#ReleaseBlitz ~~ A Curse of Blood & Stone (Fate & Flame #2) by K.A. Tucker
A Curse of Blood & Stone by K.A. Tucker is now live!
Sandy’s 4.5 Blush Review
Zander saved Romy and sacrificed his crown in one fell swoop. The plan? Revenge of course! Gather friends, soldiers, and munitions, and take out Atticus and ALL the baddies who staged the coup. Are you thinking this is the plot for most of these types of books? You’d be right. Except that as told by K.A. Tucker, it comes to life with excitement and freshness that unfolds in a magical way.
ACoB&S does a good job of laying out the pieces like breadcrumbs that I eagerly followed. It also gives us a front-row seat to the push and pull going on between Zander and Romy. God, the angst is yay high, and I loved it. Zander’s allies would like a piece of Romy, but he’s completely resolute in his decision to protect her. That makes his negotiations and road back to Cirilea complicated. He’s rightfully angry and he lets Romy know it. It’s ok; she knows how to handle herself.
During the journey, we are introduced to a new cast of characters. No, they aren’t just filler – they’re pretty awesome. The story deepens. New abilities emerge. We get a fuller picture of how these characters and their lives entwine into the lives of humans. I loved how their world and points of view expanded. I was imagining those battle scenes and could almost hear the swords clanging against each other.
Character development is A+. Worldbuilding is too. The spice level is a definite slow burn but I’m patient and I’m betting the payoff is going to be epic. But wait! There’s more! Tucker is not done with the twists and turns. All this intrigue and fantasy sprinkled with treachery and heavy doses of heartbreak is a winning combination in my eyes.
K.A. Tucker has once again cast a spell on me.
From internationally bestselling author K.A. Tucker comes the second novel in her Fate and Flame series, an adult fantasy story that should be read in series order.
“I do not know how to love you and be a good king to my people.”
From jewelry thief to interloper to queen-in-waiting, Romeria flees Cirilea a traitor to all. But the yawning distance between her and Zander troubles her more than any king’s bounty on her head. While Zander may have escaped by her side, he seeks to regain his throne, and no immortal will ever welcome her as Islor’s queen. She fears it won’t be long before Zander abandons her as everyone else she’s ever loved has.
Zander sacrificed his crown to save Romeria’s life, yet he dreads what her existence means for the future of his realm. As Ybaris’s plan to destroy Islor unfurls, a more insidious threat, orchestrated by rival fates, lurks beneath the surface. He can offer his allies no honest explanation for why he protects the Ybarisan princess and takes counsel from Queen Neilina’s caster, leading those closest to doubt his wisdom—and his allegiance.
As their company aims for the Venhorn Mountains, steered by prophecy, Romeria is desperate to wield her newfound abilities to undo Princess Romeria’s treachery before the kingdom tears itself apart. But with the mortal rebellion swelling, bolstered by the gift of Ybaris’s poison, it may already be too late.
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Meet K.A. Tucker
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.
She is the internationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Be the Girl, and Say You Still Love Me. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Oprah Mag, and First for Women.
K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto.
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