And the once-capped All Black says Llanelli was the right move at the right time and is looking forward to playing in-front of the famous Welsh crowds.
"I don't speak French and I'm from a small country town so Paris was just too much for me," said King.
"I was going to go back (to New Zealand), but I enjoyed being away from home and was looking for a new challenge when Llanelli came in for me. It's ideal really - its a small country town and the fans are passionate about their rugby."
And the 24-year-old hopes to get the Llanelli faithful on his side when he turns out for the Welsh region in the new season.
"I played against Wales for New Zealand in Cardiff in 2002 and was struck by the Welsh singing - it was so intimidating," he said.
"To have the fans on my side can only help and I know from experience that the opposition will be intimidated. We have nothing like that in New Zealand, crowds are generally much smaller."
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.