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War is only the beginning…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book four in her Blood and Ash series.
From the desperation of golden crowns…
Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable.
And born of mortal flesh…
Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace.
A great primal power rises…
Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most.
As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.
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I have no words for this book. It was such a rollercoaster of feels throughout the whole book. I apologize in advance if my review does not make any sense.
Also, be sure to have read all of the other books before reading my review because it might contain spoilers from the previous books.
So the book continues more or less where the last book left us; Casteel imprisoned by Isbeth and Poppy trying to get him back. It was a hard to wait to see what was going to happen next because as much as Jen is all for Happily Ever Afters, we all know that what happens between the start and the end is fair game and she will for sure play with our feels throughout it.
This series is no exception to that and my god do you go through every possible feels. I honestly do not know where to start my review.
So let’s start with just how the bond between Poppy and Kieran grew throughout this book; the way they interacted and the way they anchor each other in Casteel’s absence. I really feel like that since the beginning, they always had a special bond even when they didn’t seem to really know it and I felt like that goes beyond the bond she has with the wolvens.
Poppy is just as fierce as before and she has so much more confidence in herself and she won’t back down from what she believes is right. Honestly, the way she held herself we sometimes we forget that she is young and that not long ago, she was sheltered and was mostly oblivious to the truth.
Having Casteel’s point of view was also just an added bonus to the story. I love being in Poppy’s mind, but I am not going to lie, I wanted to be in Casteel’s head too. I really felt it added to the story and it got us to feel just how intensely he felt about Poppy and all the thoughts and memories that could through his mind. In addition, I really felt like having both point of views just gave place to have more information thrown at us.
Poppy and Casteel. These two together are just almost perfect; they loved each other with something fierce and they are ready to do just about anything for one another.
And what can I say about the newest addition to this group… Reaver (or since the book A Shadow in the Ember in the Flesh and Fire series (aka ASITE), Reaver-Butt). I seriously love him. His banters with Kieran were quite entertaining and I loved just how nonchalant he seems to be most of the time.
So much is learned throughout this book and a lot is answered from things were wondered in the previous books. I swear, I felt like every other chapter, we learned something new and I loved it because sometimes I felt like it made some stuff from the previous books make more sense.
Overall, I loved that book. It kept me diving back in-between whenever I had a minute to be able to read. I once again highly recommend this book series. I can’t wait for the next books in this series and see where she’s going to make us go through next.
I was giving an advanced copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.