The King is back. With the defeat of his father, Wolfgang Goldenleonard has achieved all that he's sought -- the love of Shin Soohyuk, the power of the throne, and vengeance over the kingdom's tyrannical ruler. But, Soohyuk, a "possession" of the former king, views their rocky relationship as one of war trophy and victor, despite Wolfgang showering him with affection. As uncertainty grows in the royal courts, forces beyond their control are preparing a second coup d'etat. Will these two be able to keep a grasp on the throne and on each other?
I rarely give out 10's but this story deserves it. The characters and scenes are beautifully designed. The coloring is especially phenominal. Each character has a very distict color pallette that's also telling of their character. For example, Shin has a blue and white color pallette and is very calculating and reserved, while Wolfgang has a gold and black color pallette and is a bit more bold. When you conbine the characters in different scenes, it's absolutely a gorgeous sight to see. The artist also uses color to add emotion, such as black for frustration. The characters are also fleshed out very well. I would recommend reading King's Maker first, because although King's Maker: Triple Crown is the "main" story, King's Maker is a good prequel (it gives the characters intentions while also telling a compelling story). When you see Shin and Wolfgang having an argument, you can't pick a side because you can see both sides so clearly. The story is solid. There never feels like there is a filler chapter. The story is always going somewhere. And sometimes the author likes to throw in some foreshadowing. It's not too complex of a storyline, but that's okay. I am a firm believer that storytelling is the most important part of, ya know, telling a story. And because the storytelling is so good in this, the storyline doesn't need to be complex. It's just like eating a perfectly baked piece of cheesecake (idk that's what came to my head). It's almost better because of the simplicity.
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