Exploring the Dark And Enthralling World Of The Blood And Ash Series

The Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a thrilling and addictive fantasy romance series that has taken the book world by storm. Set in a richly imagined world filled with magic, demons, and ancient prophecies, the series follows the story of Poppy, a young woman with a mysterious past and an uncertain future. When Poppy is forced into an arranged marriage with a powerful and enigmatic warrior named Hawke, she soon discovers that nothing in her world is as it seems. As Poppy and Hawke navigate a dangerous and ever-changing landscape, they must also confront their growing attraction to each other, despite the forces that threaten to tear them apart.

With heart-pounding action, complex characters, and steamy romance, the Blood and Ash series is a must-read for fans of fantasy and romance alike. So for everything you need to know about this dark and captivating series read on!

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About Jennifer L Armentrout

Jennifer L. Armentrout is a bestselling American author of young adult, new adult, and adult fiction. She was born on June 11, 1980, in West Virginia and grew up in Martinsburg, where she still resides with her husband and dogs. Armentrout began writing at a young age and self-published her first book at the age of 19. She has since gone on to publish over 50 books, with several of them landing on the New York Times bestseller list.

Armentrout is best known for her young adult series, including the Lux series, the Covenant series, and the Dark Elements series. Her books often feature strong and relatable heroines, fast-paced action, and swoon-worthy romance. In addition to her young adult books, Armentrout also writes new adult and adult romance novels under the pen name J. Lynn.

Armentrout has won several awards for her writing, including the 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the 2015 Wheatley Award for Best Young Adult Book. She is a frequent speaker at writing conferences and events, and is known for her engaging and humorous presentations. With a loyal fanbase and a talent for crafting addictive stories, Jennifer L. Armentrout continues to be one of the most popular authors in the young adult and romance genres.

The Blood And Ash Series

The Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is composed of several books that follow the story of Poppy and Hawke as they navigate a complex world filled with magic and danger. Here is a brief overview of each book in the series:

From Blood and Ash: In the first book of the series, we are introduced to Poppy, a young woman who has been sheltered her entire life due to a mysterious prophecy surrounding her. When she is sent to a new kingdom to be married off to a powerful warrior named Hawke, Poppy’s life is turned upside down. As she learns more about the truth of her past and the dangers that lurk in the shadows, Poppy and Hawke must navigate their growing feelings for each other and the threats that seek to tear them apart.
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire: In the second book of the series, Poppy and Hawke must continue to navigate the dangerous world they find themselves in, as they struggle to unite two kingdoms and fight off the threats that seek to destroy them. As they explore their growing feelings for each other, Poppy and Hawke must also confront the painful truths of their pasts and the secrets that threaten to tear them apart.
The Crown of Gilded Bones: In the third book of the series, Poppy and Hawke must confront the aftermath of their choices as they navigate a world filled with magic, danger, and betrayal. As they race against time to stop a powerful enemy from unleashing chaos, Poppy must also confront the truth of her own destiny and the sacrifices she must make to protect those she loves.
The War of Two Queens: The fourth book of the series was released in 2022, and will continue the story of Poppy and Hawke as they face new challenges and enemies in their quest to protect their kingdom and each other.
A Soul Of Ash And Blood: With a multitude of fresh scenes, illuminating insights, and unexpected twists, this book is sure to delight and captivate readers. Don’t miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in the world of Poppy and Hawke once again with this must-read installment in the Blood and Ash series. This title is due for release in 2023.
Visions Of Flesh And Blood: This compendium is the ultimate resource for fans seeking background information, history, reader-favorite details, artwork, and reference materials. With original short stories and scenes featuring beloved characters, as well as never-before-seen visual delights. Narrated from the perspective of Miss Willa herself, this compendium reads like a personal journal filled with research material, providing readers with a fresh perspective on the characters and history they adore. This title is due for release in October 2023.

See below for more information about each book in the series. Here is the Blood And Ash books in order (including all companion books and spin-offs):

From Blood And Ash – Book 1

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Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

A Maiden…

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched, never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to, never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty…

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul, and longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom…

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire – Book 2

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Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?

A Betrayal…

Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice….

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended.

Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.

The Crown Of Gilded Bones – Book 3

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Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her…

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series.

She’s been the victim and the survivor…

Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers.

The enemy and the warrior…

Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head.

A lover and heartmate…

But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other.

And now she will become Queen…

The War Of Two Queens – Book 4

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War is only the beginning…

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book four in her Blood and Ash series.

From the desperation of golden crowns…

Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable.

And born of mortal flesh…

Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace.

A great primal power rises…

Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most.

As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.

A Soul Of Ash And Blood – Book 5

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Release Date: July 18th 2023

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout revisits the first novel in her phenomenal Blood and Ash series. But this time…it’s Hawke’s turn to tell the story.

Filled with new scenes, insights, and a few surprises, A Soul of Ash and Blood is a must-read for fans of From Blood and Ash and the love story of Poppy and Hawke.

