Yes indeedy! It’s that time of the week again, and boy do I have a tasty one for you good people. Prepare to gradually lose power over your masseters and feel your collective maxillas* slide in a floorwards direction – it’s none other than the excellent David Hair’s first book in the Moontide Quartet. Ladies and gentlemen:
A crisp, new bludgeon-a-burglar-to-death doorstop of a Hardback. As has become traditional, here’s what the critics have to say:
“Mage’s Blood is a gripping read with lots of twists and intriguing characters so I am in for the duration.” – Liviu
“This is the first volume in a tremendously exciting series and one, which I’ll be following with great interest in the next few years.” – Mihir, both from Fantasy Book Critic.
“Mage’s Blood is one of the better epic fantasy series first installments I’ve read in recent years.” – Justin Landon, Staffer’s Book Review.
“This is one of those books that is so epic, that gets you so involved and is such an investment in time and emotion, that there is a little sting of regret that the ending had to come at all and you immediately want to go back to the beginning and see how much riper it is second time around. If you like your fantasy with a vast cast and a varied and intricate landscape then this is definitely for you.” – Elloise Hopkins, British Fantasy Society
I’m going to add my own thoughts on this.
After 50 pages I was a bit grumbly.
After 70 pages I thought I might not finish it.
After about 150 pages I was almost walking into traffic because I could – not – stop -reading.
I agree with Hopkins – it’s one of those rare books that really made me sad that it ended and also impatient to see what he pulls out of the bag next.
You know the drill:
1) Put your email in the comments.
2) In the comment this time I want your favourite one-liner, regardless of genre. Add the character and context.
3) That is all! Winners will be announced on Tuesday.
Thanks for playing – toodle pip!