The Blood Race

The Blood Race

by K.A. Emmons

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Overview

I've been running from my past for one hundred years. And I'm still just a teenager.

I was selected by my teacher, Sensei, to train in The Dimension: a secret place of refuge for the 'anomalies' of past, present, and future earth. Here I would learn to connect to my 'warrior within' as Sensei calls it - to channel energy orbs, commute between realms, and even shape-shift into an alternate form. But never did I guess that my training would include taking on an anomaly student of my own: a loose cannon of a college guy named Ion.
Late one evening, I invite him over to Sensei's house for a little chat; one that will turn his life upside-down. Shoving him into the broom closet turned portal, I drag Ion into the Dimension, opening his eyes to his true homeland: a realm of anomalies. His kin.
As we train to become Protectors of future Earth, battling each other as well as our own demons, I begin to realize that there's more to Ion than I originally thought: a darkness he's spent his life running from. And beyond that, a looming threat hidden in plain sight - something that could destroy me, him, and the future of Earth.

The Blood Race is K.A. Emmons' debut novel, and the first book in a riveting and fresh YA sci-fi/fantasy thriller series. Pick up your copy of The Blood Race today!

Reader reviews:

"It made me think, left me gasping from truths, and nearly in tears over the raw, emotional power of the story. From the first word, I was swept away on a wild ride that I won't be forgetting anytime soon."

"I haven't read such an original story or one that completely captivated my attention in a long time. I'm intrigued, excited, scared, and more. And I have missed that feeling."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161993002
Publisher: K.A. Emmons
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Series: The Blood Race , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 178,111
File size: 611 KB

About the Author

When she’s not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate story-teller and adventurer Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run.

Emmons’ debut novel The Blood Race is the first book in her YA science fiction/fantasy thriller series. She lives in the often-snowy hills of rugged Vermont with her husband and dog named Rocket.

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The Blood Race 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CharityRowell-Stansbury More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review. Heart-pounding and gut-wrenching, The Blood Race transports readers to another dimension where fantasy meets reality, and a new society has been created to prevent a battle between sliders, people with extraordinary abilities, and humanity. I found the first half of the book a bit confusing because Sensei and Hawk were both pretty cryptic about sliders, the abilities that sliders potentially have, and the sanctuary for sliders. I'm usually the type of reader who prefers "show" over "tell" but in this case, I think telling would've been more helpful to me than showing. However, everything fell into place during the second half of the book and I had a better idea of where the author was going. The setting in this book is nothing short of spectacular! K.A. Emmons has set the bar really high for other indie authors in this genre because the two worlds she created are intricate and unique. The character development was pretty good; the characters have a lot of depth and interest, but their backstories are hinted at while remaining elusive. I'm going to have to read the rest of the series before I can really say much about the character development; however, Emmons has laid the foundation for some really awesome characters to emerge later on. I enjoyed the philosophical tone of the book and the structure of the society of super-humans that Emmons created. I'm anxious to learn more about this complex society in future books and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.