The Bloodforged

The Bloodforged 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 lu

  • Title: The Bloodforged
  • Author: Erin Lindsey
  • ISBN: 9780425276297
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 aThe 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

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    1. Reviewed by: Rabid Reads3.5 starsThe first thing I want to say is that--overall--THE BLOODFORGED by Erin Lindsey was a great book. It grabbed and held my attention, I loved learning more about about the newly introduced cultures, I bloody loved Rig's chapters, and I can't wait to see what develops with Wraith and the rebels. BUT. I have two issues.I hate cheating. HATE. One of the main reasons I shy away from contemporary romance is b/c you're much more likely to come across it there than you ar [...]

    2. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2015/09/21/bI confess, any time I go into a new book by one of my favorite authors, I always do so with some nervousness, especially if it’s a sequel to a book I loved. So when I finished The Bloodforged and it ended up being even better than The Bloodbound, it was definitely cause to rejoice! This series is showing no signs of slowing down; in fact, the author ramps up the intrigue and adventure in this brilliant follow-up, building upon her c [...]

    3. Review from Tenacious Reader: tenaciousreader/2015/0The Bloodforged carries the series further into conflict and gives the reader another fun and exciting adventure as this series continues to be a captivating and fun page turner that flies by. There are challenges that are physical, political and strategic. There are moments of romance and heartbreak. The whole book almost seems to be an emotional rollercoaster as the characters are desperate and driven to extremes to try and survive and stop t [...]

    4. 4.5 of 5 starslynnsbooks.wordpress/2015I only recently read and enjoyed The Bloodbound and so was looking forward to seeing where Erin Lindsey would take us with book No.2. I’m very pleased to say that this book surpasses the first in scope and execution, I thoroughly enjoyed it and was completely hooked. (If you haven’t read The Bloodbound then you may want to stop reading for fear of potential spoilers.)At the start of The Bloodforged King Eric is forming drastic plans to try and protect h [...]

    5. The Bloodforged is Lindsey’s follow-up to The Bloodbound, which I reviewed last week. After cracking open The Bloodforged it is immediately clear that this is a much, much stronger book. The addition of new character perspectives goes a long way in making The Bloodforged a more complex and compelling fantasy story, and leaves the reader wanting more.The Bloodforged picks up a few months after the events in The Bloodbound. The war continues to rage on; however, Alden’s forces are flagging and [...]

    6. This book suffered from second book syndrome. Still good, but lacking that which made book 1 so good. This book felt mostly like, well they walked around a lot, not much happened, and then they walked some more.Alix was changed in this one. She who was a kick-ass scout was now lovesick and not so kick-ass.I still think she and the king should have married. Liam, eh, I am not a fan, and in this one he was like a lost puppy trying to find his way.Team Eric!Right Liam, well he was sent to this king [...]

    7. Classic sword and sorcery, but by no means a simple story, BLOODFORGED explores the intricacies of politics, war, and marrying your ex-boyfriend's brother. In this universe "victory" is more nuanced than defeating a single villain or weakness, forcing Alix and company to face heartbreakingly real obstacles as they fight for the alliances and resources that can turn the tide of a losing war. And upon this stage of high adventure and higher stakes, Lindsay's characters sparkle with wit, emotion, a [...]

    8. This joint review was originally published at The Book PushersE: Last year I read and reviewed The Bloodbound the first installment in Lindsey’s epic fantasy series with Marlene and absolutely loved it. So when Marlene noticed the second installment was coming out I eagerly agreed to join her in another review. While I enjoyed The Bloodforged it wasn’t to the same level and I am afraid this might have fallen astray of the dreaded second book syndrome. Characters were behaving out of characte [...]

    9. *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*To be clear I read this book without having read the first book in the series, which means I read it as a standalone and was missing a lot of the backstory. That said, the fact that I truly enjoyed Bloodforged despite having not read the first book in the series speaks highly of the author, her writing, and the continuity of the plot. Plot: The plot was interesting, it was not 100% predictable. T [...]

