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The Bloodsworn

(Bloodbound #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  25 reviews
The bonds of family, love, and loyalty are pushed to their limits in this thrilling conclusion to the epic saga started in The Bloodbound...
As the war between Alden and Oridia draws to its conclusion, the fates of both kingdoms rest on the actions of a select group of individuals—and, of course, the unbreakable bonds of blood...
Unbeknownst to most of Alden, King Erik,
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 27th 2016 by Ace Books
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

No question, I was particularly eager to get my hands on this third book of The Bloodbound trilogy, especially after that bombshell Erin Lindsey left us with at the end of The Bloodforged. And it appears she’s not done with us yet. The author has saved the best surprises for this final volume, along with some of the toughest battles and most challenging decisions our characters will have to face. The momentum of the war
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review from Tenacious Reader:

Ah, the final chapter in a trilogy. It is always bittersweet when pick up that last book in series, excited to find out what comes next, yet wondering how the final chapters will go for characters you have grown to love during the series, sad to think that your journey with them is almost at a close. I have really enjoyed the books in the Bloodbound series, so I definitely felt this going in. There’s almost a sense of nervousn
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

I liked this book just a little less than the first book. And as I sat down to write this review, I realized why. I’ve accidentally read book 3 before book 2. Oops! That would explain all the references to events in the past that I was unfamiliar with. I enjoyed the book anyway (and I’ll read book two when it becomes available at the library), but that explains why I sometimes felt like I was in the fog.

The main reason that I would remove half a star from my rating is the
THE BLOODSWORN delivers all the sweeping battles and romantic drama of the previous books in the series, but the stakes are higher than ever before in this final book in The Bloodbound trilogy. In the words of the inimitable Mrs. Bennet: my poor nerves!

Erin Lindsey kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the novel, and although I was able to predict a few of the plot twists I was definitely surprised more than once by the way things played out for our protagonists Alix, Liam, Eric, and Rig.

Lynn Williams
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars of 5
Perfect ending!
The Bloodsworn brings to a conclusion the Bloodbound series by Erin Lindsey and is a tense and action packed ride to the final gate post. Reading the last book in a series you’ve enjoyed is always sort of bittersweet. Part of you desperately wants to rush headlong into the story to see how it all ends but part of you just wants the series to go on a little longer. Then of course you have that problem, when reviewing the last book in series, of not giving anything awa
Blodeuedd Finland
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasyromance
I do feel disappointed. Yes, the book was good, but neither this one or book 2 were as good as book 1. That one had promise, but it never got as good.

Alix in this one, well she did her thing.
Liam did not do a lot. I still do not see them together.
Eric, I still think Alix should have been with him, and yes that triangle kept popping up. It got tiresome. It should have been left in book 1 where it was resolved.

There is danger ahead. The army is approaching, and here we really see how this is light
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had forgotten all about this trilogy, but to my surprise it didn't take long for me to remember the previous books and I loved this! Great way to end a trilogy.
Amalia Dillin
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: got-it
I definitely did not know how this was going to go down or how everything was going to wrap up, and even while I was reading I was wondering still. I think this was a solid conclusion to the trilogy and for people who enjoy high fantasy, this series is definitely worth the read.
Molly Smith
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Initial Thoughts: I thought this might have been the best book in the series. It was passionate and gripping. Though I assumed a happy ending there were numerous times I thought I would be wrong. I liked how it twisted and turned and that everything isn't completely resolved at the end. Though the major plot lines are, there is room for Ms. Lindsey to return to the world. I truly hope she does. I really enjoyed this fantasy series. Please click on the link to the full review by myself and my rev ...more
The Library Ladies
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
(Originally reviewed at

The final book in the “Bloodbound” trilogy starts out with our heroes in what appears to be an unwinnable situation. King Erik is being controlled by a bloodbinder making him erratic and prone to paranoia (the extreme kind that leads to executions of close friends and family for “treason”). Rig’s battle at the front line has pretty much reached its limit with invasion imminent. Alix must venture deep into enemy territory to attempt to kill the bloodb
Oct 07, 2016 rated it liked it
This joint review was originally published at The Book Pushers

Reviewed by: E & Marlene

E: Over the past two years Marlene and I have reviewed the previous installments in Lindsey’s Bloodbound series with mixed feelings. We really enjoyed The Bloodbound, book 1 but struggled with The Bloodforged, book 2. As a result I approached The Bloodsworn with a significant amount of trepidation. I will say that I found this final installment better than the middle book but it fell short of what I expected af
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Filled with epic battles, beyond the pages characters, and heartfelt romance, BLOODSWORN is the final novel in Erin Lindsey's epic fantasy series Bloodbound which gives fans the stellar ending they have been waiting for.

