"From Blood and Ash" is a fantasy romance novel written by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It was published in March 2020 and is the first book in the "Blood and Ash" series.
The story is set in a fantasy world where the main character, Poppy, is a young woman who is chosen to be the Maiden. The Maiden is a sacred role that requires her to live in seclusion and follow strict rules, as she is believed to be the key to protecting her kingdom from evil forces.
Poppy, however, longs for freedom and resents the burden of her role. She yearns to experience life beyond the confines of her duties. The story takes a thrilling turn when she encounters Hawke, a mysterious and captivating guard who seems to hide secrets of his own.
As Poppy and Hawke's paths intertwine, they are drawn to each other, and a forbidden romance begins to blossom. However, their growing connection leads them to uncover dark secrets and dangerous conspiracies that threaten not only their relationship but also the entire kingdom.
"From Blood and Ash" has received praise for its engaging plot, well-built fantasy world, and the complex relationship between the protagonists. Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing style, with its mix of fantasy, romance, and suspense, has earned the novel a dedicated fan base. If you enjoy fantasy romance with strong world-building and intriguing characters, this book may be a captivating read for you.