May 18, 2017 | rasberrye
Are you obsessed with Sarah J. Maas and the worlds of Prythian and Erilea? Wondering what to do after you've finished reading A Court of Wings and Ruin? Don't despair, check out some of these adventure fantasy novels that contain just the right amount of romance, intrigue, action and strong female heroines.
Seventeen-year-old Ismae avoids an arranged marriage by making a place for herself at the convent of St. Martin, where she learns of her unique gifts and must determine whether she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death.
Betrothed to the demon who rules her country, Nyx must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife. She hopes to use her skills to thwart Ingnifex's power and save her homeland from his control. Yet when the time comes, she cannot shake the desire she develops for him.
Agnieszka loves her valley home, even if it is close to the corrupted Wood which stands on the border, full of malevolent power. Her people rely on the cold wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But the Dragon demands one young woman from the village every ten years. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid.
Kestrel, daughter of an imperial general, is inexplicably moved to pay an exorbitant price for Arin, a handsome, musically gifted slave who is up for auction. Kestrel soon realizes that she's attracted to Arin as they both bond through their love of music. However, the tables are turned when the enslaved Herrani take over the city and Kestrel herself becomes Arin's prisoner and slave.
As the only daughter and youngest child of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters, Sorcha grows up protected and pampered by her six older brothers. But when a sorceress's evil magic transforms her brothers into swans, only Sorcha's efforts can break the curse.
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered a way out. She'll have to be a poison taster for the Commander of Ixia. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control.
Former street gang leader Han Alister takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard that almost destroyed the world a millennium ago. Meanwhile, Princess Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court. The Seven Realms will tremble when the lives of Hans and Raisa collide, fanning the flames of the smoldering war to come.
Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
In this retelling of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan. Clever, stubborn, and reckless, Shahrzad wields stories like weapons as she piques her new husband's interest and maneuvers through palace intrigue. But she never envisioned that the cold, brilliant, boy king could kindle her desire.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose, it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn of age, the battle begins.
Lada is the first child born to Vlad Dracula in Transylvania. At first rejected by her father and always ignored by her mother, she will grow up to be Lada Dragwlya, a vicious and brutal princess, destined to rule and destroy her enemies - no matter the cost.
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