An epic romantic fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Scarlett St. Clair.
BLOOD OF THE FORSAKEN
by Maxym M. Martineau
Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 2024
When Charmers begin falling beneath the thrall of a powerful spell, the Council devises a plan to find the two people in all the realm who might be able to save them: Kaori’s parents, long thought lost…but not, it seems, dead. As fate would have it, they’ve spent years trapped inside Galvanhold, a magical prison designed to incapacitate the worst of the worst—and once you enter Galvanhold, there’s no escape.
Time is running out; they need the knowledge Kaori’s parents hold, or all is lost. Willing to risk everything for the woman who showed him so much kindness, the assassin Calem volunteers to be sent away as a prisoner so he can get the information they need and break out again with the help of his unpredictable powers.
But once inside, Calem is unexpectedly faced with a familiar and terrifying figure: his mother, the prison’s cruel Warden. As Calem’s past threatens to consume him, Kaori and her friends must find a way to rescue him and complete their mission. But when their plan goes awry, the group unwittingly unleashes the Lost, a powerful magician who has been biding his time waiting for revenge. With chaos descending upon the realm, Kaori and her friends must confront their deepest fears and fight for their very survival. But even as Kaori and Calem find solace in each other’s arms, can their love survive the trials ahead?
Maxym M. Martineau is an article and social media writer by day and a fantasy romance author by night. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Arizona State University, and lives with her husband and fur babies in Arizona.