Title: Bloodsworn (Ashlords #2)
Author: Scott Reintgen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: 16th February 2021
Rating: 4/5 stars
Three cultures clash in all out war–against each other and against the gods–in the second book of this fantasy duology that’s sure to capture fans of The Hunger Games and An Ember in the Ashes.
The Races are over. War has begun. Ashlord and Longhand armies battle for control of the Empire as Dividian rebels do their best to survive the crossfire. This is no longer a game. It’s life or death. Adrian, Pippa, and Imelda each came out of the Races with questions about their role in the ongoing feud. The deeper they dig, the clearer it is that the hatred between their peoples has an origin point: the gods. Their secrets are long-buried, but one disgruntled deity is ready to unveil the truth. Every whisper leads back to the underworld. What are the gods hiding there? As the sands of the Empire shift, these heroes will do everything they can to aim their people at the true enemy. But is it already too late?
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I binge read this duology last weekend and it’s safe to say that I’m OBSESSED 😍 The magic and the phoenix horses in these books were incredible! The story behind the horses is that they were created by the gods and are powered by the sun, so they only last a day before bursting into flames and becoming ashes. But if you save the ashes, they are reborn like a phoenix.
Bloodsworn picks up a couple months after the end of the first book, Ashlords, and war has broken out across the Empire. Our three main characters, Adrian, Pippa, and Imelda, set out to discover the secrets kept by the gods and stop this war from destroying everything they know.
I really enjoyed reading this book from the different points of view of Adrian, Pippa and Imelda. They each had they’re own story to tell and I could see how much each of them had developed from the first book. The horses didn’t play as much of a role in this book compared to the first one, and I was a little disappointed by that, but I could overlook it with how amazing the story was overall.
Hope you all enjoyed my review! ❤️ I really enjoyed reading this one! Have you guys read Bloodsworn? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Bye guys, happy reading! x
About the Author
Scott Reintgen is an author of science fiction and fantasy books. He wrote the Nyxia trilogy, as well as Saving Fable, Escaping Ordinary (Fall 2020), Ashlords and Bloodsworn (2021). He began his career as an English and Creative Writing teacher in North Carolina. He strongly believes that every student who steps into the classroom deserves to see themselves, vibrant and victorious and on the page. It’s his hope to encourage a future full of diverse writers. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife Katie and his two boys, Henry and Thomas.
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