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Bound to the Battle God

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,766 ratings  ·  407 reviews

When I went to my neighbour’s apartment to investigate strange sounds, I never expected to fall through a portal into another world. Yet here I am, a stranger in an even stranger land... and I'm stranded. In this world, might makes right, men carry swords, and gods walk the earth. Within minutes of arriving, I’m enslaved!

Fun place...

How do I get home? GREAT question

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 665 pages
Published June 30th 2019 by Ruby Dixon
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Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Please don't judge this book by its cover!!!!! lol

4.5 stars

Let me tell you all the things I loved about it...

Bound to the Battle God is a slow burn romance, the couple doesn't kiss until 50% into the book. And it's not an Erotica novel. The amount of sex is average, in one word a perfect amount for such a long book.

It's a portal fantasy, an earthling female is being transported to a different planet, WITHOUT the dreaded going back and forth (like Outlander), which I hate. The heroine stays where
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars

For all those that read Kristen Ashley's Wildest Dreams and Golden Dynasty, for all those that read The Winter King by C.L.Wilson, for all those that read Grace Draven's Wraith Kings or any amazing fantasy book and couldn't find something to satisfy you after reading them; look no more and pick this one up as soon as you can.

I don't even want to go into it too much because I feel it will detract from the enjoyment of discovering for yourself how good this one is, so I'll try to keep it
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Apparently this book was written over a period of years, and you can kind of tell. It's super long and gets better as it goes on.

First things first - your feminism spidey senses will tingle, especially at the beginning. I wasn't a fan of the beginning because it seemed like there was going to be a whole glorifying rapeyness going on. But, it didn't go there. The heroine was not having any of that crap - which I liked. Still, not a good world for females in general.

Our heroine, Faith, is transpor
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So Ruby Dixon said this book was an "epic fantasy romance" that's big words and big claims for a book, annnnnd those words are 1000% true. I loved this book in fact hold your seats ladies I think this is the best book from Ruby Dixon to date. Seriously this book blew me away I love Ruby Dixon and this book was nothing short of astonishing. I started this book having no clue it was so long (almost 600 pages) and as I started reading I noticed I was reading and reading and my page count was gettin ...more
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to my fellow Goodreads friend B E Love for bringing this book to my attention.
I really enjoyed this fantasy romance and looking forward to more in this series if the author decides to continue with it.
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
7/15/19 This was fucking perfect! I hope this is the start of a new series because I NEED Yulenna's story and even Markos!
I'm not reading the blurb. I don't give a shit what it's about. I don't care what the cover looks like. I'm going to read the shit out of this! I'VE WAITED TOO LONG FOR MY RUBY DIXON FIX! I will read anything this woman writes!
Ruby is the Goddess of Stories & Feels!!

Kindle Unlimited!
I can't begin to describe how flipping AMAZING this new world & story is!!
Nice big juicy page count, perfectly wonderful HEA and SO many possibilities to come.
I neeeeeeed to re-read this again immediately!

Faith is an office drone in Chicago.
Average, if boring life.
She starts to hear talking & noises from the empty apartment by hers.

Investigating it, she gets sucked to a whole new world a little on the Ga
For the purchase price of $4.99 on Amazon, a reader will get a 665 page story that includes mythology-Gods, suspense, steamy romance, and oodles and oodles of action-adventure.

Personally, I struggled to read this book. I had a really hard time getting through the first 25%, finally throwing in the towel at the approximate 50% level. My issues were that the story crawled at a snails pace providing me the reader with a drip drip of new content and/or world building progress. I'm just not a fan of
Donyae Coles
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I honestly don't know how to rate this book!!!

I love Ms. Dixon's books; they're light, funny and quick reads. That's not the case here...

Yes, the heroine was occasionally funny. But I found her language too foul and inappropriate for the story.

Our heroine, Faith is snapped from Earth and ends in a world where Gods walk among mortals. She's clueless. And I mean clueless - in the most stupidest way possible! She speaks American slang to people who are obviously in Dark Age. She acts like a 20th c
Jamie Schlosser
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've read a book this long... ever? I was wary about starting it because I don't have a ton of time to read these days and I was worried I would have trouble finishing it. My concern was all for nothing! I didn't want to put it down. I looked forward to getting time with these characters every night. It's definitely a slow burn, but the story was so entertaining that I barely noticed. I loved it, and I hope the author continues to write in this world.
Moon Love
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! The book seems long but it reads fast and flows well! I know this was a passion project but I hope Ruby writes more in the same setting, be it about the gods of this universe or the friends made along the way!
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I admit that I have become of a fan of Ruby Dixon and her big blue alien series ever since they were recommended at a book signing I went to. I also admit that I love portal fantasy. Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series is a favorite. When I saw Ruby Dixon had released a new book and it was portal fantasy I downloaded it through Kindle Unlimited that day. I started out that I was just going to try a chapter but then I started laughing and laughing some more and before I knew I was finishing this ...more
The kids from Narnia went through a wardrobe dresser and became kings. The chick from Outlander touched some stones and ended up with a hot kilted Scotsman. Me, I knock on my neighbor’s door because I hear voices shouting, and the next thing I know, I’m being shoved in a slave pen and referred to as “Tart.” Hollywood has definitely misled me.

In this portal fantasy, Faith finds herself pulled from modern Chicago to a foreign Game of Thrones type world.

