King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde Book 1)

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King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde Book 1)

King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde Book 1)

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Registered address: Unit 31, Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, LE5 3EF, United kingdom. A decir verdad tenía muchísimas ganas de amar este libro porque lo escribía la misma autora de A Touch of Darkness, el retelling de Hades y Perséfone, pero esta historia fue bastante mediocre… ¡Es que ni siquiera los momentos hot redimían el aburrimiento que sentía! Isolde is a "thick" girl who cannot fit to slim standards, has been trained to fight and mostly uses knives and daggers. Needless to say, it confirmed my worst fears and assumptions and I will NOT be reading any of this author’s other works.

Clair’s worldbuilding and mythology influences are of the eastern European/Slavic flavor so the overall novel gave me very strong The Witcher and Castlevania vibes. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king——fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort. Don’t get me wrong, although I love that trope, I hate when it’s mentioned repeatedly or when it becomes something “cute” that the heroine did. Isolde is jealous, she’s petty, and rather than help a specific character and realize she’s a product of the station she holds, she belittles and embarrasses them.But in this book, these plot twists are alluded to so frequently that when they finally happen, you’re not surprised. This book would have really hit the mark for me if that part of the plot had been cut, or simply rewritten to show Isolde being altruistic and understanding, despite the petty drama around her. I never enjoy the cliche of pushing someone away “for their own good” because it tends to be exactly like this (and also, it never works!

In fact heres’ your content warning: this book is definitely rated 18 and possibly the smuttiest book I’ve read to date so to quote booktok/booksta/book-what-have-you, this novel is a 7 chilies out of 5 level of spicy. But we still opt for those inks between pages because we need the plot, the emotional development as well as character growth! There is stubbornness, there is doubt, and betrayal, but also some lovely comic relief and camaraderie, as well as several soft moments of feels.However I must say this, the author toes the line of gratuitous smut overshadowing the plot, and she does it pretty well, remembering that she does actually have a story to tell and not getting completely carried away with the erotica bits of her novel (there would be nothing wrong with that per se, it just wouldn’t be my thing). Yeah I saw it had been a while, but I’m more of a consumer than a poster on insta so no judgment xD I wasn’t sure where else to ask because I didn’t want to post a spoilery comment! Although, it was a bit dismay at how the truth is not in the balance so you don't have to spark your inner Sherlock to spot the elephant in the room. You could tell from her mannerisms and the way she spoke that she was actually raised to lead and be a queen.

But her assassination attempt is thwarted, and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries to kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. Always happy, and more importantly curious, to learn/try new stuff so there are very few things she dislikes.

But despite that, Isolde is one overbearing, pretentious, and annoying heroine instead; it's hard to empathize with her.

So to wrap up, this is not the kind of book everyone might enjoy for the above stated level of sexual content, but it is also a story full of mythical monsters, vampires who may not be the villains they seem, ancient curses and mysteries, as well as a solid cast of side characters that prop up a main duo that has awesome potential to become the power couple to rule them all, especially in the sequel coming out this December. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.We just follow Isolde as she pretends to hate her husband until she suddenly and out of nowhere realizes that she actually loves him. Their union is his revenge" immediately gave me enemies-to-lovers vibes, which this book was apparently about, so that's a tick. Towards the end, there were instances of certain magic being used that I didn’t really grasp but that seemed vital to understanding the instantaneous connection between Isolde and Adrian. I'm not a grammar nazi, I just expected better from an author who is publishing their books that I paid for it. Possibly remove a smut scene to spend more time giving a bit of a more epic battle or fight between the two.



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