The Bloodforged (#2)

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War offers little respite for the bold, and as King Erik’s bodyguard, Captain Alix Black is no exception. Though recently married to Prince Liam White and finally reunited with her brother, Commander General Riggard Black, Alix’s duty to Erik has never been so important… or so difficult.

The Oridian Warlord amasses his forces for invasion. Without aid, the Kingdom of Alden will surely fall, but gaining new allies will mean risking the few Erik already has. Riggard and his men must hold the line at the border, while Liam is sent to Onnan City to secure their fleet of ships, leaving Alix and Erik to the most dangerous task of all: crossing the Broken Mountains to seek an alliance with the Kingdom of Harram, an aloof nation led by a famously prickly king.

The mountain pass cuts through enemy territory, is notoriously tough to navigate, and is plagued with warring tribes. But securing Harram’s army would turn the tide of the war, so Alix will do whatever it takes to protect Erik and his diplomatic mission. But even she may be no match for the insidious assault Erik’s enemies are preparing to deploy…


“Lindsey’s fabulous, descriptive storytelling, coupled with high-stakes conflict and distinctive characters, is guaranteed to draw readers in from the first page. Alix is a fierce, compassionate heroine with whom readers will sympathize, and the intricately woven, battle-filled plot is deeply impressive. The story’s ending is both complete and intriguing enough to have readers wishing for more. A stellar fantasy!”

RT Book Reviews

“The author ramps up the intrigue and adventure in this brilliant follow-up […] A solid blend of action, mystery and romance makes THE BLOODFORGED a serious page-turner. World-building and characters in this series are amazing, and Erin Lindsey’s writing has that fun and addictive quality that sucks you right in and won’t let go.”


“Upon this stage of high adventure and higher stakes, Lindsay’s characters sparkle with wit, emotion, and relationships that ring true [...] Lindsey’s combination of wit, action, and intrigue brings a modern flavor to a classic genre, making this series one no fantasy fan should miss.”

All Things Urban Fantasy

“This is a fine novel that builds upon the strengths of the first novel, and steps above it in terms of quality.”


“BLOODFORGED is a terrific addition to the Bloodbound series. Lady Alix Black is fast becoming a favorite heroine of mine and I can’t wait to read more from this fantastic series.”

Book Swoon

“Though this is the second book in the series, I actually liked it even more than the first book. That is telling since I rated the first book as 5 out of 5 stars already. So, the question is: how do I rate this book higher since 5 stars is the most that can be given? I guess, technically I cannot give it a higher rating, but if it were possible, this book would rate 6 stars. Why such a high rating? Well, that is simple. I LITERALLY COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.”

Amie’s Book Reviews

“[A]n intense read that grips the reader to the very end.”

Tenacious Reader

“Overall, we really liked this sequel to The Bloodbound […] the plight of the three parties was compelling. […] Needless to say, we are eager to see what happens next for our characters in this wonderful world.”

That’s What I’m Talking About

“This series is totally engaging and the books are so hard to put down!”

Dark Faerie Tales

Awards & Accolades


RT Reviewers Choice Award Finalist: “Best Epic Fantasy”


Romantic Times: 4.5/4.5 stars and a Top Pick!