Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Down, she thought.

She sent the thought spinning out of her.

The spiderlike spirit scuttled its legs as if half of them wanted to crawl down and half wanted to reach toward her.
This week I am reading The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst from my review stack. Here is the description from Amazon:
An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure.

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

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.


  1. I love trees, so I would stop and check it out no matter what. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  2. Not my kind of read but does sound interesting. Here's my link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1gR

  3. This sounds fascinating , but I'm unsure if i would want to read it , maybe i'll follow up on your review to decide :)

  4. Ooh, creepy crawlie! LOL This sounds really good. And the title and cover are killer!

    My TT from Who Walks The Night

  5. I think that this one sounds like a very interesting fantasy! I am very intrigued by the spirits. I hope that you enjoy this one! :)

  6. Not my usual genre, but it sounds like a good one.

  7. Nice, evocative writing - but it isn't my genre. I'm sure others will love the idea of this book, though. Thanks!

  8. Oh that sounds interesting! I think I would like this one for sure.


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