A River of Royal Blood
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Family / Siblings
An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in an ancient North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown. Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of blood and marrow--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye--and it isn't just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa's death or her own.A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush, ancient North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.
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"My favorite book/series OF ALL TIME, and I'm super picky about book choices. I'll never stop recommending this!"
"Two sisters rival to be queen on the throne.... blood Magic’s drained from humans to make oneself stronger. Two themes that are not unique to the YA fantasy genre. But what does make this stand out is the setting and it holds a promise that is rich in diversity and culture. Whether or not I will like it is to be seen but I’m left to wonder what is going to happen next, so we’re off to a good start. Thanks to Netgalley for letting me have a sample of what’s to come in exchange for my honest review."
"I LOVED this book! It’s really good and intriguing. It has readers racing for the next page on page one and the plot twist was very good and not something I could have predicted. 10/10 would recommend"