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King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
I know, I know, I should be reading my ARC of THE PHOENIX KING because Tuesday is it’s publication day. However, I finished HE WHO DROWNED THE WORLD by Shelley Parker-Chan last week and it was heavy. So I picked up KING OF BATTLE AND BLOOD as a backburner read and to reset myself before I start my ARC.
This is my first time reading a book by Scarlett St. Clair. I’m about 50% through. The writing is better than I expected it to be. But I feel the female main character has inconsistent characterization. And the occurrence of spice within the first 100 pages before there’s any defined “connection” made me scratch my head. I wasn’t invested in their relationship yet and so far I’m still not. However, it’s doing it’s job as an entertaining read and I’m enjoying it enough to finish it.
About the Book
Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Series: Adrian x Isolde, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Bloom Books
Publish Date: November 30, 2021
Print Length: 400
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.