A River of Royal Blood

A River of Royal Blood

An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown.

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye--and it isn't just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa's death or her own.

A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.

Title:A River of Royal Blood
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525518587
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    A River of Royal Blood Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    The November Fairyloot Arrived a bit late but there are some lovely things. Click on the GOODIES LINK under the pic to see the GOODIES! GOODIES LINK...

  • Natasha Ngan

    A sibling rivalry like nothing you’ve ever read before. Joy weaves a dark yet delicate treatise on race, heritage and power whilst never losing that addictive ‘just one more chapter’ allure. I d...

  • Lucy Langford

    3.5*** rounded up!To become numb to violence was to forget to cherish life.This had exquisite world building and I loved all of the elements of magick. I loved the inclusion of different tribes and ma...

  • Kogiopsis

    Okay, so. I liked it, but... I needed it to be about twice as long.For once I don't mean this in the simple 'I wanted more' sort of way, though I did/do. I mean that this book would have been much str...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    this will be a super dark, morally ambiguous, duel to the death, correct...

  • Fares

    RTC---------------------------------------------------North African inspired?! Where have you been all my life?!Please don't disappoint, imma cry my heart out if you do...

  • Angela Staudt

    I received an ARC from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.“Even if I had to become the wicked girl of my nightmares, a maelstrom of marrow and blood, I would do whatever it took to stay a...

  • may ?

    me accidentally getting two ARCs of this in a period of two days: it’s called winning at lifeA River of Royal Blood follows a princess named Eva, who must fight her sister Isa to the death in order ...

  • Aaryn Flott

    Love love love!!! The world building was sooooooo intricate! A tad predictable but fun none the less! RTC...

  • Laura Silverman

    EPICALLY GOOD. Y'all don't even know.But you want to know.So preorder the second you have a chance....