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Until two years ago, Rainbow was ruled by dragumens. Now, there’s a human Empress on the throne, and she rules with an iron first. Breaking promises after promises, she controls the people with lies, taxes, and murder. Everywhere in the land, rebellion is brewing.

Gangav, the fallen dragumen prince who wants nothing more than revenge, rallies humans and dragumens to his ca
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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published December 16th 2017 by Marie Blanchet
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Jacob
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I was actually impressed, in general, with the quality of writing in this indie book. That said, I do believe that there were still enough errors to be distracting and this book could really use further editing. I noticed the errors increasing as the book went on.

I will say that I wasn't sure what to think initially about the book based on the cover alone. However, I was happily surprised to read an engaging tale packed with action! I enjoyed several of the characters in this story and felt like
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Anne Fletcher
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Let me start by saying that when I cracked this book open, I immediately knew it was one of the better written indie books I've read. The world building is probably the book's strongest point, in my opinion - you're thrown into a world that's clearly very complex and very realistic, complete with its own sayings and a rich history. I was really intrigued by the fact that many of the characters in The Blood Prince are human-dragon hybrids called dragumen; and they, too, were well developed and in ...more
Destiny Bridwell
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got a copy of this for a fair and honest review. I had a few doubts when I was asked to read this by the author. But it was about dragons and rebellions. That told me a lot about what I know and love about that type of fantasy. I was not ready for the adventure that this story took me on nor the characters that I would meet along the way. There is an internal as well external struggle that goes on in each person as they try to find how they fit in the world. I tried my very hardest to pick a f ...more
Marie Blanchet
Nov 12, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Well I'm the author but I think the paperback is beautiful
Al Ford
As I began reading this book, I was interested in the world built by the author. She obviously put a lot of thought and planning into building this world and the people who live here. The distrust between the different races of dragomen (half dragon, half human) and their claims to superiority over each other seems very realistic. Also, the divisive class structure placing dragomen above humans is all too familiar. One complaint I had was the use of world-specific terminology without explaining ...more
Abrianna Leaming
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
**I received a copy of this book for free from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

I’m going to begin with the strengths of this book. First is the world building – you can tell that the author has put a great amount of thought into her world. It is confident in itself, has a solid magic system, and has an intriguing dragon race that I enjoyed learning about.
The characters, as a whole, were dynamic, although a couple of them were slightly irritating. Alexander was the most frustrating t
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Christine Antosca
Wish it was more

I don't even know what I read. Nothing was memorable and I was lost with so many characters begin added out of nowhere.
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Marie Blanchet is a designer by day and a writer by night, which means that she doesn’t really sleep a lot. Graduated from the Université du Québec en Outaouais in graphic design and comic arts in 2014, Marie has since gone on to write a webcomic and work full time in graphic design. The Blood Prince is her first novel, and she intends to write a great many more.
She loves fantasy and sci-fi, long
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