Aron is the god of thunder and storms (thi
Bound to the Battle God was a really, really long story about traveling with the god. It even made my brain exercise (view spoiler) and it hurt a lot, my brain is not used to work in the evenings. *snort, snort*
It was something different than Ruby Dixon usually writes but at the same time, it was her in all those pages. The humor, the steamy scenes, the "kidnapping in pajamas" bit I always laugh about... The heroine can be just glad she's not get
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

I liked this. I truly did.
(Am I the only one who thinks statements like these are definitely followed by a "but"? Cause this one does.)

Okay no, it's not that big a but.


Right, I'm not hating, honest! Hours just drifted away while I was reading this so obviously I was totally immersed. And I hear Ruby when she talks about all the work she put into this and I'm looking forward to other books in the series (Not the Spidae one though) but it wasn't anything new. It was supposed to be slow-b
Lisa Jo
Jul 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-futuristic, ku
Sighhhhh...I'm so sad about writing down what I thought about this book. It's going to be a struggle.

So Bound to the Battle God...665 pages of fantasy, gods, adventure and romance. I don't usually tackle books this long, but for Ms. Dixon, I'll take a chance. That being said, this book felt like it kept dragging on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on. We travel...we get in trouble...we travel...we rest...we travel...we get in trouble. Dixon has an entertaining prose so I really thin
♛ Garima ♛
Before reading:

New series by Ruby, so excited...please be good

After reading:

3.5 new promising series stars

Reading this book has taken toll on my feminism but it was written alternate universe whose culture matches with Roman armies so I cannot complain much.

Short review:

This is a long ass book – not my words, Ruby’s *chuckle

Faith has been sucked into Fantasy world which resembles to set of Game of Thrones. Upon arriving, she was captured and sold a slave for a God’s offering
I started reading this book on a whim. I was actually not expecting to get very far with it because it's MUCH longer than I originally thought it was. I figured I'd plug away at it for the next few weeks...

That was 3 days ago. I FLEW through this story. Not only did I fly through it, but it was freaking HILARIOUS! Faith is seriously such a entertaining heroine. I would just stop reading so I could laugh to myself over her dry/sarcastic wit (I will be forever grateful for having learned the phras
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was SO good! I just finished War by Laura Thalassa previous to this one and had a book hangover from that and then I randomly came across this and I'm so glad I did! Damn this was great. I've read the Barbarian series by this author which are quicker pace shorter books. This however was very different but way way better. It's a bit of a slow burn and an awesome fantasy world and story. Seriously, I hope the author writes more of this series. I loved that it was long because the characters a ...more
Parvati Patil
Adding because someone said it's like Pestilence.
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been hidden away in my bedroom for the last two-three days reading this book. I will highly recommend for anyone who is looking to buy and read this book for free a weekend, pack enough snacks for two to three days and dive in, because once you start you would not be able to put it down; and this book is LONG but GOOD 😊.
The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is that I would have loved to have some inside view of Aron thoughts. The book is in the third person but only focus
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best of her work?

This is long, and delightful. The heroine is smart and DOES. She doesnt sit and whine or dither. I like that about her. She is fun to read, and the first person was well done. Typically first person drags, or the personality flaws of the heroine grate. But this was solid and consistently enjoyable. A good fish out of water story. My favorite flava. With a hero who isnt perfect and isnt saccharine. No insta love.
Lynsey A
4.5 - Slow-Burn with a Dash of Funny - Stars

What a fun book to read! While it took a bit of time to really get the story going, overall, I truly enjoyed this book. From the beginning, I was laughing out loud while readin g this book. Our heroine has quite the sense of humor and does her best to get by day by day in this world where she's become enslaved, using that humor.

Dawn? So we’re just going to sit here and watch everyone feast all night and wait to die? Man, these guys are dicks.

Gayla Maypole
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best book I’ve read by this author.

Ok, I love all of Ruby’s books for many reasons....Ice Planet Barbarians are sweet and hot with some meaty bits that make some of the stories profound.

Fire Dragons are all hot and the world is fascinating and they having touching moments as well.

THIS book is my all time favorite as of this moment because i know there are more to come. I’m am thinking if re-reading it right now.

I absolutely loved this smart, feisty heroine with a potty mouth who has no p
Joyce Mercês
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019

Quick Review: I love Ruby Dixon, but Fantasy is not my cup of tea... The only reason I didn't love this book is because of that... Now, off to my next alien romance! 👽💜
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male-favs
Amazing! I’ve never come across a story quite like this and I hope there are many more to come. Great characters, world-building and a fab ending. Highly recommend.
Tiffany Silver
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first Ruby book, I really liked it! Will definitely pick up more in this series, and also check out her backlist.

It was a little slow, (I almost dnf’d) but after about 60% it got so much better for me and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Definitely original. I wish it had more swoon worthy moments. Where it is was strongest was the sexy time scenes 🔥

Þórey Jónsdóttir
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really liked this book, cant wait for more!
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2019, ku
Faith and Aron

I LOVE big long books! And this is a deliciously long book!!

Faith is a human sucked into another world where gods are again walking with mortals. All the gods have been banished from above, split into fourths they must battle each other to reclaim their place as a single god in the Aether

Faith as a human doesn’t have the respect and awe for a god that the mortals of this world usually show. She talks back and questions Aron at every turn, not accepting his “arrogance “.

Love this
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Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.
“He sniffs my hair again, and I wonder if he's hard right now. Is he overcome with lust for me? "You smell bad," Aron says. “When was the last time you bathed?” Man, fuck this guy.” 3 likes
“I shiver at the deadly confidence in his voice and the meaning behind his words. I hug my clothes tighter to my body. “Well, if you grab my tit, I’m going to be pissed.” 0 likes
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