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From Blood and Ash

Blood and Ash, Book 1
Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Series: Blood and Ash, Book 1
Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

A Maiden...

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty...

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom...

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

©2020 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Dreamy, twisty, steamy escapism. Take me back!" (New York Times best-seller Wendy Higgins)

“Jennifer Armentrout has the power to control my emotions with every word she writes. From swooning to crying to racing through the pages to find out what happens next, I couldn't stop reading about Hawke and Poppy, and you won't be able to either.” (Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times best-selling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely)

“Action, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You'll be obsessed!” (Tijan, NYT best-selling author)

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Speechless...

Needed to have a cold shower at a couple of points. Such a fabulous book! Definitely one of the best I’ve listened to this year. The narrator was wonderful and her portrayal of the main male lead was wonderful. Highly recommend

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Omg a must read!

Absolutely loved this book , the narrator Stina was brilliant. I’m hooked on this series 💕 & can’t wait to binge on the next book

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  • G. Schuerg
  • 13-09-2020

I love eveything about this

The book is amazing and the audiobook makes it even more amazing. I loved the narrator and how they interpreted each character..especially Hawke. I'm going try and wait patiently for the release of next audiobook book in this series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-2020

So freaking good!

I've known for years that Jennifer could spin a tale. But this one is her best. This is the best fantasy novel I've read since The Bridge Kingdom. I'm not even sure that I can wait for the audio of the 2nd book. I will be taking the needed time to read it. The narration was perfectly performed which made the story even better. I wish that I could give this book 10 stars!!!

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  • Crafty Momma
  • 10-09-2020

Wow!

This is a steamy, romantic, action and a bit of a thriller story. Some hot sexy scene and good plot. Just what I needed in the middle of this covid-19 crisis to keep my mind busy.

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  • masesq
  • 10-09-2020

*Edit from my previous review...

Continued from my previous review because I’m a dork and I’m so embarrassed. I can’t believe I wrote the wrong name of the book title.

Since you can’t edit your review, I’m being a serious nerd, writing another and correcting the error in my last sentence. 🤦‍♀️

*The Brightest Night” Oct. 20th ‘20

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-2020

One of my FAVE Books this year!

I spent most of the time reading this book with my mouth wide open. The main character is strong but fragile all at once and I definitely just found a new book crush. I just loved everything about this book!

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  • Chestean graham
  • 14-09-2020

Amazing heart pounding story!

I loved it! Every chapter was truly amazing! If you haven't read this yet, you need too!

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  • Dylan Noelle
  • 13-09-2020

Excellent story, riveting narration!

Thoroughly enjoyed this one, 10/10 recommend for any fantasy lovers out there. Truly excellently narrated.

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  • J. SCHAAL
  • 13-09-2020

Escape

An escape into a world and story filled with emotional twists and turns. Can wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Monica CM
  • 11-09-2020

Excellent Series

I cannot wait for the next book to come out on audible! I’ve already read the book - but, if it’s the same narrator they used for this book...it’s gonna be GOOOOODDD! Just read and listen to them...you’re welcome!

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  • 📚Erin 📚
  • 10-09-2020

What an amazing story!!

I have been hearing a lot about the story of the past couple months. It’s been getting wonderful reviews but I decided to wait until the audiobook was out before I read it. Let me tell you the story was just as good if not better than everyone has been saying. Poppy and Hawke are amazing together. They have a very special relationship, the witty banter their sizzling chemistry and their deep understanding of one another is amazing to watch unfold. The only sad thing I have to say is that I have to wait till December for the next one to come out an audiobook. But I am so excited to see where the story goes.

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  • ML79
  • 12-09-2020

Tired, abusive tropes not saved by great narration

I am beginning to wish their could be a new discrete catagory in YA and ‘romance’ for abusive situations. In this one we have rape by deception, the enduring favourite of power dynamics, Some gaslighting and trauma bonding. With werewolves and vampires . No- I won’t be getting the sequels and I’m sad this stuff is sold without caveat ( though it should be available - I’m not a book banner - just sell it as what it is - emotional abuse erotica lite )


Any one just want to read a story with some minor character flaws and some remorse and character growth and reparation for those as they stumble forward ?