An exciting epic fantasy filled with intrigue and layers upon layers of well crafted secrets and lies. Adelei's character is an enigma that constantly drew me into her story. Her upbringing as an Amaskan is contradictory to her birth, yet her training is what her birth Kingdom needs; Adelei is also strong and well trained, but vulnerable due to her confusing past. The added mystery of Prince Gamun's dirty deeds and mysticism generated a strong antagonist against the gentle and flighty Princess Margaret. The conflicts within the story created intensity and suspense, many characters were facing both internal and external struggles that made Amaskan's Blood a thought-provoking read. I would love to know more about the land of the Little Dozen Kingdoms, where the story is set, their past histories and wars and the people of the different lands. I'll be looking forward to the next book.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Raven Oak is the author of the epic fantasy novel, Amaskan’s Blood,
due out in January 2015, and the upcoming space opera, The Silent
Frontier. She spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories
and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing
After twelve years as an English and computer teacher in Texas,
she retired from education to pursue writing full-time. She lives in
Seattle, WA with her husband and their three kitties, who enjoy
lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach. Raven is currently at
work on the sequels to both Amaskan’s Blood and The Silent Frontier