Monday, October 2, 2017

The Bloodprint by Ausa Zehanat Khan (The Khorasan Archives #1)

The Bloodprint

My rating: 4 stars

Written by: Ausa Zehanat Khan
Series: The Khorasan Archives (Book 1)
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
ISBN-10: 0062459198
ISBN-13: 978-0062459190
Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy
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A dark power called the Talisman has risen in the land, born of ignorance and persecution. Led by a man known only known as the One-eyed Preacher, it is a cruel and terrifying movement bent on world domination—a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing.

But there are those who fight the Talisman's spread, including the Companions of Hira, a diverse group of influential women whose power derives from the Claim—the magic inherent in the words of a sacred scripture. Foremost among them is Arian and her apprentice, Sinnia, skilled warriors who are knowledgeable in the Claim. This daring pair have long stalked Talisman slave-chains, searching for clues and weapons to help them battle their enemy’s oppressive ways. Now, they may have discovered a miraculous symbol of hope that can destroy the One-eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: The Bloodprint, a dangerous text the Talisman has tried to erase from the world.

Finding a copy of The Bloodprint promises to be their most dangerous undertaking yet, an arduous journey that will lead them deep into Talisman territory. Though they will be helped by allies—a loyal ex-slave and Arian’s former confidante and sword master—both Arian and Sinnia know that this mission may well be their last.
The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives #1)The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The Bloodprint is the first book in this high fantasy series called Khorasan Archives.

With two strong female characters, battling to free woman slaves in a world filled with mysticism and tyrannical religious beliefs.

There is strong political messages tied into the plot with detailed world building and character depth that rival the best epic fantasies out there.

With its unusual feminine leads, The Bloodprint is an epic fantasy that should not be missed.

I received this ARC copy of The Bloodprint from William Morrow & Dey Street Books/HarperCollinsPublishers. This is my honest and voluntary review. The Bloodprint is set for publication October 3, 2017.

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