Visions Of Flesh And Blood – Book 6

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Release Date: October 31st 2023

Visions Of Flesh And Blood: a Blood and Ash/Flesh and Fire Compendium is a comprehensive companion guide for background, history, reader-favorite information, art, and reference materials. Combined with original short stories and scenes from some of the world’s most beloved characters, as well as never-before-seen visual enticements, it’s a treat for the senses.

Told from the point of view of Miss Willa herself, the compendium acts like research material but reads like a journal and cache of personal notes, allowing the reader to revisit the characters and history they so love yet view things in a different way.

Visions Of Flesh And Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout with Rayvn Salvador is a must-add addition to the series that any Blood and Ash/Flesh and Fire fan will enjoy.

Flesh And Fire (Blood And Ash Series Spin Off)

This is a spin-off series, set in the same Blood And Ash world.

From the moment of her birth, Seraphena Mierel’s fate was sealed. Born under the shroud of the Primals, Sera was destined to fulfill a promise made by her ancestor long ago. To save his people, he struck a desperate deal, one that required his descendants to offer themselves as consorts to the Primals.

As the chosen one, Sera must abandon her old life and dedicate herself entirely to the Primal of Death, becoming his devoted Consort. But will she find fulfillment in this role, or will her destiny prove to be more dangerous and unpredictable than she ever could have imagined?

Continue Sera and Nyktos story with the Flesh And Fire series. Here is The Flesh And Fire Series in order:

A Shadow In The Ember – Book 1

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Armentrout returns with book one of the all-new, compelling Flesh and Fire series—set in the beloved Blood and Ash world.

Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.

However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.

Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.

A Light In The Flame – Book 2

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book two in her Flesh and Fire series…

The only one who can save Sera now is the one she spent her life planning to kill.

The truth about Sera’s plan is out, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos. Surrounded by those distrustful of her, all Sera has is her duty. She will do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule of Iliseeum, thus stopping the threat he poses to the mortal realm.

Nyktos has a plan, though, and as they work together, the last thing they need is the undeniable, scorching passion that continues to ignite between them. Sera cannot afford to fall for the tortured Primal, not when a life no longer bound to a destiny she never wanted is more attainable than ever. But memories of their shared pleasure and unrivaled desire are a siren’s call impossible to resist.

And as Sera begins to realize that she wants to be more than a Consort in name only, the danger surrounding them intensifies. The attacks on the Shadowlands are increasing, and when Kolis summons them to Court, a whole new risk becomes apparent. The Primal power of Life is growing inside her, pushing her closer to the end of her Culling. And without Nyktos’s love—an emotion he’s incapable of feeling—she won’t survive her Ascension. That is if she even makes it to her Ascension and Kolis doesn’t get to her first. Because time is running out. For both her and the realms.

A Fire In The Flesh – Book 3

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Release Date: December 12th 2023

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Flesh and Fire series…

Recommended Reading Order Of The Blood And Ash/Fire And Flesh Series

Here is the correct recommended reading order of the two series:

  1. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash Series)
  2. The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash Series)
  3. A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire Series)
  4. The War of Two Queens (Blood and Ash Series)
  5. A Light in the Flame (Flesh and Fire Series)
  6. A Soul of Ash and Blood (Blood and Ash Series)
  7. Visions of Flesh and Blood (Blood and Ash Series)
  8. A Fire in the Flesh (Flesh and Fire Series)
  9. The Primal of Blood and Bone (Blood and Ash Series)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many books will be in the Blood and Ash series?

There will be a total of 6 books in the Blood And Ash series. The reading order is as follows:

  • From Blood And Ash
  • A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire
  • The Crown Of Gilded Bones
  • The War Of Two Queens
  • A Soul Of Ash And Blood (due for release in July 2023)
  • Visions Of Flesh And Blood (due for release in October 2023)

Will there be a book 5 in Blood and Ash series?

Yes there will be a book 5 in the Blood and Ash series. It will be called A Soul Of Ash and Blood and it is due to be released on July 18th 2023. This book will be from Hawkes viewpoint and promises to be full of “new scenes, insights, and a few surprises”.

What order should I read the Blood and Ash series?

The reading order of the Blood And Ash series is as follows:

  • From Blood And Ash
  • A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire
  • The Crown Of Gilded Bones
  • The War Of Two Queens
  • A Soul Of Ash And Blood (due for release in July 2023)
  • Visions Of Flesh And Blood (due for release in October 2023)

Is the Blood and Ash series spicy?

Yes, the Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout does contain explicit sexual content and some mature themes, so it could be considered “spicy” or “steamy”. The romance between the two main characters, Poppy and Hawke, is a central part of the story and includes many intimate scenes. However, it’s worth noting that the series also contains violence and other mature content, so it may not be suitable for all readers.

We hope you enjoyed hearing all about the Blood And Ash series!

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