The Bloodbound

The Bloodbound Of all those in the King of Alden s retinue the bloodbinders are the most prized The magic they wield can forge invaluable weapons ones that make soldiers like Lady Alix Black unerringly lethal Howe

  • Title: The Bloodbound
  • Author: Erin Lindsey
  • ISBN: 9780425272688
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Of all those in the King of Alden s retinue, the bloodbinders are the most prized The magic they wield can forge invaluable weapons, ones that make soldiers like Lady Alix Black unerringly lethal However, the bloodbinders powers can do so much and so much worse A cunning and impetuous scout, Alix only wishes to serve quietly on the edges of the action But when theOf all those in the King of Alden s retinue, the bloodbinders are the most prized The magic they wield can forge invaluable weapons, ones that make soldiers like Lady Alix Black unerringly lethal However, the bloodbinders powers can do so much and so much worse A cunning and impetuous scout, Alix only wishes to serve quietly on the edges of the action But when the king is betrayed by his own brother and left to die at the hands of attacking Oridian forces, she winds up single handedly saving her sovereign.Suddenly, she is head of the king s personal guard, an honor made all the dubious by the king s exile from his own court Surrounded by enemies, Alix must help him reclaim his crown, all the while attempting to repel the relentless tide of invaders led by the Priest, most feared of Oridia s lords.But while Alix s king commands her duty, both he and a fellow scout lay claim to her heart And when the time comes, she may need to choose between the two men who need her most

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    1. 8/25/15: reread prior to reading THE BLOODFORGED.I liked it even more the second time, and I'm really glad I decided to read it again, b/c I'd forgotten how hilarious the banter was. And Alix is just so badass. Oh, how I LOVE a warrior heroine.Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsFantasy Romance is one of my favorite sub-genres, but I rarely have an opportunity to read it, b/c there's not a lot of it available. This makes no sense to me, b/c AWESOME--it's fantasy and it's romance . . . what's not to like?I [...]

    2. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2014/10/01/tUPDATE: In the US? We have a giveaway for The Bloodbound ends 10/10/14, more info here bibliosanctum/2014/10/01/tErin Lindsey is also E.L. Tettensor, author of the mystery-fantasy Darkwalker that I enjoyed so much last year. So needless to say, I was really excited to read her new novel The Bloodbound, a sword and sorcery adventure with a more romantic bent.The book introduces readers to Alix Black, a soldier and scout in the king’s h [...]

    3. Fantasy romance with war, romance and a female in a lead military role – you can’t beat that!Immediately when I saw the cover of The Bloodbound I knew I was going to be in for a treat. A woman holding a sword isn’t something that you find often in fantasy that is set a medieval “warring” time period. Usually women are relegated to the roles of healers, nurses, wenches, thieves, the arts, sometimes you’ll see them in other roles as well but rarely as equals in the military. So I was l [...]

    4. Review from Tenacious Reader: tenaciousreader/2015/0There are some books that are just incredibly fun and addictive reads. For me, The Bloodbound was one of those books. I read this in just over a day, shunning whatever it is I should have been doing. Honestly, as much as I read, I don’t do that very often. I feel like this is a book that encompasses all the elements that are fun, even if familiar. It’s a book that reminds me why I enjoy reading the genre, and why I enjoy certain tropes so m [...]

    5. The Bloodbound is a terrific fantasy romance featuring a sword wielding heroine that puts some delightful kick-as time in. Mixed with brutal warfare and political intrigue, Erin Lindsey writes threads of romance that run equally throughout the story, keeping the romance lover in me as happy as the fantasy fan.I immediately knew that Lady Alix Black, our sword carrying heroine, was going to fulfill my need for a tough, courageous heroine. What makes Alix a unique heroine is the fact that she come [...]

    6. Ahoy me mateys. I am sad I actually spent me money on this book. This book betrayed my enjoyment so it must walk the plank . . . Arrrrgh!It has been on me list forever and I wanted so badly to read the first novel. However, local libraries in port didn’t have the first novel (just the second! Grrrr!). It seemed to have all the elements of fantasy that I love: Awesome cover, magic swords, fantastic heroine, a bit of romance, epic battles, etc. So after hemming and hawing, I gave in and got me a [...]

    7. The Bloodbound is the first in a fantasy series set in a world that is in the midst of war. Lady Alix Black disobeys orders and ends up saving the life of her king, and finds herself promoted to his bodyguard. While Alix feels some reservations for leaving her comrades behind, there are distinct benefits for being Captain of the king’s guards, like taking part in the war council. It also doesn’t hurt that King Erik isn’t hard on the eyes.In all honestly, I had a hard time getting into this [...]

