Blood Trial

Blood Trial
Author: Kelly St. Clare
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0648334473
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Release: 2019-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The dice are rolled at midnight. As the twenty-one-year-old heiress to the Le Spyre fortune, my life should consist of strawberry mojitos and golf carts. Right? But I'm determined to forge my own path. Desperate to escape the meaningless games of the rich, I flee my family's estate. Secret alias--check. Place to sleep--uh, kind of? Job--crap! I've bitten off more than I can chew, but that's the least of my worries. My city is a giant board game. The players are supernatural-- freakin' vampires--including an overbearing crown prince whose unwanted attention could spell my demise. Now, I must play their deadly game, or my grandmother and best friend will pay the ultimate price. If you can't get enough of books by K.F. Breene, Annette Marie, Shannon Mayer, CN Crawford, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, and Laura Thalassa then lower your fangs and step into Vampire Towers. You're heading to Level 66!

Flesh Tearers

Flesh Tearers
Author: Andy Smillie
Pages: 512
ISBN: 178496154X
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Games Workshop
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Formed in the aftermath of the Horus Heresy, the Flesh Tearers, veterans of the Blood Angels Legion now cast adrift, gather behind their leader, Chapter Master Amit, and set out to forge their own destiny. None of the scions of Sanguinius are as bloody or wrathful as the Flesh Tearers. The fury of this Chapter, scorned by the Blood Angels and many of their successors, is legendary. Within them, the Black Rage is made manifest, a curse on the Imperium and its enemies. In the uncertain years following the end of the Great Heresy, it fell to Amit to lead this benighted Chapter. Upon his shoulders lay a heavy burden, for to prevent their own self-annihilation, the Flesh Tearers must not only fight their many foes but their very nature itself.

Trial by Blood

Trial by Blood
Author: William Bernhardt
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781948263412
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Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Babylon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A billion-dollar inheritance. A relative’s suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he’s buried six feet under? Attorney Daniel Pike’s flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies--but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Daniel takes the case. But it won’t be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can’t remember the last fourteen years… His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he’ll need to put on his best performance yet. Can Dan clear his client’s name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives? Trial by Blood is the third book in the nail-biting Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like sinister conspiracies, brash attorneys, and dark-alley danger, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s page-turning novel. Buy Trial by Blood and take a crack at injustice today!

Trial By Blood

Trial By Blood
Author: John Macken
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781446423455
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Release: 2010-12-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you like Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, you'll love this edgy and engrossing forensic thriller by bestselling author John Macken. "A terrific forensic thriller, which real flesh and blood characters and a plot that never lets up" - PETER ROBINSON "Tense and absorbing" - OBSERVER "A great page-turner" -- ***** Reader review "Fast and furious...and full of intrigue" -- *****Reader review "Kept me hooked right to the last page" -- *****Reader review ****************************************** FOR AN EX-COP, PRISON IS A DEATH SENTENCE... Reuben Maitland has lost everything: his job, his marriage, his reputation. Fired from CID's elite forensic investigation unit, he is forced to turn to the other side of the law to find work. Michael Brawn is currently enjoying the hospitality of Her Majesty at Pentonville maximum security prison. He is not who he claims to be and has been placed there on forged genetic evidence. Evidence that was submitted to the court on Reuben's authority. But who is he, and why is he there? Reuben is offered one chance to clear his name. He needs to discover Brawn's real identity and, more importantly, his reason for falsely entering prison. And there is only one way of getting to him. Reuben is going to have to enter Pentonville. But as he is about to find out, prison is a very dangerous place for an ex-copper.

Sasha

Sasha
Author: Joel Shepherd
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781615926329
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Release: 2011-01-27
Editor: Prometheus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior, Kessligh, her exquisite swordplay astonishes all who witness it. But Sasha is still young, untested in battle and often led by her rash temper. In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties, her defiant wilfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Lenayin is a land almost divided by its two faiths: the Verenthane of the ruling classes and the pagan Goeren-yai, amongst whom Sasha now lives. The Goeren-yai worship swordplay and honour and begin to see Sasha as the great spirit—the Synnich—who will unite them. But Sasha is still searching for what she believes and must choose her side carefully. When the Udalyn people—the symbol of Goeren-yai pride and courage—are attacked, Sasha will face her moment of testing. How will she act? Is she ready to lead? Can she be the saviour they need her to be?

