Blood Domination : Blood Destiny (Suttle)

  • by Connie Suttle
  • Narrated by Traci Odom
  • Series: Blood Destiny (Suttle)
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"To whom are you taking her?" Merrill asked, uncharacteristically curious.
"Dragon," Griffin grinned. I stared at Griffin, my mouth surely open in surprise. Dragon? There was somebody named Dragon? That didn't sound promising. Who named their kid Dragon?
Xenides has witnessed Lissa's talents first-hand, and now he is desperate to find her. After all, under his compulsion, Lissa can topple governments and bring any race to its knees.
Wlodek understands Xenides' motives all too well. As a result, he looks to hide Lissa in perhaps the most unusual place of all....


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What made the experience of listening to Blood Domination the most enjoyable?

Blood Domination is one of my favorite books in the entire series because this was the book that really started the expansion of Suttle's universe. Before now there had been hints about the larger universe (like every time they mentioned Adam Chessman but always failed to mention where he was, Griffin constantly popping in and out, and Sherly Walkers odd out-of-the blue comment about Unicorns way back in the first book) but now we get a crash course on it through Lissa's eyes. Another reason I like the book is because Lissa finally gets taken off her leash for most of the book, and the rest of the book is her giving a giant middle finger to the vamps on Earth. I mean, seriously, when will they realize she's at her best when they aren't constantly trying to micromanage her? In any case, they'll all soon realize Lissa was never theirs to command to begin with.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lissa will always be my favorite character in this book, but of course close competitors for that title would be Merril, Dragon, and Karzac.

Which character – as performed by Traci Odom – was your favorite?

Lissa, but I also like her performance with Gavin and Tony.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes! My heart always seized up whenever I read about Lissa's return to Earth, and everything she learned about the events that took place while she was gone. Listening to it in audiobook format made me want to cry right along with Lissa after she heard about the Paris hotel bombing.

Any additional comments?

I always read the book before listening to it in audiobook format, and have read all of Connie Suttle's books to date, so most of my comments above are directed to at my experience with the story as a whole instead of just as an audiobook. That being said I did like this as an audiobook, and I've really come to enjoy Traci Odom's rendition of Lissa and her performance as a whole.

Also, as a warning, many people were off put by the fact that what seemed to be your typical vampire/werewolf fantasy series has taken a turn for the SciFi and introduced aliens and other worlds to the mix. As a person who has read ahead, I'm just going to say that this trend will only continue. If you don't like space operas, intergalactic politics, time travel, or aliens messing with a good old fashioned fantasy series, then don't read anything else by Connie Suttle. That being said, Connie Suttle is the only author I've ever seen who managed to mix SciFi and Fantasy in equal measure, and I have enjoyed the plots and stories she has created from this union of genres immensely. Yes there are aliens, time travel, and intergalactic politics, but the aliens don't really feel like aliens most of the time, just people from a different place, and the intergalactic politics feel very similar to the politic already on earth, just between different planets instead of different countries. There will still be vampires and werewolves in the future, there will just also be Saa Thalar, Larentii, Falchani, High Demons, Wizards, Warlocks, and a bevy of other creatures from other planets right along with them.

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- Jay Dominguez

it's like a pinball machine.

I am currently listening to this book and I am beyond frustrated. There are to many characters and she is attempting to tell the story from every point of view which is very confusing. It takes a few minutes to figure out who is talking and what part they have in the story and by then your already irritated which takes away from how engrossed you can be in the story.
It's like an audible pinball machine and it is not pleasant at all. Now this next part may be a bit of a "SPOILER" so beware beyond this point, I am not an alien fan at all in any way, while i love vampires, witches, werewolves and almost anything else supernatural aliens pretty much end it for me. So the fact that she is shipped to another planet and is working with aliens that is a bit much for me. Also, that vampires are from an alien species again is to much for me. Your now trying to explain the origin of vampires I suppose but i'm just not into that religion in the book. So between the ping pong effect and the alien nonsense I am so far dissatisfied with this book and i seriously doubt if i will continue on with this series if there is going to be another book. I returned another book and thought i would be safe with this one but no it's like fingernails on a chalkboard every time she skips to the next character with out warning. You can try it but I doubt if you will like it.
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- christa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-15-2015
  • Publisher: Connie Suttle