The King is a legendary in the book, he ruled with love and honor alongside the Queen.
Eventually the Kings love began to dwindle and a shadow came across heart and so desired more and more power, the Queen saw this and attempted to halt his need for power with no luck and so rose up against him. People supported him as they feared him, fighting for their own slavery. They eventually won growing hateful themselves as a grey cloud came from the east affecting them, killing the Queens armies till only Berek Halfhand remained. He eventually fought him single handedly in combat the grey shadow aiding him, causing Berek's blade to turn aside, and so he was able to cleft his hand. Berek fled and the King sent his armies against him. The King eventually died on Mount Thunder after chasing Berek, destroyed by the Fire-Lions of the mountain after Berek pledged to help heal the Earth.