House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) (Paperback)

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Sarah J. Maas writes a murder mystery/romance set in a world rife with magic and fantastical creatures yet not too dissimilar from our own Earth. We are transported to Crescent City, a sprawling metropolis where the immortal fae hoard their wealth like dragons, werewolf cops patrol the streets and angels walk among us as gods.

Bryce Quinlan is a half-human/half fae content to party the night away in the various clubs Crescent City has to offer, but her world is abruptly snatched from under her after the violent murder of her best friend. Two years later, her friends murderer resurfaces and Bryce is called to help investigate and possibly bring them to justice. As she works (and becomes dangerously close) with Hunt Athalar, a disgraced Fallen Angel, she slowly uncovers a dark conspiracy among the warring political elite of the city.  

Crescent City is a dense tome that's both dark crime thriller & steamy romance. It is overflowing with character, worldbuilding and all the clever banter often found in Maas' fantasy worlds, but with a modern twist. If you are a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Dark Hunters" series, this just might be your next fantasy favorite.

— From Perry's Picks


A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Sarah J. Maas's bestselling Crescent City series begins with House of Earth and Blood, which follows the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.

About the Author

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. Sarah lives with her husband, son, and dog.

Praise For…

“The mystery element presents a stunning twist, and the emotional depth of Bryce's relationships with both Hunt and Danika is incredibly moving. Fans will eagerly await the next installment.” —Booklist, starred review

“A dizzying, suspenseful whirl that surprises at every turn.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A master class in world-building adventure. Don't miss it.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

“A richly imagined tale spiced with snarky humor and smoldering romance.” —Publishers Weekly

“House of Earth and Blood is a gamechanger! A must read. Sarah J. Maas has set the new standard with this book.” —#1 NYT bestselling author J. R. Ward

“Tender, funny, frustrating, hot, and satisfying… Modern day paranormal mixed with good old-fashioned fantasy…of truly epic proportions.” —#1 NYT bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635577020
ISBN-10: 1635577020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Pages: 816
Language: English
Series: Crescent City