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Song of Blood & Stone

(2015)
(The first book in the Earthsinger Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
A Time Magazine Best Fantasy Book of 2018

L. Penelope's Song of Blood & Stone is a treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.


The kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar have been separated for centuries by the Mantle, a magical veil that has enforced a tremulous peace between the two lands. But now, the Mantle is cracking and the True Father, ruler of Lagrimar and the most powerful Earthsinger in the world, finally sees a way into Elsira to seize power.

All Jasminda ever wanted was to live quietly on her farm, away from the prying eyes of those in the nearby town. Branded an outcast by the color of her skin and her gift of Earthsong, she’s been shunned all her life and has learned to steer clear from the townsfolk…until a group of Lagrimari soldiers wander into her valley with an Elsiran spy, believing they are still in Lagrimar.

Through Jack, the spy, Jasminda learns that the Mantle is weakening, allowing people to slip through without notice. And even more troubling: Lagrimar is mobilizing, and if no one finds a way to restore the Mantle, it might be too late for Elsira. Their only hope lies in uncovering the secrets of the Queen Who Sleeps and Jasminda’s Earthsong is the key to unravel them.

Thrust into a hostile society and a world she doesn’t know, Jasminda and Jack race to unveil an ancient mystery that might offer salvation.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Great characters, beautiful writing, incredible world building." - Ann Aguirre

"Wonderful characters, unique setting, and an engaging romance set against the backdrop of ancient magic. I can't wait to see what L. Penelope will do next." - Ilona Andrews

"Song of Blood and Stone is a sweeping journey of magic, romance, sacrifice, and self-discovery. These heartwarming characters, their trials and adventures, and their love for each other will stay with you long after the book ends." - Amanda Bouchet

"Prepare to be hooked. SONG OF BLOOD AND STONE is brimming with captivating lore, unique magic, and plot-turns you never saw coming. L. Penelope has written your next fantasy obsession." - Elise Kova

"Song of Blood and Stone is a thrilling and complex journey through a beautifully rendered world that is imaginative, magical, and eerily similar to our own. A terrific read!" - Daniel José Older

"Song of Blood and Stone is an enchanting journey through a world more relevant than ever. Wars between Gods, romance, action--it's everything I love all at once." - K Arsenault Rivera

"Set against a backdrop of myth and magic, Song of Blood and Stone is a sweeping tale of love, duty and destiny that feels as urgent as it does timeless." - Rebecca Roanhorse


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Used availability for L Penelope's Song of Blood & Stone

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
ISBN: 1-250-14807-3 / 978-1-250-14807-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One (Earthsinger Chronicles (1))
Author(s): L Penelope
ISBN: 1-250-30689-2 / 978-1-250-30689-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles) (Volume 1)
Author(s): L Penelope
ISBN: 0-9909228-0-4 / 978-0-9909228-0-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Heartspell Media, LLC
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
ISBN: 1-4272-9804-1 / 978-1-4272-9804-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One
Author(s): L Penelope
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU