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Waiting on… The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

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Queen of Blood

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.


I looooove the idea of this world where everything has a spirit, but they are evil and want to get rid of humans, so cool! There seems to be a romance possible from the blurb, but I have hope that they are just friends ;-).

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  1. I’m very curious about this one! Saw the cover pop up on goodreads earlier in the week and was spellbound by the gorgeous painting. I hope the book is as good inside as is it on the outside :D
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  2. OOoh interesting! Very interesting! Hope you enjoy this one!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Great pick, Anya! I’ve read a couple of Durst’s books and this one definitely sounds interesting. (If she follows her usual MO, there will probably be some romance.)
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  4. I saw this on Edelweiss and was very tempted to request it. I love stories that feel different from the rest of the pack, and this one has that feeling for me.
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