Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst Audio Published by Harper Collins Publication Date: March 6, 2018 ISBN: 978-0062822826
Asra has grown up on a remote mountain with limited outside contact in order to protect her powers as a demigod – she can change the future with her blood. Asra falls for a girl from the village named Ina; when Ina asks Asra to help her find her manifest (an animal she will magically bond with and be able to transform into), Asra does so with her blood magic. Ina manifests into a fearsome dragon determined to seek revenge on those who have pillaged her town, and the king she believes allows it. Asra is set on a journey trying to help Ina, while also trying to convince her not to attack the king.
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