In the Ravenous Dark (Hardback)A.M. Strickland (author)
Power never dies . . . and neither does desire.
A pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead, in this dark fantasy by A.M. Strickland, author of Beyond the Black Door.
In Thanopolis, magic is rare - and closely controlled. Those blessed - or cursed - with power are kept under constant guard, assigned to undead spirits who watch their every move.
Ever since her father died to save her from this fate, Rovan has kept her magic a closely guarded secret - until an accident exposes her powers for the world to see, and her tenuous freedom comes crashing to an end.
Brought to the royal palace against her will, and thrust into a maelstrom of intrigue and deception, Rovan is drawn to two people she cannot fully trust: Lydea, a beguiling and rebellious princess struggling against her own destiny, and Ivrilos, the handsome, powerful spirit she has been bound to, who can control Rovan, body and soul.
Together, they uncover a terrible secret that could destroy everyone in Thanopolis - the living and the dead. To save them, Rovan will have to start a rebellion in both the mortal world and the underworld, and find a way to trust the princess and the undead spirit vying for her heart - if she doesn't betray them first . . .
A.M. Strickland's richly imagined dark fantasy features court intrigue, a revolution that stretches across life and death, and a pansexual love triangle that will leave readers desperate to find out what happens next.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 38 mm
An utterly mesmerizing story of romance and found family. Strickland builds a deliciously dark and wonderfully intricate world full of blood, magic, and monsters that I wanted to be lost in forever * Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints *
A deviously plotted tale of twisting complexity where diversity lives and breathes as naturally as a beating heart. It's everything you could want in a dark fantasy * Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician *
Strickland is a storyteller of both grace and power * Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series *
Blending dark blood magic with funny moments, In the Ravenous Dark is a lush, queer and intense YA fantasy that needs to be on your shelves! Rovan may or may not steal your girl but more importantly, she's coming for your heart-and this woman always gets what she wants * The Nerd Daily *
Rovan is a tenacious spitfire who fights for freedom and vengeance by any means necessary. Strickland's worldbuilding is grand...dauntless and passionate * Kirkus Reviews *
Strickland conjures a seductive world...where blood and shadow magics intertwine. [T]he fast-paced plot and romantic themes will appeal * Publisher's Weekly *
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“Unique Magic System”
I started this as a read along but ended up reading it all at once. The world building is a little simple but the magic system is quite unique - blood mages are people born with powers that can create sigils to do... More
“Great characters but lacking in world-building”
There was a lot to enjoy here, but ultimately I felt that the world building was a bit lacking and the plotting was a bit muddled. We follow Rovan, a young woman hiding her blood magic to prevent being bound to a... More
“Magically lush and captivatingly dark,perfect for fans of YA Fantasy!”
A.M Strickland’s new YA Fantasy stand-alone is Magically lush and Captivatingly dark;with a masterfully written ,Greco-Roman inspired setting and a witty heroine-with the willpower to defy a tyrannical king and take... More
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