The Blood Trials
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About the Author
N. E. Davenport is the science fiction/fantasy author of The Blood Trials and its sequel, The Blood Gift. She attended the University of Southern California and studied biological sciences and theatre arts. She also has an M.A. in secondary education. She teaches English and biology to amazing students. When she isn't writing, she enjoys vacationing with her family, skiing, and being a huge foodie. She's an advocate for diverse perspectives and protagonists in literature. You can find her on Twitter or on Instagram, where she talks about bingeworthy TV, killer movies, and great books. She lives in Texas with her husband and kids.
--Bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead, Kalynn Bayron
The Blood Trials is one of my top reads of the year--a riveting story with richly-drawn characters caught in a tangle of political intrigue, systemic racism, and nonstop peril. Don't miss this one!--Melissa Marr, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wicked Lovely
"With a high-octane sci-fi setting, a twisty murder mystery, and a badass heroine, THE BLOOD TRIALS is a damn good time."--Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf
If you want to be on the edge of your seat, find another book, because this one hands you a blade, shoves you right into the action, and demands you start running if you want to keep up. It is action, mystery, and heartfelt character--all balanced perfectly on the tip of a knife.
--Scott Reintgen, Bestselling author of the Nyxia series
The Blood Trials is a fresh, intense gut punch of a book that has everything I love most in sci-fi and fantasy. I rooted for Ikenna, the trials gripped me, and the political mystery at the heart of it all kept me constantly on my toes.--Susan Dennard, New York Times Bestselling author of the Witchlands series
Davenport's ambitious debut is gritty and bloody, and balances emotional arcs with fast action. Fans of Pierce Brown's Red Rising and Evan Winter's The Rage of Dragons will find similarities in Ikenna's journey.--Library Journal
The Blood Trials is an ambitious debut by N.E. Davenport had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and constantly guessing. This story beautifully tackles some difficult themes that resonated with me deeply and imagined the main character that I fell in love with.--Bookish Brews
"The Blood Trials is an electrifying debut that deftly incorporates the best elements of science fiction and fantasy. A must-read!"
--Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching
Davenport debuts with an ambitious epic that blurs genre lines, setting futuristic technology against a historical fantasy backdrop...this invigorating debut marks Davenport as a writer to watch.--Publishers Weekly
"Each bloody scene has depth and leads to more answers that compel you to keep reading, which was one of my favorite aspects of Davenport's writing."--Lightspeed Magazine