The Blameless

The Blameless

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National Indie Excellence Award Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction

Mom's Choice Award Winner

Top Choice LitPick Award Winner

Briana, Princess of Predonia, has lived a happy and sheltered life. Then, in a single night, her kingdom is overthrown and centuries of peace are abruptly shattered. Fleeing for her life as her kingdom burns, Brie is rescued by Flinton, Derek, and Kove, three powerful protectors who pledge to teach her how to fight and use the magic that has awakened within her.

Brie finds sanctuary in the mountain stronghold of the Blameless, people who receive magical gifts from the gods after performing acts of unparalleled selflessness. Among them, Brie's grieving heart slowly learns to live and laugh again. With the help of her new friends, she strives to master her growing powers so she can avenge her family, take back her place as the rightful heir to the throne, and free her people from the clutches of a tyrant.

But can one girl change the tides against an evil that has conquered an entire kingdom?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 381g
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1957833017
  • 9781957833019

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"Christison takes the tropes of epic fantasy and strips them of their angst, crafting a feel-good page-turner. Brie is a likeable protagonist surrounded by good-natured, slightly larger-than-life companions. Flinton is especially striking with his bearlike size and caring nature, but even Vaylec-the villain-has a personality and depth beyond the genre's typical evilness for evil's sake. Christison refuses to manufacture conflict, focusing instead on a central premise and the characters that underpin it. Though the plot is simple and the book is long, Brie's story plays out with an endearing breeziness. As is often the case with series, the ending of this first novel comes as an interruption rather than a denouement. Nonetheless, there's a great deal here to ensnare young readers. A heart-warming and innocent upper-middle-grade fantasy."-Kirkus Reviews

"E.S. Christison bewitched me with her magical debut and lovable characters. I rooted for Brie as if she were a member of my own family, and all the uncles were my favorite. As soon as my superpowers develop, I'm volunteering to be one of the Blameless. I'm anxiously awaiting the next book."-Karen Amanda Hooper, author of The Kindrily series

"Princess Brie's provincial life is shattered in one night as Aldestone falls at the hands of a brutal betrayal. Her family is gone, her life is irreparably unwound, and she is now swept away by three strangers of unknown intent. Her path to royalty is permanently detoured, or so it would seem. Magic, adventure, and new friendships await as she rises from the ashes to take her rightful place among The Blameless. In this series debut, Christison expertly transports the reader to a richly written fantasy world where self-sacrifice and honor are held above all. Well, at least for most. Fresh, original, and exhilarating, The Blameless is a must-have for your fantasy bookshelf."-S.P. O'Farrell, author of the Simone LaFray series
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88 ratings
4.56 out of 5 stars
5 67% (59)
4 24% (21)
3 8% (7)
2 0% (0)
1 1% (1)
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