From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash Series Book 1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout : Kindle Edition
From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! The author wove the world-building throughout the tale, avoiding info-dumps. She chose instead to flesh things out as the story progressed. This allowed for a faster pace and smoother listen. She painted the kingdom in vivid colors. The characters from key players to the royals had depth and individuality.
About the Author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES, # 1 International, and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. She also writes under the name J. Lynn. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Border Jack Apollo, and a slew of farm animals that include alpacas, goats, and sheep.