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25. Bloodring by Faith Hunter...

February 23, 2010
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bloodringAbout the book:
In a novel filled with lush imagery and exhilarating action, Faith Hunter creates a near-future world caught in the throes of an ambiguous apocalypse-where a woman with everything to hide finds her true destiny revealed.

As humanity struggles with religious strife and seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle, a new species has arisen. "Neomages" are human in appearance, but able to twist left-over creation energy to their will. A threat to both humans and seraphs, they are confined in luxurious Enclaves.

Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary neomage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she is smuggled out of an Enclave and now lives among humans, channeling her gift of stone-magery into jewelry making. But when Thaddeus Bartholomew, a dangerously attractive policeman, tells her that her ex-husband has been kidnapped, Thorn risks revealing her identity to find him. And for Thorn, the punishment for revelation is death.

drey's thoughts:
I picked up Bloodring after reading Faith's Jane Yellowrock books, Skinwalker and Blood Cross. Apparently I can't get enough Faith... =)

I like Thorn. She is strong, powerful, and on the lam. Well, in hiding, anyway, since she's been in the same place for 10 years now... Then her ex-husband goes missing, and the cops come knocking on her door. To further complicate things (because she really really REALLY needs it complicated), Thorn finds a stash of gemstone that talks to her... And she gets herself involved in the fight between heaven and hell.

Thorn's world is stark and unyielding, and amazingly detailed. The residents of Mineral City have their own factions, from the conspiracy theorists to the unyielding religious. And not all of them are happy when Thorn comes out of hiding to save her--and their--home.

Heavenly deities, elemental magic, and a big bad scare-the-bejeebus-outta-you baddie provide the supernatural in this romp through Thorn's post-apocalyptic world. I don't know how I missed this when it came out a few years ago, but I'm glad I read it (and the following books, Host and Seraph too... because I never read just one!).

drey's rating: 3.5/5 Very Good

Title: Bloodring (Rogue Mage #1)
Author: Faith Hunter
ISBN-13: 9780451462411
Publisher: Penguin, 2008
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon

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wheels209 said...
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wheels209 said...

Hi Drey
The word verification got stuck it my comment. I hate that. Here we go for a second time for one comment. Ready-Set--Go!!! LOL!!!....

I am currently in the middle of Skinwalker. I am really liking that book.

I am more than a little interested in this series also. But I am still on the fence about it. Maybe we could talk a little more about it when I get done with Bloodcross???

Thanks my friend. Have great week.

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