What Blood Won t Tell

What Blood Won t Tell
Author: Ariela Julie Gross
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780674037977
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unearthing the legal history of racial identity, Gross’s book examines the paradoxical and often circular relationship of race and the perceived capacity for citizenship in American society.

Petrodor

Petrodor
Author: Joel Shepherd
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781459612013
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Release: 2011-02-24
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Petrodor is a city of alleys and shadows, where life is cheap and the only respected currency is blood. Sasha, the wilful yet talented heroine of Sasha, returns to battle in Joel Shepherd's stunning second volume of A Trial of Blood & Steel.Away from the hills of her Lenayin homeland, she is fighting a new battle in the dark alleys and wealthy houses of Petrodor. An influential trading centre, Petrodor holds the key to preventing the coming war between Lenayin and the mighty Bacosh. Together with her mentor Kessligh, Sasha attempts to navigate the political intrigues of the port city and find a way to stop the war.It is the serrin, the beautiful but dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh, who will be the pivot in this struggle. How much can Sasha trust her old serrin friend Errollyn? And how much can she trust herself?

Tracato

Tracato
Author: Joel Shepherd
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781616142940
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Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Prometheus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For two hundred years Tracato has been the center of enlightenment, as the serrin have occupied human lands and sought to remake humanity anew. But the serrin have not destroyed Rhodaan’s feudal families entirely, and as Tracato faces the greatest threat to its survival in two centuries, old rivalries are stirring. Sasha must assist her mentor Kessligh to strengthen the Tracato Nasi-Keth, yet with one royal sister siding with the feudalists and another soon to be married to Tracato’s most powerful foe, her loyalties are agonizingly divided. Worse still, from Sasha’s homeland the Army of Lenayin are marching to make war upon Tracato. Can she fight her own people? Or must she join them, and fight not only her lover Errollyn, but to extinguish the brightest light of hope in all the land—serrin civilization itself? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood
Author: John Carreyrou
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524731663
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Release: 2018-05-21
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780812994384
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Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

Trial by Blood

Trial by Blood
Author: William Bernhardt
Pages: 346
ISBN: 1948263408
Available:
Release: 2019-11-25
Editor: Daniel Pike
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A billion-dollar inheritance. A relative's suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he's buried six feet under? Attorney Daniel Pike's flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies--but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Daniel takes the case. But it won't be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can't remember the last fourteen years... His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he'll need to put on his best performance yet. Can Dan clear his client's name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives? Trial by Blood is the third book in the nail-biting Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like sinister conspiracies, brash attorneys, and dark-alley danger, then you'll love William Bernhardt's page-turning novel. Buy Trial by Blood and take a crack at injustice today!

Captain Blood Diversion Classics

Captain Blood  Diversion Classics
Author: Rafael Sabatini
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781682305836
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Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Diversion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Peter Blood, Irish physician and former soldier, is happily settled as the doctor of a small English town. But when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth reaches him, saving one man’s life ends up costing him his entire world. Sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean, Peter escapes, becoming the most fearless pirate on the Spanish Main—Captain Blood. But his life of adventure and the glory of his victories are no balm to Peter Blood’s wounded soul. All he wants is a cleared name and return to England a free man, to win the heart of the beautiful Arabella Bishop.

Blood of the Prophets

Blood of the Prophets
Author: Will Bagley
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780806186849
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, was the single most violent attack on a wagon train in the thirty-year history of the Oregon and California trails. Yet it has been all but forgotten. Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets is an award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre by the Mormon Church and others.

Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia

Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia
Author: Robert Weinberg
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780253011145
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Release: 2013-11-20
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder, the police, with no direct evidence, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish manager at a factory near the site of the crime. Beilis's trial in 1913 quickly became an international cause célèbre. The jury ultimately acquitted Beilis but held that the crime had the hallmarks of a ritual murder. Robert Weinberg's account of the Beilis Affair explores the reasons why the tsarist government framed Beilis, shedding light on the excesses of antisemitism in late Imperial Russia. Primary documents culled from the trial transcript, newspaper articles, Beilis's memoirs, and archival sources, many appearing in English for the first time, bring readers face to face with this notorious trial.

