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The Blood Gift

By N. E. Davenport
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Publisher Description

Legendborn meets Red Rising in this stunning conclusion to N. E. Davenport’s fast-paced, action-packed sci-fantasy duology, elite warrior Ikenna and her rogue cohort must outrun bounty hunters, their former comrades, and a megalomaniacal demi-god, all in the hopes of saving their friends and enemies from the racist and misogynistic oppression that threatens the continents from all sides.

After discovering the depth of betrayal, treachery, and violence perpetrated against her by Mareen’s Tribunal Council and exposing her illegal blood-gift to save her Praetorian squad, Ikenna becomes a fugitive with a colossal bounty on her head.

Yet, somehow, that’s the least of her worries.

Her grandfather’s longtime allies refuse to offer help, and the Blood Emperor’s Warlord is tracking her. She’s also struggling to control the enormous power she was granted by the Goddess of Blood Rites…and come to terms with the promises she made to get such power.

Amidst all of this, the Blood Emperor wages a full-scale invasion against Mareen and leaves a trail of decimated cities, war crimes, and untold death in his wake. As the horrors increase, Ikenna and her team realize they must assassinate the Blood Emperor and quickly end the war. But the price to do so is steep and has planet-shattering consequences.

The price to do nothing, though, is annihilation.

War has erupted. Alliances are fracturing. And Ikenna is torn between her loyalties, her desires for revenge, and the power threatening to consume her. With the world aflame, only one thing is certain: blood will be spilled.

23 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“Baybeeeeeeee. Miss Davenport just doesn’t miss! Ikenna is truly one if my fave woman warrior heroes. The squad’s growth and change had my heart so full. Kenna and Reed’s love is beautiful, we love a “I’ll go to war with anyone over you,” type love from both sides. I love how much we discovered about the gods, Ikenna’s being, and powers. She is everything to me! Praying for a 3rd book right now, might have to commune with a few gods 😂😭😅❤️👏🏽👊🏽✨”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersHeroic figuresAction-packedBeautiful settingCreative settingFuturisticMagical settingVividMade me cry
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Oh wow! I wasn’t expecting that ending! But Nia done did it again y’all! I really loved the character growth and found family in this one. And I’m so happy I don’t have to say goodbye bc I love these characters fr. 😭🫶🏽”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersEasy to readWitty banterAction-packedFast-paced
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I tried so hard to pace myself, but Ms. Davenport really knows how to engage her audience! I loved Ikenna’s story and her growth in both of these books. She ended this book in a crazy ass way that I still haven’t fully grasped—all I know is that I look forward to what’s next! Pacing at the end was rushed, but it well written and engaging!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersFunny writingWitty banterAction-packedFast-pacedDescriptiveFuturistic
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I was quite excited to delve into the second book. I was very interested to learn how Amari would grow and learn as she navigated. In this text, she had to learn what it meant to be vulnerable, release grudges, apologize, and begin to process her emotions. This is a great lesson in agency and self-awareness. Additionally, it was interesting to see the growth of those who engaged with her closely. It was a good commentary about how connection combats xenophobia. Definitely recommending it!”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersEasy to readAction-packedFast-pacedCreative settingAngstyPoliticalRomanticCharacters kept making same mistakes
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“First and last of all, Ikenna and Reed are it. What a powerful team. My stint with this sequel was the slow burn. I was kind of bored for like 10+ chapters when they were held captive and everyone but Ikenna was under compulsion. The pacing was much different from the trials and too many monologue and explanations. So this definitely read like a slow burn. But once Nkozi was defeated is truly when the action begun. As a certified lover girl, I appreciated the romance between Reed and Ikenna.”
Characters change and growHeroic figuresWitty banterCreative settingMagical settingSlow plot

About N. E. Davenport

N. E. Davenport is the science fiction/fantasy author of The Blood Trials and its sequel. She attended the University of Southern California and studied biological sciences and theatre arts. She also has an M.A. in secondary education. She teaches English and biology to amazing students. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys vacationing with her family, skiing, and being a huge foodie. She’s an advocate for diverse perspectives and protagonists in literature. You can find her on Twitter or on Instagram, where she talks about bingeworthy TV, killer movies, and great books. She lives in Texas with her husband and kids.

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