I never knew I needed stories about Hades and Persephone in my life until I discovered author Scarlett St. Clair’s Hades x Persephone series. Imagine my excitement when she announced a brand new series about a princess and the mysterious Vampire King. King of Battle and Blood is the thrilling debut of St. Clair’s Adrian x Isolde series and if you like fantasy worlds, a strong heroine and sexy vampire kings then you’re in for a real treat.
King of Battle and Blood is fast-paced and utterly addictive. Once you start, you can’t put it down. The compulsion to keep moving forward through the story is too strong. St. Clair builds her world quickly, introducing all of the key players early on and then giving them space to tell the story.
Princess Isolde is a strong-willed, badass warrior who is more comfortable on the battlefield than she is at court, but when the only way to protect her people is to agree to a marriage with the Blood King, she realizes she has no choice but to accept his hand. What she doesn’t expect is to feel drawn to him in ways she can’t understand.
Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev is the vampire king of Revekka. He inspires terror in those that face him, and he has his sight set on Isolde. He won’t rest until she belongs to him, and he also vows to protect her with his life.
Adrian is sexy as hell, alpha to the core, and protective of his people. He admires Isolde and gives her room to become the queen she was born to be, seeing in her qualities that she has yet to discover. Together, they become a formidable pair, but the journey is fraught with peril.
St. Clair wastes no time transporting readers to Cordova and the realm of the Nine Houses. Adrian might be the Blood King but Isolde soon discovers that there’s far more than meets the eye with her vampire husband.
King of Battle and Blood is a fantastic launching point for the new Adrian x Isolde series. Looking ahead, the second book in the series is tentatively scheduled for October 2022 and the third book is slated for May 2024. (Dates subject to change)
If you’re looking for a new romance, a new vampire romance, a new fantasy world to explore or a damn good book to keep you warm this holiday season, then you’ll find all of that and more with Scarlett St. Clair’s King of Battle and Blood. Available now in hardcover, paperback and on Amazon Kindle.