    10. THE BLOODFORGED is the second novel in the fantasy series that began with Erin Lindsey's Bloodbound, one that continues to excite and impress me with its deepening storyline filled with intricate political plotting, descriptive battles scenes, sorcery, twists, and of course a touch of romance, all surrounded by characters that leap of the page.One of the elements that draw me back again to this series is the equally strong character portrayal of both its male and female characters. Told through [...]

    11. E-galley provided courtesy of Penguin Group USA and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Political intrigue, a vast array of characters, battle scenes, and romance: If you are a fan of any or all of these things, then The Bloodforged is probably your kind of book. I stumbled upon this series completely by accident, and I'm so glad that I did. Quite frankly, I'm surprised that it's not more popular. I thoroughly enjoyed book 1: The Bloodbound, and was lucky enough to be approved for this e [...]

    12. Review at The Book Nympho:thebooknympho/2015/09/the-I liked this book but it was different from the first book for me. The characters and world I loved are still rich and wonderful. But it’s easier to say what I didn’t like here AND it’s very hard to do without being spoilery. I’m going to try to be vague and yet explain.There were some things which happened off page between books I would have like a bit more in the books. The plans for the war and strategy and battles and missions are s [...]

    13. I've tried to read The Bloodforged twice now and both times it hasn't engaged me. I'm really sad about this because I loved the first book in the series. This just seems so dull compared to that one. I'm not sure if it's the book or just me. Anyway, I'm putting this one aside now. I won't give it a rating because there is still a small chance that I might come back to it some time in the future.

    14. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: This series is totally engaging and the books are so hard to put down!Opening Sentence: “Boot heels rang out in under the high ceiling.”The Review:Alix, Erik, Liam, and Rig are all back picking up shortly after book 1 ends. The war is still going badly despite the small gains they made in The Bloodbound. Hoping to strengthen alliances Erik sends Liam to Onnani to figure out what is going on with the fleet they are counting on. He makes t [...]

    15. Read the rest of my review at This Nerdy Gal!Despite this being the second in a series, and not having read the first book, I thoroughly enjoyed The Bloodforged. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I think I’ll buy the first one to make sure I didn’t miss anything!The strengths of this book were in the characters, setting, and the plot.The characters were realistic and relatable. Alix Black, one of the main characters, started out as a mere scout and rose in the ranks to become King Erik’s bodyg [...]

    16. Initial Thoughts: It had a very different feel from the previous book. This one is a more transitional novel that instead of focusing on one major character with a few other point of views, it was split between four main characters with the antagonist's point of added in a few small snippets. Though overall I liked it and eagerly look forward to seeing what happens next, it wasn't quite as solid as the previous novel. Not sure we needed all three of the antagonist view points - at least one was [...]

    17. The epic saga that started in The Bloodbound continues… so states the first line of the blurb about this book. This is important information. You will not be able to follow half of what goes on in the book if you haven’t read the first one. As a reviewer I am often asked to review second or following books in a series and usually I can piece together the plot and characters very quickly. With this book, you will want to read the first book. I would recommend doing so as if it is any where cl [...]

    18. Alright, this was a good sequel to the first book. Think Empire Strikes Back to Star Wars. It is a great read- note, I didn't say fun- it's not. Bad things, interesting things happen to the characters- this isn't a 'happily ever after wrap up' from the first book type of sequel. And the ending and lead in to the next book really pleased me as a reader. This is epic fantasy featuring a female character who is a complete warrior. She thinks like a warrior, acts like a warrior- I loved reading abou [...]

    19. Sword and sorcery but by no means simple, BLOODFORGED doesn't gloss over the intricacies of politics, war, or marrying your ex-boyfriend's brother. More nuanced than finding a hidden villain or weakness, Lindsey's characters face heartbreakingly real obstacles as they fight for the alliances and resources that can save their home.Liam feels hapless as an ambassador, but his witty, self-depricating inner monologue makes his point of view a pleasure. Rigard, as well, is a fantastic narrator. Dashi [...]

