On March 30, Tor.com revealed the sequel cover to Ortiz’s 2020 debut Blazewrath Games which will be titled, Dragonblood Ring, releasing October 2021!
Blazewrath Games is a YA Contemporary Fantasy novel where dragons and their riders compete in an international sports tournament. The series follows Lana Torres who longs to represent her native Puerto Rico in their first World Cup appearance. When she’s given the chance to compete, Lana realizes the safety of the cup is jeopardized and soon she’s navigating an international conspiracy.
Dragonblood Ring will continue Lana’s adventures established in Amparo’s first novel. With a blue backdrop, the sequel cover even shows a couple new dragons front and center.
Alongside the cover reveal was also an excerpt of the first chapter. Cover artist is Setor Fiadzigbey and designer is Melia Parsloe.
Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay.
Lana longs to represent her native Puerto Rico in their first ever World Cup appearance, and when Puerto Rico’s Runner—the only player without a dragon steed—is kicked off the team, she’s given the chance.
But when she discovers that a former Blazewrath superstar has teamed up with the Sire—a legendary dragon who’s cursed into human form—the safety of the Cup is jeopardized. The pair are burning down dragon sanctuaries around the world and refuse to stop unless the Cup gets cancelled. All Lana wanted was to represent her country. Now, to do that, she’ll have to navigate an international conspiracy that’s deadlier than her beloved sport.
Dragonblood Ring by Amparo Ortiz is set to be released October 12, 2021!