Mini-Review: Daughter of the Blood

Title: Daughter of the Blood

Author: Anne Bishop

Synopsis: Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence—and corruption.
Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men—sworn enemies—know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love—and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining…

Daughter of the Blood has to be the most confusing yet captivating book I’ve read this year. The world is confusing. The magic system is confusing. I can’t tell if it’s fantasy, sci-fi, reverse harem or so mixture of all three. Anne’s writing is gritty and raw. Her world is unforgiving and harsh. There should be several trigger warnings. Everyone is exactly who they say they are and more. Every character is written to bring out some sort of extreme emotion. The story spans years and yet somehow is extremly fast paced and action packed. The protagonist is young but she’s smart and wise beyond her years. Anne did an amazing job of reminding you of her age yet letting you see glimpses of the woman she’ll become.

Things I liked

  • How Anne familiarized us with her world.
  • Getting background stories for all the main characters while still keeping us in the present.
  • How all the main characters were connected.

Things I didn’t like

  • The age gap romance
  • The magic system could have been explained better. I spent most of the book trying to decipher the magic system only to still not understand it completely.
Until Next Time