This dystopian novel is a real page-turner and a testament to the power of girls and young women who choose their own paths to heroism. - Anne Leigh Parrish, Author of A Winter’s Night
“We’re all complicit in things we regret. Sometimes, we just do what we must.”
In the city-state of Devovea, behind the walls of the Castle, Scylla Delevan waits for a chance to prove herself. When a Magistrate is murdered and her father stands accused of the crime, she eagerly sets out to prove his innocence. As she races to find the real killer before it is too late, she begins to unearth dangerous secrets that could throw the fragile balance of her city into chaos. In too deep to turn back, Scylla is forced to question all she has ever known and choose between what is expected of her and what is right.
Family loyalty and personal beliefs collide as Scylla navigates a dystopian world divided by race and gender. Heir of Blood and Secrets will challenge you to consider how far you are willing to go—and what you are willing to sacrifice—to forge a better world.
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A story about class, privilege, hidden truths, and the choices we make, Xia’s debut novel Heir of Blood and Secrets is a page-turner that will have readers wondering who can be trusted and where their loyalties lie. - Nia Suzuki-White, Co-Author of The Dream Merchant Saga
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Linda Xia's debut novel draws the reader in with an engaging main character in Scylla, an interesting cast, and much going on above and below the surface. - Kathy Chung, Conference Coordinator, Surrey International Writers' Conference
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