I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book since the minute I finished The Rogue King! While I thoroughly enjoyed it, I think Kasia stole the show in a lot of ways in the first book and Skylar was a bit more enigmatic and more standoffish in this one so it made it harder to connect. It also made the connection between Skylar and Landon a bit more fickle. The chemistry was there but there was less longing and more of them scrambling to push back apart from each other. It was kinda the opposite of what I felt in The Rogue King, I was more into Kasia and in The Blood King, Landon was the beacon for me. His role and his drive to protect and do right by his people was admirable and made him more accessible. Undoubtedly they make a good pair though. He clearly needed a strong match and Skylar was definitely that.
This sequel hit every other key perfectly for me. It enriched the already lavish world, the overall plot furthered, the dragon politics raged on, characters we’ve previously seen were expanded on, and we meet some new ones with sure to be interesting roles in the coming novels. I have to say I’m completely fascinated with Meira and what she has been up to. I’m hoping to see a bit more of the gargoyles she’s been hanging around with in the next book! Also, very curious about the Black Clan dragons and how that’ll all play out. Each addition to the series only makes me want more and more!
I received an arc of this book from Entangled: Amara via Netgalley and this is my honest review.