Thursday, July 06, 2017

Reviewing Kingdom Vols 1 & 2 by R.J. Scott

Blurb Volume 1: The Vampire Contract 
A vampire guilty of murder on the run from justice to prove his innocence. A werewolf sent to retrieve him with one thought – that only the guilty run.
The Guilty Werewolf 
Declan Finlay is hunting the guilty werewolf, his friend Connor. The incubus, Levi Tiernan, is his companion on the hunt. If Declan doesn't track and kill Connor, then Levi will.
The Warlock’s Secret 
In a world where magic is rare, Joseph Jamieson is a holder of power. Orophin Tiwele, or Phin to his friends, is the son of the Elf King and has magic of his own. The rules say two supernatural beings with magic cannot be together and Joseph and Phin have lived by that rule despite their attraction to each other.

Blurb Volume 2: The Demon's Blood
When Simeon, a mountain lion shifter meets Asher, a blood demon, there is instant attraction. But, how can they act on the way they feel when there is an entire kingdom at stake.
The Incubus Agenda
Nicholas Tarrant has worked hard for his position on the Werewolf Coalition. Having access to whatever is happening inside the Coalition is important to the Underground and he's good at blending in. 
Brody Lennox is sent to Glitnir to broker talks of peace but is dragged broken and bloody into the Council chambers. Ludvik wants him killed as a traitor. 
Can Nicholas save Brody? Or is Brody too broken to be saved?
The Third Kingdom
The story that began as a simple Retriever case, has become the tale of the fight against a thousand years of evil.
The wolf shifters have Niceros to take down. The Vampire Twins have to deal with Cassius. The Second Kingdom is in disarray and Simeon, Asher and Phin are desperate to calm the unrest.
An alpha needs to accept his role, a blood demon has to become the King he was meant to be, and the Vampire twins have to end the war.
Against all this, Reuben and Ethan, lovers separated for a millennium, are thrown back in to a war to end the poison that is Ludvik Peitrol.
In a battle on the barren fields of Arberfan is where this story will end.

My Review: I received a free copy of both books in exchange for an honest review. So this is actually six separate stories (previously published separately) that create an overall story line with individual parings in each book. I liked the arcing story line but found that the romance between the pairings in each book felt rather short and rushed to me. I'm not sure that, if they had actually needed to be got individually, I would have bothered beyond the first two or three books. They only worked for me as a longer story in 6 parts especially as most of the main characters turned up in subsequent stories.

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