• Blood Scion

  • By: Deborah Falaye
  • Narrated by: Liz Femi
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $34.22

Buy for $34.22

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

“Equal parts soaring fantasy, heart-pounding action, and bloody social commentary, Blood Scion is a triumph of a book.” (Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times best-selling author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin)

This is what they deserve.

They wanted me to be a monster.

I will be the worst monster they ever created.

Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will - she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.

Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her 15th birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.

Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, Deborah Falaye’s debut novel, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of Children of Blood and Bone and An Ember in the Ashes.

©2022 Deborah Falaye (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about Blood Scion

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

The whole book took place over a month.

So firstly, the world building is phenomenal. Beautiful prose let's us really feel like this is a world with history. I love the characters and felt like I could have known them in real life. And the performance was inspired I love the different voices and how she used accents.

Now for the bad. There's alot of telling and not showing. We are told So much that I'm suprised it got past a editor. The book takes place over a month. Within that month:

-the protagonist gets a proposal from her childhood lover to leave before getting conscripted into a child army

-lies to a suicidal friend that she'll come back and we litterally never hear from that friend again.

-she gets conscripted and leaves her only family her grandfather,

-her first test from the bad guys is to kill her childhood love she kills him and he sometimes crosses her mind later in the book

-the bad guys put her through hell and starve her

- she makes reluctant friends in the child army. 3 in total

The protagonist gets whipped because she was soft on a mission

-they plan to steal something from the bad guys,

-One of the friends gets assaulted and they cover it up

-They find the thing and two friends get caught and are literally never heard from again.

-the protagonist gets caught by one of the bad guys but this bad guy is hot and keeps her secret.

-the hot bad guy who's apart of the same org that made her kill her first love and whipped her and commits genocide on a daily of her people has a moment with the protagonist. They have a fade to black scene.

-time skip where we skip the protagonists lasts trials and she's given the macguffin items in order to start the final mission with hot guy

-the bad people make protagonist kill last friend with her bare hands.

-she's gets double crossed by the hot guy and he litterally puts her in chains.

-another seemingly allied person is evil and also her father.

- he's been planning this behind the scenes and promised hot guy his sister would be freed even though the orginal plan he made with protagonist would have had his sister be freed.

-Protagonist has confrontation with father. And an African God becomes the ex machina that allows the protagonist to break out of her magic chains.

-Then the God talks to her

-The end

I was taken out by so much but the whole book happening in a month just doesn't make sense. And then her falling for the hot guy who's evil and eventually double crosses her just is dumb. I almost DNF'd at the time skip.

I hope if there's a sequel it's better.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!!!

Great Story!! Great Narration. I didn't know what I wanna going to get. But I love what I got!!! Can't what for the next Book!!!