A new fantasy epic that follows the lives and struggles of five very different sisters: the warrior, the magician, the lover, the zealot, and the gossip—and the stepbrother who wants to take the kingdom they are trying to save
Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
(Blood and Gold #1)
Publisher: Del Rey (an imprint of Random House)
Release Date: March 6, 2018
They are the daughters of the king. But though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: the queen of a neighboring kingdom, she is risking everything for a forbidden love. Ash is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift—or a curse. And then there are the twins—vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods.
Yet when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, these five sisters must embark together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the elusive and dangerous witch Eldra, their one hope to cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, the sisters must overcome their differences and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light—because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom. We hope you enjoy the start of this exciting new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb.
“This fantastic series opener, powered by an engaging, female-led cast of characters, is riveting from page one right through to the end, with almost every scene bringing new excitement and intrigue. All of the five leading women are richly drawn, with distinct voices and multidimensional personalities that never slip into caricature… Wilkins has struck gold with her thrilling high fantasy world! Book two can’t arrive soon enough!”
–RT Book Reviews
“Powerfully real, magically gripping!”
–Tamora Pierce, bestselling author of Trickster’s Choice
Kim Wilkins is a writer from the sunny east-coast of Australia. Ever since she could hold a pen she wanted to write. She grew up on stories about headstrong girls and stories about fantasy kingdoms, and always wanted to put the two together. Her books are now published in twenty languages. She loves Led Zeppelin, MMORPGs, tiny dogs, misty English landscapes, and (of course) books.