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AHHHHH the end of this book!!!! Gnawing at the bars of my enclosure for book 4 because no way I can survive not knowing what happens after that cliffhanger!!!! The middle portion of this book I found to be a little slower than the previous books, but the beginning & end (especially the end) made up for it! This book has all the best found family vibes, fated mates, a quest (I LOVE a quest) & lots of plot bombs that had me flipping the pages so fast to find out what happens next. I do wish some things were explained over more time & other things explained more briefly, but I had few complaints!! I really enjoyed this & am ecstatic for the next book!!!

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Thank you to Perfect (Grand Central Publishing) and Netgalley for an eARC copy of Fate of The Sun King in exchange for an honest review.

I was glad to see the progress of Lor's story and that there were still new things to learn about her and her family. I appreciate that when the author approaches the characters of Lor and Nadir, she does not say that they don't do mad things. Both characters make it clear that they are willing to tragic things for the right reason. I appreciated that it was not a Hallmark washing of ethics. I do think that some of the language that was used was too modernized for the era that this seems to be taking place in. Unfortunately it cheapens the writing for me because I don't feel as immersed in the "fantasy, castles, no electricity" of it all.

I will say that for some reason I thought that was the last book in the series and flipped back and forth from the last page yelling "WHAT?!". I will be waiting for the explanation in the next!

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Nisha!!!!! Why would you do that to us!!! I need book 4 asap. That ending had me in a chokehold and now I don’t know what to do with my life till November!!! Again I absolutely love this book. Nisha has a way of just sucking you into this world and it’s written in a way to where you can mentally see everything happening. The world building and the lore just make you feel like you are physically in the book and on an adventure alongside the characters. I am so excited for book 4 and to see what happens next for Lor and Nadir.

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Thank you Forever and Netgalley for my ARC copy of Fate of the Sun King. I devoured book one and when I saw this up for grabs I knew I wanted to get back to this Fantasy world. So upon approval, I picked up Book 2 and promptly realized I forgot 80% of book 1 that I read over a year ago. But as I continued on most of it came back.
Book 3 picked up right where book 2 had ended, and while this novel was very enjoyable at parts, I do not believe its for me. The multiple time lines, the vast amount of POV changes and the constant who are you again when they travel their world made for a lengthy read.

I do recommend this series to anyone who loves:
-multiple POVs
- past and present time lines
- fated mates
- slow burn romances
- on the page spicy scenes
- secrets
- hidden identity
-magic

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A fun, fast-paced fantasy romance installment in this series with a kickass heroine and a broody fae love interest. Bars, dark-corners, world-altering secrets and betrayals, what else could you ask for? The villain seems remarkably competent in this series, which is a pleasing development when there are otherwise caricatures opposing the main characters. Looking forward to the next and final book in the series!

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Fate of the Sun King by Nisha J. Tuli is the third book in Artefacts of Ouranos series. Lor, now in possession of the Heart Crown, must evade power-hungry rulers and unlock her magic to reclaim her family's legacy. As she battles enemies and her feelings for the Aurora Prince, she discovers the truth about the Artefacts, with her future hanging in the balance.

Fate of the Sun King was one of my most anticipated June reads! I absolutely loved Trial of the Sun Queen and while Rule of the Aurora King was slower, I appreciated it for the deeper dive into the characters' pasts. However, I had mixed feelings about Fate of the Sun King and it may be my least favorite in the series so far. The much-anticipated connection between Lor and Nadir felt disappointing and lackluster. The multiple POVs and subplots, though initially intriguing, ended up slowing down the story. I did enjoy learning more about Lor’s siblings, particularly their backstories and character development. Unfortunately, the pacing was extremely slow and repetitive, with too much planning and not enough action at the beginning, making the eventual action scenes feel underwhelming. Despite these issues, a few of the last chapters did manage to pull me back into the story and the book ended on a cliffhanger. I’m hoping the final installment in November will have a great conclusion to the series.

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This was such a wonderful book 3! I loved the writing and the story and I could not put it down! I cannot wait for the next book!

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Thank you NetGalley and publisher for the eARC of Fate of the Sun King in exchange for an honest review. I was looking forward to this release SO much because I absolutely love and adore Nisha and all her writings. This book was a 3.5-4 star read for me though (usually all of her stuff is a 5/5 star). I had a difficult time staying engaged with the story, even though I love the characters. I will continue with the series and read Tale of the Heart Queen once it is released, especially after the cliffhanger ending.

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Thank you so much to Forever and Netgalley for providing an advanced copy of this! All thoughts and opinions are still my own.

One of my most anticipated sequels of the year and it definitely didn't disappoint!

I started this series earlier this year and have completely fallen head over heels in love with it. This is a great twist on some classic fantasy romance themes and I'm wholly addicted.

I don't want to go into too much detail since this is so far into the series, but I love how the relationship, magic, and world is developing. This had so many twists and turns that I didn't see coming and I can't wait to see how it all wraps up in book 4!

I'm so glad we're getting books 3 and 4 so close together because I truly don't know how I'd wait a year for that conclusion 😅

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I really enjoyed the character development, especially with Gabriel. And the declaration of love between Lor and Nadir was fantastic—I've been eagerly anticipating that moment. However, I find the series as a whole to be rather mild. Books 1 and 2 were just okay for me, so I wasn't sure what to expect from book 3. Given its title, "Fate of the Sun King," I was hoping for more focus on Atlas, but he doesn't appear much until the very end.

The biggest issue for me was the plot—it felt scattered and left some plot holes. Hopefully, these will be resolved in Book 4.

Thank you NetGalley for providing this ARC!

