I've had the pleasure of reading some wonderful fantasy novels over the past few weeks, one of which is:
The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey is a stirring
fantasy tale that features Alix Black, a scout who becomes pivotal in
her king’s struggle to survive. Her unexpected duties force her to
stretch her wings and learn to adapt, just as her king is forced to, but
she faces challenges that her hard-won skills and privileged background
have not prepared her for. Unfortunately, she may not survive long
enough to learn how to cope with the decisions she must make, especially
when her heart and her loyalty lead her in different directions.
This exciting and enthralling tale provides a
delicious adventure that centers around a strong, opinionated female,
and a war-torn land that features both mystical and pragmatic elements.
I loved that the action started immediately and continued escalating,
even as I learned more about the various characters. I was a little
taken aback by the heroine’s actions in a couple of situations, since I
thought they were out of character...tiptoeing around outside the castle
in one’s nightgown...(somehow, I don’t think so!) but overall, I
really enjoyed the story and definitely hope that this world gets
revisited. Some of the conflicts are a bit too readily resolved and
this is definitely not a tale for the squeamish but those who enjoy
tales of bravery and loyalty mixed with a little chaos and magic will
be delighted to find a fun and exciting adventure to read and
undoubtedly will be intrigued to realize that the author also writes
under the name of E.L. Tettensor. Fair warning, once I started reading,
I was hooked, so schedule your time accordingly, especially if you plan
to get any sleep! I look forward to reading more tales by this
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I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review.
Have you read any good fantasy books lately? Feel free to share in the comments!