Perfect for fans of SIX OF CROWS and AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, BLOOD HEIR is the first entry in a remarkable new fantasy series.
Born with an unusual power of controlling blood, seventeen-year-old Anastacya Mikhailov has never believed herself to be anything more than a monster. The thought rings true when an accident in the dead of the night results in the death of her father, the Emperor of Cyrilia. Branded a murderer and charged for treason, she is alone, hunted—and on the run.
In her despair, a new resolve drives her to the empire’s corrupt corners where the most ruthless criminals lurk amidst glittering opulence and dark violence. There, Ana makes a bargain with Ramson Quicktongue, a handsome yet dangerous conman: help her find the true murderer and clear her name in exchange for her alliance.
With Ana’s powers and Ramson’s wits, they navigate the frozen tundra prowling with icewolves and moonbears, and elude capture from the Imperial Guard. Yet when Ana’s search lands her in the lair of the most powerful crime lord in the Empire, she uncovers a horrifying truth. A new monarch stands poised to lead the empire to a path of hatred, divisiveness, and death—and Ana must stop her before Cyrilia falls to darkness.