Note: I want to thank Month9Books, Rockstar Book Tours, and author Amanda McCrina for allowing to be a part of this tour and for giving me the opportunity to read this book!
Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review.
Title: BLOOD ROAD
Author: Amanda McCrina
Pub. Date: April 25, 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook
Nineteen-year-old Torien Risto has seen dissidents dealt with before. He knows the young local girl who just knifed him will hang for assaulting an Imperial officer, unless he can stop it.
Someone inside the provincial government is kidnapping Imperial citizens and selling them across the desert to the salt mines, silencing anyone who tries to intervene. The girl’s brother is one of those who has been taken. Rejected by the corrupt courts, she’s waging a personal war against the Empire.
Determined to save her life, Torien sets out in search of answers on the Salt Road, the ancient trade route running deep into the heart of a desert—territory claimed by the hostile Mayaso tribe.
Stars – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: I have to admit, it took a few pages for me to get into this story. After those first few pages, however, I really started to get into it! The story is very engaging and the characters interestireffI like that, while this is a fictional world full of fictional characters, you can easily see the historical references and building blocks.
I definitely recommend giving this read!
Recommendations: I am recommending this book for readers 9th grade and up!
Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in History from the University of West Georgia, and is now pursuing her MA. She writes stories that incorporate her love of history, languages, and world travel. She drinks far too much coffee and dreams of one day having a winning fantasy-hockey season.
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