One of the main reasons this series continues to impress and excite me is the page-turning blend of political intrigue, epic battle scenes, and characters, a strong balance of lead female and male leads, that find their way into you heart as they fight for all they hold dear.

Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller coaster this journey has been with the book.

Beginning with,
- Liam and Alix's marriage on the verge of failing
- Sirin Grey's plot to uncover the truth of Erik hidden presence at the council
- The death of Erik's twin
- Erik under the control of the bloodblinder nearly killing Liam
- Vel admitting to being the spy
and the list goes on.....

Despite it all, the end has finally come, a deserving ending I feel. Though not all of them got what they wanted, it was nice to see them
Nicole Luiken
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian, sf-fantasy
Final book in a fantasy trilogy. Strong beginning scene. I struggled a bit with the opening eighty pages, but I think that was more because of my circumstances--five hours into working cashier at a charity, being constantly interrupted, and sitting in a very uncomfortable chair--than any fault of the author's. Certainly, when I picked it up again last night, the pacing pulled me along quite strongly.

I really like the main character, Alix. Former scout and bodyguard to the king, she's now married
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2018
loved it! really great writing, high suspense and compelling heroes!
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars...the writing, characters, series as a whole devolved
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A satisfying conclusion to a delightful series. Just like the previous entries, Bloodsworn is packed with action that brings about the end of the war with Oridia.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at Thoughts Stained With Ink:

**Copy of The Bloodsworn by Erin Lindsey graciously given by Literary Agent Lisa Rodgers in exchange for an honest review**

"Not for you." 

*commence endless screaming*

I realize you have no idea regarding the significance of that line, thrown in out of context like that. But oh is there significance and feels attached to it, as there are many, many feelings attached to this entire book, not to mention the whole series. So I'm just being cruel and teas
Anne - Books of My Heart
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7arcs, 2016
4.5 stars

My review at The Book Nympho:

icon fantasy  icon KICKASS

I love the Bloodbound series. I adore the battles, the romance, the humor and the characters. It surprised me because of the historical feel. I don't always enjoy historical. Read this series in order. Here is my review of the second book, BloodForged .  I found myself almost hopeless after this book, everything was so dire - a matter of life and death. So I was afraid to read this final book of the tr
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

“The Bloodsworn” by Erin Lindsey completes the 'Bloodbound' trilogy, which tells the tale of Alix Black, whose life and loyalties are interwoven with the charismatic White family. The kingdom is in danger of being obliterated and those who should be its strongest defenders are being eliminated by treachery and attacks from within. The remarkable bonds that have formed are threatened by both external and internal forces, and it may be impossible to survive the multiplicity of attacks, es
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was a good conclusion to the series but strong in it's own right. It was filled with action, adventure, and a touch of magic. Alix is as always such a strong heroine, and in this installment she and her husband Liam must go separate ways in order to save the kingdom.

It was interesting seeing Alix interact and work with a new group of people and see Liam have to take up the helm of p
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The final book in the “Bloodbound” trilogy starts out with our heroes in what appears to be an unwinnable situation. King Erik is being controlled by a bloodbinder making him erratic and prone to paranoia (the extreme kind that leads to executions of close friends and family for “treason”). Rig’s battle at the front line has pretty much reached its limit with invasion imminent. Alix must venture deep into enemy territory to attempt to kill the bloodbinder who is controlling the King. And Liam is ...more
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this trilogy. Sad to see it end. Hope Lindsay goes back to this world. Would love to read more about Erik, Rig, Vel, and even Rona. As for Liam and Alix, As much as I love them, I think they deserve to fade to the background happily should there be future stories in this world.
Ken Liljengren
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I DID NOT wanted this to be the end!
There where sooo many questions left. At least for me, without imagination.
Thank You Ms Lindsey.
It's been a wonderful and fantastic journey.

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