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Hearts Blood

Juliet Marillier



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05 October 2010
Fantasy; Australian Author Fantasy; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Celtic; Epic Fantasy; Mythological Creatures, People & Places
Series: Roc Fantasy
National bestselling author Juliet Marillier revisits the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast in this engaging Gaelic fantasy romance staring two fascinating reluctant souls (Genre Go Round Reviews). Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress belonging to Anluan--a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the region in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan's family and his people, and the woods themselves hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom.

Then the young scribe Caitrin appears in Anluan's garden, admiring the rare plant known as heart's blood. Retained to sort through entangled family documents, Caitrin brings about unexpected changes in the household, casting a hopeful light against the despairing shadows.

But even as Caitrin brings solace to Anluan, and the promise of something more between them, he remains in thrall to the darkness surrounding Whistling Tor. To free Anluan's burdened soul, Caitrin must unravel the web of sorcery woven by his ancestors before it claims his life--and their love...
By:   Juliet Marillier
Imprint:   ROC
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 169mm,  Width: 107mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   204g
ISBN:   9780451463265
ISBN 10:   0451463269
Series:   Roc Fantasy
Pages:   403
Publication Date:   05 October 2010
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Hearts Blood

Praise for Heart's Blood With her graceful storytelling and talent as a folklorist, [Marillier] crafts a love story with magical underpinnings. --Library Journal Incorporates familiar elements of mystery, fantasy, and Irish history into a strong tale of very human romance...Eminently readable, Caitrin and Anluan's love story is bittersweetly realistic. --Publishers Weekly Marillier provides a wonderful tale of love with a wee touch of the paranormal. --Genre Go Round Reviews With her graceful storytelling and her talent as a folklorist, [Marillier] crafts a love story with magical underpinnings...[an] elegant tale of one woman's fight to save her beloved from himself. --Library Journal Heart's Blood is both a romance and a ghost story, and it works on both fronts...sure to please established Mariller fans and to win her some new ones. I'm already hoping there will be a sequel. There are enough fascinating characters in this book to spawn a whole new series. --The Specusphere A truly gorgeous, winsome book from beginning to end, and another book on the shortlist for favorite reads this year...a true gem, another beautiful novel from Juliet Marillier. Absolutely recommended, for old and new readers alike. --The Book Smugglers

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