~Book Review~ “Queen’s Sacrifice” by Vivian Wood

My Review:

Queen’s Sacrifice picks up 4 months after King’s Capture ends and cannot be read as a standalone.

With Penny still missing, Hades continues his search to find her only to discover that everything is not as it seems and some enemies are closer than others.  Once she is found, Hades is in for yet another surprise even more shocking than the discovery of who kidnapped her in the first place.

Even once found, however, Penny still isn’t safe and it will be up to Hades to find a way to keep her out of Constantine’s hands while racing across the globe to try to keep one step ahead before he loses the one person who finally matters to him.

I had really high hopes for this book, because King’s Capture really set up a phenomenal dark romance, but I found Queen’s Sacrifice to be both rushed and confusing as the plot seemed to jump around a bit, sometimes contradicting things that already happened and the characters also acted out of character at time.  There were also some threads left hanging at the end I wish had been resolved that feel like oversight.

I was definitely glad to find out the rest of Hades and Persephone’s story.  There was plenty of action and some wild and unexpected plot twists.  But, the second book in the duet did not hold up to the first leaving me wanting more.  3.5 stars.

QUEEN’S SACRIFICE (Lyon Dynasty World Book 2) by Vivian Wood

Release Date: May 31st

Genre/Tropes: Dark Romance/Captive Romance, Greek mythology retelling, Billionaire Romance



Start the duet with

King’s Capture #1




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These things go hand in hand with my chosen profession.

My brothers and I are known internationally as lords of war — the most ruthless arms dealers in the world.

Absolutely no one’s safe from … as long as we are making our next million.

And I only need one person in order to make the ultimate sale.

Penelope is a lovely little raven-haired art forger.

Model-good looks.

Innocent hazel eyes.

Curves that would tempt the devil himself.

She’s going to make a deal with me.

Even if that deal is made after I kidnap her and threaten her life.

My manner with Penny is brusque, brutal, and demanding.

But her body beckons me like a siren’s call.

She’s shell shocked and afraid of what I might do to her.

My only fear is that once I touch her, I may not be able to stop…

Queen’s Sacrifice from Wall Street Journal Bestseller Vivian Wood is a dark billionaire retelling of Hades and Persephone. Book two in the King’s Capture duet features heart-pounding action, angsty emotional goodness, and steamy scenes guaranteed to keep you up all night until the very last page.



About the Author:

Vivian Wood is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Top 20 bestselling author. She specializes in writing about damaged billionaires, ruined princesses, mouthy ballerinas, and anti-heroes that are oh so deliciously bad.

Vivian likes to write about troubled, deeply flawed alpha males and the fiery, kick-ass women who bring them to their knees.

Vivian’s lasting motto in romance is a quote from a favorite song: “Soulmates never die.”

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