Title: Daughter of Blood.
Author: Helen Lowe.
Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).
Publisher: Orbit (UK).
Format: Available in paperback and as an ebook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £9.99 (UK).
Age Range: 14 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.
This is the third book in a series called The Wall of Night.
Malian and Kalan have been forced to separate in order to make sure their plan succeeds, and puts them both in danger.
Kalan is making his way back to the Wall of Night to compete in a tournament that will allow him to enter into the very keep he and Malian ran from six years ago, only along the way he finds a young boy who is alone in the world and in need of a friend. All Kalan knows is that the boy needs his protection, though he can’t avoid the fact the boy is hiding mysteries. But for now, Kalan has other worries; like staying alive when it seems every on on the wall except a Lady who Kalan has sworn to honour, and an old friend from his past want him dead. In the end Kalan will risk everything to protect the Lady and the boy.
Meanwhile, Malian is on a forlorn mission to find the mythological shield of her hero that she will need if she is too fulfil her promise to stop the Darkswarm. She to is not alone though; The Prince of Fire is on her side, and the two of them are racing to join his army. Only plans change when she discovers Kalan needs her on the Wall in a battle where he is greatly outnumbered and his forces near collapse.
The two heroes are reunited, and events quicken drastically, forcing Malian to enter her old family home in order to light the fire to reunite the whole Deri Alliance, though with many things still unclear, nothing will be certain, or easy.
The fourth book in the series will be called The Chaos Gate, though I am not sure when it will be released.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”Jorge Luis Borges.