Book Review | The Blood King #20booksofsummer20

Book six of my challenge, I seem to have lost a day in the week, I was convinced today was Friday, but its never too late to share the book love.


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 will be published on 25th August 2020.


At the end of The Rogue King, the first book in the series, I was caught off guard by the revelation of Skylar and the fact that you could already see fireworks between her and Ladon, so I was very much looking forward to this book.

I’m always a fan of enemies to lovers because of the drama and tension it causes. I have to say though it was great with a character as sassy as Skylar involved, she always has the right witty retort to wind up a situation and I loved it. Set against the backdrop of unrest between the dragons it actually made it all a little more high stakes which was interesting, but I maybe would have liked if it was drawn out a little longer.

As with The Rogue King, I was glad that the romance aspect of the book wasn’t the only focus, there was still the action and adventure as Brand and Ladon try to take back the Gold throne, and work out who they can trust. I was glad that Brand and Kasia were still very much part of the story, and that there were characters that I was curious about in the last book that I got to see more of in this one.

I already mentioned that I admired Skylar’s sass but she was also very stubborn and determined which of course made the chemistry between her and Ladon sizzle even more. I loved that she was willing to give up everything to protect her sisters and that she would make choices based on others rather than herself.

Ladon was intense, I knew there was a lot more to him than the glimpse we got in the first book, but it was nice to see that even with his tough exterior he could be a little vulnerable. It made for some entertaining reading that Skylar and Ladon were both stubborn and wanting to make sure the other was safe, and the lengths they would go to to get back to each other.

Abigail Owen sure has a thing about a surprising ending, once again I am left desperate for the next instalment, I am really intrigued to see where this story goes next.

Reviews of other Abigail Owen books

The Rouge King

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