The Bone Flower Throne

Gods, Blood, Magic

A darkness has taken control of Culhuacan, one of the Toltec’s most powerful kingdoms. The bloodthirsty sorcerer god Smoking Mirror has sent her patron god—the benevolent Feathered Serpent–into exile, but the Feathered Serpent is determined not only to regain his sacred city, but also to end human sacrifice all together.

Princess Quetzalpetlatl barely escaped Culhuacan with her life, but when the Feathered Serpent tasks her with helping his mortal son Topiltzin fulfill his divine mandate, she eagerly embraces her destiny. Finally she can avenge her father’s murder at the hands of the Smoking Mirror’s high priest, and return home.

Yet the price for involving herself in a war among the gods is high, paid in blood and loss. But for Topiltzin—who’s more than just a brother to her—she’s willing to do anything. Even sacrifice her own heart.

A wonderfully immersive look at the Tolteca civilization, which brings to life the old myths–giving voice to a strong cast of characters who linger with the reader long after they have closed the book. – Aliette de Bodard, 2013 Nebula winning author of Immersion

Morganfield delivers an elegant tale of love and honor, passion and betrayal … a fascinating journey through the tangled webs of rivalry and betrayal that surround a royal family in the world of the ancient Toltecs. – J. Kathleen Cheney, author of The Golden City


Paperback: 360 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0990920704
ISBN-13: 978-0990920700
Genre: Epic fantasy

The Bone Flower Throne (The Bone Flower Trilogy, #1)





"Morganfield is an author that managed to deeply impress me...she managed to introduce me to a whole new culture...without a single instance of info-dump, and yet I never felt lost in the story. And the plot is immensely addictive...I read this in one sitting. "

Isa Lavinia of Paperback Wonderland

"It isn't what you expect, and it will make demands on you as a reader, because as soon as you think you grasp the formula, Morganfield will replace that formula with a different one -- almost as though you're shifting genres within the same novel. This is, I think, because it is a novel about reading and interpreting your world and its mythologies."

—Stant Litore, author of The Zombie Bible series.

"It made me uncomfortable since I was waiting for the typical fantasy and romance tropes but I was not getting them...I had to let go of my expectations and just experience it."

Marianna at Booklikes

"It is always a delight to find a book based in a different mythology than what we are used to reading...One of the big successes of this novel is how that research and authenticity of culture is transparent and allows the story to shine through."

Alex McGilvery of celticfrogreviews

"Quetzalpetlatl is a strong and likable heroine."

Lauralee Jacks of History from a Woman's Perspective