Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold, #1) by Kim Wilkins

Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold, #1)

Five very different sisters team up against their stepbrother to save their kingdom in this Norse-flavored fantasy epic--the start of a new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb.FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN.They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose's heart ...

Details Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold, #1)

TitleDaughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold, #1)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherDel Rey Books
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Magic, Fiction, Adult

Reviews Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold, #1)

  • Robin Hobb
    Caveat: I received this book for free from my publisher. I read it as an Advance Reading Copy. I don't think this affects my feelings about the book, but I like to be transparent.As always, I try to make my reviews spoiler free.This is the first of a trilogy. It has a very satisfying wrap up, but some readers will want more immediately. I think it stood very well alone.Strong female characters with 'agency'. (I really don't like using that word t...
  • Debra
    3.5 starsI was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I am not a huge fantasy reader. I don't have anything against it, I just prefer other genres. But the description sounded good and I figured why not!?!Five very different sisters (Bluebell, Ash, Rose, Willow, Ivy) set off on a journey to save their father who just so happens to be King of Thyrsland. He is very ill, in a coma-like state on the brink of death. It is determined tha...
  • Karen Brooks
    This is an extraordinary novel that once I started reading it, found it hard to tear myself away from. I didn’t read this book - I devoured it - greedily. In Daughters of the Storm, Kim Wilkins, a masterful storyteller, presents us with a rich and detailed historical fantasy featuring a poisoned king, his five very different daughters, and a land in existential and leadership crisis.Drawing on her vast knowledge and love of Anglo-Saxon England,...
  • Liz
    Five daughters, compelled by fate, duty, and familial bonds, must journey to find a cure for the illness that consumes their father.The warrior King of Thyrsland – the Storm Bearer – is deathly ill and smothered by wild fits of madness.Bluebell, the oldest of the sisters and next in line for the throne, is determined to find the undermagician in their bloodline – the one who possesses the power to cure her father. As the five sisters – Bl...
  • Meredith
    One star lost because a dog died. Otherwise, an amazing read and I look forward to Sisters of the Fire.
  • SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
    I was offered an ARC of this book and after reading the blurb fir it I thought it might be something I enjoy and I mostly did. However there also were a few things that I didn’t like as much but overall it was a good book that you will enjoy if you like fantasy.For me the story was a bit slow-paced, but I couldn’t figure out if it was the story line or if it was just me. The entire book is very descriptive, which is always nice but sometimes ...
  • Tehani
    I absolutely loved the novella "Crown of Rowan: A Tale of Thyrsland", set in this world, which appeared in Legends of Australian Fantasy back in 2010, and have been eagerly awaiting the series since then. It was worth the wait – this is one of the best books I've read in ages! The worldbuilding is beautifully done – Wilkins has avoided the trap of overburdening the reader with too much information, but cleverly seeds details throughout the bo...
  • Ari
    Not a bad read, but I had a lot of trouble caring about any of these characters, to be honest. I'm afraid I won't be continuing the series.