The Queen of Blood

The Queen of Blood

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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 only human, and no matter how strong or good they are, the threat of danger always looms.

Because the queen's position is so precarious, young women are specially chosen to train as her heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Meanwhile, the disgraced champion Ven has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. When Daleina and Ven join forces, they embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits' restlessness--a journey that will force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land...before it's bathed in blood.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780062474094
Branch Call Number: SCIFI PB Dur
Characteristics: 404 pages :,map ;,18 cm


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Apr 17, 2018

Excellent book. Definitely a page turning book from start to finish.

Beatricksy Jan 03, 2018

I appreciate that the protagonist isn't a "Only you can save the world" type person. In fact, she's kind of terrible at everything; she's always last to be chosen for the reindeer games, but she works *hard* to try and surpass her own limitations. You can feel her efforts, and you cheer when she succeeds. The romance is sweet, subtle, and realistic, and her friends are simply friends. Not a single girly catfight trope in sight. If I have any complaint, it's that it both moves too quickly (the school work blazes by, without developing her classmates to the required end), and the pace sometimes meanders, but the ending has a magnificent payoff, and I Want To Live In A Tree House City.

Dec 22, 2017

I love everything about the world of Renthia and am thrilled to have found this series!

Sep 30, 2017

Love love love! Villages of trees, nature spirits gone rogue and an unlikely champion whose affinity with nature spirits take her from working with the village hedgewitch to being trained as an heir to the queen - the one person who can keep the spirits happy. And the spirits are not happy. A cross between Uprooted and The Ranger's Apprentice.

JCLChrisK Sep 21, 2017

Compelling characters and intriguing world-building anchor this exciting story that should appeal to both teen and adult readers. It was one I went out of my way to make extra time for and am excited to see has a second book already out.

Jul 02, 2017

The only redeeming thing about this book was the interesting take on the hostile elemental spirits and how they need to be controlled. I didn't much like this aspect, but it was a different take on elemental magic. Otherwise the story was lacking in everything. It didn't seem written for an adult or teen audience except that the mention of casual sex and a bunch of blood and violence wouldn't make it suitable four younger readers either. I wouldn't recommend this book.

Oct 11, 2016

Adventure full of hope and danger. Highly recommended.

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