Rule of the Aurora King (Artefacts of Ouranos #2), by Nisha J. Tuli

The Book

Rule of the Aurora King
Series: Artefacts of Ouranos
Pages: 512
Age Group: Adult
Published on 10/19/2024
Publisher: Orbit Books
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A Court of Thorns and Roses meets Gild: Rule of the Aurora King is spicy romantasy sequel to Trial of the Sun Queen, perfect for fans who love slowburn enemies to lovers, high heat, forced proximity and fated mates.

Freed from the golden clutches of the Sun King, Lor now finds herself in the hands of Nadir, the Aurora Prince. Convinced she's hiding something, he's willing to do whatever it takes to make her talk. But Lor knows the value of secrets-she's been keeping them her entire life-and she's not letting hers go without a fight.

When Lor and Nadir team up to search for a lost item that holds the key to her past and her future, she isn't sure if she can trust him. All she knows is she won't fall for his promises and make the same mistakes again.

Lor also hasn't forgotten her vow to destroy the Aurora King. As Atlas hunts her across Ouranos, Lor plots to bring down the Imperial Fae who took everything. But she soon realizes that the future of the continent is about so much more than just her shattered legacy.

Rule of the Aurora King is spicy romantasy sequel to Trial of the Sun Queen, perfect for fans who love slowburn enemies to lovers, high heat, forced proximity and fated mates.  

My Review

Rule of the Aurora King is the second book in the romantasy series Artefacts of Ouranos, written by Nisha J. Tuli, and which was picked for publishing by Orbit Books; direct sequel to Trial of the Sun Queen, we have a spicier novel that further explores the world of Ouranos and the lore behind the Queendom of Heart and Lor's grandmother, while having a slow burn enemies to lovers romance plot.

Lor is now in the hands of Nadir, who is convinced that she's hiding something; the Aurora Prince is willing to force her to talk. Lor is conscious of the value of the secrets, so she will fight against everything to keep them; and after a long time, they finally team up despite their mutual distrust to search for the mythical item that was shown to Lor by the Sun Mirror.
But that is not the only danger that Lor will have to face, as Atlas is still searching for her; she's determined to not get captured by the fae. Together with that, she's still planning to take down the Aurora King and make him pay for the pain inflicted on her family and her.

As said before, in this case, the story will put a great focus on the relationship between Nadir and Lor; while Lor is determined to not fall for another fae, she cannot avoid slowly developing a crush on him. And the same can be said from Nadir, who is attracted by Lor's strength; a forbidden relationship that will gift us really spicy moments. I have minor gripes with how Tuli portrayed the progress, and personally I didn't like how Nadir insists on calling Lor "Inmate" all the time, even after knowing the truth behind her incarceration.

Pacing was slower than in Trial, taking more time for developing parts of the world that were previously ignored, adding an interesting past-POV that gives us an insight into Lor's grandmother. The Aurora Kingdom is quite different; and the ball scenes are simply incredible.

While it wasn't at the same level as Trial of the Sun Queen, Rule of the Aurora King is a good sequel that expands the world and that puts more spice into the romantasy; setting all for the forthcoming Fate of the Sun King. 

The Author/s

Nisha J. Tuli

Nisha J. Tuli

Nisha J. Tuli is the bestselling author of Trial of the Sun Queen—the first in the Artefacts of Ouranos series—which became a BookTok hit thanks to her amazing fans. The originally self-published series was acquired by Forever Publishing and Orbit UK in 2023, and will soon be published in 15 other languages around the world. 

She's also the author of Heart of Night and Fire, a South Asian-inspired fantasy romance and the first in a four-book series. Look for her rom-com debut in 2025 with NSFW (Not Suitable for Work), a workplace rivals to lovers rom-com publishing with Forever. 

Nisha lives in Canada, where she spends most of her time reading and writing while enjoying travel, food, and camping with her partner, two kids, and their fluffy Samoyed, Mora.