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A Taste for Poison ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ A Taste for Poison By Aleksandr Voinov ✎ – Thomashillier.co.uk Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man one who mistrusts even his allies and friends He readies his empir Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man one who mistrusts even his allies and friends He readies his empire for war against A Taste PDF/EPUB or an enigmatic enemy, the Elder of Vededrin, but not everyone approves While courtiers dare only to whisper dissent, an outrider called Death foments rebellion in the mountains, aided by a prophecy that promises he ll stop the Black KingKendras former lover to Adrastes and leader of the Scorpions is sent with his elite mercenary force to bring Death to justice But when Kendras learns who s hiding behind the mask, he must choose between his lover Graukar, newly appointed general to the king and King Adrastes himselfWith no man to call master, the Scorpions could flee the danger and intrigue But Kendras cannot abandon the man he once loved or the man he s growing to love without first uncovering the real threat to the Empire.

    A Taste for Poison ePUB Á A Taste PDF/EPUB or appointed general to the king and King Adrastes himselfWith no man to call master, the Scorpions could flee the danger and intrigue But Kendras cannot abandon the man he once loved or the man he s growing to love without first uncovering the real threat to the Empire."/>
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  • 265 pages
  • A Taste for Poison
  • Aleksandr Voinov
  • English
  • 24 May 2019
  • 1626491550

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  1. Kat Kat says:

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  2. Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs says:

    5 DeAdLy StArS MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN Stung. I knew I would get STUNG my pulse quickened, as the honeyed poison run s through my veins.I m sent into a delirious dream like state The flickering embers of the fire help stop the shivers running through my body. I see nothing but mountains, like the other Scorpions that were brought here by Kendras and Adrastes before himand in each desperate dying ember of the fireI see the final part of the Scorpion story u 5 DeAdLy StArS MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN Stung. I knew I would get STUNG my pulse quickened, as the honeyed poison run s through my veins.I m sent into a delirious dream like state The flickering embers of the fire help stop the shivers running through my body. I see nothing but mountains, like the other Scorpions that were brought here by Kendras and Adrastes before himand in each desperate dying ember of the fireI see the final part of the Scorpion story unfurl, told through Kendras s eyes. Your heart is as vast as the mountains Masterfully written, beautiful flowing words that captures your mind and takes you to a world beyond. Where I lived, and breathed in this fascinating world, filled with fascinating characters from my beloved Graukar, to the mysterious WidowA world filled with choices, mistrusts, honor, rebellion, all intricately woven to make the complexity of this amazing series My favorite part of this book series.are you kidding me it was ALL OF IT, every last word I devoured My all time favorite series EVERKENDRAS When lightening strikes, half it s power is in how quickly it movesThe above quote from A Taste for Poison is what happens when you read a Voinov novel.Awe has rendered me speechless.Mr Voinov, quite simply does it for me I didn t want this to end in fact Alek s can we have somepleaseThank you to Riptide Publishing and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book

