“I’ll start at the beginning. Long ago, before roads, before we built structures, before medicine was discovered, before the government was created, before man gained any knowledge, there were The Five. Independent from each other, The Five had a mutual respect for one another. They knew their roles in the world and their duty. They were gods…”

An adventure begins when an otherworldly tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends. The environment morphs around them, transferring them to an exotic planet. Stuck in a rural town still maimed by the plague, a chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment period.

While settling into new, promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya’s humanoid inhabitants, who focus on Megan. One dark night, after an epic, magical attack, the Fae King’s knight is sent to fetch Megan. When she wakes up a prisoner, she learns that there is much more to this strange world, and it is oddly more like her own than she ever would have expected.
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Jennifer's Review
Ashes and Blood is a very good book. I enjoyed reading it.
Megan and her friends take a walk in the woods for a picnic. While they are walking, something strange happens, and the girls soon find themselves in a strange place. They soon encounter strange beasts, and as they flee, a stranger helps them to safety. Once at his home, the girls learn who everyone is.
One day, a fae comes to get Megan and turns her world upside down. She is taken by the king who looks like her father but is not, since he is a tyrant.
How does Megan escape and with who? Do the friends ever reunite or escape the strange forest?
Read on to find out.
4 stars.

Author Bio
Katie Zaber is originally from Southern New Jersey. Her childhood home is just minutes from the Long Beach Island Bridge. When not writing, Katie can be found at wine tastings, sun bathing at the beach, going for hikes, screaming at Six Flags, reading, or in her favorite place, her kitchen, baking desserts and breads. She currently lives in Morris County, New Jersey with her boyfriend.