Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope
Expected publication: May 1st 2018
A treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.
Jack’s mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it’s people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda’s Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.
Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.
The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.
If I’m being perfectly honest that cover alone is enough top have me sold. Other reviewers have very mixed opinions about this and some have even said this is rather cheesy and some even couldn’t finish it…. But me? I’m always looking forward to reading different fantasies even those others say have recycled plots because I really like to form my own opinions while also comparing them to what others say. Mind you, every reviewer probably does this 🙂 The description of this book, to me promises magical secrets and twists where we get things we don’t expect and of course plenty of action to drive things along, or I hope 😛 The characters themselves also have potential with some reviewers saying the MC was interesting… I really want to read this for both the cover and description! 😀