Review: The Blood Print by Ausma Khan

This debut fantasy series from the brilliant Ausma Khan is quickly becoming an anticipated read (this was echoed by loud mouths and EW) and was already included in Bookriot’s list of 5 Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels with Badass Heroines.

Synopsis

 

A dark power called the Talisman has risen in the land, born of ignorance and persecution. Led by a man known only known as the One-eyed Preacher, it is a cruel and terrifying movement bent on world domination—a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing.

But there are those who fight the Talisman’s spread, including the Companions of Hira, a diverse group of influential women whose power derives from the Claim—the magic inherent in the words of a sacred scripture. Foremost among them is Arian and her apprentice, Sinnia, skilled warriors who are knowledgeable in the Claim. This daring pair have long stalked Talisman slave-chains, searching for clues and weapons to help them battle their enemy’s oppressive ways. Now, they may have discovered a miraculous symbol of hope that can destroy the One-eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: The Bloodprint, a dangerous text the Talisman has tried to erase from the world.

Finding a copy of The Bloodprint promises to be their most dangerous undertaking yet, an arduous journey that will lead them deep into Talisman territory. Though they will be helped by allies—a loyal ex-slave and Arian’s former confidante and sword master—both Arian and Sinnia know that this mission may well be their last.

Review

The Bloodprint is the first book in this high fantasy series called Khorasan Archives. But although it is quite obviously a Fantasy the underlying religious and political themes are definitely worries that concern us in contemporary society which makes it easy to relate to even for the non-fantasy reader.

The book is so well written and is the tale of two strong women against the world.  These women are tasked with freeing enslaved women who have been captured by The Talisman which is no easy task!

I found the book impossible to put down which is totally down to the skill of the writer to draw you in by using the journey these two women take there is a lot to take in and yet I didn’t get lost or bored with the journey!

I love how the first book has created more questions for me than it answered as it makes me anticipate book number two all the more!

Disclosure: The Pursuit Of Bookiness received a copy of this book free of charge in return for an honest review.  All opinions are our own

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by Ausma Zehanat Khan
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