Bloodring

Bloodring

eBook - 2011
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In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781101212899
Branch Call Number: E-Book

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LauraSteinert
Apr 10, 2017

There is a good reason for the old saying "Give a book 100 pages." This series starts of rather poorly. There is just so much to tell you, and so little time to do it. This is in the Post-Ap era, which is apparently when the alien beings who call themselves Seraphim took over the earth. It was a no-show for The Christ and there was no rapture, but they still call it the Apocalypse. Also, there are the "Unforeseen" and the "second-unforeseen" who are apparently the offspring of the Seraphim and humans, and therefore have great powers but no souls. Evil has spread like a plague, traumatic global climate change (AKA Global Warming) has brought on a new Ice Age, and religious fanatic have gained power of both Church and State. If you can make yourself stick with this book until page 60, it gets really interesting (and funny, and sometimes sweet). Devout Christians will be upset by the co-opting of scripture, so they should skip this promising series.

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taen
Jul 24, 2012

Interesting after-the-apocalypse novel. Quite dashing, filled with blood, lust and lore and quite a few supernatural beings. While a fun read, it's value lies in the action.

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DragonRhapsody
Apr 14, 2011

I really enjoyed the world Faith Hunter set up for us to read in this novel. The mechanics and technical aspects work well together in this post-apocalyptic novel, the first in a series. Unfortunately her writing style is mediocre. I found her repetitive about the descriptions of the main character, so much so that it became annoying. Her main character has seemed to live a "normal life" up until a certain point, and I find that this is natural with most fantasy books, but a typical application for adventure. That being said, I've borrowed the next two novels in the series, in the hopes that the voice grows stronger, less repetitive and less formulastic for a fantasy adventure.

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LauraSteinert
Apr 10, 2017

…He spoke so it wouldn’t carry. Durbarge has plans for you, witch. And when he’s done, you and me are going for a little ride.”
I didn’t think he meant a carafe ride through the park. I blew my hair from my face and grinned up at him, showing my teeth, spearing him with my eyes. “Good,” I said, Voice scratchy with thirst. “Because I’ll use that ride to turn you into a mule. And I’ll eat the severed parts.”
Eli chuckled. Richards paled and stepped back, before kicking the cage with enough force to send it into the rear wall of the helicopter. I laughed and wanted to add, “With fava beans and a good Chianti,” but I couldn’t remember the exact quote and I figured he wouldn’t know a Pre-Ap movie reference anyway.

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