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Blood War: Blood Destiny, Book 8 Kindle Edition
"That, my friend, would be inadvisable. She is new and many will be waiting, as vultures do when an ox is dying."
"I know. At times, I feel the need to cover myself in oil, just to slip through the tripe and garbage of Wylend's court. Lissa will have to contend with five hundred times that when she goes to Conclave."
"I fear that no amount of diplomatic oil will keep her from the shock that is coming. She will be snubbed and mistreated by many, I fear. Not only because she is a new monarch, but because there is a price on her head. Most will be placing as much distance between that and themselves as they can get. It is never wise to befriend one who is marked by the Assassin's Guild. That is usually a death waiting to happen."
Death has come to Le-Ath Veronis. A would-be assassin, aiming at Lissa, kills someone close to her instead. A price has been placed on Lissa's head by Black Mist, an assassin's guild who have been paid by a reassembled Solar Red. Throw in a spin-off religion, betrayal, a misguided kidnapping and the Five-Year Conclave for the Reth Alliance, and you have the seeds of war.
- ASIN : B007YWIH02
- Publisher : Connie Suttle; 1st edition (April 29, 2012)
- Publication date : April 29, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 438 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #825,870 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This novel has the most political intrigue of any in the series all against a backdrop of ongoing personal tragedy. At one point, Lissa asks if somebody somewhere decided that Lissa needed to be kicked continuously, that her life wasn't complete without crap happening to her constantly. It certainly seems like that is the case. Lissa just can't catch a break, and this novel closes with a major cliff-hanger.
Not only that, unlike other book series that I've read, where the main character practically becomes omnipotent, we have this powerful main character, Lissa, who still experiences very real human emotions and disappointments and tries to rise above the constant challenges that she faces.
Blood War continues from the last book and we experience Lissa's challenges in being a new Queen, face some heartbreaking betrayals and get some great action sequences. I read this in one sitting, and wanted more when I finished. The only slight hurdle was keeping up with all the characters. I know that they're there for a reason, but I find myself stopping periodically to try to remember who they are. However, this doesn't take away from the main storyline. Overall, this was another great read!
I will say that books 7 and 8 did start to get a little complicated with the political intrigue and keeping up with the husbands. I had to really jog my memory to figure out where some of the hubbies fit into the story.
Other than that, the story was a fast paced and entertaining read. Poor Lissa! Someone close to her hurts her in every single book. It's a wonder she stays the kind and helpful person she is.
I HATE coming to the end of these books. EVERY single time I say, "Noooooooo!" when I see the words "The end."
Connie Suttle! Add about 200 MORE pages to these books!! lol
Great Read, as are all her other books, including her young adult series. I am also looking forward to the High Demon series. Connie has become one of my top 2 writers.