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Hodder & Stoughton
11 April 2023
Series: Blood Debts
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'An extravaganza from start to finish'

Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

'Riveting. Unflinching. Powerful'

Ayana Gray, New York Times-bestselling author of Beasts of Prey

'Sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish'

TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea

In New Orleans gods meddle and magic will betray you, but this time justice will reign.

Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen.

On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau - the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family - are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn't sick - she's cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next.

Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with.

Cristina and Clement used to be each other's most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they'll have to find a way to trust each other and their family's magic, all while solving the decades - old murder that sparked the still - rising tensions between the city's magical and non-magical communities. And if they don't succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.

Praise for Blood Debts

'Riveting and relevant'

Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

'Blood Debts is a force and Terry J. Benton-Walker is truly an author to watch'

Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

'Steeped in magic that's every bit as dark as it is moving'

Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching and House of Hunger

'The real magic is this book-don't let it slip through your fingers'

Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift

'Intricately woven threads of magic, intergenerational trauma, and well-placed social c
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Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9781399715881
ISBN 10:   1399715887
Series:   Blood Debts
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Terry J. Benton-Walker writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children, which also means he spends a lot of time holed up in coffee shops. Terry is the author of BLOOD DEBTS, his magical YA contemporary fantasy debut, coming from Tor Teen in Winter 2023, and ALEX WISE VERSUS THE END OF THE WORLD, his apocalyptic MG contemporary fantasy debut, coming from Labyrinth Road/PRH in Fall 2023. Terry grew up in rural GA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master's in Business Administration from Georgia State. He lives in Atlanta with his husband and son. When he's not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both.

Reviews for Blood Debts

Fully charged with magic and mystery. BLOOD DEBTS is an extravaganza from start to finish, weaving age-old family history alongside the tender feelings of new love. Terry J. Benton-Walker will have you breathless by the end * Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights * I couldn't put down this epic testimony to reclaiming power through your heritage, centered on a family tied together as much by their loyalty to one another as their magic. BLOOD DEBTS is a force and Terry J. Benton-Walker is truly an author to watch * Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin * Riveting. Unflinching. Powerful. BLOOD DEBTS will captivate readers from its first page to its very last. Benton-Walker has penned a story that intricately weaves together brilliant prose, spectacular worldbuilding, and a magic that runs bone-deep. Truly, a masterful debut from a voice we have not heard the last of * Ayana Gray, New York Times-bestselling author of Beasts of Prey * BLOOD DEBTS is a beguiling family saga, steeped in magic that's every bit as dark as it is moving * Alexis Henderson, award-winning author of The Year of the Witching and House of Hunger * Terry J Benton-Walker's BLOOD DEBTS is a powerful story of magic, the bonds between siblings, and how dangerous the search for the truth can be. Benton-Walker has crafted a narrative that moves as swiftly and, at times, as devastatingly as a forest fire. Rushing toward a conclusion that's both surprising and inevitable, Benton-Walker's Blood Debts sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish * TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea * A stunningly complicated, delicious family drama that kids are going to devour. Clem and Cristina are beautifully nuanced, real characters, and the world they're in crackles with mystery and ferocity. The real magic is this book-don't let it slip through your fingers * Mark A. Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger is a Gift * Fucking Fantastic. In addition to being a wickedly fun (and funny!) thrill ride, the intricately woven threads of magic, intergenerational trauma, and well-placed social commentary make it impossible to ignore or deny one very simple truth: even those perceived as the-least-of-these are deserving of true justice. BLOOD DEBTS is a delightful conjuring of magnificence * Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin * Benton-Walker has crafted a narrative that moves as swiftly and, at times, as devastatingly as a forest fire. Blood Debts sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish * TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea * Sharp and searing, Blood Debts is an unforgettable thrill ride bristling with intrigue, magic, and justice. Impossible to put down * J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony *


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