Vampire Debt

Vampire Debt
Author: Kelly St. Clare
Pages: 386
ISBN: 064833449X
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vampire royals strategise at 2 am. Last week, I inherited every cent of the multi-billion-dollar Le Spyre estate. But tequila is far easier to swallow than the coincidence of my beloved grandmother's death. I'm over this supernatural game, yet walking away from Kyros isn't simple with the damn mate thing on the cards. The Indebted need my help. My grandmother deserves justice. And, uhm, the third blood exchange did something to me. It's official. I'm done playing by paranormal rules. I'm making my own--and playing to win. Because if I enter Ingenium on my terms, there's no turning back. Winning is the only option. If you can't get enough of books by Ilona Andrews, Linsey Hall, McKenzie Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Shayne Silvers, Jenna Wolfhart, and Dannika Dark, then roll the dice and get ready to play for your life. Next stop, Vampire Towers!

Blood Ivy The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

Blood   Ivy  The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
Author: Paul Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393245158
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Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America’s most celebrated university. A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America’s most celebrated university. A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America’s most celebrated university. On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. But one Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive. His shocking discoveries in a chemistry professor’s laboratory engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. John White Webster. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbery, and dismemberment—of Harvard’s greatest doctors investigating one of their own, for a murder hidden in a building full of cadavers—it became a landmark case in the use of medical forensics and the meaning of reasonable doubt. Paul Collins brings nineteenth-century Boston back to life in vivid detail, weaving together newspaper accounts, letters, journals, court transcripts, and memoirs from this groundbreaking case. Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America’s greatest murder mysteries.

Haven

Haven
Author: Joel Shepherd
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781459623637
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Release: 2011-06-30
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The page-turning conclusion and final instalment of the Trial of Blood & Steel Quartet. The Army of the Regent Arrosh advances on the forces loyal to Saalshen, homeland of the serrin people, as the serrin's friends are in full retreat. Their only hope is to reach the city of Jahnd - the serrin word for Haven - across the River Ipshaal, the only human city in Saalshen itself.

The Trial of Henry Kissinger

The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Pages: 161
ISBN: 1859843980
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Release: 2002
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Calling upon personal testimony and documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, chronicles the life of Henry Kissinger, linking him to events including the war in Indochina and genocide in East Timor.

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire
Author: Josephine Angelini
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250064257
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A Must Read Romance. This is one of the best books I've read this year. It has everything a book should have: action, adventure, violence, a butt-kicking heroine and one hot hero." —USA Today This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergiesmake it increasingly difficult to live a normal life, and after a completely humiliating incident ruins her first (and perhaps only) real party, she's ready to disappear. "Come and be the most powerful person in the world." Suddenly, Lily finds herself in a different Salem. One overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women—including Lillian, this world's version of Lily. "It will be terrifying. It was for me." What made Lily weak at home, makes her extraordinary here. It also puts her in terrible danger. Faced with new responsibilites she can barely understand and a love she never expeceted, Lily is left with one question: How can she be the savior of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

