Blood & Ice (Silk and Steel #3)
by Ariana Nash
“From the greatest of fires, the greatest of weapons is forged.”
Just – wow, this book is everything! Epic fantasy adventure with a sexy a.f. elf and a devastatingly gorgeous dragon, some amazing supporting characters and some despicable bad guys.
The tension, emotion and lust that was poured into every interaction between Lysander and Eroan, that filled every paragraph, shaped every line and breathed life into every word between them was unparalleled. This pair of star-crossed lovers gave so much of themselves for others, again and again and again. They bled metaphorically and physically for those who didn’t understand nor always accepted them. And they never gave up. Not on their hopes and not on each other. I tell you this pair made Romeo and Juliet look like amateurs.
It felt like something strummed between them, an understanding, or maybe something more, something deeper than that, something soulbound.
I loved this book so much. Every. Single. Amazing.
Word. There are so many great characters, some you like and others you loathe. Two in particular needed to earn redemption for past actions. The dramatic difference between how each one of this pair accepted their lot, coped with their pain and chose which path to tread was so amazingly portrayed. One earned himself a second chance, he sacrificed himself for the good of others, he learnt new things about both himself and those around him. The other would never take any responsibility for his actions, instead seeking to place the blame elsewhere and wasting his what should have been on what might have been. That was some deep message there about owning your actions and righting your wrongs.
“What by Alumn are you all gawking at?” Seraph’s sharp bark delivered a startling amount of authority. “There are bodies to burn, you know.”
Eroan and Lysander are equally powerful characters, finally finding their own place in the world and the strength to be who their heart wants them to be. It is a journey fraught with pain, regret, betrayal, pride, hurt, hope, love and friendship. It’s a journey that will see your heart break and remake, probably more than once! Never have two men fought so hard for their HEA, and my word they deserve every single second of it.
“Is that really appropriate. You being undeniably dragon,” he gestured at Lysander and then made a show of sweeping at himself, “and me being exquisitely elf?”
Though I’m not sure how long their peace will last based on that final conversation, you wicked tease Ms Nash!
to hear that laugh a hundred times over. A thousand times, if he could. They had the whole day, the night too. Maybe this time, they had forever?
An elven assassin. A dragon prince.
Three days they had together.
Three days was not enough.
There’s a traitor among the elves. A traitor who will stop at nothing to see Eroan pay for the crime of loving a dragon, and Eroan Ilanea will pay with blood.
Lysander has never been free to choose his fate. That is about to change. Finally, he learns what it means to be emerald, but knowledge is power, and power whispers its seductive curse into the ear of a broken prince.
Elf and dragon.
Leaders, lovers, fighters.
But as the dragonkin rise under a new king, will Eroan’s and Lysander’s boundless love save the world or destroy it forever?
The devastating and emotional bestselling Silk & Steel series concludes in Blood & Ice.
Silk & Steel is a m/m dark fantasy. The series has triggering content.