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, Young Adult, Magic, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

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...
  • Carrie
    Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins is the first book of the Blood and Gold series. I’ve seen this one marked as a young adult fantasy but my first warning would be there is sexual content along with of course some violence to make this one more for mature readers. The story does have a bit of a historical feel to it too taking place in a time where one traveled but horse and kings ruled the lands.The story is of course told from multiple poi...
  • 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...
  • Dianne
    The king is on the brink of death and his five daughters are on a mission to save him by finding a mysterious and powerful witch, the only person who can reverse the magic that is stealing his life. They must first learn to trust in one another, forget old rivalries and embrace the magic that is family. Only then will they be ready to find the witch and understand that familial discord and history has been repeating itself.They share the same blo...
  • 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,...
  • Lisa
    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/0...Daughters of the Storm just grabbed me from the very beginning. I found the story to be fun and well paced, and the range of characters kept it interesting. There are five sisters, all daughters of the King, who is declining in health. Each of these women are incredibly different and each interesting in their own way.The oldest sister, Bluebell, is a fighter that has pretty muc...
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .I wanted to love this book, I really did. The publisher offered me an e-arc of this book because I adored the bear and the nightingale. And honestly it should have been an awesome read.The story involves five daughters of a king. A king who happens to have fallen into a deep coma-like slumber. So all of the daughte...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    This was a book that I was dying to read, so I am so disappointed that I didn't love this book as much as I was hoping I would. I loved the author's writing style and the world she created, but the reason I couldn't love this book was because of the characters. I just could not get myself to connect to or care for any of the characters in this story. I genuinely COULD NOT STAND any of the characters. None of the daughters were characters I ever w...
  • Meredith
    One star lost because a dog died. Otherwise, an amazing read and I look forward to Sisters of the Fire.
  • 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.
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    I legitimately can't figure out if I liked this book or not. Some characters are so fucking stupid and annoying but I really liked some other characters and the writing was decent... 🤔🤔🤔 Have to figure this out before Sunday's video
  • Jessica
    This book was a first Kim Wilkins for me. And I was pleasantly surprised with her writing style. However the characters left much to be desired in my opinion. I understand that good characters should have strengths and weaknesses, virtues and flaws.But all of these characters, these sisters. Drove me crazy. They all appear to be just as bad as each other. The only mildly interesting character whose opinions, thoughts and actions didn't drive me t...
  • Clare O'Beara
    This fantasy epic is set in a world like the Norse - Celtic - early Christian world. Violence, strong language and mature themes from the start. The story follows five adult sisters and a brother by marriage, who are possibles to inherit the throne as the current king lies very ill. If the new (thinly disguised Christian) religion is accepted by the king, his people cannot demur, and nor can they put a woman on the throne. One particularly dim si...
  • Allyce Cameron
    After reading the short story Crown of Rowan a few years ago I was excited to see what would happen in this new series. I hadn't read any Kim Wilkins before and was really keen to give her a go. It is beautifully written with descriptive imagery that just pulls you in. I think the main issue I had with the book was the characters. I did really enjoy the rotating POV between the siblings and it was fascinating to read how the opinions of the siste...
  • Melissa Riley
    Kim Wilkins is Queen. This book was first described to me back in 2014 as Game of Thrones with chicks and that is a really good snapshot. The world is expertly formed and all of the characters are realistic and well developed. I read the short story collection which gave me an insight into the time before Daughters of the Storm and the Rose/Heath sub-plot. I found the dynamic between the sisters to be really interesting. Bluebell, Ash and Ivy are...
  • Billie
    I liked it and will read any sequels, but I felt it was a little cliched—think the Bennet sisters thrust into King Lear and with Elizabeth being played by Brienne of Tarth. There's an evil, grasping stepmother with a sleazy, slimy son; a mysterious magical illness that can only be cured with the help of a long-lost, estranged witchy sister; a mysterious mentoring magician in the woods; and, well, you get the idea. It was well done, but it didn'...
  • Kim Falconer
    Kim Wilkins is on of my favorite Aussie authors, and Daughters of the Storm has only increased this conviction. It's a strong story, beautifully written and full of surprises. I love the heart in it, and the deeply human quality to all the characters. Their loves and their flaws bring this story to life. Wilkins' world-building is seamless, evocative and engaging. Brilliant fantasy. What's not to love?I'm hanging out for the next in the series!
  • Jolie
    I am a huge Robin Hobb fan and when I saw that this book was compared to her works, my interest was caught. Then, after reading the blurb, I was even more interested in it. A book that had Norse mythology elements and has strong female characters. Sign me up. I am glad that I requested this book. The plotlines were engaging and kept me hooked on the book. It was also fast-paced. I was left breathless while reading most of the book.Daughters of th...
  • Shannon
    This was so much fun to read, and I absolutely loved it! It's a great fantasy story that hooks you in right from the start, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series to find out what happens. The sisters are each so different, and I like how the story switches back and forth between them. The fantasy elements are so neat and imaginative. I loved being in this world, and I hate that I have to wait so long for book two. Thank you to the ...
  • Isis
    I was offered an e-arc to review through NetGalley because I loved The Bear and the Nightingale; the blurb called it "Norse-flavored"and in the tradition of Robin Hobb and Naomi Novik, and one Goodreads reviewer characterized it as "Game of Thrones with chicks." Unfortunately, I didn't feel that any of these descriptions and comparisons were very apt. If I were to compare Daughters of the Storm to anything, it would be a bowl of mushy vegetable s...
  • Jennifer Lara
    Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins is the first book in the Blood and Gold series. The story opens with King Atherlrick of Almissia, the warrior king, the Storm Bearer in the land of Thrysland, is ill. News spreads to his eldest daughter, Bluebell, a warrior like her father and heir apparent. She immediately rushes to her father’s side while spreading word out to her other sisters. Rose is married to Wengest, king of Nettlechester but her he...
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    When the king is spelled to sleep and nearing death, Lord Bluebell gathers her sisters from every corner of the land to bring their father to safety until vengeance can be extracted from the unknown assailant. Daughters of the Storm introduces elements of Norse mythology to set the stage, political power plays are in full swing from all sides, and prophecy and sisterhood bring it all together to a heart pounding climax. These women are so true to...
  • Carol Ryles
    Beautiful prose, gripping plot and five fabulous sisters each with their own personal strengths and weaknesses that add depth to this novel. I loved the moral complexity of both heroes and villains. Daughters of the Storm deserves more than five stars. I want to read Book Two now.
  • Jacquie Underdown
    Holy hell. What a ride. A big, fat five stars for this. Best book I've read for AGES!!!!
  • Carrie
    3.5? Daughters of the Storm is the first book in Kim Wilkins's Blood and Gold series. I have a lot of thoughts about this book, and they're not necessarily organized, so bear with me. The book is about five sisters who are the daughter of a king. Bluebell is the oldest and a warrior who is rumored to be unkillable. Rose is married to the king of the neighboring nation as part of a peace treaty, and her heart belongs to another. Ash struggles with...