A land devastated by betrayal, full of intrigue and beset by sea serpents.
Isle of Blood and Stone has been one of my favourite recent reads.
It is set in a low-fantasy setting with ghosts and sea serpents with as flavour of the Spanish main.
A mystery has to be solved and it falls to the son of a missing mapmaker to do so with the help of the daughter of an enemy and disgraced nation.
Missing princes and treachery are at the core of this story.
“…the truth is dangerous, and not everyone wants it to come out. Isle of Blood and Stone is a sweeping fantasy full of intrigue and schemes, romance and friendship, and fearless explorers searching for the truth.”
There are a lot of twists and turns, romance and swashbuckling, and a satisfactory conclusion.