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'An extravaganza from start to finish'
Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
'Riveting. Unflinching. Powerful'
Ayana Gray, New York Times-bestselling author of Beasts of Prey
'Sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish'
TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea
In New Orleans gods meddle and magic will betray you, but this time justice will reign.
Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen.
On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau - the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family - are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn't sick - she's cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next.
Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with.
Cristina and Clement used to be each other's most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they'll have to find a way to trust each other and their family's magic, all while solving the decades - old murder that sparked the still - rising tensions between the city's magical and non-magical communities. And if they don't succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.
Praise for Blood Debts
'Riveting and relevant'
Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
'Blood Debts is a force and Terry J. Benton-Walker is truly an author to watch'
Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
'Steeped in magic that's every bit as dark as it is moving'
Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching and House of Hunger
'The real magic is this book-don't let it slip through your fingers'
Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift
'Intricately woven threads of magic, intergenerational trauma, and well-placed social commentary'
Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
'Sharp and searing'
J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony