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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia #1) by Sarah Beth Durst

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're super jazzed about.

Title: The Queen of Blood
Series: The Queens of Renthia #1
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms. 

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.

My Thoughts

This cover is so beautiful! I cannot wait to have it in my hands! Fantasy stories take my heart to amazing places, and I think that this book will really take root. I adore epic fantasy. I love everything about it, and this synopsis makes my heart ache with yearning. 

Do you enjoy epic fantasy? What do you think about the synopsis for The Queen of Blood? What is a book that you are patiently waiting on? Feel free to leave the link to your Waiting on Wednesday post!


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