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Savagery of the Rebel King (Thrones of Blood Book4) by Nancy Kilpatrick

April 8, 2019 - 8:03 pm No Comments

Savagery of the Rebel King (Thrones of Blood Book4) by Nancy Kilpatrick

Published by Crossroad Press on 1st February 2019

318 pages

With Queen Lamia and the Sapien Zaget still a threat, I knew that I needed to carry on with this series. As soon as I started reading this book, I was instantly transported back to the vampire world. Necros, the rebel king, was the leader of a small stronghold, a good distance from the other vampires. Not one to mix, he was not aware of the threat to his race. However, his life would change dramatically when he came across Guin, Sapien royalty, sent on her own mission by her grandma and former queen.

What I love about this series, is that in every book we are introduced to new characters who are important to the series and this book was no different. Necros was a ruler who treated the Sapiens as property, not one to show compassion. It was his way or else. Guin whilst dedicated to her mission, soon quickly realises how dire her situation was. The further you read into the book, the more you discover about Necros’ upbringing and understand why he finds it hard to trust. Guin, on the other hand, led a pampered life but found it hard to adjust after being brought to the stronghold. However, even though they had different backgrounds they were both really stubborn and every time they were together the scenes were full of tension. To break up the mood in the stronghold were vampire twin dwarves Grymmer and Grymmelle. With their wit and wisecracks, they managed to defuse the tension. I think they were my new favourite characters.

With so much going on with Necros and Guin, the author still managed to combine the other vampire royalty to the story and you soon find out what is going on with the rest of land and how dire the situation was for Sapiens and Vampires alike.

I finished this book in 1 day and all real life was put on hold as the story built up to a dramatic ending. I hope that book 5 in the works as I want to find out what happens to the vampire world. Like previous books, this story is for a mature audience due to the nature of some of the scenes. Although I will not look at a rose stem in the same light again. Another great addition to this series        

Abduction of Two Rulers (Thrones of Blood Book 3) by Nancy Kilpatrick

August 17, 2018 - 5:53 pm No Comments

Abduction of Two Rulers (Thrones of Blood Book 3) by Nancy Kilpatrick
Published by Crossroad Press on 14th June 2018
309 pages

Serene is still imprisoned in her grandfather’s land and Sapien Queen, Blanka and the Vampir King, Thanatos have been captured by parties unknown. But when information is uncovered that one of the Vampire and Sapien kingdoms are working together to takeover the country, the others have to work together to stop it happening.
Queen Blanka was a likeable character and whilst naïve with the ways of the other kingdoms, she was quick to find an ally in Thanatos who ruled his Kingdom fairly. With King Moarte, still trying to reinforce his defences against his Sapien father in law, he has not got much time to help rescue the others. Although it was good seeing the Belladonna, Valada and Serene all working together ready to kick ass
This series just got better. I was able to get back into the story quickly as it continued where the second book finished. Whilst there were sex scenes, there were not as many due to the story concentration on the upcoming war. The story was full of action and the torture scenes were dark and graphic, there were times that even though he was a vampire, you wander how Thanatos could survive.
A great read and hope to read more

Revenge of the Vampir King (Thrones of Blood book 1), Sacrifice of the Hybrid Princes (Thrones of Blood book 2) by Nancy Kilpatrick

March 3, 2018 - 5:58 pm No Comments

Revenge of the Vampir King(Thrones of Blood Book 1) by Nancy Kilpatrick
Published by Crossroad Press on 1st February 2017
290 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Moarte the King of the Vampires was still recovering after been held captive by the Sapiens. Princess Valada born Sapien hated vampires, after one killed her mother, but when her father gave her to them as part of a deal to save his life, is this the chance that Moarte needs to seek his revenge and will Valada find out who killed her mother.
Todays market is flooded with fluffy vampire tales so when a book that shows the dark side comes along then it needs to be snapped up and read. Moarte was a good leader, strong, stubborn but did show constraint. As you learn what Valada did to him you could understand his anger. Valada was a Sapien version of him and at the start, you could sense the conflict when they collided. A calming influence was Belladonna, Moarte mom and she reminded me of a wise old lady, she would give her council freely and whilst her son ruled, she helped behind the scenes.
From page one you are drawn into the vampir world and whilst some of what they did was harsh, it is not till you read about the Sapiens life under King Zador that you realise who the evil ones are. The story will have you gripped as whilst you want to know if Moarte of Valada will kill each other, the lives of the other vampir are as interesting. This story is not for your regular erotica fans as some of the scenes were savage and if you get distressed with scenes of rape then this is not the book for you. However, these scenes helped tell Moarte and Valada’s story and I personally grew to like Valada once I understood what happened to her. This story captures the majority of emotions and you are taking on an exciting journey, the action is bloody and fierce. A good story that has got some great characters.

Sacrifice of the Hybrid Princess (Thrones of Blood book 2) by Nancy Kilpatrick
Published by Crossroad Press on 5th September 2017
325 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

18 years after Revenge of the Vampir King, Moarte and Valada are now parents to Serena. Blinded by their love of her, they do not know what type of daughter she is. But they have a urgent mission and need her to grow up quickly and with help from Wolfsbane can she be the Princess that every ones wants.
From the moment I started this story I wanted to give Serena a good slapping, An obnoxious bratty irritating girl who because she was a princess treated everyone like dirt. Vampires and Sapiens despised her so when her parents needed her to grow up they did not know how hard it would be. Wolfsbane was well liked by all, but after losing his 1st love he took on the task of Serena as doing his duty, not realising how much hard work she will be. Wolfsbane whilst a character I recognised from book 1 became a main character and I loved learning more about his human life and admired his restraint with Serena.
I enjoyed this story more than the first one, although some of the scenes between Serena and the Sapien king and warriors were quite disturbing. Again this showed how evil the Sapiens were. The story flowed a lot a quicker as the vampires planned their attack. As the story continues I grew to like Serena and it felt that a switch clicked in her and she did come more mature. I read this book pretty quick as I wanted to know what happened, I was all set for a possible escape and it ended on a cliff-hanger. I hope I do not have to wait to long to find out if Serena is OK.