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Blood Warrior

(Dragon Kings #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  235 ratings  ·  38 reviews
The second in a fierce and sensual new paranormal romance series featuring demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and the choices made by a proud race on the brink of extinction.

As a young man, sarcastic, violent Tallis Pendray believed the Dragon Kings’ survival depended on a prophecy delivered in dreams by a woman named “the Sun.” His role has been to complete inex
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Pocket Books
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Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.25/5 Stars

Blood Warrior: Dragon King by Lindsey Piper is the second full book in the Dragon King Series. It deals with the adventures of Tallis of clan Pendray, and Kayva of clan Indranan.

Oh, you haven’t read the Dragon King novels? Then let me back up a step or two. The Dragon King paranormal novels center around five clans of the dragon king. The dragon kings are descendants of the Great Dragon. No, they aren’t actually dragons, but they are supernatural beings with extraordinary powers. The
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Lets Get Romantical
Where the Night Kind Roam

For me this book was much anticipated. I really enjoyed the first two books and found them both memorable and unique, so for the past few months I had been waiting in anticipation to get my hands on a copy of this book. When I finally got it, I dove right in, only to be left somewhat underwhelmed by this installment. It wasn’t bad, but it just didn’t have the punch that the first two books had. At least for me. The first book SILENT WARRIO
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little surprised that Blood Warrior moved beyond the Cages and (the murkily developed) Cartels of the prequel short (Silent Warrior) and first book (Caged Warrior) but it was good to get the opportunity to better understand two of the five Dragon clans - the telepathic Indraan and the berserker Pendray. I really liked Blood Warrior, there was a great intensity between the pair - Kavya has untapped passion and Tallis' inner beast is barely leashed so when it's set free the result is very ...more
The Window Seat
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
It always makes me think when paranormal authors - most of which are series - don't first analyze what works about the most popular series in the genres. With most of them, the reasons for the success, for long lines of fans waiting anxiously for any tidbit, for the hype producing itself is crystal clear. Yet when a really talented author doesn't look at what makes them so special, I am always surprised....

Tallis of Pendray is a Dragon King with a Berserker talent. He has been exiled from his cl
Danielle Annett
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Getting a glimpse at Tallis' story was a pretty fun adventure. He really is that jerk kind of guy that you still fall in love with. He's crude and vulgar and kidnaps her for goodness sake but at the same time, he protects her. Tallis starts out wanting revenge and he wants to make Kavya suffer but in the end, this turns into a sweet and desperate love story. I will say that I don't recommend reading this as a stand alone. I think you need to at the very least, read Caged Warrior to get a better ...more
This was similiar to the first book, in that it was brutal and both main characters were strong and complimented each other nicely. I really liked Tallis and Kevya together, and I enjoyed the storyline. After reading the small excerpt from book 3 at the back of the book, I'm really looking forward to reading about the Pet!
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Blood Warrior starts not long after the end of the first book in the Dragon Kings series, Caged Warrior. Tallis Pendray, having fled the scene of the rescue of his niece Nan in book 1, has found the one woman he has been searching decades for. The goddess known as 'The Sun' has been visiting him for twenty years through his dreams, influencing him to kill several of his own kind. He was in fact, involved in the murder of Nan's human husband in Caged Warrior. Tallis decides to take matter into hi ...more
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Blood Warrior is the second installment in the Dragon King series. Here we meet telepathic Indranan Kavya and the Pendray Berseker Tallis. The Indranan have been in a civil war for thousands of year. Kavya is the Sun and she is determined to end the cycle of bloodshed. Tallis has been plagued by a woman named “the Sun” for two decades in his dreams. She has made him complete inexplicable, even reprehensible tasks believing the survival of the Dragon Kings’ depended on it. On the eve of Kavya's b ...more
Alisha Tarran
After struggling through the first book in the series, and finding most of the bad points outweighing the good, I decided to attempt the second book in the series as I was sent both by the publisher. I really shouldn't have bothered to be honest.

With the book dragging just like the first, I resorted to skim reading. There was so much pointless information and pointless scenes it was hard not to, to be honest. Again, I was not gripped by the book at all. I didn't connect with either of the chara
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I do not understand this book what so ever. The author uses terms that the reader does not understand. I thought I just had to get further into the story and then it would get better but it only confused me more as the story continued.

