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Nero Blood

(Neron Rising Saga #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Dominion’s strong hold, the planet Isroth, is crawling with soldiers, and worse—the Kinduri. Nova knew her mission was impossible, but hiding the truth of what she really is may be the most critical thing she’s ever done.

Presented to Cyrillius as the fugitive he’s been chasing for lunars, the last thing Nova expected was to be complimented and revered by the man, praised f
Published February 12th 2019 (first published February 6th 2019)
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Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Keary Taylor's Nero Blood, which is the 4th installment to her famous space opera fantasy story, we are taken immediately to the planet Isroth. On Isroth, the planet is desolate and cold and ruled by the vicious enemy, Cyrillius. All that our heroine, Nova knows is that Cyrillius is an evil man and has full control of her love, Valen Nero. Nova decides that once and for all, she must destroy Cyrillius and his cruel domination of planets and lives so that she can bring peace to the galaxies an ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Nero Blood kicks off exactly where Nero Awakening ended and the action never stops.

Nova is on her way to try and end Cyrillius but ends up realizing her goal is much more difficult than she ever imagined; she actually can't even imagine killing him now, she's literally blinded to the thoughts.

I don't want to say much more because I feel like I will spoil everything with even the smallest updates. Nova definitely has her hands full as her plans change and everything becomes beyond her control. Th
Jacqueline Reid
In the fourth of seven episodes in the Neron saga, it follows right where the last one left off.
Nova is in the hands of Cyrillius with plans to kill him so she can be with Valen.
There she learns there’s more to why Valen could not leave, and complications arise in her own plans to rid the galaxy of Cyrillius.
Much like previous the previous episodes, it feels like not a lot is happening but it is all at the same time. And while I’m still confused on how the, for the most part untrained, protagon
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nero Blood is a continuation of all three episodes before it. Each one surprisingly gets better and better. With more twists and turns and more suspense. Each episode I read, I get more involved, and more attached to the characters, and there adventurous journey. I want to hug them, punch them, squeeze them! I feel so much apart of their world, I hate when each episode ends!
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, sci-fi-fantasy
This is a great addition to this series, I couldn’t put it down. As more is revealed, I find myself more anxious to see what will happen next. I’m enjoying these characters and the storyline. I look forward to reading what happens next.
m ✦ foesandlovers
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi

gahhhhh this episode was so good!!!!!!

I devoured every second of it! It sure kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through! Can't wait to read the next one 🥰💖
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another entry in the Nero universe and it's another cracker. Nova went to try and kill Cyrillius and end his grip on the universe and Valen, but actually carrying out that plan is harder than it appears.

Although this is just another episode, there is so much happening I almost forgot that it wasn't a full novel. Once again I was drawn into Nova's world, the whole thing is so vividly painted I can almost envision it. The story is so full of twists and turns I really don't know where it's going t
Alexandria Woods
Twists and Turns

I've said it in previous reviews and I'll say it again here. These stories are short, really one or two books inexplicably separated for some reason. As to the content, it's getting harder and harder to really appreciate the story. I could see the holes in Nova's plan to take down Chrisallus (can't recall spelling of his name) a mile away. How is it that Chrisallus has a whole planet full of Kinduri that with just a touch, they can read your mind and your intentions, but allows s
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
These episodes go by so fast and things happen in such easy, simplistic, fanfic-like succession that I barely have time to develop an opinion of them.

What I can say, however, is that the story building is ultimately skeletal and flimsy. Problems occur and are solved easily. Each new event is predictable and has been done a thousand times. Of course Nova calls herself stupid but goes with it anyway. Of course her family comes for her when she leaves and ruins everything. Of course Valen is just s
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Deirdre O'Dwyer
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Slag! No surprise here, but I am still totally loving the Nero series! Nero Blood was intensely action-packed, with so many twists and turns. We finally get to see Valen and Nova together. Their chemistry is actually sweet, in an ass kicking sort of way, if that's even a thing. As per usual, in the series, we end in a gigantic cliff hanger. As far as Cyrillius is concerned, he's still a threat, but he has definitely been brought down a notch and is squirming in his pants, I'm sure. We also lost ...more
Krystal Fredrick
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nova Nero has just unknowingly stepped into a sticky situation and she doesn't even know it. This story continues Novas journey in ending the rule of the rule of Cyrillius. He seems charming and convincing and would probably make lesser people crack. But not Nova! This woman is a firecracker with such compassion. for the ones she loves. One of my favorite parts of this book is when she describes the feeling of a soul mate.
Every time I read this series I get closer and closer to the edge of my s
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic episode to add to an already fantastic series. This episode starts pretty much where the previous one left off. Nova has been “captured” by Edan and taken to Isroth and Cyrillius, but the idea to kill him doesn’t quite go to plan. Can Nova and Edan escape before Cyrillius discovers their true intentions?

