Author: Laura Sebastian
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
Ash Princess is the first novel by US author Laura Sebastian and it is the first in a trilogy, which I think is great to know going in.
YA fantasy trilogies with strong female leads are becoming quite common and everyone experiences books differently so it’s safe to say that this one is garnering pretty mixed reviews. The premise certainly grabbed my attention and it’s a book that I look forward to diving into.
Theodosia was six when her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered and her country invaded. She lost her land and her name; she was crowned Ash Princes, a title of shame in her new life as a prisoner.
In her own palace, Theo is imprisoned for ten years, suffering relentless abuse and ridicule. Her only hope for survival is to bury the girl she was deep inside.
Being forced to do the unthinkable, with blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, Theo realises that surviving isn’t enough. She needs to go into battle with her most formidable weapon, her mind.
Blood will be spilt, loyalties will be questioned and allies will emerge as Theo sets out on an impossible quest to save her people and reclaim the kingdom of Astrea. First, she will have to save herself.
I look forward to hearing how our readers experienced Ash Princess.