Friday, November 4, 2022

Book Review: King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair



 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.



OK, so here goes.... it's been a minute since I have put my opinions to the written word. Life happens and sometimes the things you loved more than sliced bread become a drag, but it takes ONE good book to ignite that little fire. 

What does a kick-ass female character with a penchant for trouble, contradiction and the craving for soul altering sex make? An entertaining journey! A sizzling hot, hard as nails Vampire King with a soft spot for the female character doesn't hurt either. 

Adrian and Isolde have such an attraction to one another that sparks fly when they are together. Isolde's sharp tongue and her confidence not only leave the Vampire King with twisted emotions but the knowledge that he has met hit match, even though Isolde doesn't think so. Instead of conquering Isolde and her people, Adrian ends up being the conquered.

What is the task of a book? To enrich the mind? Sure, but ultimately if you are not entertained, reading said book is only that task. This however is a well written foray into the dark world of monsters, deception and passion. Ms. St. Clair definitely has the pulse on what a reader wants and this reader wants more. I realize that I am a bit late to this game, but I am almost happier to have found it now since I only have to wait until December 20th for the next book. 




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