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"Thousands of Copper Ra'Ak fought throughout Veshtul, killing many as they lashed out or crushing others as they crawled along. Screaming Comesuli ran before them, desperate to escape the deadly creatures. In the distance, a dragon's roar sounded as he fought off one of the monsters. Three other dragons fought beside him; I saw them as they charged their prey - a black dragon, a silver dragon and a gold dragon. Others were fighting Ra'Ak as well; a black gryphon fought alongside a huge snow leopard. Giant birds swept the sky, screaming in anger as Ra'Ak leapt at them, attempting to sink rows of deadly teeth into feathered flesh."

Lissa has been transported 300 years into the future to save the High Demon world and the Saa Thalarr. But what she doesn't understand is that they aren't the only things she is meant to protect. The balance - and survival of all worlds - rests in her hands.

©2011 Connie Suttle (P)2015 Connie Suttle

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An immense fantasy

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Queen?

The hot tub.

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Lissa is back, and she isn’t happy. Not only is she stuck three hundred years in the future on a world far from Earth but she has also been mistaken for a boy. Just as she begins to find out who she is and what she has lost she finds herself back in the kitchen, using her skill around food to wow those who treat her like a slave.
This series is full of fantasy creatures, races, and skills. Nothing is too far-fetched or far into the future for Suttle and her vampire queen. I must admit that I did get a little lost with the alien races but the story kept me riveted, regardless.
Lissa’s character has held me since book one and although I don’t understand why she still covets her relationship with Gavin, I do appreciate her other relationships. The book is full of steamy scenes, none too explicit, and she is spoilt for choice but it still holds a little romance in between every hot male of every alien race wanting to bed her.
If you like a strong female lead, then this will drive you crazy because Lissa is at one moment strong and powerful and the next she is sucked back into patriotic bureaucracy with no power at all. Despite not being able to grasp who was who I really enjoyed the story and will be reading the next book in the series.

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Weird

I don't tend to review audible books but those one needed to be said.

I usually love this series, it's sucked me in.

However this one was weird.

I still love the main character even with her flaws but this story felt really clunky. It felt like the author mashed 3 books into 1 because she really wanted to change the direction of the story as quickly as possible.

It's straight on from the last book, no lead in or recap at all... Really confusing unless you've just finished the last. Then it settled a little and then suddenly everyone had a million lovers. I have no problem with open relationships or multiple partners but this has the subtlety of a sledge hammer. I really think the author got lost trying to do too much in this book and nothing was done well.

I still like the series but I really hope the next book isn't as all over the place as this one was.

Narrator annoyed me in places, some of her voices are flat and slow.

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Good but not perfect

This is not a 'stand-alone' book you need to have read book 5 Blood Royal as the story continues virtually from one paragraph to the next. I have read the whole series and I am now avidly devouring the audio books.

To begin with I loved the narrator Traci Odom but as the series has become more and more complex I find the lack of versatility in Traci's character voices difficult.

The early part of the book when the story develops around Niff is a little clumsy but when Lissa reappears it seems that Connie settles down again and the writing improves.
There is a major event towards the end of the book when Lissa has accepted an offer made to her by someone - heaven knows who - that we know nothing about until event occur. I found this disconcerting as it changes future storylines.

I know I have reservations regarding this book but I also know I love the series and will re-read and re-listen to this series in future.