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Publisher's Summary

From fan-favorite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series, comes a new fantasy filled with danger, darkness, and insatiable romance.

Their union is his revenge.

Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day to be 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 to 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 Adrian. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king—fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort.

The answer will shatter her world.

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Scarlett St. Clair (P)2022 Tantor

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Awesome Audible read

This was my first Scarlett St. Clair read/listen and definitely won’t be my last. Absolutely loved everything about it… great storyline with all the feels! Lilly Drake’s performance was top notch. Her characters were believable and identifiable which you don’t always get with some narrators. Highly recommended.

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A great story

A great story about coming to terms with our perceptions and how we are lied to - or brainwashed by others to be their tools. At times I found Isolde a little naive in her views of her role and how she coped with what was presented to her but really enjoyed the development and unpacking of the truth. Looking forward to her helping her mothers people and catching the witch that got away. Perfect balance of steamy romance and adventure/intrigue !

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  • Kelila Gottlieb
  • 26-06-2022

One of my most favorite books

Well god damnit that was a fun read. It had a bunch of tropes I enjoyed including one horse, enemies to lovers, found family, morally grey love interest and more. Although I struggled to picture blonde hair for the love interest. Just seemed weird 😂 The main character was excellently written. She is strong, witty, dangerous and owns her sexuality. It was so fun to read from her perspective and not have it be some shy wildflower cowering when shit hit the fan. The amount of stabbing she does is hilarious at times. I cannot wait for the second book to come out! The story has so much potential and is giving me potential throne of glass vibes with the different ways the author could take this, plus the stabbing... I'm sad its over!

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  • Tammy Kellerhuis
  • 07-06-2022

so much yes!

I do not review many books, but this story had me praying, crying and cheering. I am super excited for December (the next in series)!

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  • sand sand
  • 03-06-2022

Get it!! Best new series I’ve read in a long time!

Here’s what you get from this story- Strong fierce intelligent female main character! Compelling storyline and world building ! Morally grey alpha male who has a heart ! Spicy spicy spicy scenes ! And both male and female OWN their sexuality with no shame. And it’s LGBTQIA+ friendly. I started this book on 1.2 speed ( speed I usually use) but slowed it down because I didn’t want it to end . I’m so ready for the next one!

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  • Erin
  • 02-06-2022

10/10!!

LOVED this book so much I listened to it again immediately after I finished it the first time. Some of the names are pronounced incorrectly (according to the author) but I kind of prefer it and it’s not a big deal. I love the way Lilly reads for these characters and I think her emphasis on words and phrases conveys Isolde’s and Adrian’s emotions SO well. Can’t wait for the sequel! I also loved the bonus chapter in Adrian’s POV!

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  • Sami And Logan
  • 10-05-2022

Love this author, loved this book!

Love all of her books, so I was so excited to see this was on audible. Definitely worth a credit.

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  • Liz Uzzel
  • 08-05-2022

Loved the Main Character

Probably one of my favorite female characters. Totally incredible and badass chick. Also the main guy was all that hot alpha man goodies without the box of red flags. They had good chemistry. The storyline could’ve been more exciting. It felt slow and predictable. Still good. Nice world building and different take on vampires, so original in a lot of ways

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-2022

Awesome female lead!

It's so nice to get a strong female character who is not completely innocent. I am so excited for the next book!

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  • Dana Kaplan
  • 26-04-2022

Surprised how much I liked it!

I love books with this kind of Love Story. Reminded me of Blood and Ash. I wasn’t ready for the twist! I hope there is a book 2!

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  • Erin
  • 26-06-2022

Adventurous

This story was so full of adventure, secrets, emotions, magic and so much more. Adrian & Isolde’s chemistry, their push and pull kept things interesting.

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  • Monica L. Smith
  • 22-06-2022

Amazing

I love this story from beginning to end. This is a must read! I can't wait for part 2!!!!

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  • Flick Hamnett-Day
  • 30-04-2022

Could not stop listening!

Absolutely loved this book! Could not stop listening, even when at work!!! I love a good enemies to lovers trope and the writing draws you in straight away!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-2022

Great character development and would recommend

I enjoyed everything about this book. The story, the second characters the narration. Can’t wait for book two.

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  • 22-04-2022

Very Average

I do not like insta-lust. It just takes all slow out of a burn.
After a very cringy beginning came a not-so-bad middle. For a moment I thought it will be a decent book. But the ending was just underdeveloped.
The whole scene felt rushed and cliché.

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