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Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope
Series: Earthsinger Chronicles #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Fantasy
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.
Jack’s mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and its people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda’s Earthsong to do it. They escape their vicious captors and together embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.
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.
Author L. Penelope has developed a unique and interesting premise with her Earthsinger Chronicles. The first book Song of Blood and Stone introduces us to Jasminda and Jack. These two come from vastly different backgrounds and therefore have different agendas. I truly enjoyed getting to know both of them. It is easy to become emotionally involved in these characters with Ms. Penelope’s highly entertaining, high octane writing style.
Jasminda is a captivating heroine. She has faced many hardships that have made her a force to be reckoned with. I found her Earthsinger abilities to be incredibly fascinating. Jack has all the qualities a girl could ask for in her hero. He is very easy to fall for and root for! When these two get together you can feel the power on the pages. They go on quite the journey in Song of Blood and Stone discovering an epic romance along the way! I don’t want to give anything away but I will tell you things move fast in the best ways. I was glued to the pages and finished in one sitting. I am looking forward to the next book in the Earthsinger Chronicles. Song of Blood and Stone is the perfect read for every young adult lover but excellent for us adults as well.