  3. Lila Lila says:

    Great conclusion to epic story.So,you know how book 2 was all about politics and court intrigues as Adrastes took over Dalman Ultimately, his plans to rebuild old empire were clashing with what Kendras wanted for himself and his Scorpions and in third book all of this finally came to a blow I always thought that setting of Shara was particularly intriguing Three cities are trying to keep autonomy, but the only way that s possible is if they keep unsteady piece The moment two cities have the Great conclusion to epic story.So,you know how book 2 was all about politics and court intrigues as Adrastes took over Dalman Ultimately, his plans to rebuild old empire were clashing with what Kendras wanted for himself and his Scorpions and in third book all of this finally came to a blow I always thought that setting of Shara was particularly intriguing Three cities are trying to keep autonomy, but the only way that s possible is if they keep unsteady piece The moment two cities have the same ruler either by alliance or conquest, the third one is danger and chances to stay independent are very slim So when Adrastes pulled that move in Scorpion, he changed the political picture of entire region The difference is, that we saw these effects in book 2on internal scale as he was dealing with taking over Dalman as a conqueror and here we are gettingglobal, bigger picture Beside rebuilding an empire, he has to deal with attempt on his life and mysterious rebel Shadow.But, this is Kendras s story and he was never a character who felt the need to look at bigger picture, to concern himself with anything but consequences of Adrastes s plans on people he cares about This is my first and strongest feeling about this book Kendras really, really stood up His character developed so much over course of three books he becameindependent and sure in his decisions as Officer and as a man He was never foolish or stupid every time I think I know what s he going to do next, he would turn everything around and come with better solution.But, the thing that everyone is wondering about is, of course, the whole Kendras Adrastes Graukar situation To be frank, I was never a Team A or a Team G I was always just Team Kendras Basically,imo, Adrastes was the lover Kendras needed when he joined the Scorpions, but Graukar was the lover he needed after he became the Officer I read first version of Scorpion 3 years ago and I remember I loved Adrastes Then I read Lying with Scorpions last year and I was not such a big fan of him any I reread both prior ATfP release and some things becameclear Adrastes was never perfect in first book we got to read how great Officer he is, but he was the one who made a terrible deal with king that decimated Scorpions It s just that we are looking at him through Kendras s eyes and we are wearing the same pink glasses as he is His ambitions and cruel nature becameobvious in second book, but we can t really say he didn t care for Scorpions I feel like two sides of same character reconciled in this novel Adrastes didn t change drastically, he was always the way he is, but Kendras changed and I think big part of that was the responsibility that came with his leadership role in Scorpions Here comes Graukar he is exactly what Kendras wants at this point And their love is just beautiful I noticed this and maybe it s a deliberate move from Voinov, but there is considerably less sex scenes here than it was in first two books What we have here are these subtle signs of love like how Graukar s face would lit up every time Kendras comes in the room or Kendras s admiration for man Graukar isIt s just right and nice and beautiful.I will say that always and everywhere, but in this series, representation of what are traditionally considered weaker characters is praise worthy Female characters are strong and fierce, the most dangerous man in trilogy is partially castrated and the smartest character is gender fluid Respect.So, my only concern is that this is it NoI know there was some talk about Widow prequel and I hope this is true that glorious monster is one of my favorite Voinov s characters.I am also wondering about Adrastes And Amrash And Runner.And, Selvan sweet Selvan The best background character ever

  4. Mel Mel says:

    Just the other day, I was talking to my friend Marco about this series and here s what I wrote him in the end, and find most fitting, just having finished A Taste for Poison What I personally love about Aleks s writing is that I m challenged in my judgements, that I never know what he s gonna do, and that he writes character driven without forgetting about world building and plot.Sometimes, solving a riddle meant that onlyquestions arose, and maybe nobody truly knew the answer Maybe tha Just the other day, I was talking to my friend Marco about this series and here s what I wrote him in the end, and find most fitting, just having finished A Taste for Poison What I personally love about Aleks s writing is that I m challenged in my judgements, that I never know what he s gonna do, and that he writes character driven without forgetting about world building and plot.Sometimes, solving a riddle meant that onlyquestions arose, and maybe nobody truly knew the answer Maybe that was what gods were for, in the end.I am someone who thinks the world isn t black and white, who can relativise everything, who tries to always see the other angle On the other hand, I don t believe in nihilism and still have opinions, so I am living in this constant unconscious inner battle I know truths, but not the truth.When reading, maybe, I leave a part of me behind, because I slip into the story and into the story s principles and ethics I have, of course, the ability to make a stand against a book, against an opinion, but I guess my default is to adjust and fit in And that is how it works in many books, in most books, because they want to sell me truth and I buy it.There are only few books and authors who don t sell truth, who instead show me truths, show me how the world really is, and mirror how I really think.And it exasperates me that I am still surprised when I find such a gem, and I am annoyed with myself that I so often put my guard down and let myself be fooled into buying the black and white of other people s thoughts.For me, there s never been a person that I loved and admired so much, that I later on was terrified of, and who I then loathed so much I wanted to strike him down with a vengeance AdrastesAnd in the end now I want to still hate him, and I do yes, don t let the greyness conquer you, Mel and I don t and can not, although I want to, because I doubt, because reality, being human, is catching up with me It s just that I cannot obey Adrastes, nor can I fight him That battle is fought, and I don t feel like the winner I amStunned.Sad.Grateful.Powerless.Empowered.Confused Obviously And contradicted.Touched, most importantly And this is the best The book apart from toying with my emotions and loyalties is breathtaking and suspenseful Oh my God, is it horrible in parts I have never had such difficulties reading the next words and sentences I feared so much I was terrified Oh the horror and premonition I could not breathe.But there is also so much love and tenderness to be found here Could t love you , Graukar I couldn t I m no good with words, but that s the truth Every time I look at you Every time I touch you I don t know how to tell you how much you mean to me The characters, the world, the plot, they are all fabulous and real like I can touch.I have so much respect for Kendras, there is no end to it On what a journey he went from the first page of Scorpion to the end of this book I m amazed And still he remains human, he remains with fault Maybe Maybe he was just like Adrastes now, killing men on a suspicion, breaking the Scorpions sacred rules like Adrastes broke his own laws.I love the ambiguity of this series I will never forget it Brilliant and a new favourite.I suggest you get a copy and get the books and enjoy Update at 100% First A full review is to come, but I need to sort through my thoughts and feelings first.This was brilliant, but also or maybe becauseDamn, I don t like it, but I can t come up with a better idea Update at 58% Take them, Aleks All my stars You ve already earned them Buddy Read with Tina My review for Scorpion My review for Lying with Scorpions