    8. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Fantastic high fantasy that has a captivating world, interesting characters, and non-stop action. I would highly recommend this to all fantasy lovers!Opening Sentence: Smoke crawled up the side of the bluff, carrying with it the screams of the dying.The Review:Lady Alix Black is a member of the noble Black House in the kingdom of Alden. As is custom for all nobles, Alix is currently serving time in the king’s army as a scout. Alden is curr [...]

    9. As much as i was kept gripping the book wondering what would happen at any given moment, i don't expect to read the next one. It did surprise me, enough, at least, to think what the ffugger was that?? I mean, woooooww. It was a good book. Yes, don't doubt that. It didn't inspire me read the other novel.

    10. Erin Lindsey’s THE BLOODBOUND is the perfect beach read for fantasy fans. Combining traditional sword and sorcery with a heavy dose of romance, Lindsey introduces a formidable heroine you can’t help but root for.Alix Black is a scout in King Erik’s army when civil war breaks out and throws everything she thought she knew about her country into chaos. A capable swordswoman and a natural sneak, Alix excels in her role as a scout and is respected by her fellow soldiers and commanding officers [...]

    11. A fantasy romance, with a bit more fighting than romance. So the romance could have been left out entirely, cos Alix sure spent a lot of time thinking of her men. Focus on the war woman!So this society lets it's women fight too. Ok good for them. But it did raise some questions. If you are allowed to fool around during your two year service, what happens if the women get pregnant? I doubt the lords would like when their daughters come home with a bastards. So all bastards are just put into orpha [...]

    12. The Bloodbound is a fantasy with some romance thrown in and I absolutely loved it. I thought it had the perfect balance of fantasy and romance. The romance did not take over the book which was good. The romantic scenes were not fade to black, but were tastefully written without all the over the top words and descriptions that I dislike so much. This book included a love triangle, but I didn't hate it. I thought it worked well with the plot, and both love interests were equally appealing. I would [...]

    13. lynnsbooks.wordpress/2015The Bloodbound is one of my backburn books. I’ve had it waiting for quite some time after picking up a copy following glowing reviews. Why I waited so long remains a mystery but I’m very pleased to have finally started this series. How would I describe Bloodbound – I would say it’s the perfect beach read for fantasy lovers! There’s action, blood magic and romance and, yes, I would say that the romance does play a fairly central role but I enjoyed it.The Bloodbo [...]

    14. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.Sword and sorcery with a kickass heroine that would do any urban fantasy proud, THE BLOODBOUND offers romance, intrigue, and a fast moving plot that will immerse readers in this new world. I’ve read quite a few fantasy novels in my day, and Erin Lindsey’s mix of historical noble houses with a modern sense of gender equality was an enjoyable surprise.Perhaps what makes THE BLOODBOUND such a light, enjoyable adventure is Lindsey’s deft touch with f [...]

    15. An excellent first book by a new author. The novel is set in a low magic fantasy world, with a strong female MC, much like Deepwoods. Unlike Deepwoods, this novel is a romance novel combined with the kind of medieval warfare and combat normally accompanied by Carmina Burana in the background. Surprisingly, one might even say shockingly, the requisite love triangle was actually woven well into the story. Even more impressively, it did not feature a pathetic nice guy and a incorrigible bad boy com [...]

    16. Ok- will expand on this later but I wanted a fantasy to read this weekend and, god damn it, this delivered. Heavily inspired by Thor/Loki mythology but done in an original, truer to mythology sort of way rather than the moderately uncomfortable (OK, extremely uncomfortable) fan-fic way that I've had my eyes seared by too many times in the past year. I'm not naming names. Huge thanks to Jessica for the recommendation!

    17. This joint review was originally published at The Book PushersE: I considered this story several times because I was worried about the love triangle aspect before deciding I loved the thought of the rest of the blurb too much to pass it up. I will also admit while reading I got worried a bit over the love triangle but then secrets were revealed, characters matured, and I stopped worrying. I ended up really enjoying this story and I hope Lindsey continues writing in this world.Marlene: Like E, I [...]

