Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
(Shattered Kingdoms)

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Evie Manieri's Blood's Pride is the first book of The Shattered Kingdoms, an engaging, action-packed, and “highly imaginative” (Kirkus Reviews) series of fantasy novels with epic scope and “the perfect mix of romance, family ties, betrayals, and agonizing dilemmas” (RT Book Reviews).

Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laid waste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peaceful fisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners, the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation.

Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the dark corridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, an infamous mercenary, to aid their fledgling uprising—but with her own shadowy ties to the region, she is a frighteningly volatile ally. Has she really come to lead a revolution, or for a more sinister purpose all her own?

Set in a fictional quasi-Medieval Mediterranean region with a strong cast of male and female characters, the series “presents a striking world with civilizations similar to those of the Vikings and the nomadic cultures of the Middle East, and with the Mediterranean sensibilities of the ancient Greeks. Her characters are passionate and memorable, lending a personal touch to a complex tale of clashing cultures and philosophies. Fans of Sharon Shinn, Elspeth Cooper, and Gail Z. Martin should enjoy Manieri’s approach to culture and drama.” (Library Journal, starred review)

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About Evie Manieri

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EVIE MANIERI has a degree in Medieval History and Theatre from Wesleyan University. This is her first novel. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.
Published February 19, 2013 by Tor Books. 529 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and Eofar has fallen in love with a Shadari, Harotha, and impregnated her, though to protect the baby, Harotha claims the father is Daryan, the Shadari daimon or king.

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The peaceful fisherfolk of the Shadar were overrun by albino, telepathic Norlander warriors, who forced the Shadari to mine the local dark ore necessary to forge the Norlanders’ deadly, thought-sensitive black metal weaponry.

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I briefly read the first few pages of this book and I just couldn’t put this book down.

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Starburst Magazine

The debut novel by Evie Manieri, Blood’s Pride is also the first book in the Shattered Kingdoms trilogy.

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The Founding Fields

Bane of Kings reviews Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri, published by Tor Books in the US (11 February) and Jo Fletcher Books (Already Released) in the UK.

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My Bookish Ways

I’m open to different kinds of books and reading experiences, and I try not to go into any book with expectations.

Mar 05 2013 | Read Full Review of Blood's Pride (Shattered King...

Fantasy Book Critic

maybe it's because I didn't expect the canavan books to be YA that I am judging them so harshly.

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The British Fantasy Society

Years have passed since the Norlanders, the Dead Ones, asserted their authority over the Shadari people.

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The Speculative Scotsman

After reading your post, I am looking forward to this.

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Nyx Book Reviews

Though the book takes place in the small bubble of the Shadar, it seems as if after the happenings of the book, we will discover more of the world in the second book, Fortune’s Blight.

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The Qwillery

I prefer the UK cover, the US cover sort of repulses me - in fact, I've skipped over reading the synopsis several times because the cover is not attractive to me.GFC: April V.april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com.

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Without warning, the warlike Norlanders invaded the lands of the Shadar, enslaving the people and reaping the profits from the black ore mined to make the enchanted swords of the Norlander warriors. Unable to defend themselves against the pale-skinned, undead conquerors, the Shadar nevertheless a...

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