King of Battle and Blood
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Scarlett St. Clair
An instant USA Today bestseller! From fan-favorite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series, comes a new fantasy filled with danger, darkness, and insatiable romance. Their union is his revenge.Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day to be her death day. To end a years-long war, she is to marry vampire king Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, and kill him.But her assassination attempt is thwarted, and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries to kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. Faced with the possibility of becoming the thing she hates most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy him and survive the brutal vampire court.Except it isn't the court she fears most—it's Adrian. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king—fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort.The answer will shatter her world.Adrian X Isolde SeriesKing of Battle and BloodQueen of Myth and Monster
Scarlett St. Clair
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"From page 1 I loved this book! I read this in one sitting yesterday. I usually don’t read a lot of fantasy because the old timey dialect is hard for me to grasp but this was great! The story was full of action and even had a mysterious element that leaves you wondering why the MMC was going through all of this for the FMC. I hadn’t read a vampire book since Twilight and I had been procrastinating reading this book because I wasn’t sure if I would like it but I am now a romantasy fan. I’m excited to read the second book in the series. "
"It was so good, I had to stop halfway to let some time go by so that when I finished I’d be closer to the release of the second book. Did it work? No, no it didn’t because I have no idea when the remaining books in this series are coming. Fact is however, I’ll be waiting. I LOVE Isolde and her constant resolve from the very beginning to be more than just a role to fill in another king’s court. Throughout the entirety of this book, she embodies grace, wisdom and strength. She sacrifices over and over but it’s never in vain, and the plot twist? You won’t see it coming. She’s strength embodied even in the worst or circumstances. Adrian, forever the king of consent, I think that’s a kink for Scarlett St Clair and I’m here for it. The way he venerates Isolde’s entire being from the very beginning, despite all of the things she does under the idea that she’s fighting for her people. I lost it completely at “all of the stars in the sky…” IYKYK. Adrian is the definition of support and patience and he’s ruined all other men for me. This is most definitely a book with plot and some really nice spice. I love how this enemies to lovers was carried out beautifully. You can definitely tell that this book is merely an introduction into what’s coming. The world building is amazing, especially when in comparison of Revekka the vampire kingdom to Lara, Isolde’s kingdom. "
"Not a favorite, honestly. Seemed pretty predictable at times and the ending felt rushed. A lot of spice, but some of it felt randomly thrown in there and didn’t make sense to the plot. I did like the characters, though. "
"If you’re looking for a spicy supernatural carnal romance, this book is right up your alley. Arranged marriage and enemies to lovers tropes. It wasn’t one of my favorite reads, but it was entertaining enough that I would like to read the second book and see how this story plays out. Also, this book is higher up on the spice scale! 🌶🌶🌶#vampires #witches #magic #royalty #romance #spicy #fantasy #violence #enemiestolovers #arranged_marriage "
"Really enjoy it! If you love a enemies into lovers plot and lot of spicy scenes, you’ll love this book. "