Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: From Blood and Ash was incredible. From the romance to the world, I was captivated. Excuse me as I count down the days until the sequel.
“Fear and bravery are often one and the same. It either makes you a warrior or a coward. The only difference is the person it resides inside.”
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Mature Content, Suicide Mention, Abuse, Animal Death, Murder, Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 3/30/2020
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Page Count: 634
From Blood and Ash follows Poppy, who was chosen to be the Maiden. The Maiden must live a solitary life until she is given to the gods at her Ascension, a fate Poppy dreads, despite it being the highest honor. When she gets a new guard, the attractive and alluring Hawke, Poppy finds herself drawn to him, despite knowing that it could make the gods deem her unworthy. But with a fallen kingdom on the rise, she not only has to worry about losing the gods’ approval, but also her life.
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“Some truths do nothing but destroy and decay what they do not obliterate. Truths do not always set one free. Only a fool who has spent their entire life being fed lies believes that.”