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.
Love these books!55
I read this book in about 2 and a half days and I am just obsessed! I absolutely love this series and cannot wait for another book!!55
With everyone who said the sex scene with Poppy, Casteel, & Keira cheapened the friendship. The book’s plot was way too drawn out with the ending being the only decent part of the book. It’s a shame since the other books were good.15
I really like this series, but this book in particular was just slow throughout much of it. I blew through the first 3 books and this one just kept losing my attention. I love the story and will continue reading the series, but this one just wasn’t my favorite.35
I personally love the relationship between poppy, cas and kieren. This series is full of twists and turns and I’ve loved every book!! Can’t wait for the next one.55
Stop looking at the good reads or one star comments. It is still a Poppy and Cas love story with world building still the theme. No one is emotionally cheating on anyone.55
I’m going to talk spoilers bc I can’t address what bothered me without it. I’ve loved this series for Poppy & Casteel’s relationship, and I’ve loved Kieran’s character and wanted him to find love too. But after the Joining, now this seems like it’s going to be more of a throuple between Cas, Poppy, & Kieran and I just….that’s not for me. It feels like it lessens the relationship between Cas & Poppy now. There’s an imbalance. Cas & Poppy are married. They’re king and queen. Platonic friendships can be just as important as romantic ones. I don’t know why she didn’t just have it stay at that. The Joining needed to happen so Cas wouldn’t die before Poppy. Kieran needing to be that bridge is a bonus bc we love him and don’t want him to die. However, now it’s weird. They’re all three cuddling and holding hands and just…no. It didn’t have to be that way. They could’ve still had that platonic bond and it not have been sexual. But besides the main issue, this book took me over a month to read because it just seemed to drag on and on. And I say that as a person who has been flying through my TBR this year. I remember loving the first two books in this series so much that I read both in less than a week. I feel like she is really good at endings, they always hype me up for the next one, but the beginning and middle has kinda been boring these last few books. I’m still going to read the rest of the series, but I hope they get better pacing-wise. And I really hope she doesn’t make Kieran, Cas & Poppy an actual throuple.35
Gah I have no words! This book was everything! My #1 series by far! Just amazing!55
This book could have been cut in half and the plot/romance would not have suffered. Author spends three books developing/describing a relationship as singular, rare between two protagonists so much so that when Kieran and poppy’s friendship grows she makes sure say it’s different from the relationship between poppy and cas and that it’s not romantic. Poppy/cas/kieren share a friendship that is clearly established throughout all the books. So the “Joining” didn’t add to their friendship, bond, or character development, it simply made it sexual and cheapened the Actual friendship and the romance story she has been building up for three whole books. Not impressed15