    18. Those 3 stars pain me to give, they truly do. I wanted to be happily handing out a 5 star review of this book since it held so much promise going in. Author Erin Lindsey is the pen name for E.L. Tettensor (or is it vice versa, who knows). At the very start of this year, her debut novel Darkwalker (a detective/thriller novel) got a resounding 5 stars from me. I was in love with her minimalist world building, solid plot pacing, flawed and believable characters, and the very barest hint of the supe [...]

    19. The Bloodbound is adult fantasy about warring kingdoms and warring hearts. It’s amazing in only the most trashy of ways, so obviously I had a lot of fun with it.First off, the audiobook was absolutely not the right choice for this one. Jill Tanner’s a talented narrator, but she’s more Olenna Tyrell than Brienne of Tarth. Since it’s from the POV of a young king and his young, female bodyguard, the fact that an old woman was narrating it was puzzling. It made the sexy scenes feel illicit i [...]

    20. The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey introduces a female warrior in a realm of fantasy dominated by men. What I appreciated most about the pace and plotline is that she wove the romance into the story almost seamlessly. The Bloodbound is a perfect example of a clearly acknowledged romance plot without any gratuitous physicality. And the romance in no way takes from the action, intrigue, and strength of the fantasy aspect of the story.

    21. (Originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.)Another book that landed on my to-read pile quite a while ago that now I have no memory of selecting. But, luckily for me, my past self must have been on top of things, because this lesser known fantasy novel hit just the spot!I’m going to whip through the basic review portions to devote the rest of this post to two things that I feel make this book noteworthy in the long list of fantasy fiction being published currently.General worldbuilding: pretty t [...]

    22. 3,5 Sterne: Es ist mir schwer gefallen, diesem Buch eine Sterne-Wertung zu geben: von machen Aspekten war ich extrem begeistert, andere haben mich ernüchtert. Der Weltentwurf ist sehr ausgefeilt und auf einem ordentlichen High Fantasy-Level. Das Königreich Alden ist in verschiedene Regionen aufgeteilt, über die verschiedene Bannerlords herrschen. Die Schwester des Bannerlords Rig Black ist unsere Protagonistin Alix Black. Und die kämpft in der Armee, denn wir haben es hier mit einem auffalle [...]

    23. There was so much that I loved about The Bloodbound. The military strategy, fierce battles, glory and heartbreak of war, and the strong, capable female protagonist in a traditionally male role all made this a win for me.I adored Alix Black. She was first introduced to us as a scout, but we quickly see her running into battle, risking her life by defying her orders, and soon after she transitions to the role of Captain and personal bodyguard to the king. She was brave, loyal, clever, and could be [...]

    24. There are some things I loved about this book. I really liked the way this book started. The middle of a battle, crisis and danger, action and death, clearly this book was not holding back at all. I also liked the world being built up as well as the way it was being built up - gradually in increments, without too much infodumping. The battle descriptions, basic character interaction and dialogue - they are all good.And there was one thing I did not like: the love triangle. Yes there is a love tr [...]

    25. The very enthusiastic reviews I kept reading about this novel since it came out compelled me to add it to my reading queue, but I finally got to it only recently, when the other two books of the trilogy have already been published: the bad news is that until this moment I missed out on a solid, compulsive read; the good news is that I will not have to wait long to read the other two installments in the series. So I can take some measure of comfort in my lateness to the party…Continue reading o [...]

    26. I wasn't sure how to feel about this book at the start but it really grew on me as the story progressed and I got to know the characters (1000% team Erik, btw.) There were small pieces that maybe got a little overwrought but the ending surprised me just enough and the charm of Erik White was hard to resist.One thing I felt was missing -- Alix was a great female protagonist, but it seemed like all the other women were just mentioned in passing as inconsequential elements. I would have liked to ha [...]

    27. Probably an unfair rating, as I didn't read all of it, but life is short, and I have better things than to invest in a superficial love triangle. I mean, they're on the battlefield, and she's blushing, the King's checking her out, etc, just something felt rather teenybopper about this character. I was hoping for something along the lines of Kristen Britain's Green Rider series, but I couldn't get fast the superficiality and almost Mary-Jane quality of the main character.

    28. I was in the mood for high fantasy and this delivered! It was great, packed with action and I was a little leery that it was a love triangle but it was well written and cleared up.I'm also happy that it did have a little smut in it so it's not YA but rather NA. Not descriptive, but not totally fade-away either.I enjoyed it. On to book 2!

    29. I LOVED this book. I might not have read it if Jessica hadn't reviewed it. It is sort of historical fantasy setting. I appreciate the battles, the romance, and the humor. These folks are great fighters and they are funny.

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