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Ruthless dragon king Ladon Ormarr must keep his throne at all costs. And now, with war on the horizon, he’ll need a miracle. Luckily, the fates have dropped Skylar Amon right into his lap.
Except he may have met his match.
The feisty Amon sister has no fear — of him or any other dragon shifter — is brash, doesn’t stick to protocols, and regularly offends his warriors and advisers.
Skylar also has no intention of sticking around. She doesn’t believe in the whole destined mates thing and believes all dragon kings to be dangerous. But if it means taking out the High King who murdered her parents, she’ll put up with Ladon… temporarily.
But the fates have other plans. And when Skylar disappears in the middle of a battle, Ladon will burn down the world to find her.
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heat level: sensual
Book two in the Inferno Rising series knocked it out of the park and did not disappoint! Heck, I even like it better than The Rogue King, which I gave 4.5 hearts!
In The Blood King, we are introduced to the eldest Amon sister, Skylar, who is hell-bent on rescuing her sister, Kasia, from the clutches of the Dragon King, who is now her mate. Unfortunately for her, she attracts the notice of the Blood King, Ladon. In a series of unfortunate events, Skylar has no choice but to agree to a mate with Ladon.
The Blood King is a very fast-paced book. Most of the action happens during the first half of the book, which kept me on the edge of my seat. I love the slow relationship development between Skylar and Ladon, although the sexytimes happen early on in the book. I love that the mating bond didn’t happen until later on, where we were getting more relationship development between the two strong main characters. The sparks between the two are amazing and the banter is really top-notch!
What really blew me away, though was the last third of the book! We get a few creepy scenes involving the big baddie and a few close calls! Also, there are even more secrets revealed here and we also meet the rest of the sisters!
The Blood King also ends in a sort-of cliffhanger and we are introduced to the couple in the next book AND another twist in the story!
I can’t wait to read the next book The Warrior King!