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The Last Bloodcarver

By: Vanessa Le
Narrated by: VyVy Nguyen
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Publisher's Summary

"You’ll gasp, you’ll scream, you’ll cry, and you’ll be begging for the next book."—Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"Smart, lush, and utterly compelling."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Legend

Nhika is a bloodcarver. A coldhearted, ruthless being who can alter human biology with just a touch.

In the industrial city of Theumas, Nhika is seen not as a healer, but a monster that kills for pleasure. And in the city's criminal underbelly, the rarest of monsters are traded for gold. When Nhika is finally caught by the infamous Butchers, she's forced to heal the last witness to a high-profile murder.

As Nhika delves into the investigation, all signs point to Ven Kochin, an alluring yet entitled physician's aide. Despite his relentless attempts to push her out of his opulent world, something inexplicable draws Nhika to him. But when she discovers Kochin is not who he claims to be, Nhika will be faced with a greater, more terrifying evil lurking in the city's center...

Her only chance to survive lies in a terrible choice—become the dreaded monster the city fears, or risk jeopardizing the future of her kind.

Praise for The Last Bloodcarver

*Three starred reviews*

★ "An entrancingly well-written debut."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "Visceral and exquisitely rendered prose, intertwining a murder investigation with themes of unresolved grief, medical ethics, and lost heritage."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Deeply romantic, and darkly biological."—Booklist, starred review

"The perfect blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance."—Axie Oh, New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

"Obsession-worthy characters."—Joan He, New York Times-bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

"Absolutely captivating. This is one to be savored."—Grace D. Li, New York Times-bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief

A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press.

©2024 Vanessa Le (P)2024 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Le skillfully brings to life a gritty world filled with a beautifully crafted cast and an intricate magic system I've never seen before. A smart, lush, and utterly compelling read."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Legend

"Brilliantly rendered. The Last Bloodcarver unfolds in gripping detail, following a mystery colored by its beautiful, destructive city. You’ll gasp, you’ll scream, you’ll cry, and you’ll be begging for the next book."—Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"The Last Bloodcarver is the perfect blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and romance, with a world that feels lived in and characters that come alive on the page. A unique and beautifully written novel—Le is a talent to watch!"—Axie Oh, New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

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