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Amélie Wen Zhao
Blood Heir

Blood Heir
Amélie Wen Zhao

BLOOD HEIR is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the conman she must trust to clear her name of murder. Princess Anastacya Mikhailov of Cyrilia has lived her life in safety, hidden behind palace walls. But when she is framed for her father’s brutal murder, she must leave behind everything she has ever known to find his killer and prove her innocence. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help her – Ramson Quicktongue. A cunning, silver-tongued crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has his own sinister plans – though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of them all. A YA epic with a bloody twist, BLOOD HEIR is perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sabaa Tahir, and Sarah J. Maas.

BLOOD HEIR

Amélie Wen Zhao

Copyright (#uf981c1fc-be5d-5581-950f-ba8c4b297fbf)

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First published in Great Britain by HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd 2019

Copyright © Amélie Wen Zhao 2019

Map illustrations copyright © Virginia Allyn 2019

Cover illustration © Andrei Cosma/Trevillion Images

Cover design by Micaela Alcaino © HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd 2019

Amélie Wen Zhao asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

A catalogue copy of this book is available from the British Library.

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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Source ISBN: 9780008328054

Ebook Edition © October 2019 ISBN: 9780008327927

Version: 2019-10-14

Dedication (#uf981c1fc-be5d-5581-950f-ba8c4b297fbf)

To 妈妈 and 爸爸, for teaching me to view the world with kindness, passion, and open eyes

Contents

Cover (#uca0efb86-d905-5440-896b-d8f83d3fc7fc)

Title Page (#uabc36ee5-dfad-50ab-b344-55b881512549)

Copyright

Dedication

Map

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20