Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
King of Battle and Blood cover art

King of Battle and Blood

Written by: Scarlett St. Clair
Narrated by: Lilly Drake,Curt Bonnem
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $26.30

Buy Now for $26.30

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From fan-favorite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series, comes a new fantasy filled with danger, darkness, and insatiable romance.

Their union is his revenge.

Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day to be her death day. To end a years-long war, she is to marry vampire king Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, and kill him.

But her assassination attempt is thwarted, and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries to kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. Faced with the possibility of becoming the thing she hates most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy him and survive the brutal vampire court.

Except it isn't the court she fears most—it's Adrian. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king—fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort.

The answer will shatter her world.

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Scarlett St. Clair (P)2022 Tantor

What listeners say about King of Battle and Blood

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Be prepared this is erotica

I read the synopsis and reviews, nothing indicated this is heavily erotica with little to absolutely no story. By the last 90%, i still had no idea what the book was actually about. I’m extremely disappointed.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sexy story and sexy story teller

Most definitely NOT a slow burn but damn it was HOT!! Narrator was great. I wish she did the bonus chapter because the man that voiced that was not sexy sounding at all and was super rushed sounding. I would have liked a bit more world building but I would listen to this again!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this book

Loved the storyline and the spiciness in this book. Loved Lily as the narrator. Didn't love the guy who did the bonus chapter as Adrian, in fact it was terrible, could not imagine Adrian sounding like that.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not what I was expecting.

The narrator was great. Would definitely listen to more books read by Lilly Drake.

As for the story, it wasn’t what I had expected based on the reviews and synopsis. Was hoping for slow burn, enemies to lovers trope, but this wasn’t the case.

The characters didn’t have much depth, but interesting story concept. And accolades for consent.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Fun spicy story

Everything was great until the bonus chapter in Adrian's view. The voice was terrible, revolting. I hated it.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

very pleased with this new series. very likeable characters. love story is not rushed or feels like too much. I enjoyed the fantastical world building and the last and love and frenzy of it all is breathtaking.
cannot wait to start the next book in the series.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Bad voices

The voices when she was screaming or when it was the male part was terrible. The story was fine but predictable. Worth reading but wasnt something I would go back to

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Just not for me*spoilers*

The storyline was interesting and the narrators did a great job. This just wasn’t a story for me. The instant love because of reincarnation just wasn’t written well for a romance, for me. Obviously the new love was different from his past love, and you didn’t really get his perspective of how he reconciled the differences. Also, Isolde didn’t even flinch that she was a soul reincarnate and Adrian loved her already? There was no internal conflict that she felt he loved who she was and not who she is now, A soul is not a personality. It’s just giving me that the author is telling me how to feel without showing me how I should feel. I didn’t even like Isolde 3/4 of the book, she was too pious, aggressive and discriminatory even when the truth was smacking her in the face. And Adrian really didn’t have any personality that we got to see besides the sexual tension with Isolde.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Just ok. I expected more from this author.

The story was interesting, certainly the attraction is there between the characters. The female lead just seems very conflicted all the time, trapped in her own thoughts. She is not much one for action. I would have preferred it if she took control more often, not just on the rare occasions when she was forced to.

The performance just sounds “tired”, making the character sound exhausted all the time. Which maybe she is?

I am just not inspired to look for a sequel in this series.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!