The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Published: September 29th, 2015 by Ace
The epic saga that started in The Bloodbound continues…
As war between Alden and Oridia intensifies, King Erik must defend his kingdom from treachery and enemies on all sides—but the greatest danger lurks closer to home…
When the war began, Lady Alix Black played a minor role, scouting at the edge of the king’s retinue in relative anonymity. Though she’s once again facing an attacking Oridian force determined to destroy all she holds dear, she is now bodyguard to the king and wife to the prince.
Still, she is unprepared for what the revival of the war will mean. Erik is willing to take drastic measures to defend his domain, even if it means sending Prince Liam into a deadly web of intrigue and traveling into the perilous wild lands of Harram himself.
Only the biggest threat to the kingdom might be one that neither Alix nor Erik could have imagined, or prepared for…
I actually bought this book before I even had the first one. I was in Barnes & Noble buying the next couple of books in the Outlander Series when I saw this on the New Arrivals shelf. The cover caught my eye and after I read the description I was hooked. Only to realize that this was the second book in the series and that the first one was out of stock! I had to order that one online and finished reading it earlier this week. It was a really good book!
I didn’t enjoy the sequel quite as much as the first book. It jumped between the four main characters: Alix, Erik, Rig and Liam. It did bug me a little bit because I really wanted to follow Alix more. But how it was done made sense because what everyone was doing had a lot of influence on other things happening in the book.
This book had a MAJOR plot twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. I can’t wait until the third book in this series comes out!