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A River of Royal Blood

(2019)
(The first book in the River of Royal Blood series)
A novel by

 
 
An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown.

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of blood and marrow--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye--and it isn't just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa's death or her own.

A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A dark and bloody delight of a debut, Amanda Joy's A River of Royal Blood is a seductive tapestry of extraordinary magick delving into the terrifying lengths we will go to claim our destiny." - Dhonielle Clayton

"A sibling rivalry like nothing you’ve ever read before. Joy weaves a dark yet delicate treatise on race, heritage, and power whilst never losing that addictive ‘just one more chapter’ allure. I devoured it in one sitting!" - Natasha Ngan


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Used availability for Amanda Joy's A River of Royal Blood

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
ISBN: 0-525-51858-4 / 978-0-525-51858-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
ISBN: 0-525-51860-6 / 978-0-525-51860-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2019 : Paperback
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Title: A River Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
ISBN: 1-984816-52-7 / 978-1-984816-52-8
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author(s): Amanda Joy
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU