Review ~ The Blood King by Abigail Owen

Posted July 6, 2022 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ The Blood King by Abigail OwenThe Blood King by Abigail Owen
Narrator: Sarah Puckett, Alexandre Steel
Length: 11 hours 27 minutes
Series: Inferno Rising #2
Published by Amara on August 25, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 416
5 Stars
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Ruthless dragon king Ladon Ormarr must keep his throne at all costs. And now, with war on the horizon, he’ll need a miracle. Luckily, the fates have dropped Skylar Amon right into his lap.

Except he may have met his match.

The feisty Amon sister has no fear — of him or any other dragon shifter — is brash, doesn’t stick to protocols, and regularly offends his warriors and advisers.

Skylar also has no intention of sticking around. She doesn't believe in the whole destined mates thing and believes all dragon kings to be dangerous. But if it means taking out the High King who murdered her parents, she'll put up with Ladon... temporarily.

But the fates have other plans. And when Skylar disappears in the middle of a battle, Ladon will burn down the world to find her.

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The Blood King is book two in the Inferno Rising series by Abigail Owen. In this installment, we see the second Phoenix sister, Skylar.

Skylar has been sneaking around the Blue King’s mountain for some time watching the goings on. She has a great dislike of dragon kings, especially with her family background. Skylar is totally pissed about her sister Kasia mating a king. When she finally makes herself known, it is to surprise everyone and confront Kasia. Her disdain for Ladon, the Blue King shows while Kasia tries her best to calm the situation.

To increase the odds of defeating the red king Pytheios and keeping him from taking a Phoenix, it is decided that Skylar will attempt to mate Ladon. It is very dangerous because there is a possibility that if they are not meant to mate, Skylar’s flames could kill Ladon. But it is a risk Ladon finds necessary to protect what he has and to build his plans for the red king.

I really enjoyed the characters. The sisters push the limits of their power and the chances of things going wrong is totally high. However, they must use those powers in combination with the kings to launch their attack on Pytheios. There are also political moves that need to made amongst the colors to bring all the dragons together. I was cheering everyone on when one of the kings finally takes his place.

The action and tension was great in The Blood King. The characters find themselves in multiple situations where they must depend on each other as their connections grow, including a pact with the protectors of their sister Angelika. Another one of the sisters is mentioned. There is a kind of foreshadowing on what her part is going to be in this war and I’m excited to see how it plays out. From what we are given, it would seem it is going to make a difficult story.

The love story between Skylar and Ladon was a lot of fun. Neither one of them was going to give in easily to the bond, so the conflicts between the two were often sarcastic and fun. Then when we had the soft, romantic times, it just made my heart ache for them. I love them as a couple. I also think Skylar is my favorite sister.

This series is really exciting and heart stopping at times. The Blood King definitely made a great installment and moved the overall plot along nicely. Infernal Rising great for dragon shifter lovers. I know I love a good dragon shifter!

About Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott.