Alix Black’s legendary boldness has landed her in trouble before, but her recent actions are tantamount to treason. By secretly ordering the assassination of the enemy King, Alix inadvertently strengthened the Warlord, last and most ruthless of Oridia's Trions, giving him free reign to escalate his butchery and prolong the bloody war.
Now nothing stands in the Warlord's way, because Alix has just betrayed the one man who could stop him. Unbeknownst to his court, King Erik has been spellbound by the enemy. Locking him away in secret, Alix hopes to protect her king without sacrificing his crown. But she'd better hurry: in a court crawling with spies, it won't be long before her treachery is discovered, and then Alix and everyone she loves will pay the ultimate price.
To save the kingdom, Alix must first save her king. But it will take all her skill and courage to sneak into enemy territory and kill the bloodbinder controlling Erik. The repercussions of Alix’s secret mission have already cost her dearly, and even if she succeeds, she stands to lose her family, her husband, her king…and her soul.
Praise for the Bloodbound series
“Lindsey’s mostly balanced mix of romance and heroic fantasy will [capture] readers’ hearts.” —Publishers Weekly
“Contains all the best of romance, warfare, magic and political scheming; all glued together by a cast of warm and wonderful characters.” —Tor.com
“Lindsey’s fabulous, descriptive storytelling, coupled with high-stakes conflict and distinctive characters, is guaranteed to draw readers in from the first page. … A stellar fantasy!” —RT Book Reviews
“Strong romantic elements and a dash of humor enliven Erin Lindsey’s fantasy debut set in a kingdom besieged by dark forces and torn apart by betrayal.” —Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author
“Puts the hero back into heroic fantasy.” —Tanya Huff, bestselling author