All the characters make you more attached to them with each episode but I have to say I absolutely love the character of Edan, I have done since the very moment we were first in
Ashile R. Webb
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am in total love of this series by Keary Taylor! Nero Blood picks up right where the last book left off without missing a beat and was able to quickly and easily move back into the action without any awkward transitions. I have always loved how Taylor is able to give depth to all her characters - in particular her villains and Nero Blood was no different. By doing so, you are second guessing yourself on which side you are actually on, it isn't exactly black and white. While the end of the nove ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Nero Blood’ was a great read. I felt like it really picked up the pace of the saga after the last episode and we were taken on a fast paced adventure with Nova and Edan as they ventured into the unknown.

In this episode, we get to see more of Valen and Cyrillius. This added a new dimension to the storyline and enabled us to learn a little more about the complexities of the undertakings that Nova has to face.

I really enjoyed this episode, with its fast paced and exciting story. As usual, Nova w
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 3.5

Honestly, this is still too short and the romance happens way too fast (they even mention in canon that it doesn't make sense for them to be this in love this quickly, but they roll with it anyways lol) but there's actually a sense of tension and real stakes. There's action and adventure and all that good stuff. And there are some satisfying moments and mysteries solved.

Anyways, I really dislike the formatting of this series because honestly all of these little books could fit
JanaLee Longhurst
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are you hanging on? Because this is one roller coaster ride of a saga, and this episode easily kept up the spiraling twists and turns. Now, I'm perched at the top of a death-defying plunge, just waiting for the next episode to drop. This ride has it all: Sci-fi, space fantasy, action, adventure, and romance, all thrown in with a cautionary tale of planetary overuse of resources and what can happen when one company claims all the power. Do you feel it? That clenching in your gut that happens just ...more
Alex Evans
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Idi Rojas
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This serie is one of the best I've read and it keeps getting better and better with every new development. Valen and Nova show that even with everything against them and people around them trying to manipulate their actions they can change their future. Loved every minute of this book and highly recommend it and to be honest every book that Keary Taylor has written or will write. She is an amazing writer and her talent knows no boundaries. Can't wait for the next chapter! ...more
Monika Currie
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Together finally

Hmm Nova goes on this insane mission to finally understand why Valen can’t kill the evil dude and gain a lil respect for his struggle and continued dedication where it shouldn’t be. Then instead of the idiot bunch staying safe where she left them they come a long and jam up everything ending in the death of her dad.... Leaving her and Valen stranded together on some unknown planet.. Lots of twist drama and action and I loved every bit of it ...
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one the 4 book in her new series. And as always it didn't disappoint. It has so many twists and thing just go so wrong. We finally get to see Valen and Nero together. Isroth the planet is desolate and cold. Finally seeing Cyrillius put down is wonderful. I can't wait for the next one as always. ...more
Wow. These stories just keep getting better and better. I love how this one starts right where Nero Awakening ended. Nova is just one awesome chica, I just love her character. This is as good as the other three. It had me sucked in from start to finish. If I keep going I will spoil it, so you need to read it. Thank you Keary for another amazing book.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read the previous 3 I'm enamoured how Keary does it all how does she create such characters that keep you entertained keep you engrossed the whole book you won't be disappointed at all with this series of episodes I for one can't wait for more. ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great addition to this series with more drama, danger and one woman's fight to end evil.
Edan turns Nova into Cyrillius but nothing goes as she planned. How long can she hide the fact she's Nero?
Things aren't what they seem and now she understands Valen and what was done to him.
Claire Semonin
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the pace of this episode and it really feels like things are about to get real interesting. You get to delve a little deeper behind enemy lines. The character build up is going strong - Nova has so many layers and can really get the best out of people.
Can't wait for the next episode.
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, got-in-2019
Another great episode. I was not expecting the big tragic twist. Very sad but then now that I’m thinking about it more she didn’t stay broken long. Can’t give anything away. It’s too long a wait for more, though.
Afifah Liyana
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is just slam amazing! It’s perfect in every sense of the word! Nothing I say can describe it better than perfect! The action, the romance, the pacing, that ending! And with every instalment I just love Valen more! Perfection!
Adria Reaver
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others. ...more
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequen ...more

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