• The Reluctant King

  • By: K’wan
  • Narrated by: Mathew J. Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,026 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The King family is on the political rise in New York City but must weather the violent storm wrought by their darkest secrets.

Meet the Kings, one of the most influential families in New York City. In the power circles of the movers and shakers, they are regarded as modern-day royalty. A politically connected father, a socialite mother, and three promising children: They look every bit the all-American family...but every family has secrets. Some darker than others.

Of all the children, Shadow is the least like the rest of the Kings. To call him soft wouldn’t be quite accurate, but he lacks the leadership qualities of his older brother, Ghost, or the ruthless tendencies of his sister, Lolli. Shadow is just...Shadow. Instead of accepting his role in the “Monarchy” created by his father, Shadow would rather spend his days chasing women and hanging out in the hood with his best friends, Fresh and Pain. He is totally oblivious to the perils that come with his last name - until danger introduces itself.

On the night of their mother’s 50th birthday gala, their father, Chancellor, is set to announce his plans to turn his political focus beyond his current position as a member of the city council. He has tasted the benefits that come with holding office and has the power and influence to make a serious run at climbing the political ladder.

The future is looking bright for the King family. That is, until the devil comes to claim his due and threatens to destroy everything Chancellor has worked to build. To survive the coming storm, each member of the royal family will have to make a sacrifice, even those who are reluctant to wear the crown.

©2021 K'wan Foye (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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Loved It
can't wait to find out the consequences and repercussions. A new family has been added to my book world. Yet again Kwan has reeled me in !

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Didn't like this story

Drugs, thugs, violence, murder, crimes, betrayal, vulgar language, explicit descriptions of sexual thoughts and encounters, and more. Needless to say, this just isn't my type of story. I certainly won't be listening to anymore by this author.

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it was cool..

a bit short but the book was good and a Clift hanger..narrator was good too

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OMG SO DAMN GOOD

I loved this book can't wait for book two.you did your thing thank you Kwan

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AMAZING!

Nothing more to be said. The suspense will get you! Can't for book #2

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NO!!

K’wan!!!!! NO!!!! How you gone leave me hanging like that? 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ Dang! I have no words! That was really good! I guess Shadow is gonna have to step up. Monster… SMH! Chatman is a real live hoe! Cliffhangers break my heart 💔but I can’t wait for part 2

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A very good read

he wrote a solid a story that's perfectly fit for the big screen "K'wan has done it again "

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Need Book 2

I cannot wait until book 2 come out. Please don't keep us waiting too long.

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I need book 2 please

This was fantastic book I really enjoyed it. The ending left me holding my breath and wanting more.

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Typical 5 star for Kwan

Once again a wonderfully written story can't wait for the next in the series.

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