Title: THE BLOODBOUND
Author: ERIN LINDSEY
Type of Book: Paperback
Length: 359 pages
Release Date: 2014
Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group – A Division of Penguin
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ I received a free autographed, paperback copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program.
Alix is a scout in the King’s army. Her position relegates her to the edge of the action. But, when she sees that the King’s brother and his soldiers choose to stand by and watch the battle rather than to aide their King, Alix decides to try to fight her way to the king’s side.
By a quirk of fate Alix’s days as a scout end that day, and instead she agrees to be the head of the King’s personal guard.
Alix and King Erik must try to regain his crown from a traitor, all the while fighting a war against the invading Oridian army that is led by an evil man called The Priest.
If all that action isn’t enough for you, don’t worry, there is also a terrific romance portion to this book, as well as a sort-of love triangle.
This book has everything that fantasy genre lovers are looking for. It takes place in a detailed world with centuries of history, it is a world similar in dress & politics to “Game of Thrones”. But what I love about the Kingdom of Alden is that women are seen as true equals to their male counterparts. Women and men both hold positions of power and though the King is the ultimate authority in the land, women are not treated as property. In fact, the story centres around a strong female leading character.
Alix is tough and smart. She is opinionated and sometimes uncouth, but she can also transform into a “proper court woman” if the situation calls for it. Alix is a woman that readers will find themselves cheering for. She may not always make the right choices, but she always puts her Kingdom before herself. Alix is the ultimate patriot.
The Orridians who are attacking Alden bring to mind the current situation in the Middle East. Their priests hold the power and will do loathsome and despicable things in the name of their gods.
I definitely recommend this book to both male and female lovers of fantasy fiction. In fact, whether or not you have read fantasy fiction in the past or not, this is a terrific series to start with.
I rate “BLOODBOUND” as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I am already reading the second book in the series, entitled “THE BLOODFORGED” and have found myself sucked into the story even though I have only read a few chapters. I can’t wait to see what happens next for Alix, Liam, Rig and King Erik.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Erin Lindsey is on a quest to write the perfect summer vacation novel, with just the right blend of action, heartbreak, and triumph. The Bloodbound series is her first effort. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a pair of half-domesticated cats.She also writes fantasy mysteries as E.L. Tettensor
Find out more at http://www.erin-lindsey.com
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