The Prince: A Wicked Novella
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.
Reviews for From Blood and Ash:
"Dreamy, twisty, steamy escapism. Take me back!" -New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins
“Jennifer Armentrout has the power to control my emotions with every word she writes. From swooning to crying to racing through the pages to find out what happens next, I couldn't stop reading about Hawke and Poppy, and you won't be able to either.” - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely
“Action, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You'll be obsessed!” - Tijan NYT bestselling author
“From Blood and Ash is a phenomenal fantasy novel that is filled to the brim with danger, mystery and heart melting romance. I loved every single second of it and I couldn’t get enough of this new fantastical world. A heart stopping start to what is clearly going to be a stunning series, perfect for both those who love fantasy and those who are new to the genre. A must read.” Kayleigh, K-Books
"If you think you are ready for From Blood and Ash, think again. Jennifer L. Armentrout has woven a new fantasy universe that will leave you reeling. Filled with action, heart wrenching twists and the most delicious romance, this unputdownable novel comes with a warning: keep a fan close by, because the temperatures are about to rise." Elena, The Bibliotheque Blo
“In this exciting new novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, she introduces a fantastical world filled with immense detail, and characters who are poignant and fierce, Jennifer truly has out done herself!” – BookBesties
“From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! I loved every single moment and all of the characters are ones you will fall in love with! Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again with her amazing writing skills and lots of detail! Get this book immediately!!!” - Amanda @Stuck In YA Books
“Jennifer has stepped into the fantasy genre with this absolutely amazing novel. With characters you will love and more than a few twists and turns, get ready for one amazing adventure.”
"This magnificent book has so many pieces in it: fantasy, mystery, forbidden romance, supernatural, lies, deceit, betrayal, love, friendship, family. And so, so, so many secrets your head will be spinning. Jennifer L. Armentrout has created another masterpiece that I will be rushing to buy, and will be telling everyone to read it ASAP!" ~Jeraca @My Nose in YA Books
“From Blood to Ash is the first high fantasy book from Jennifer L Armentrout, but hopefully not the last. Like all her other works, her ability to create worlds, create swoon worthy men, and feisty strong female characters is amazing. Fantasy, mystery, romance, betrayal, love, and steamy scenes, this book has it all.” - Lisa @ The Blonde Book Lover
“From Blood & Ash is everything we love about JLA’s fantasy writing...pumped up on steroids. There’s epic world building and plot twists, a strong female lead, a swoon worthy book hottie, a steamy forbidden love story, and side characters that can’t help but steal your heart. My mind was blown by the end of this book.” - Kris S. (frantic4romantic)
“Step into an exciting new fantasy world by Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash takes you on a fantastic ride with twists and turns galore. Characters you will love to laugh and cry with. A phenomenal start to an exciting new series.” - Lori Dunn an avid reader
“From Blood and Ash was everything I wanted in a high fantasy novel. The myths, the legends, the epic romance, and an adventure that will keep you on your toes beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down. Truly a brilliant start to what I believe will be yet another amazing series by Jennifer L. Armentrout." –Sabrina, Books Are My Life
“Jennifer L. Armentrout takes her first step into the high fantasy genre with From Blood and Ash. A story of forbidden love, lies, secrets, and betrayal - it will leave you wanting more after the very last page.” - Love Just Is Books
“From Blood and Ash is like reading my favorite book for first time.” - Raquel Herrera
“With From Blood and Ash, Jennifer Armentrout successfully takes on the genre of high fantasy, proving, once again, that she is a master of her craft. Filled with epic adventure, forbidden romance, deceit, lies, and betrayal, FB&A draws you in from page one and refuses to let go!”