    20. Review originally posted at Erlebnisse: erlebnisseweb.wordpress**Copy of The Bloodforged by Erin Lindsey graciously given by Literary Agent Lisa Rodgers in exchange for an honest review**Last night, I was sitting in the living room while my friend was building a project for work. I had a little more than 100 pages of The Bloodforged left to devour and boy, did I devour them, to the amused concern of my friend. More than once, I made a frustrated grunt or whispered, "What the shit?" as page by pa [...]

    21. As someone who enjoyed the first book, this sequel was a delightful improvement compared to its prequel. It seamlessly switched between three arcs and because each chapter always ended on a cliffhanger, I had great difficulty putting it down. The theme of the story was shortcomings, which was a change from the first entry. My personal favourite characteristic of this series is its straight forward nature. It is easy to get into as an enjoyable read, to take a break from fantasy epics filled with [...]

    22. I was reluctant at first, but found myself very quickly drawn in by this sequel--I'm still Team Erik and Liam isn't my favorite, but Alix and Rig are A+ and even the tension of Liam's adventure had me sucked in, in spite of myself. There is a LOT happening in this book, and it definitely MOVES, and I think the expanded points of view opened up the scope of the story hugely.Now I want to go immediately buy book three to find out how it all ends.

    23. Erin Lindsey has done it again - another excellent novel in the Bloodbound series! I've been less than overwhelmed with succeeding novels from other series I've read (or am reading) so I didn't have high hopes for "Bloodforged". This will teach me to tar all series with the same brush!One of the best things about this series is the worldbuilding. It truly shows in both this, and the first novel that Erin Lindsey has put a lot of thought into the people, places and events in her world. Not only i [...]

    24. While the kingdom of Alden may have won the battle against the evil Trionate in THE BLOODBOUND, they are far from having won the war. Their country is weary of fighting and running low on supplies and soldiers alike. If they are to repel their enemies, then they must convince their allies to join the war. So Alix, Erik, and Liam are sent off to compel their neighbours to join the war effort and stand against the Trionate, conveniently separating Alix from her husband. Personally, I can’t stand [...]

    25. Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ~ I received a free autographed paperback copy of this book through the Giveaway programE BLOODFORGED picks up a few months after "The BLOODBOUND" ends. Alix is now married to Prince Liam and is still King Erik's bodyguard as well as the Captain of his guard. The war rages on and King Erik knows that he must find a way to bring the nation's allies into the war. If he fails to do so, his Kingdom will fall. To that end, Erik and Alix set out [...]

    26. I love capable heroines, and Lady Alix certainly fits the bill. I am fortunate in having the third book in the series already so I wasn't gnashing my teeth, waiting for the end of the series. Lady Alix and the king go on a dangerous journey in a last-ditch effort to garner support, but the dangers mount, and Prince Liam has been sent to yet another so-called ally to find out why the promised fleet hasn't arrived. Rig Black is dealing with his own challenges in trying to hold the border, complica [...]

    27. This book needs one subtitle, and one subtitle only: “The Bloodforged: A Lesson in Going from Bad to Worse.” Not in quality, mind you. But the plot…phew! War and politics aren’t fun for anyone it seems!The story picks up six months after the great battle that ended the previous book, and Alix’s kingdom is still very much at war. And not just any war, a war they are well on their way to losing. As Rig reports back from the front line (being now the General of the King’s armies), they [...]

    28. Loved book 1, even though on reread it was not quite as good as I recall. Book 2 is not bad, but I can not get into 3 seperate stories each with their own "if we fail it will all have been for naught." Not a bad story, but far too much happening and not enough chance for characterization or group interaction. New characters introduced, but I still don't know anything about them at 37% other than as plot elements.

    29. Strong second book in a series--middle books in trilogies are hard to pull off, but the pacing was quite strong across all three plotlines. In addition to Erik, Alix and Liam's diplomatic troubles, we also get POV from Rig, Alix's brother and general of the beleaguered army. The ending took me by surprise and sets up the plot of book three.

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