Blood Debts (Hardback)
  • Blood Debts (Hardback)

Blood Debts (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 04/04/2023
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In New Orleans gods meddle and magic will betray you, but this time justice will reign.

Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen.

On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau - the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family - are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn't sick - she's cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next.

Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with.

Cristina and Clement used to be each other's most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they'll have to find a way to trust each other and their family's magic, all while solving the decades - old murder that sparked the still - rising tensions between the city's magical and non-magical communities. And if they don't succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781399715874
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 40 mm


Fully charged with magic and mystery. BLOOD DEBTS is an extravaganza from start to finish, weaving age-old family history alongside the tender feelings of new love. Terry J. Benton-Walker will have you breathless by the end - Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

I couldn't put down this epic testimony to reclaiming power through your heritage, centered on a family tied together as much by their loyalty to one another as their magic. BLOOD DEBTS is a force and Terry J. Benton-Walker is truly an author to watch - Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

Riveting. Unflinching. Powerful. BLOOD DEBTS will captivate readers from its first page to its very last. Benton-Walker has penned a story that intricately weaves together brilliant prose, spectacular worldbuilding, and a magic that runs bone-deep. Truly, a masterful debut from a voice we have not heard the last of - Ayana Gray, New York Times-bestselling author of Beasts of Prey

BLOOD DEBTS is a beguiling family saga, steeped in magic that's every bit as dark as it is moving - Alexis Henderson, award-winning author of The Year of the Witching and House of Hunger

Terry J Benton-Walker's BLOOD DEBTS is a powerful story of magic, the bonds between siblings, and how dangerous the search for the truth can be. Benton-Walker has crafted a narrative that moves as swiftly and, at times, as devastatingly as a forest fire. Rushing toward a conclusion that's both surprising and inevitable, Benton-Walker's Blood Debts sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish - TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea

A stunningly complicated, delicious family drama that kids are going to devour. Clem and Cristina are beautifully nuanced, real characters, and the world they're in crackles with mystery and ferocity. The real magic is this book-don't let it slip through your fingers - Mark A. Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger is a Gift

Fucking Fantastic. In addition to being a wickedly fun (and funny!) thrill ride, the intricately woven threads of magic, intergenerational trauma, and well-placed social commentary make it impossible to ignore or deny one very simple truth: even those perceived as the-least-of-these are deserving of true justice. BLOOD DEBTS is a delightful conjuring of magnificence - Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

Benton-Walker has crafted a narrative that moves as swiftly and, at times, as devastatingly as a forest fire. Blood Debts sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish - TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea

Sharp and searing, Blood Debts is an unforgettable thrill ride bristling with intrigue, magic, and justice. Impossible to put down - J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony

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Milica S.

“Oh, I wish I loved this”

Blood Debts has one of the prettiest covers I've ever seen, and an amazing premise, but sadly it didn't deliver on what it was supposed to.

The writing immediately stuck out, and I'm glad to see... More

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“The start of a bloody and brilliant new YA series”

TW: lynching, murder, death, racism, abuse, sexual assault, gun violence, homophobia, gaslighting, manipulation, drug use

Blood Debts is one of the most intriguing YA fantasies I have read for a while.

I am... More

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“The plot twists & secrets coming to light kept coming, and they did not give up!”

TW: racism, murder, magic, betrayal, Attempted SA, attempted murder, mention of lynching & pain.

The slightly different writing styles for each twin helped capture each character in my reading. It brought out... More

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