The Blood Trials (formerly titled: The Praetorian Trials)
Ikenna Amari, a young woman who is an outsider in the country she calls home, elects to train for the elite Praetorian Guard to discover who murdered her grandfather. Along the way, she learns how to be a leader and how to hone a frighteningly powerful blood magic so that she may wield it against an even greater enemy than the one that she knows of.
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