Saturday, May 28, 2016

Queen of Blood by Jill Myles

For one hundred years, Seri’s people have lived under the thumb of the Blood, the cruel and mysterious rulers of Athon. Seri wants nothing more than to put food on the table and marry the hotheaded but handsome Rilen come spring. But when a noblewoman asks Seri to be her handmaiden, Rilen insists she move to the enemy’s castle . . . and spy on the newly arrived prince.

Prince Graeme has grown weary of his family’s curse. The Blood are powerful and immortal, but doomed to live in the shadows, flitting from lover to lover, always in search of the mythic Eterna—the one woman who will sate their hunger. Now his father has sent him to the outskirts of the empire to stamp out a rebellious Vidari faction. But when a wild and alluring Vidari girl shows up at court, he finds himself torn between following his father’s orders and following his heart . . .

A war is brewing between Athonite and Vidari, between Blood and man. As uprisings sweep through the land, Seri and Graeme find themselves at the center of a storm with only one choice: betray each other, or betray their people.

This is a classic love story with a vampire spin. You won't find the word 'vampire' anywhere in the book. The blood drinkers don't have any super strength, but they are almost immortal and hate sunlight.

There is a rebellion brewing on the land. The Vidari are tired of feeling oppressed, poor, and hungry due to the Athonite.

Prince Graeme of the Athonites is cursed with an unquenchable thirst, but finds his salvation in Seri, a very prideful Vidari.

Seri, however, promised to marry Rilen. As Rilen is fighting for the rebellion, he urges Seri to marry the prince for the cause and act as a spy. Seri's heart is torn in two. Does she act as a spy? Or does she betray her people?

There are some light sex scenes and I enjoyed every moment of it! BITE ME!