In a sealed-off city, it begins with a hunt. A young woman, Lena, running for her life, convicted of being a mage and sentenced to death. Her only way to survive is to trust those she has been brought up to fear – those with magic.
On the other side of the locked gates is a masked lady, Constance, determined to find a way back in. She knows only too well how the people of Duke’s Forest loathe magic. Years ago she escaped before her powers were discovered. But now she won’t hide who she is any longer.
A powerful and terrifying storm cloud unites them. It descends over the dukedom and devastates much in its wake. But this is more than a thunderstorm. This is a spell, and the truth behind why it has been cast is more sinister than anyone can imagine … Only Lena and Constance hold the key to destroying the spell. Though neither of them realise it, they need each other. They are the blood and they have the thunder within
A stunning and original YA fantasy from a fantastic new talent. Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Melinda Salisbury
This book was a surprise for me! I was expecting another Ya Fantasy with magic but it was so much more than that. This book has magic yes but two of the strongest female lead characters I’ve ever read.
I found that the plot moved fast and was very interesting at all times, the twists and turns were surprising and kept me on my toes. Lena and Constance are two very different characters. Lena is very keen to find out who she is and learn how to use her magic and keep control over it whilst Constance was the more developed character with a past and many characters linked in with her. I did enjoy reading from both characters perspectives but i did find Lena’s side in this story more exciting and intriguing to me.
I enjoyed Kesia’s writing style, it’s very descriptive but not too much and her characters capture your heart which is ultimately what i read books for, to find characters i think about after I’ve finished the book. it is an exciting debut full of very lovable characters, adventure, and a beautiful world.
This book was kindly sent to me by Bloomsbury for an honest review on my blog and social media! Thank you so much for this amazing book.
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