- Erica, The Rest Just Falls Away
“Jennifer L. Armentrout comes trough once again with From Blood and Ash as it kept me enthralled throughout the full book. You won't be able to put down this epic story once you start.” - Julalicious Book Paradise
“From Blood and Ash strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements leaving the world feeling live in and full while allowing the relationship between the main characters feeling real and authentic.” - Nads Book Nook, Nadine Bergeron
“Be prepared to spend your whole day reading From Blood and Ash. Once you start reading this high fantasy novel, you won't want to put it down.” - Love Book Triangle
“From Blood and Ash is absolutely breath taking. JLA does what she does best by creating a fantastical world filled with romance, lies, betrayal, adventure and all things we love and expect from JLA characters that melt our hearts and steal our hearts and souls. I cannot wait for the next one!” - Pia Colon
“From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout brought to life a high fantasy that is enthralling. Another masterful addition to my collection. Get ready to stay on your toes from start to end.” - Amy Oh, Reader by the Mountains
“From Blood and Ash is the first high fantasy novel by Jennifer L Armentrout and she absolutely nails it. This is fantasy for skeptics and unbelievers because it makes you want to be a fantasy fan! This page turner makes you want to devour it in one night and at the same time savor every detail. Heart stopping and inspiring and grips you from page one.” – Tracy Kirby
“An intriguing puzzle of a world, a ruthless hero, a determine heroin, and a plot that will keep you up late, this book is one of the best I've read this year.” – Valerie from Stuck In Books
“From Blood and Ash, a thrilling high fantasy that packs a punch, each page will leave you wanting more!” - Tracey, Books & Other Pursuits
Just wow. The minute I picked this book up, I read it and the sequel within 2 days, and I’m eagerly awaiting the 3rd. The romance is steamy, the characters are compelling, and I love the world. I like how the author created a “vampire” story without it being a cliché smut book, and instead more of an epic fantasy. I think Poppy’s powers are really cool too and she uses them in an interesting way. A wonderful mix of action, magic, and romance overall.
I can see why this book has raving reviews. I have to admit that the first half of the book, for me, felt slow and drawn out, but I can see why-So you can understand what’s going on, and you can actually feel it, when the maiden finally snaps and lashes out. Then the other half, that’s when things started to get really exciting. I didn’t see it coming who Hawke truly was. Its so hard to stop reading. It’s 0330 and I just purchased the second book!
Incredible loved every part
I hadn’t read a fantasy book in a while, that is to say that I enjoyed From Blood and Ash thoroughly. The characters are amazing and Poppy is such a strong female main character, I loved her strong personality and it gave the book life.
I think this has to be overall the best book series I’ve ever read and for the price.. WHAT it’s unbeatable. Not only is it a long book, but it’s one I found myself lost in for hours. Thank you to the author 💕
This is one of my favorite young adult, fantasy, and romance books! I already know I’ll keep coming back to it many times over the years because it’s so good! The plot is intricate, the storyline is exciting, and the beginning jumps in immediately. The characters are so goooood and you can understand their positions and personalities so beautifully. They make so much sense. Hawke is a character you can easily get behind and I love Poppy as well but better yet both characters are awesome by themselves (but I especially love them together. 20/10 would recommend completely! I’m currently waiting on the third book (the second one I enjoyed also but just a heads up it did drag a little).
I’m used to reading young adult books, and because I am 20 years old, they are becoming too young for me. This is the first new adult book I have ever read and I was obsessed from the first sentence! I hope to find more books like the series, it was perfect in almost every way ❤️❤️
YA and paranormal fan. I absolutely fell in love with Hawke. He’s mysterious, considerate, sexy, and funny. This was my favorite series of hers and I can’t wait for the 3rd book. I will say she gets a little wordy (especially book 2) and I did skip when Poppy explains details of her soundings. But the sex scenes are very good, well spaced, and their love story is worth the read.
I absolutely love this book!!! It has a slow build up because it’s so detailed but that’s just a reason to love it! And Hawke oh god
Such a fantastic story and so well written. I couldn’t put it down. I love the characters and while I had an idea of what ‘might’ happen, what really happened was so so much better and surprising! Can’t wait to start book 2!!
I literally devoured this book in three days. I’m often skeptical of books in this genre because the protagonists can come off as annoying or underdeveloped but Holy Moses the character development in this book was insane. I was moved to tears at some points when Poppy talked about wanting to be treated like a human being. And the tension between her and Cas is just *chefs kiss* Literally 15/10 could not recommend it more!
It was captivating from beginning to end. During certain parts I was able to put pieces together for myself, but it didn’t spoil anything because there was always more to uncover.
You will not regret it 👍🏼
It has been about four years since i picked up a book and read it in its entirety but this book....... dear god. i suggest finding a quaint corner of your home with some snacks & reading this whole book.
I absolutely loved this book so much. Can’t wait to read the next one!
definitely not a boring read. i picked up the book and didn't set it down until it was over, and i immediately opened the second one. in this genre a complaint i usually have is with the main protagonists being too OC-like. Poppy is not like that, and it was very refreshing to be so invested in a main character's headspace :)
This is a very sexy book that I wouldn’t let my young teenager read however if you are a adult who grow up on young adult vampire books this is a sexy upgrade you should read.
WHATT??? This book is amazing. It’s so hot and sexy. Breathtaking. I enjoyed every minute of it. I CANNOT BELIEVE THE END. I cannot wait to start the second one. I have SO many questions.
Loved everything about the book!
