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@Read Pdf Ò A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, #1) Ä An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown Sixteen year old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood a dark and terrible magick that hasn t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition Living in Raina s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there isto the attempt on her life than meets the eye and it isn t just her sister who wants to see her dead As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose Isa s death or her own.A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity. Prereview March 2019Ah yes, and here we see publishers begin slapping perfect for fans of A sibling rivalry like nothing you ve ever read before Joy weaves a dark yet delicate treatise on race, heritage and power whilst never losing that addictive just one chapter allure I devoured it one sitting Okay, so I liked it, but I needed it to be about twice as long.For once I don t mean this in the simple I wanted sort of way, though I did do I mean that this book would have been much stronger had it been given room to grow, and had the plot not been cut where it was for cliffhanger purposes See, here s the thing this is a book fraught with emotionally complicated situations and revelations, and yet the action moves so quickly that those emotions never really get explored Take the most basic concept outlined in the blurb two sisters who will have to fight each other to the death We get a bit of insight into their relationship and how it has changed over the years, but while Evalina felt well developed and her memories of Isadora as children hinted at Isa s depth, in the present day her sister came off flat, with simplistic motivations and little sense of agency, and that in turn made the conflict between them less interesting and engaging.Overall, I felt like the emotional aspect of this story ended up being told, not shown, as the plot barreled on at full speed ahead, and that s a real shame because it distracted from an otherwise excellent read Give me at least another hundred pages for Joy to expand on character development and relationships between rapid fire plot events and I would have absolutely adored it Here s hoping the sequel gets room to grow p.s still utterly in love w the cover, even if Eva s tattoos are the wrong color. this will be a super dark, morally ambiguous, duel to the death, correct