The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Harper Voyager) ISBN: 9780008171582
The Bloodprint is the first in a series of four books set in a middle-Eastern tyranny. A rebel movement called The Companions of Hira opposes the system. Arian is a loyal member of the resistance driven by her own personal demons to right the wrongs she sees in the world.
The Talisman is a dark and powerful force led by the One-Eyed Preacher, who seek to eradicate literacy and enslave women across the land. It is up to Arian and her sisterhood to prevent the Talisman from forever corrupting their religion known as the Claim. Arian is blessed with knowledge and magic that is both her saviour and her curse.
In order to bring about unity and strengthen the belief in the Claim, Arian is sent on a perilous journey along with her trusted friend Sinnia to find The Bloodprint, the only remaining written proof of the Claim’s existence.
The Bloodprint is a fantasy story that soon sweeps you up into its intrigues, mystery, and romance. It is a really good adventure story with a compelling heroine that will have you eagerly awaiting the next instalment of this series.