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I think I died after reading this one. I need the next book like NOW. This plot line is 🔥 and the moment I was waiting for FINALLY happened! IYKYK. 😏

My heart had all the emotions while reading and I loved seeing the stories of the other characters more. The twists and turns of this story kept me wondering what the hell else could happen!

The imagery was astounding, the multiple POVs were so good, and seeing the backstory of the first rulers of Ouranos was my favorite part! I love how Nisha brought each character to life and they all hold a special place in my heart (except for a certain Sun King 🤦🏻‍♀️ )

If you haven’t started this series, you NEED to. It’s got all the best elements of popular fantasy series but put into its own little world. Really can’t explain how perfect these books are without spoiling everything!

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Thank you, NetGalley for this eARC in exchange for my honest review. I love Nisha Tuli's writing and this series even more. This was an incredible third installment of this series. The tension, the banter, ugh. SO GOOD! She always leaves you with questions that you just NEED to be answered. I can't wait for book four!

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Fate of the Sun King by Nisha J. Tuli is an enthralling third installment in the Artefacts of Ouranos series, following Lor as she navigates the perilous journey of an heir on the run. With the Heart Crown in her possession, she must unlock her magic, reclaim her family's legacy, and confront her feelings for the Aurora Prince, Nadir. The story beautifully explores the resilience and deep bonds of Lor, her siblings, and their allies as they uncover ancestral secrets and face relentless enemies. The book ends on a heart-wrenching cliffhanger, setting the stage for an epic showdown. Tuli's masterful storytelling, complex characters, and diverse representation make this a must-read fantasy romance.

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This series truly gets better and better with every release! I enjoyed the first two books plenty and gave them a solid 4 stars, but THIS hit in every way I wanted to and felt like it brought the entire story up to its true potential for me.

We pick up right where we left off from book two, and Lor is in the thick of learning about her powers and her mysterious family history. We also jumped around a lot in terms not only POVs but also time periods, going back further than we ever have before to an age that was largely a mystery. I LOVED this so much, it made Ouranos all the more richer of a world, with more complex characters and variable motivations. There are some villains that have firmly remained power-hungry villains who you can do nothing but hate, but we also learned about some of the more human sides of our adversaries in some moments. In that same vein, Lor learns about the less-than-admirable sides of her ancestors, and has to grapple with how these past events will color every decision she makes from here on out.

And we MUST talk about the romance: I'm trying my hardest to avoid spoilers but let me tell you, this love story between Lor & Nadir has been the slooooooowwwwesst of slow burns... But the PAYOFF, the payoff was so incredibly worthwhile. These two have grappled with so many difficult feelings, so much hurt and trauma, and so many political barriers to feeling the way they know they feel. I loved loved LOVED how well Nisha J. Tuli explored all of these difficult facets of their relationship and their past, and I think it made a ton of sense (given Lor's life thus far) that they took as long as they did to reconcile with their feelings. These two were absolutely swoon-worthy in this book, both in terms of spice/tension but ALSO in the way of love and devotion. It just struck the most, most perfect balance.

Lastly, I have a bone to pick about THIS FREAKING CLIFFHANGER. I saw the % creeping up on my kindle and just thought "there is no way she will leave us here," but oh man.... she did. She did that. And I'm going to be frantically searching for answers until the next release drops!

Thank you so, so very much to the author, Forever, and NetGalley for this eArc. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on the sequel!

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This series has me in a complete chokehold and I absolutely LOVED this third installment. I saw great improvements in the mysterious POV choices when compared to Rule of the Aurora King as I wasn't bored during each alternate POV. I think Nadir and Lor's romance unfolded brilliantly and I can't wait for book 4!

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This series just keeps amping up the intrigue and drama… I love it! Definitely keeps me coming back for more! And that cliffhanger….. dang woman why you have to go ripping out our hearts like that! Can’t wait for the conclusion in November!

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Wow what a way to end on a cliffhanger! I like how the spice picks up in this third book. The character development is growing more complex and I had to really take my time to read and process exactly who all the characters were and what part they play in the different worlds. That aside, the storyline is captivating and creative. I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this one and look forward to the finale in book four!

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This book!!!! I have loved Nisha J. Tuli's writing since I first read Night of Heart and Fire, and that love has only grown as I worked my way through her titles. Fate of the Sun King solidified her as a favorite author of mine for SURE.

Nisha writes with such an easy pacing and diction that defines each character's voice so clearly. It's impossible not to slip away into the worlds she creates. As Lore and Nadir's story progresses and their found family grows and becomes more complex in its weaving, the plot for The Artefacts of Ouranos becomes ever more captivating. There is tension, banter, joy, and utter devastation on these pages and the ending is *chef's kiss*. I hated and loved it in equal measure.

This is an easy five stars for me and I cannot wait to find out what happens next- my only regret is having devoured it in a single day.

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I need book 4 and I need it now. I freaking loved this return to Ouranos. I wanted to savor it and then read the last half in a day! Getting Gabe’s POV was everything. Nadir and Lor, you can do no wrong. And you will continue to do no wrong from now until the evanescence claims you. Right? RIGHT?! Anyways. November needs to be here yesterday.

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Absolutely loved this book. Semi-spoilers ahead!

I just did a reread of the first 2, so I would be fully prepared for this book and it did not disappoint. We learned SO much in this book, but got just as many questions. The pacing was perfect and I loved the character development as well. I enjoyed seeing Willow start to come into her own and Lor finally allow herself to open up. I KNEW there was more to Gabriel and I’m so glad we got more of his story as well. I really enjoyed his POV. The Sun King’s secret was definitely unexpected. I knew he was up to something, but it wasn’t that. Made me hate him all over again.

Can’t wait for book 4! Thank you to NetGalley and Forever for the ARC.

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