From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout

From Blood & Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 spoken to. 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. 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.

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.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Disfigurmisia & internalised disfigurmisia
  • Slavery
  • Sexual assault (on-page)
  • Physical, psychological & emotional abuse, including gaslighting
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Relationship between an adult and a teenager (18-year-old)
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Blood drinking
  • Graphic descriptions of dead bodies
  • Scars
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Death of a friend
  • Death of a child mentioned
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Imprisonment
  • Whipping/flogging
  • War themes
  • Animal death
  • Bullying
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