From Blood and Ash

From Blood and Ash
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781952457012
Available:
Release: 2020-03-30
Editor: Blue Box Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa. A Maiden… Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers. A Duty… The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden. A Kingdom… Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel. Reviews for From Blood and Ash: "Dreamy, twisty, steamy escapism. Take me back!" -New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins “Jennifer Armentrout has the power to control my emotions with every word she writes. From swooning to crying to racing through the pages to find out what happens next, I couldn't stop reading about Hawke and Poppy, and you won't be able to either.” - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely “Action, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You'll be obsessed!” - Tijan NYT bestselling author “From Blood and Ash is a phenomenal fantasy novel that is filled to the brim with danger, mystery and heart melting romance. I loved every single second of it and I couldn’t get enough of this new fantastical world. A heart stopping start to what is clearly going to be a stunning series, perfect for both those who love fantasy and those who are new to the genre. A must read.” Kayleigh, K-Books "If you think you are ready for From Blood and Ash, think again. Jennifer L. Armentrout has woven a new fantasy universe that will leave you reeling. Filled with action, heart wrenching twists and the most delicious romance, this unputdownable novel comes with a warning: keep a fan close by, because the temperatures are about to rise." Elena, The Bibliotheque Blo “In this exciting new novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, she introduces a fantastical world filled with immense detail, and characters who are poignant and fierce, Jennifer truly has out done herself!” – BookBesties “From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! I loved every single moment and all of the characters are ones you will fall in love with! Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again with her amazing writing skills and lots of detail! Get this book immediately!!!” - Amanda @Stuck In YA Books “Jennifer has stepped into the fantasy genre with this absolutely amazing novel. With characters you will love and more than a few twists and turns, get ready for one amazing adventure.” -Perpetual Fangirl "This magnificent book has so many pieces in it: fantasy, mystery, forbidden romance, supernatural, lies, deceit, betrayal, love, friendship, family. And so, so, so many secrets your head will be spinning. Jennifer L. Armentrout has created another masterpiece that I will be rushing to buy, and will be telling everyone to read it ASAP!" ~Jeraca @My Nose in YA Books “From Blood to Ash is the first high fantasy book from Jennifer L Armentrout, but hopefully not the last. Like all her other works, her ability to create worlds, create swoon worthy men, and feisty strong female characters is amazing. Fantasy, mystery, romance, betrayal, love, and steamy scenes, this book has it all.” - Lisa @ The Blonde Book Lover “From Blood & Ash is everything we love about JLA’s fantasy writing...pumped up on steroids. There’s epic world building and plot twists, a strong female lead, a swoon worthy book hottie, a steamy forbidden love story, and side characters that can’t help but steal your heart. My mind was blown by the end of this book.” - Kris S. (frantic4romantic) “Step into an exciting new fantasy world by Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash takes you on a fantastic ride with twists and turns galore. Characters you will love to laugh and cry with. A phenomenal start to an exciting new series.” - Lori Dunn an avid reader “From Blood and Ash was everything I wanted in a high fantasy novel. The myths, the legends, the epic romance, and an adventure that will keep you on your toes beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down. Truly a brilliant start to what I believe will be yet another amazing series by Jennifer L. Armentrout." –Sabrina, Books Are My Life “Jennifer L. Armentrout takes her first step into the high fantasy genre with From Blood and Ash. A story of forbidden love, lies, secrets, and betrayal - it will leave you wanting more after the very last page.” - Love Just Is Books “From Blood and Ash is like reading my favorite book for first time.” - Raquel Herrera “With From Blood and Ash, Jennifer Armentrout successfully takes on the genre of high fantasy, proving, once again, that she is a master of her craft. Filled with epic adventure, forbidden romance, deceit, lies, and betrayal, FB&A draws you in from page one and refuses to let go!” - Erica, The Rest Just Falls Away “Jennifer L. Armentrout comes trough once again with From Blood and Ash as it kept me enthralled throughout the full book. You won't be able to put down this epic story once you start.” - Julalicious Book Paradise “From Blood and Ash strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements leaving the world feeling live in and full while allowing the relationship between the main characters feeling real and authentic.” - Nads Book Nook, Nadine Bergeron “Be prepared to spend your whole day reading From Blood and Ash. Once you start reading this high fantasy novel, you won't want to put it down.” - Love Book Triangle “From Blood and Ash is absolutely breath taking. JLA does what she does best by creating a fantastical world filled with romance, lies, betrayal, adventure and all things we love and expect from JLA characters that melt our hearts and steal our hearts and souls. I cannot wait for the next one!” - Pia Colon “From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout brought to life a high fantasy that is enthralling. Another masterful addition to my collection. Get ready to stay on your toes from start to end.” - Amy Oh, Reader by the Mountains “From Blood and Ash is the first high fantasy novel by Jennifer L Armentrout and she absolutely nails it. This is fantasy for skeptics and unbelievers because it makes you want to be a fantasy fan! This page turner makes you want to devour it in one night and at the same time savor every detail. Heart stopping and inspiring and grips you from page one.” – Tracy Kirby “An intriguing puzzle of a world, a ruthless hero, a determine heroin, and a plot that will keep you up late, this book is one of the best I've read this year.” – Valerie from Stuck In Books “From Blood and Ash, a thrilling high fantasy that packs a punch, each page will leave you wanting more!” - Tracey, Books & Other Pursuits