Drugs, sex, and all things fantasy are where this book begins and it just gets better and better with each turn of the page. What starts as a murder mystery transforms into so much more and from the variety of creatures to the richly built fantasy world, Sarah J. Maas has once again captured my heart. I’ve waited years for this and it didn’t disappoint. She surprised me, got a couple undignified snorts of laughter that luckily only my cat heard, and even got me to ugly cThe way our modern world has been woven into this fantasy world is incredibly enjoyable, but it doesn’t come off as urban fantasy which I really appreciated. It still reads as a fully developed fantasy world that has science and technology along with its use of magic. Additionally the political and character plot seeds planted in this book are going to take us to some amazing adventures in the books to come. Her way of bringing characters to life is a true pleasure and I can’t wait to see people meet Bryce and company. From the power of friendship to epic battle scenes this book has it all. Filled with magic, mysteries, badassery, and above all heart, so much heart, this book is a very special gem I’ll love for many years to come.
Number one New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night - until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose - to assassinate his boss' enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion - one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it.
With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and pause-resisting suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by number one New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom - and the power of love.