Sunday, January 31, 2016

Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope (Earthsinger Chronicles, #1)

Song of Blood & Stone
by L. Penelope

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Earthsinger Chronicles Book 1
Publisher: Heartspell Media
Publication Date: January 13, 2015
Genre: NA Fantasy
Print Length: 259 pages
Available from: Amazon

Orphaned and alone, Jasminda is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her magical abilities are feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive—an injured spy who steals her heart.

Jack’s mission behind enemy lines nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing power of a mysterious young woman. Together they embark on a perilous journey straight into the heart of a centuries-old conflict.

Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.

The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.

** This multicultural, new adult, fantasy romance takes place in an alternate 1920s timeline with hints of steampunk, dieselpunk and decopunk. Perfect for those who want magic and adventure in their love stories. Recommended for readers 17+.  

Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope 
(Earthsinger Chronicles, #1)

Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles, #1)In an alternate world, where magic exists, the 1920’s aren’t a time of flappers and high times. In this world is a combination of contemporary props and the feel of ancient times with cabins in the woods.

Jasminda is alone, her family is gone and her magic makes her an outcast in Elsira, her homeland, as does the color of her skin. Her parents didn’t let country boundaries stop their love from growing and they may have finally the price. When soldiers arrive with a severely wounded prisoner, a man who had just saved her life, she finds this spy does something to her she has never felt.
The fate of two nations may lie within their alliance, as secrets are revealed and love grows. But those in power are plotting, using her race as a banner to rally behind, as they play on the fear of the unknown with their people. They worship different gods, but whose is real and whose has dark secrets?

Fate has deemed that Jasminda holds the key to finding the truth of salvation, but will she uncover this truth in time? Can war be avoided and the people join together as one? As a half-breed, does anyone truly trust in Jasminda or is she a threat to everyone, including the prince who loves her?
Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope comes across as a fantasy world from long ago until contemporary items slowly become part of the story. Her heroine is strong, intelligent, yet her life is very precarious as the spy, Jack falls for her and must stand against his own people to keep her as his own.

A dark escape into another world where small minds are alive and well, as well as ignorance and thankfully, love.

I received this copy from L. Penelope in exchange for my honest review.

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