Isle of Blood and Stone

Isle of Blood and Stone

Ulises asked, "How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers."

Elias reached across the table and flicked aside two shells with a fingertip. The map curled into itself. "It's bound to be a goose chase. You know that?"

"Or a treasure hunt," Ulises countered, "and you've always been good at those."


Nineteen-year-old Elias is a royal explorer, a skilled mapmaker, and the new king of del Mar's oldest friend. Soon he will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, an expedition past the Strait of Cain and into uncharted waters. Nothing stands in his way...until a long-ago tragedy creeps back into the light, threatening all he holds dear.

The people of St. John del Mar have never recovered from the loss of their boy princes, kidnapped eighteen years ago, both presumed dead. But when two maps surface, each bearing the same hidden riddle, troubling questions arise. What really happened to the young heirs? And why do the maps appear to be drawn by Lord Antoni, Elias's father, who vanished on that same fateful day? With the king's beautiful cousin by his side—whether he wants her there or not—Elias will race to solve the riddle of the princes. He will have to use his wits and guard his back. Because some truths are better left buried...and an unknown enemy stalks his every turn.

Title:Isle of Blood and Stone
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780544968608
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About Makiia Lucier

Makiia is the author of historical fiction and historical fantasy for young adults. She grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam (not too far from the equator), and has degrees in journalism and library science from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


    Isle of Blood and Stone Reviews

  • may ?

    3.5 starsAfter reading the first few chapters of this, I was really sure that it would end up to be your “average”, meh fantasy, with nothing horrible but nothing outstanding either. But I was sur...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    There were a lot of elements in this story I enjoyed and I'm interested enough to check out the next book! The setting was strong, I loved the maps, and the characters were all great. I'm not super en...

  • Katerina Kondrenko

    8 out of 10 Finally! Finally a good YA fantasy with a hint of a romance, a lot of adventures, mysteries and a nice pacing. People, just wait. I think you would love it too. ...

  • Carrie

    Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier is the first book in the Isle of Blood and Stone duology. This series is a young adult historical fantasy with a touch of romance involved.The story starts wit...

  • Yusra  ?

    that was the MOST satisfying epilogue ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!rtc ...

  • Bitchin' Reads

    Update 4/8/2018: After loving Makiia Lucier's A Death-Struck Year, I knew I would have to read any future books by her. And how fortunate for me, and what a wonderful surprise, when I picked up an ARC...

  • Kayla

    trying to decide if I should give it four or five stars but my after book buzz is saying 5 😂👌🤓...

  • Beatrice in Bookland

    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*"How can I look at these maps, see this riddle, and do nothing? They are my brothers."DNF @32% The beginning was promising, it was in...

  • anna (readingpeaches)

    book: how can i do nothing? they are my brothersme: SOLD™...

  • Alaina Meserole

    I absolutely loved this book! I am also really happy that buddy wasn't mad at me for being so slow for starting this book with her. Thank you so much Andrea for making me buddy read books with you! I ...