Title: Amaskan’s Blood (Book I of the Boahim Trilogy)
Author: Raven Oak
Genre: Fantasy (Epic Fantasy)
Main character description (short):
Adelei is a master in her field, one of the feared Amaskans. She serves as a deliverer of Justice on behalf of the Thirteen. Young and impetuous, she’s sent into the hands of her birth father in order to protect the family from assassins. She’s forced to juggle her feelings about the “job” and her relatives while learning the truth about her adopted family.
Adelei was a master in her field, one of the feared Order of Amaska. Those who were a danger to the Little Dozen Kingdoms wound up dead by her hand.
The Order sends her deep into the Kingdom of Alexander, away from her home in Sadai, and into the hands of the Order’s enemy, her birth father. The job is nothing short of a suicide mission, one serving no king, no god, and certainly not Justice. With no holy order to protect her, she tumbles dagger-first into the Boahim Senate’s political schemes and finds that magic is very much alive and well in the Little Dozen Kingdoms.
They say the truth depends on which side of the sword one stands. But they never said what to do when all the swords are pointing at you.
Brief Excerpt 250 words:
Ida closed her eyes. “—Our task was simple. While the King was busy with the enemy at his border, we’d take the child Uncle Goefrin arranged for us to ‘protect.’ I swear to ya, Leon, I didn’t know what they planned. No one said they were to kill ’er. I thought—”
“You thought what, exactly? You would kidnap my children and wife? My family? To do what exactly? Go for a walk in the woods? Who the hell are you to take part in such a—” This time when Leon shook her, the tears fled their prison and leapt across her cheeks. “That’s what you are—you’re Amaskan,” he whispered.
She winced when his fingers squeezed what little flesh clung to her bones, but she didn’t look away.
The quiet anger within left him breathless, yet he lifted her off her feet before he flung her to the floor with a snarl. “Who are you? What are you to crawl into my bed, into my heart? For ten years—”
The knock at the door startled them both. “Your Majesty?”
“Send the captain away,” she hissed from where she’d fallen, her robe torn where she’d tripped over it.
“Why should I do anything you ask?”
“Because I’m the only one who knows where your daughter is.”
Why should readers buy this book (50 words max)?
If you love stories about what it means to be family and what it means to seek justice for all, you’ll love this book.
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