What time period is this? There are villages and people carrying around swords and knives for weapons but there are buses and airplanes.

What is the purpose of the journey? Kavya wants to unite her people but how is she going to that and where the check are
Jessie Potts
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
We first met Tallis in Caged Warrior, and I loved him. He's a berserker and definitely one of the fiercest. Kavya (our heroine) also is so charismatic, so powerful that she's the center of a cult. The two have an attraction, yet powerful emotion leads to not just lust but annoyance. : ) I also love the idea of triplets and cult leaders and all the craziness that ensues. Lindsey definitely knows how to stuff her books full of interesting characters and situations. While I absolutely loved Lindsey ...more
I didn't care for the characters for most of the book, and even though the plot seemed interesting, in fact that felt quite boring. Only the last two or three chapters were good and lively.
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

The worldbuilding of the Dragon Kings finally un-murks. On the other hand, the sheer dark, gritty gloom and doominess of Silent Warrior and Caged Warrior definitely dials down a couple of notches. As to which you prefer, the mileage certainly varies.

We've met the hero, Tallis of Pendray, in Caged Warrior. We discover that he not only wrapped up the action in that cage-match, he kicked it off by leading the Asters to Audrey’s house at the start of it all. (S
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
This book starts shortly after the end of the previous book and, just like the previous book, picks you up and doesn't let you go until the book has finished.

Although I did love this book, I think that the first one was better. However in saying that, this book does seem to have a deeper depth to the story and feelings that are better related.

Tallis Pendray is a Heretic and in exile from his clan after killing a priest after a woman calling herself 'the sun' tells him too. He has done many thing
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, pnr
Tallis Pendray is a crazed heretic and warrior. Wrought with guilt, regret, and the overwhelming need for vengeance against the deity who has haunted his dreams for the past 20 years, he is done being used as a weapon and sets out to find the physical manifestation of The Sun Goddess.

Kavya Indranan is known as the Sun Goddess amongst her followers. Her wile and charm gains her an audience and just as she is about to unveil her plans to help unite the other Dragon King clans, her attempts are foi
Deborah Ideiosepius
It was a mistake to begin this when I did; I had just finished two great books, one fantasy one supernatural romance. Going on to another of similar genera was almost bound to disappoint, but it was a library loan, there was a due date, so I began.

Even had the timing been perfect I doubt this book would have ever worked for me. I was skim reading before I had hit page 10. As I skim read, I was analysing my feelings about the story (and it is a bad sign that you are so uninvolved that you can do
Sandy S
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

BLOOD WARRIOR is the second full length novel in Lindsey Piper’s Dragon King series focusing on the descendants of a powerful species of supernatural warriors. This series is not about dragon shifters but about a race who believe they have connections to the dragon and all of its’ powers.

Blood Warrior focuses on Tallis Pendray – member of the Pendray Dragon Kings and a berserker. His violent history among the Dragon King clans is well known but the cause of his rage and pain is not. Hi
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Tallis, a fierce Pendray warrior, from a clan made up of warlike berserkers, has become a pariah even among his family. Haunted in dreams by a beautiful goddess, she has instructed him to commit vile acts to unite the five clans of the Dragon Kings. Disgusted with himself, he has developed an overwhelming hatred for the female known only as the Sun. Determined to end his suffering, he has traveled the world to find and destroy her.

Kavya longs to end the civil war raging amongst her clan, the Ind
Talk Supe
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Braine's Talk Supe review

BLOOD PIPER has more heart in its story compared to Caged Warrior's brawn. The tension between Tallis and Kavya has been palpable from the start and though they're both Dragon Kings, the fact that they belong to different clans made things extra spicy and interesting. Not only that, the sibling rivalry (an understatement) between Kavya and Pashka and the repercussions of their tiff gave this novel a bloody edge. The battle between Tallis' family and Pashka's black guards
Cyndy Aleo
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Piper did a great job setting up this new series with the first book, and this second knocks it out of the park. Tallis is the quintessential broken man: no family, no friends and questioning everything about his life. He sets out to destroy Kavya yet is drawn to her. The romance between them is swoonworthy, the sexual tension red-hot and it’s suggested you find a chunk of free time or you’ll be reading long into the night, unwilling to put this book down.

