Welcome to the Tour!
Thank you The Write Reads for the chance to read and review Blood of the Lost Kingdom by Kristin Ward!
Blood of the Lost Kingdom is YA Fantasy and was released on the 3rd of August 2022! It’s book two in a four boo series, and is available on Kindle Unlimited!
I Can’t Review This
Mostly because I’m an idiot. I thought this was book 1 and I haven’t read the actual first book The Girl of Dorcha Wood which genuinely made me a bit confused about the relationships between different characters and how they came to be, and how some fell apart.
But that’s me and my fault! And that also means in all fairness I can’t review this book if I haven’t read the first one!
So I’ll keep it very vague that despite my mess up, I still found it to be an interesting book as a whole, packed with a lot of details, and a lot of world-building! I also liked that there was just enough of the first one in there so that I didn’t give up completely (but not a stand-alone at all!)!
However, this is a book tour!
Which means if you head on over to #TheWriteReads on Twitter, Insta or even WordPress, you’ll be able to find plenty of hosts who did actually review this book!
Erabel is the beating heart of Dorcha Wood.
And its heir has come home.
Fleeing the man who betrayed her, Fiadh returns to her beloved forest, into its heart, to discover her people. And herself. With the aid of Veren, an Aos Sí warrior, she explores her birthright, a world safeguarded from the corruption of mankind. There, she learns the history of a mighty race and the vastness of the power coursing through her blood.
But beyond Erabel’s boundaries, men are flocking, rallying to an evil lord who covets the strength flowing in Fiadh’s veins. They have their eyes fixed on the lost kingdom of the Aos Sí, and it’s only a matter of time before they breach those borders and come for Fiadh and all who protect her.
All around her, the world is closing in, as some plot in shadows, and others in the stark light of day.
Blood of the Lost Kingdom is book two of four in the Daughter of Erabel series!
Content Warning: As a dark historical fantasy, this series contains graphic medieval battle scenes in addition to passages containing violence, blood, and gore.
About the Author
Kristin Ward is an award-winning young adult author living in Connecticut. A science and math teacher for over twenty years, she infuses her geeky passions into stories that meld realism and fantasy. Kristin embraces her inner nerd regularly, often quoting 80s movies while expecting those around her to chime in with appropriate rejoinders. As a nature freak, she can be found wandering the woods – she may be lost, so please stop and ask if you see her – or chilling in her yard with all manner of furry and feathered friends. Often referred to as a unicorn by colleagues who remain in awe of her ability to create or find various and sundry things in mere moments, in reality, the horn was removed years ago, leaving only a mild imprint that can be seen if she tilts her head just right. A lifelong lover of books and writing, she dreamed of becoming an author for thirty years before publishing her award-winning debut in 2018. Her first novel, After the Green Withered, is one of many things you should probably read.