About the Book
Briana, Princess of Predonia, has lived a happy and sheltered life. Then, in a single night, her father’s kingdom is overthrown, her family is murdered, and centuries of peace are violently shattered. Fleeing for her life, Brie is rescued by Flinton, Derek, and Kove, three powerful protectors who take her under their wing and bring her to their secret stronghold deep in the mountains. There, Brie learns about the Blameless, people who receive magical gifts from the gods after performing acts of supreme selflessness. Among the Blameless, Brie discovers an amazing new world, gaining witty and resourceful companions as she strives to master the mysterious power within her. She determines to seek justice for her family, and, one day, to take back her people’s freedom.
Wow, I cannot believe that this is a debut novel! It was just so good! I’m a sucker for a good fantasy and The Blameless promises a wonderful new series. And even though this is a middle grade book it’s a bit higher level so all of my YA lovers out there will love this book just as much as the younger crowd! And I mean, anyone who loves a great fantasy book will instantly fall in love with this one.
The characters are all so endearing and amusing. I really fell in love with all of their bantering and just found myself really enjoying the read because of it. There was such a great balance between the story and the characters. The hardships that our princess has to face throughout the story show just how much something terrible can strengthen you.
One thing I have to say is that I really need the next book! I devoured this book and just wanted the story to continue. It’s just such a wholesome story that I hope many people discover!
About the Author
My very first job was as a scribe in a library. I was raised by my father, and he passed a love of reading to me, especially fantasy. I have passed this same love on to my seven children and, as a result, much of my adult life has been spent in the realms of their make-believe kingdoms, giving me firsthand experience with the whimsical workings of their young minds. I’ve shared my own stories with them at bedtime, but never chose to write them down until an idea that I just couldn’t ignore blazed into my mind . I live with my family in Ohio, and when I’m not busy navigating the seas of motherhood, working as a nurse, or castle-hopping and enjoying fine wine and chocolate with my husband, I can be found writing the sequel to The Blameless or dreaming up other tales.
*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*