- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 6771 KB
- Print Length: 206 pages
- Publisher: Alloy Entertainment - Powered by Amazon (30 Jun. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XV240OG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #342,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Queen of Blood Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Seri is a Vidari girl struggling to look after her blind sister and ill father. Rilen is a local boy she has grown up with, and her future husband to be. Rilen is chomping at the bit for rebellion against the ruling Athonites and he gets actively involved when the Athonite Prince Graeme arrives on Vidari lands to occupy the newly renovated Castle. Rilen was poisoned by hatred and it blinds him to everything else, including love.
Graeme is one of the Blood and he has lived a long life. Essentially he's a vampire, though it's never mentioned as such. However, he doesn't eat, drinks blood, can't go out in the sun etc. I don't read vampire books much anymore as they have been done to death in my opinion, but this book is clever. I never actually felt like it was a vampire book because of the way it was written.
Seri and the Prince's paths cross and intertwine when she is revealed to be his Eterna. Both resist the Goddesses' will at first but as the story progresses they being to fall in love with each other.
Rilen manipulates Seri into helping the rebel cause and in the end he would betray her rather than give up the fight. I was so glad with the choices Seri made towards the end, and it shows good character development and maturity. I know it can't have been easy.
I totally love Prince Graeme. While he appeared sullen at the start, as he opened up to Seri and the reader, we discover what a great guy he is. Refusing to be bound by legacy and history, he forges his own path and goes out of his way to be fair; to do the right thing.
It's obvious that Jill Myles is an experienced author as the writing is accomplished.Read more ›
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and fantasy.
I loved Jill’s Succubi series, have read that more than once and was hoping for something similar. This sounded fun, and with vampires – well, what sound like vamps anyway. I’ve not found any decent vamp fiction recently so was hoping. What I got was a read that was fun as a one off, but really didn't’ get me “lost” in the story as I’d hoped. Its a book that for me could be put aside easily and picked up later. I want ones though that have me gripped and desperate to read just ne more chapter, and one more after that.
It’s a typical have and have not society where each doesn't understand the other. The Vidari resent the Athonites for having riches, and the Athonites see the Vidari as traitors always out to fight, to rebel and that must be kept down by harsh methods. Prince Graeme really doesn't like court life, and goes to his lands in the heart of the Vidari people. His priests perform the ten year rite to find his Eterna and to everyone's astonishment he gets one. Its never happened before but the big shock is its Seri....she hates the idea, but is trapped. Resentful she’s stuck living with him, but the bond is magical and gives her feelings for him, however her heart is still with Rilen, the man she was to marry.
Seri is a lovely lady, she’s intelligent and fiercely loyal, and that takes her into measures she wouldn’t other wise have dreamt of. Everyone is changing though, not just her and she finds that events have moved faster than she can imagine, and people are doing what she would never have believed of them. She’s learning too more about the Athonites, about Graeme and coming to love him.Read more ›
Vampires have been overdone in literature and it takes something different to keep me interested in our fanged friends, and this was different!
The blood (vampires) are every bit the twisted vamp with a curse that they long to break. The catch? to break the curse the cold-hearted cruel vamps must show they are worthy of it. This is the part that threw me a bit.
I get Prince Graeme is nicer than the other vamps, but when Seri is chosen for him he was still pretty much an arrogant ass! He was also cold and stiff towards her which I found a bit annoying since she's the person whose supposed to help save his people.
With regards to Seri I had whiplash from watching her back and forth. Should she do this? should she do that? I have to say she makes some dumb choices but her character was a lot more relatable. and her reaction to her forced betrothal was very realistic,
I did also like some of the deeper messages regarding discrimination and also of compromise. There were some valuable lessons to be learned about how to go about finding what is right for both sides and it isn't always by fighting and war.
The relationship between Seri and Graeme annoyed me at first. It was very hot then very cold and extremely disorientating. But ultimately it turns out good and with a rather tidy ending (after much deception and lies on both sides....sigh)
My biggest issue was this though: If someone told you that only way to break a horrid curse was to be decent person and show love and remorse would you A) attempt to be a better person in hopes of breaking the curse or B) be a cold-hearted cruel twit? Option A? Yeah, me too. The vampires other than Graeme...not so much!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Has vampires ish and a curse. I quite enjoyed the book, As always Seri is quite a naive girl who is pulled into a situation outside of her control. Read morePublished 20 months ago by OneCatEvil
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