The Blameless

The Blameless Series, Book 1

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Pub Date 07 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2022

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⭐️ National Indie Excellence Award Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction

⭐️ Mom's Choice Awards Gold Seal Recipient

⭐️ Story Monsters Approved Winner in Tween Fiction

⭐️ Top Choice LitPick Award

⭐️ Semi-Finalist in Indies Today 2021 Awards

Briana, Princess of Predonia, has lived a happy and sheltered life. Then, in a single night, her kingdom is overthrown and centuries of peace are abruptly shattered. Fleeing for her life as her kingdom burns, Brie is rescued by Flinton, Derek, and Kove, three powerful protectors who pledge to teach her how to fight and use the magic that has awakened within her.

Brie finds sanctuary in the mountain stronghold of the Blameless, people who receive magical gifts from the gods after performing acts of unparalleled selflessness. Among them, Brie's grieving heart slowly learns to live and laugh again. With the help of her new friends, she strives to master her growing powers so she can avenge her family, take back her place as the rightful heir to the throne, and free her people from the clutches of a tyrant.

But can one girl change the tides against an evil that has conquered an entire kingdom?

⭐️ National Indie Excellence Award Winner in Pre-Teen Fiction

⭐️ Mom's Choice Awards Gold Seal Recipient

⭐️ Story Monsters Approved Winner in Tween Fiction

⭐️ Top Choice LitPick Award

⭐️...


A Note From the Publisher

Look for book 2 of the Blameless series, The Tarnished, coming November 2022!

Look for book 2 of the Blameless series, The Tarnished, coming November 2022!


Advance Praise

Praise for The Blameless (Book #1 of The Blameless series)

"Christison takes the tropes of epic fantasy and strips them of their angst, crafting a feel-good page-turner. Brie is a likeable protagonist surrounded by good-natured, slightly larger-than-life companions. Flinton is especially striking with his bearlike size and caring nature, but even Vaylec-the villain-has a personality and depth beyond the genre's typical evilness for evil's sake. . . . A heart-warming and innocent upper-middle-grade fantasy."

-Kirkus Reviews

"E.S. Christison bewitched me with her magical debut and lovable characters. I rooted for Brie as if she were a member of my own family, and all the uncles were my favorite. As soon as my superpowers develop, I'm volunteering to be one of the Blameless. I'm anxiously awaiting the next book."

-Karen Amanda Hooper, author of The Kindrily series

"In this series debut, Christison expertly transports the reader to a richly written fantasy world where self-sacrifice and honor are held above all. Well, at least for most. Fresh, original, and exhilarating, The Blameless is a must-have for your fantasy bookshelf."

-S.P. O'Farrell, author of the Simone LaFray series


Advanced Praise for The Tarnished (Book #2 of The Blameless series) Releasing November 2022!

“The Tarnished is a beautifully crafted, epic coming-of-age adventure that continues the central themes of The Blameless while bravely launching forward into a thickening plot and set-up for a climacteric  battle between good and evil. Excellent from start to finish. You won’t be able to put it down.”

—Steve O’Farrell, author of the Simone LaFray series

“A stellar follow-up novel, The Tarnished brings back all the beloved characters, blooming magic, affectionate relationships, and quirky locations from book one and follows the dramatic storyline of Predonia’s hostile takeover. Fantasy is shined up and given new inspiration with a protagonist whose motivation is born of tragedy, but shaped by love rather than seething hatred or revenge. Princess Briana is a warm and empathetic character that middle-grade readers will immediately become fond of due to her charisma and sincerity. . . . A benevolent fantasy that balances formidable challenges with light, life, and hope, The Tarnished develops a solidly entertaining plot and is a pure delight to read.”

—Indies Today

“Wow! This was like being back with family you haven’t seen in forever, falling even more in love with them, and left missing them more than ever when you part again! . . . Unique and fascinating magic system, endearing lovable characters, and strong, engaging writing. . . . I’m already desperate for more.”

—Belle’s Middle Grade Library

The Tarnished is the perfect mix of magic and mayhem. Brie is growing up and becoming the fierce warrior that her family and kingdom need. I’m pounding my fist against my heart and hailing Brie as queen. Bring on book three, because I am a fan until the end.”

—Karen Amanda Hooper, author of the Kindrily series

Praise for The Blameless (Book #1 of The Blameless series)

"Christison takes the tropes of epic fantasy and strips them of their angst, crafting a feel-good page-turner. Brie is a likeable protagonist...


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