Tallis Pendray, the Heretic, is done lis
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2013, pnr, 3-5-stars
3.5 stars.

I'm usually a very character driven reader. Give me a good character and you have a reader for life. With this series, while the characters are good, they are not what makes this series great. I love the world that is built around them. Dragon Kings are one of five types of paranormal creatures that we hear about in myths. In this story, we have a Scottish berserker, Pendray, and an India telepath, Indranan. What is strange about the Indranan, is that they are always born in multiple b
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked this book, but I'm giving it 3 stars because I didn't love it as much as I loved Silent Warrior and Caged Warrior. Maybe it's the characters. I didn't fall in love with Tallis & Kavya the way I did Hark & Silence and Nynn & Leto. There were a lot of references to all these horrible things Tallis did in the past, in addition to the references in Caged Warrior, but I feel like Piper still didn't get into it enough and I don't feel connected to Tallis or his torment because I do ...more
Tonia Rodriguez
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Tallis in Caged Warrior. For him to get his own story I am overjoyed. A berserker and a telepath though? I expected it to be a trite and common ideal in paranormal romance. So I was pleasantly surprised (like always with Ms Piper, thank you very much) :)The hero and heroine have a lust/dislike relationship and it keeps you coming back for more! Tallis is witty and comical and the sex?whoowee! Talk about HOTT. That's all I ask for in my reads! It keeps you on the edge of your ...more
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very intense plot. Such bloodshed...betrayal...and attraction. Really so many qualities rolled up into one in this story. Tallis to me a total berserker, captor, a fierce man whose strength noone can measure. He sets out to have the death fall onto Kavya another powerful one of her own right. Attraction ensues, but not without cost.. running for her life away from her brother Pashka, who wants her power she must find a way to continue on with Tallis. Its rather entertaining that this Tallis want ...more
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
I felt that the author lost the depth of Tallis dark character in this book, as was introduced in the first book, and therefore loss interest, and a chore to finish. It was definitely not as good as the first book. The middle of the book went on for too long and went no where. It the made his character a sweet romantic guy, even the cover of the book was not good for his supposed dark character. You only needed to read the beginning and the end. I do hope the third book has a lot more depth to i ...more
Amanda Scarborough
Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
While the relationship in this book was better developed than the last in the series, there were a few background plot points that could have used some fleshing out. The most important of which was Kavya's cult. Why did she form it? How did she form it? Who belonged to it?

The sex scenes in this one were pretty good. It was interesting/entertaining enough to make me want to know where the series was going.
Kristina Vo
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**Won from Goodreads

First of all, I have to say I read this book on its own without reading the first book so I guess a lot of details were left while I read this. However, this book stands well on its own too.

It was incredibly addicting to read; could not put it down until I finished every last page of it! Definitely recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal romance in general!
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
The action was great but three straight chapters of sex was a bit much. It was crammed in close to the end, as if she threw it in because it was expected. Further the dialog during the sex scenes struck me as repetitive.
L Bongiorno
Jun 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
I won this in an ARC, so I went out and bought the first one in the series and I loved it! This one however... I do not like the heroine or the story line. I just can't get on board with this Bitch playing with and ruining a man's life, for what... centuries. I got too mad to continue.
Jun 05, 2013 marked it as to-read
**Received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.**
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Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of award-winning historical and contemporary romance author Carrie Lofty . She was nominated for a RITA for Best Paranormal in 2013 for the first in her Dragon Kings series, CAGED WARRIOR. She lives and writes in Chicago.

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“The trouble with loving anyone is that when they’re no longer in your life, it’s harder to bear the absence. It isn’t just a hole—a vacant thing. It’s a burning sore.” 0 likes
“Wake the dead,” he called, using a centuries-old call to arms. “Gather the ancients. Pull sword from scabbard and bathe blades in red. Trouble has come to one of our own.” Kavya was his wife now. She had joined his clan by blood and love. If his family cared for him at all—no, if they maintained years of honor that extended beyond their affection or bitterness—they’d close ranks, too. There was little the Pendray did better.” 0 likes
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