Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Bloodline by Katy Moran
While traveling through early seventh-century Britain trying to stop an impending war, Essa, who bears the blood of native British tribes and of the invading Anglish, discovers that his mother is alive and he, himself, is a prince of the northern kingdom, but he has loyalties and loved ones in the south to whom he is compelled to return.


Kirkus Reviews said...

...Essa is a complex, sympathetic protagonist: prickly and quick of temper, but also clever, determined and of unflinching integrity. If his struggle is authentically gory and ultimately tragic, it is not without glimpses of love and hope. This impressive debut kicks off a trilogy.

Jill Murphy said...

...A wonderfully evocative debut novel set in the Dark Ages. It's without the tiniest trace of anachronism and has great attention to detail, right down to the diction. A subtle fantasy element lends magical depth to a powerful narrative.