  5. Aleksandr Voinov Aleksandr Voinov says:

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  6. ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ says:

    Five Star Reviewage on Prism Book Alliance When I finished reading this book, I was joking with some people that I had something like ten pages of notes Most reactions were like, what I had to explain when I read about Kendras, Graukar, Runner, Widow, Selvan, Shadow, Amrash I get happily lost in their world If was going to write a review that wasthan just me contentedly sighing and heh ing all over the place, I had to take notes So I did.I promise I pared them down, for all of ou Five Star Reviewage on Prism Book Alliance When I finished reading this book, I was joking with some people that I had something like ten pages of notes Most reactions were like, what I had to explain when I read about Kendras, Graukar, Runner, Widow, Selvan, Shadow, Amrash I get happily lost in their world If was going to write a review that wasthan just me contentedly sighing and heh ing all over the place, I had to take notes So I did.I promise I pared them down, for all of our sakes This third book in the Memory of Scorpions series picks up right where Lying with Scorpions left off I was rapt and ready to play from page one Kendras, Runner, Adrastes, Riktan, Dev, Lady Protector, Widow, Graukar, Shadow, Amrash, the gang s all here and so am I.An early aside Selvan He s so smart, sees all and tries to make sure Kendras does, as well He tries to take care of all of the Scorpions He, along with Amrash, is one of the best well drawn supporting characters I ve been fortunate enough to hold in my heart.Ok, back to bidness Widow at her side bore his usual habitual faint grin much like a blade bore its glint.I mean, c monnnnnnnnnnnnn Brilliant That s Widow Through Kendras s wary eyes Another aside just know you ll see Kendras s name throughout this review quite often He deserves the attention paid.Now then, Kendras and Graukar are at a place in their relationship where they re sharingof their personal thoughts, especially about how things are between them It s simply delicious to have a maturing couple portrayed as such, while still learning things about each other and us about them.The usual suspects provide welcome humor in Shadow, Dev and Kiran Kendras needs to be teased now and then to bring him out of his overwhelming serious side Oh and Graukar is good at this, too There were many times I found myself smiling while reading.When the writing is this good, there is no separation, no barrier between me and the characters, the mood, the dirt and fear and desire, all of it Every word has purpose Yet this exacting nature doesn t overshadow the story, it s exactly what great writing does fulfilling the purpose of these characters and what the author interpreted them to be This makes me feel secure while in the hands of an author and their words One hundred percent the case here.Conflict conflict conflict Voinov does conflict He does characters making decisions that lead to complications with not always easy solutions Changing allegiances, keeping secrets, risking deadly consequences for conspiring about which they feel are the right things to do in order to survive.Another clever way of progressing a story is to allude to what could have led to overly long passages describing treks or discoveries that take place over days and weeks, and instead giving us the effects of the torture or heartache or relief That s what we want to know, to feel, how the characters are affected by things both in and out of their controlJust because it has never been done doesn t mean it shouldn t be Risk and reward That s what it s like reading Voinov s stories, especially when fraught with all that I ve described andIf you survive the risk, you are definitely rewarded This goes back to feeling secure with him as an author It s not security in that I won t be greatly affected by his words but that I know I can trust what he ll give me by way of them Humor, heart, unpredictability and unbreakable bonds, among so many others.Amrash I could write pages on just this one character alone Highly intelligent, kind but can be ruthless, calm, playful, and forceful in a way that makes the other character feel as if they made a decision all on their own Runner She s me She s me sometimes Smart, strong and loyal She wants to contribute, to pull her own weight, to be connected and respected The continually growing friendship between Runner and Kendras is one of my favorite things about this story.This is adventure at the ground level It s intimate, down and dirty, weighted in emotion with a long memory that stretches far back in time Escape is difficult but not impossible Voinov makes the right choices when constructing a story Instead of giving us the obvious scene or focal point, we get the muchinteresting conversation or turn of events that make our heads turn, leading in a brand new direction Again, unpredictability It s a treasure to me when reading a book This book is a treasure He left me wantingwhile at the same time feeling like this was a wonderful place in which to end the story of Kendras, Selvan, Graukar and all of the Scorpions and what the future may hold for them.Recommended Get thee to a smithy and start forging a Scorpion blade of your own