I haven’t had a book hangover over this like in a while. 10/10 book. I simply cannot cope. I have no words honestly and I’m scared to start the next one due to the fact that my heart hasn’t put itself back together yet. It had me so angry and so invested at the same time. Thank you for this book
The way this ends and all the secrets . I can’t wait to see what all we learn in the next book.
I loved it. Pre-ordered the next already. Really hoping it comes out sooner. Happy reading.
10000/10 did not disappoint.
I really really really enjoyed this book.
When I get the money on iTunes... this will be the first book I read. The first chapter was slow... but the second chapter... is a trap. Now, I am caged. I will not stop until it’s all over. Finished it..: ITS AMAZING. Just Freaking Read It OKAY!
I haven’t read a book in so long until I picked up this one. It took me a few chapters to get into, but once you’re in, you’re stuck! I did expect some of the turns that happened but somethings will hit you right in your heart. I can’t wait to red the next one!
I was shocked at how possessive the male love interest became. Their relationship turned from mutual respect and likeness for each other and into a dysfunction and abusive. Put a trigger warning or something because I was not expecting the last half of the book to bring back past traumas of relationships with men in life and I hope no one else does either.
I’m always searching for an addicting series, and this did not disappoint. From start to finish, I couldn’t put it down. Now I’m just disappointed that I have to wait for the next one in the series.
If you enjoy an adventure along with a ton of romance, pick up this well-written fantasy. The world is developed in a way it is easy to understand. I am on to the next book filled with excitement and high expectations.
Absolutely stunning. Unlike most authors, Armentrout actually takes time to beautiful build her characters, settings, plots and the relationships that unfold. I couldn’t put it down. The only thing that disappointed me when reading From Blood & Ash is that I’m not Poppy. Can’t wait to see how the rest of the series unfolds!
10/10 highly recommend. Read this book!!
Absolutely amazing. A must read for anyone who likes a fantasy and a great plot with a hot male dominate. Wow.
I loved this book, read it in a day! It may start a bit slow but it definitely picks up and is amazing!!!
Read both of them. They will keep you on the edge of your seat and you will love the depth of the characters till the end. And it’s a very surprising one
I devoured this book. Literally added it to my “want to read” and read the sample that downloaded. Spent the rest of my night (while working, oops) and the next day absolutely devouring this book. And then I bought the second one too! Incredible world-building while not droning on. And the twists are incredible!
This series is truly the most captivating set I have read in a long time. Even when not reading the books (which was not often), I was still inside the world of Poppy and Hawks. Read the series, you won’t regret it.
It’s rare I come across a fantasy read I haven’t seen before but this was unique, intriguing, and completely addictive!!! I couldn’t put it down and inhaled this one and the 2nd one in less than a week. Can’t wait for the third!
I simply CANNOT stop rereading this novel and “A kingdom of Flesh and Fire”. Both are absolute masterpieces ! I love the dynamics between Poppy and Casteel. I desperately try to imagine what will happen next for them, and pray they remain together forever. The epic love story! You will not be disappointed if you read both novels.
I could not put this down!! It’s so good! I just can’t!! Ahhhhhh
Grown, sexy and exciting! Loved it!
Reaaaad this AMAZING soul crushing series now! Trust me
I enjoyed this book, but it was very predictable. If you need something to take you away from your life for a bit, this is the book for you. Nice balance between smut and action. I’ll be reading the second one!
just do it. trust me.
That is all. Read.
If you’re debating reading this book, I hope you take this review as a sign to read it!! It’s action packed while being full of romance too. The storyline is so captivating, the worst part is when it’s over. This is JLA’s first ever fantasy book and she has set the bar high. I love this book with my entire heart!!!
This was a great read! I didn't want it to end!
If you’re into the fantasy, romance, new adult kind of books, this is definitely the book for you. It’s new and refreshing with some of the same themes that you see in a lot of fantasy romance books but told a completely different way. Sometimes, especially in this genre, I feel that you get a lot of the same stories retold with very small differences between them. That was not at all the case with book/ series. I absolutely loved it. Finished it in one day and then bought the second book and finished it the next day. Could not put it down. One of the best things about this book is the main character. Poppy is headstrong, smart, courageous, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. Not only that, but she has flaws and she embraces them and has become even stronger because of them. It’s refreshing to have a main female character who can hold her own and is not just waiting for someone to save her. It’s also refreshing that she’s not 10/10 the most beautiful, skinny, blond/brunette, delicate flower. Shes a feisty redhead whose scars are proof of the trauma that she’s been through and she wears them proudly even when she feels self conscious about them. 10000/10 would recommend to read. Can’t wait for the 3rd one to come out.