King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde) (Paperback)
King of Battle and Blood is the fastest read I’ve had in awhile; clocking in at just about a day and half of my time. Time well spent if you ask me, especially if you’re a fan of kingdoms on the brink of destruction, tough as heck female protagonists, and you believe that sparkling is the greatest disservice vampires have ever been dealt. Princess Isolde has two great loves: her kingdom and her father. As the sole heir to her father’s throne she has been raised as not only a princess but a warrior. Isolde’s entire life has been spent in the shadow of King Adrian, the king of the undead, who has slowly but surely captured every kingdom between him and Isolde’s own. It is well known that the Vampire King shows no mercy on his path for control, but for Isolde, he may make an exception: marry him and her kingdom will not only be left to govern itself in peace but her people will also have his protection; a priceless offer when the threats upon her people have been all Isolde has ever known. More than willing to protect her world, Isolde agrees, not realizing that Adrian will be the least worrisome of monsters she encounters on her journey to her new home. This book is so much fun and a breath of fresh air on the vampire trope! It can be found in the young adult section of the store, but reader beware, this book is Ow Ow level spicy!— Katie
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.
"Outstanding...St. Clair has a masterful hand with the couple's slow burn, balancing banter, contention, and highly charged moments. Readers will be chomping at the bit for the next installment." — Publishers Weekly STARRED Review