The Queen Of Blood: Book One Of The Queens Of Renthia by Sarah Beth DurstThe Queen Of Blood: Book One Of The Queens Of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst

The Queen Of Blood: Book One Of The Queens Of Renthia

bySarah Beth Durst

Mass Market Paperback | April 25, 2017

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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 only human, and no matter how strong or good they are, the threat of danger always looms.

Because the queen’s position is so precarious, young women are specially chosen to train as her heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Meanwhile, the disgraced champion Ven has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. When Daleina and Ven join forces, they embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land…before it’s bathed in blood.

Title:The Queen Of Blood: Book One Of The Queens Of RenthiaFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.04 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.19 × 1.04 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006247409X

ISBN - 13:9780062474094


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I did not enjoy this book. The world building makes no sense - how can any society develop when angry animalistic spirits are trying to kill everyone all the time? There is no central story problem, or arc. The character moves from scene to scene, but with little plot or character development. The prose is terrible, so much telling, and barely any showing. There is a romantic subplot that is only partially developed before the characters kiss, seemingly out of nowhere.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars The Queen of the Tearling's meets The Hunger Games (with a sprinkle of Game of Thrones). With the sequel bring called The Reluctant Queen, I figured out how the story was going to end once everyone was introduced. I liked that the character growth took place over a long time but I didn't like how the author dealt with the time jumps (it came off as lazy). I think the author's writing needs to evolve and improve a bit because I found the world and character descriptions leaving me wanting more--i was convinced this was a debut book from the writing style and was shocked find out I was wrong. I enjoyed the world and magic a lot as well as there being romance but it not being the focus. I kept picturing the spirits as the Cornish pixies from the Harry Potter films for some reason. I am very curious to see how the main female deals with her "weak" powers since she seems to be the most productive and successful when instructing others how to use their magic...and their magic was far more powerful than hers. The author is definitely not afraid to kill people off which I actually kinda love. I'm curious to see where the series goes--not a lot of series have a plotted and successfully executed royal assassination.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating After being frustrate for months trying to find a good novel to read, I bought this book on whim and I was pleasantly surprised. The story is both well-written and intriguing. Durst builds a realistic, unique world to get lost in. There's a lot of tension in the novel as the characters are surrounded by barely controlled spirits that thirst to destroy everything they come into contact with.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good Great if you like fantacy and spirits and stuff. A little slow though. Everything happens pretty much in the last 150 pages, especially the last 40. Also at first jumps to different caracters so can be confusing but everything melts really fell togetter. Can wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome debut for Adult Fantasy This book is a fun quick read with really interesting magic systems and fight scenes. I thought the setting was pretty unique and really engrossing since it has a more light tone to it than other fantasy. I'm interesting in the next book for sure!
Date published: 2017-06-09

Editorial Reviews

"Durst dives into adult fantasy with thrilling results."