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Terciel & Elinor by Garth Nix
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KING OF BATTLE AND BLOOD by Scarlett St. Clair
KING OF BATTLE AND BLOOD by Scarlett St. Clair /

November 2021 release: King of Battle and Blood – Scarlett St. Clair

Look, if you describe a book as “What if Alina chose the Darkling instead?” then I will 100% read that book, is all I’m saying.

And King of Battle and Blood comes from Scarlett St. Clair, the author of the popular Hades & Persephone series, and follows the story of a princess and a vampire king who must wed to end a yearslong war.

When King Henri de Lara forms a truce with the Blood King, Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, he must agree to hand over his daughter Isolde in marriage as part of the bargain. Isolde reluctantly agrees, hoping to save her people – and possibly kill the vampire king if she gets the chance. But her unexpected sexual chemistry with her new husband is surprising  – and leaves Isolde wondering about both her sanity and her loyalty to the homeland she left behind.

But as she seeks to survive life in the vampire court, Isolde is equally determined to find out why her new husband was so eager to wed her in the first place, and the answer will change her world forever. (Again.)

The official synopsis describes the story as follows.

"Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day her death day. To end a years-long war, she is to marry vampire king, Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, and kill him. ⠀ But her assassination attempt is thwarted and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. Faced with the possibility of becoming the thing she hates most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy him and survive the brutal vampire court. ⠀ Except it isn’t the court she fears most—it’s Adrain. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king——fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort. ⠀ The answer will shatter her world."

King of Battle and Blood is available on November 30. 

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