Blood of the Four Read Online Free - The acclaimed authors of The Map of Moments and The Secret Journeys of Jack London join creative forces once more in this epic, standalone novel—an exciting dark fantasy of gods and mortals, fools and heroes, saviors and destroyers with a brilliant beam of hope at its core--that should more than appeal to readers of N.K. Jemisin and Brandon Sanderson.
In the great kingdom of Quandis, everyone is a slave. Some are slaves to the gods. Most are slaves to everyone else.
Blessed by the gods with lives of comfort and splendor, the royal elite routinely perform their duties, yet some chafe at their role. A young woman of stunning ambition, Princess Phela refuses to allow a few obstacles—including her mother the queen and her brother, the heir apparent—stand in the way of claiming ultimate power and glory for herself.
Far below the royals are the Bajuman. Poor and oppressed, members of this wretched caste have but two paths out of servitude: the priesthood . . . or death.
Because magic has been kept at bay in Quandis, royals and Bajuman have lived together in an uneasy peace for centuries. But Princess Phela’s desire for power will disrupt the realm’s order, setting into motion a series of events that will end with her becoming a goddess in her own right . . . or ultimately destroying Quandis and all its inhabitants.
|Title||:||Blood of the Four|
|Number of Pages||:||480 pages|
April 08, 2018
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/08/...
As much as I enjoy standalone fantasy epics, a part of me feels Blood of the Four would have been better served had the authors not tried to cram everything in this ambitious endeavor into one single volume. I had very mixe...
March 10, 2018
A solid read that perhaps does too much in order to fulfil it's desire to be an epic fantasy contained in a single volume
March 28, 2018
Full spoiler-free review now on my blog
I'm always curious when it comes to stand-alone epic fantasy novels, be it adult or YA. Therefore, I was very excited to get an ARC of Blood of the Four. I've never read a book by either of these authors before, but I will definitely check out their other in...
March 21, 2018
September 09, 2017
Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review, This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it.
Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon is one of the best epic fantasy books I've read. This is the first book I'm reading from both authors though t...
March 08, 2018
This book was FANTASTIC. Full review to come.
March 16, 2018
Originally published at Reading Reality
If you have ever searched for a single-volume epic fantasy that had everything you want in an epic fantasy, look no more. Instead, settle in for a trip to Quandis, amidst the utterly absorbing pages of Blood of the Four.
It has always seemed as if, in order f...
March 25, 2018
Full Review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress....
This book announces the creation of a new fantasy world, where magic is forbidden. When I got my hands on this e-ARC, I was excited beyond belief. This book has its own share of pros and cons.
Princess Phela is an ambitious young prince...
April 23, 2018
The kingdom of Quandis is built on tradition. A single religion, worshipping a group of deities known as the Four, is all that is tolerated. Atheists are viewed with suspicion and other religions are considered out and out blasphemy. The other tradition in Quandis is slavery. The Bajuman are all...
April 11, 2018
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book.
The first few chapters are full of detailed sexual scenes, the horrible way slaves are treated and murder/execution scenes. I felt very uncomfortable reading these scenes.
We are given a lot of characters all at once and it was hard for me to remember...