Monday, 2 January 2017

The Bloodsworn - Erin Lindsey

Unbeknownst to most of Alden, Kbloodbinder, is locked away in his own palace, plotting revenge. To save her king, Lady Alix must journey behind enemy lines to destroy the bloodbinder. But her quest will demand sacrifices that may be more than she can bear.
ing Erik, in thrall to a cruel

Meanwhile, as the Warlord of Oridia tightens his grip on Alden, the men Alix loves face equally deadly tasks: her husband, Liam, must run a country at war while her brother, Rig, fights a losing battle on the front lines. If any one of them fails, Alden could be lost—and, even if they succeed, their efforts may be too late to save everyone Alix holds dear... 

My thoughts:
I do feel disappointed. Yes, the book was good, but neither this one or book 2 were as good as book 1. That one had promise, but it never got as good.

Alix in this one, well she did her thing.
Liam did not do a lot. I still do not see them together.
Eric, I still think Alix should have been with him, and yes that triangle kept popping up. It got tiresome. It should have been left in book 1 where it was resolved.

There is danger ahead. The army is approaching, and here we really see how this is light fantasy. Epic is was sure not. The final battle is in the very last pages and poof, 5 pages later the end, the battle was over in a few pages. Was there a battle. I do not know. They sure defeated them fast.

Ok so yes I only have negative things to say. But for a reeeeally light fantasy book it was good, a little adventure, some drama. Nothing serious. But it is hanging loose in that 3, that is does. It could have been so much more.

Cover
Good

Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 27th 2016 by Ace
Bloodbound #3
Fantasy
Own


26 comments:

  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy this one as much as you wanted to because it sounds like the series starts off strong. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017! :)
    ~Jess

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  2. Awww sorry to hear it wasn't as good as book one. You going to read the next one if there is one?

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  3. Sounds like the ending was written too fast. But it also sounds like an interesting story.

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  4. That's a shame that the series isn't living up to the promise of the first book.

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  5. Ah the dreaded second book in a series syndrome. Sigh.

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  6. Aw, sorry to hear this didn't blow you away. I had a fun time with it :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. So sad books 2 and 3 never showed the potential of book one.

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  8. Boo. I hate when the series doesn't hold up to the promise of the first book.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Aye, such a shame. Still good, but could have been awesome

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  9. I hate when that happens, especially when you have to wait for the last book to come out. Sometimes series have their best book first. That sucks.

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  10. I definitely prefer Alix with Liam, but I agree that the triangle should've been left in book 1 where it belonged!

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    1. I would have been happy then, but as it dragged out I did not see them as perfect anymore

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  11. I've seen this series around (probably from your review). The covers always grab my attention. It is a series that I really want to try. It does suck that the first book is the best of the bunch (so far). That is always disappointing. I've read a few series like that. Glad you were able to enjoy it anyway.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Others have liked them all so maybe you are in luck

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