Adrian X Isolde

King of Battle and Blood
Scarlett St. Clair

Hardback | Apr 2022 | Bloom Books | 9781728258447 | 400pp | 234x158mm | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$44.99
Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Nov 2021 | Bloom Books | 9781728258416 | 368pp | 203x127mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$27.99

From fan-favourite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series, comes a new epic 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 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.

'Outstanding…St. Clair has a masterful hand with the couple’s slow burn, balancing banter, contention, and highly charged moments. Readers will be chomping at the bit for the next installment.' — Publishers Weekly, starred review