, I never saw that one coming…. This installment of The Kings definitely took everything up a notch.Even though The Kings is a stand alone series, you should really treat yourself to the Big Bad Wolf series as well. The Warlock King made me want to start the series over again… at least from The Spell (which happens to be my favorite, by the way.) They aren’t all available independently any longer, but you can still pick up The Heat, The Strip, The Spell and The Hunt in a 4-book compilation from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.