  7. Karen Wellsbury Karen Wellsbury says:

    In ToP Kendras has almost fully become the Officer, and the bond that he shared with the previous officer, now King Adrastes has almost disintegrated As Adrastes looks to war, the depleted band of Scorpions needs to grow.My first thoughts when I read this book was how can the bigger picture plot be concluded while ensuring that all the characters get resolution and the resolution that I want Then the adrenalin kicks in as the action starts and while this idea is there in the back of your mi In ToP Kendras has almost fully become the Officer, and the bond that he shared with the previous officer, now King Adrastes has almost disintegrated As Adrastes looks to war, the depleted band of Scorpions needs to grow.My first thoughts when I read this book was how can the bigger picture plot be concluded while ensuring that all the characters get resolution and the resolution that I want Then the adrenalin kicks in as the action starts and while this idea is there in the back of your mind, the epic storytelling takes over The advantage of reading a series is that there is the time to develop characters gradually layering back stories and anecdotes, and this is done so masterfully For me the dynamic between Kendras and Adrastes is fascinating, as Kendras grows and develops he challenges not just Adrastes as a king, but the whole nature of their relationship While the primary relationship on the previous books, for me, was between Kendras and the rest of the Scorpions, in ToP it s the epiphany of love, and choice versus old loyalties.There isn t a one dimensional character, and all of them stand out in certain scenes For me the two I would like to learnabout are Amrash and Selvan , as they are the two who have remainedconstant than the others throughout And Widow, who is an enigma with his own agenda whatever that may be.The first two books used sex as a currency and for power, which added to the mercenary medieval nature of the books, but ToP softens this, and here mainly the sex is linked to love.The cleverness once again is apparent when you finish reading, a chapter, and all the subtle layers start to filer through.The ending is kind of a beginning knowing when to stop is one of the greatest skills in writing a series, knowing when to leave the reader satisfied but wanting , job done

  8. Sonia ~Ruber& Sonia ~Ruber& says:

    Even the hand of a king is stung when it reaches for the scorpion This last third book in the series was EPIC All this awesome, twisty and crazy stuff happened that kept me on the edge of my seat I absolutely adore the world Mr Voinov created and I was constantly asking myself How does he come up with this stuff It s simply amazing Important stuff Kendras Dude you re f g badass, you are The True Scorpion, The officer who valued his men above all else and The Wonderful lover partEven the hand of a king is stung when it reaches for the scorpion This last third book in the series was EPIC All this awesome, twisty and crazy stuff happened that kept me on the edge of my seat I absolutely adore the world Mr Voinov created and I was constantly asking myself How does he come up with this stuff It s simply amazing Important stuff Kendras Dude you re f g badass, you are The True Scorpion, The officer who valued his men above all else and The Wonderful lover partner to Graukar Tara is your slave forever and I shall I always keep you in my heart looks at Tara in a platonic way of course Graukar I think of you as the Perfect Man and Lover anyone could ask for Man, the way you look at and react to the world around you is simply beautiful Favorite moments Graukar explaining to Kendras what love is and Graukar making his speech in front of his men Adrastes You went a little crazy didn t you Asshole I shall never forgive you for that moment Yes, you heard me, you know what you did Though you did manage to escape my eternal wrath at the end, but I m watching you mister Mr Voinov I present my respects for your stunning work and I shall commence stalking and reading everything year ever wrote Also, if you would be so kind as to writeabout this awesome characters Yes You agree It s settled then D READ THE BOOK

  9. Kristie Kristie says:

    Yeah, this was damn good The whole series is wonderful, but the last was so great Everything that Kendras went through, all the hard choices he made, decisions that made me so sad, situations he was put in, and the way he handles them they all made him the amazing character I fell in love with Yet again, Aleks wrote a story with amazing characters People you want to knowabout I m floored I ll remember this one forever.

