One exiled Queen. Three sworn Protectors. A river of blood and vengeance.
Living in exile since birth, Violet Sinclaire should never have been born. She is a half blood descendent of royalty and her existence was forbidden by the ancient immortals long ago. Now the royals want her dead.
As the One True Queen of the Shadow World, Violet has sworn to take back her throne and avenge her mother’s murder at any cost. First, she must choose her warriors, for they are her shields in battle; the armor that will keep her safe from the royal assassins. Determined that a half-breed will never own the throne, the royals have called for her blood. Little do they know that Violet has blood cravings of her own, and she’s coming for them.
A Throne of Blood is a reverse harem fantasy romance series and Mistress Violet is a Queen to be reckoned with. This series contains graphic scenes of BDSM as well as MF, MFM, and MM+. This book might not be your cup of tea, but you have been warned. Enter at your own risk.
Wow… this review is not going to be pretty, sophisticated or even good – much like the book I just read!! Get ready for my
review rant! This book reads much like a work of poorly written fanfiction, to the amazing Their Vampire Queen. The similarities are many, the uniqueness are few – and the good parts are even less. The characters are poorly made, they read like robots who are following a script, without having any depth or growth to them.
Let’s have a look at how much queen Violet and her world is “inspired” (I think it’s nice of me to use inspired instead of pointing out how much of a clear rip off this is) by Shara, the last daughter of Isis:
- Violet’s mother sends her away to protect her – just like Shara’s real mother does.
- Violet’s alpha is named Ronan – Shara’s is called Rick.
- Violet feels a pull to her protectors – Shara feels a pull to her Blood.
- Violet’s protectors contains of both vampires and shifters – Shara’s Blood are vampires, who can shift once they’ve had her blood.
- Violet is in danger from people who don’t want her to take her rightful place of power – same goes for Shara.
- When having sex Violet and her protectors use their blood as lube – same with Shara and her men.
- There’s MM aspects between the protectors – there’s MM aspects between the Blood.
- Violet receives a box from her mother, which contains secrets about her heritage. The box can only be opened by spilling her blood onto it – Shara receives a box, which her mother had before her, with secrets about her heritage. The box can only be opened by spilling her blood onto it.
- Violet can get into her protectors, and others’, heads and poke around in their memories – Shara has the same abilities.
- Violet’s birth and the fact that she’s exists is a secret that her mother died protecting – Shara’s existence is a secret, even she doesn’t know what she is.
This is just the major ones, if I really wanted to, I could probably make a top 100.
After finishing this book I found out, that quite a few readers have brought it to the attention of Joely Sue Burkhart. Who came up with a very dignified answer and explained that it isn’t plagiarism or a rip off. Maybe it isn’t, according to the law, but her response doesn’t change my own opinion on the matter!! I standby my fanfiction comment, and I would have appreciated a heads up of what made the authors creative juices flow.
But enough about that!!
Even with that ugliness aside, I don’t think I would have enjoyed this story!! The writing felt flat, amateurish and the BDSM aspect were a joke. Sure, Violet punishes one of her protectors by denying him an orgasm, there’s hints of her being a DOM and various escapades she’s had with her alpha earlier on. But nothing really happens. Its like everything is told, but nothing is experienced. The reader isn’t brought along for most of the things, its explained later on. Like when she’s attacked and later on “oh I was scared back then” – whereas in the moment it just feels like a mild annoyance.
The conversations feel forced, the personalities are a let down and the world building is pretty much non-existent. For an alpha vampire, Ronan probably takes the price for being the most dull I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading about. He’s so boring I don’t even know why anyone would keep him around. Actually all three of Violet’s protectors are boring. They’re like mindless drones, who’s only thought is to please their queen. YAWN. If it wasn’t for their names, there really isn’t any difference between the three.
I don’t think I’ll be continuing the series, unless I find myself out of things to read. Which I sincerely hope won’t happen, because I don’t wish to spend another minute with queen Violet and her harem of boring men!!
Have you read a book that feel like a poor imitation of another? How do you feel about characters, without any real personality? Let’s chat in the comments!