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Blade Bound

Chicagoland Vampires Series, Book 13
Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
Series: Chicagoland Vampires, Book 13
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (902 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Since the night of her brutal attack and unwilling transformation into a vampire, Merit has stood as Sentinel and protector of Chicago's Cadogan House. She's saved the Windy City from the forces of darkness time and again with her liege and lover, Ethan Sullivan, by her side.

When the House is infiltrated and Merit is attacked by a vampire who seems to be under the sway of dark magic, Merit and Ethan realize the danger is closer than they could have imagined. As malign sorcery spreads throughout the city, Merit must go to war against supernatural powers beyond her comprehension. It is her last chance to save everything - and everyone - she loves.

©2017 Chloe Neill (P)2017 Tantor

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My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.75
Story: 4.5

The end of this series. I've looked forward to this book so much, but at the same time I've dreaded it because I wasn't sure if I was ready for this series to end. But the author really did an amazing job with how she ended the series.

This series has always had this unspoken character in it...Chicago. And Chicago plays a HUGE roll in this book. And I kind of love that Chloe Neill did that because she took this amazing series and just made it epic for the end. I loved that.

So this book...it features the wedding. All the good things are happening for Merit and Ethan...and it is good. I love how they've grown and evolved throughout this series. For their relationship, they are in such a GOOD place. They love and respect one another and that comes through in everything. It's everywhere else in their lives that keep having issues. But they stay in a happy place, so I'm okay with whatever happens as long as that continues. Also, there was a HFN resolution for Jonah in this one that I kind of loved, too.

And I really don't want to say anything else about it, because this is the finale. I don't want to spoil anything about it. You need to know it's going to be good. It's a great finale. All the various story lines are taken care of. All the characters show back up. Everything is tied up with neat little bows and where things go in the very end are better than brilliant. I'm happy.

And note...if you listened to this in audio like me, message me. There is a single page in the back of the physical book that isn't in the audio about things to come and you WANT to know what it says! I promise...

I'm so excited.

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Great story

Blade Bound was a great story with a good mix of magic, vampires, drama, undead life, fighting, and intimate scenes. From a marriage to a battle with a mythical creature the audience is guaranteed an interesting and captivating story. The narrator did a great job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene.

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The end of a series with an cliffhanger? WTF?

Overall, I enjoyed this series. It definitely had a predictable pattern, in every book but, since the good guys prevailed, I can live with that. It definitely could have been a more sensual series, in my opinion, but I enjoyed it all the same. My biggest complaint is that the series ended with an unrevealed prophecy of the future. Hell, that was exceptionally cruel; and aggravating. Oh well, I guess all we can do is watch and wait for a spin-off series. I’m off to find a new series to sink my teeth in to.
-V from Kansas

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  • kim
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  • 06-11-17

Surprised

Sorry to see an end to the series it was a very entertaining and I will miss the characters. That being said for this to be the final installment for a well loved series this story was very lackluster. Although the story ended on a happy note the story itself seem to run out of steam and just ended. I am hope this story is the beginning of a spinoff with the child being the main main characters. One can alway hope.

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hate that it is over

great book series. really sux that it is over. spin-off would be better that nothing please.

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Great Series

I love the way this woman tells a story. From the first book to the last one you just want to keep reading! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.

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Finally got used to

Well I finally got used to the different narrator's voice. I preferred the first but oh well. This was a very enjoyable series of books for me. I have watched every movie, series, etc. that I could find about vampires and the like. I turned to audible books a while back and I have found a new love. Now on to find and new series.

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FINALLY OVER

All off these Chicago land series books are horribly written. Have nothing good to say about this series so I'm gonna keep my silence. I Malory and a few gaurds but Ethan and MERRITT GEESH. THANK GOD IT'S OVER.

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Sophie East Lake Does a great job

Sophie's ability to create new and believable voices for each one of the characters Is truly amazing. There is no question on who was talking.

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Great series

I normally don’t listen to entire series because I lose interest about the second bookie so. Chloe Neill got me, her style of writing along with the narrator kept listening until the bitter end. Now I am afraid I am in a bookhole(showhole). Forever a fan