  10. *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist says:

    Spoiler free review posted on Way Too Hot Books.Even A King Gets Stung When He Reaches For A ScorpionAfter the epic finale of Lying With Scorpions Memory Of scorpions, 2 I was eagerly waiting to get my hands on this bookIs Adrastes going to make it If he does, what will he do when he finally finds out about Kendras Graukar Will Scorpions accept Runner when they find out about her secret Who is the new rebel called Death and why do I have the feeling it s view spoiler notSpoiler free review posted on Way Too Hot Books.Even A King Gets Stung When He Reaches For A ScorpionAfter the epic finale of Lying With Scorpions Memory Of scorpions, 2 I was eagerly waiting to get my hands on this bookIs Adrastes going to make it If he does, what will he do when he finally finds out about Kendras Graukar Will Scorpions accept Runner when they find out about her secret Who is the new rebel called Death and why do I have the feeling it s view spoiler not telling, go figure out yourself P hide spoiler If the day comes when Kendras has to choose between his loyalty to Adrastes and Graukar who will it beThis 3d installment answers you all those questions Without spoiling anything, all I m going to say is that I think that the fans of this series will bethan pleased with the outcome.An action packed, gripping, suspenseful emotional mystery thriller.Just like the 1st two books, I enjoyed this installment very much It was like watching one good, action packed, fantasy movie and I m a big fan of those The world and the characters the author created are complex, but amazing The writing style was superb like always Why not 5 stars then Well, the reason is pretty ridiculous This was to me, let s just say, the tamest book of the series Part of me felt that some situations concluded too smoothly considering the personalities of the characters involved, even though I liked the way those situations developed Yes, I m weird like that There s no question that I liked this book a lot, but Lying With Scorpions remains my favorite in the series And the ending My first reaction was a happy, pleased sigh, but then, after a minute, when I really thought about it, I was likeWait Is this the ending No, it can t beThen I read the last page again a couple of times and while it felt like a conclusion, I still couldn t believe that this is the last book, probably because I m used to reading book series which, it seems, never end yes, I m talking about you BDBrotherhood IADark P and above all I m not ready to let go of this series yet, damn it I hoped for at least 2books That s why I immediately went on web to check if there s any mention of possible 4th book andthere wasn t Not on Goodreads, nor A Voinov s blog, simply nadabut I wasn t going to give up, so I decided to ask the author himself, and here s what he repliedP u r p l e asked Aleksandr Voinov First of all, you know I LOVE your books, but I ll try to spare you of my fangirling this time, so straight to the question I read my arc of A Taste Of Poison recently and loved it, so I was wondering do you plan to writebooks for this series, because I don t see any mention of 4th book here on GR ThanksAleksandr Voinov Hi, Purple, thanks for the question Glad you loved Taste I love the whole series and I m glad when people do, too Regarding the question, I have an idea for a novella dealing with Widow s past how did he end up in the place we meet him , and I d quite like to look at Adrastes s past in a novel As for Kendras, I m never saying never, but those three novels are about as much as I have about him So, there you have it folks Twopossible Scorpion stories Widow s and Adrastes s Both, Adrastes Widow are very intriguing characters and I would definitely love to read those books, but at the same time I hope that this is not the last time we read about Kendras, Graukar, Shadow and the rest of the Scorpions fingers crossed All in all, this is one of my favorite mm fantasy series and one of favorite Voinov s book series in general Highly recommended to all mm fantasy fans, fans of shows and movies like Spartacus, 300 Rise Of An Empire etc or fans of mm fantasy books like Captive Prince Series by C S PacatArc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest reviewAFTER READING Waitis this the ending Noooooo I wantReview to come closer to the release date BERFORE READING YAYYYYY, JUST GOT THE ARC D I m so ready for this book

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