Blood Rights

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 2011

byKristen Painter

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Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel from
Kristen Painter - full of politics, intrigue, and blood.

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré -- a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world...and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

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Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel fromKristen Painter - full of politics, intrigue, and blood.Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré -- a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, whi...

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.face...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1.25 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316084778

ISBN - 13:9780316084772

Customer Reviews of Blood Rights


Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS This book (not to mention the whole damn series) was amazeballs. I can not get over (and so must repeatedly read this book) how good it is. If only the cover art wasn't so... blegh then this book could have reached epic heights of fame and fortune.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood Rights A good start of interesting series
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The House of Comarre series I read all kinds of vampire stories, from horror to fantasy to erotica. This story, the first in a series of five, grabbed my attention because of the covers (GORGEOUS) but it KEPT my attention because of the action, the dynamic between the two main characters (Chrysabelle and Malkolm) and the fact that I love the villain! The idea of the blood slaves was very interesting and becomes so much more as the story unfolds. This becomes almost a quest type of story and of course that becomes a who can you trust kind of story. This is not simply a romance novel, is what I am saying! If you like Karen Marie Moning or Kelley Armstrong then give these a shot. I would also say, if you have a vampire shaped hole to fill now that the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series is all done, this is a good place to start
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Amazing. I'm on to the next book!
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blood Rights An interesting and new take on the vampire fiction genre. It had a good storyline that I found quite light, this might just be because I read a lot of heavier stuff. The Passage for example is a much better book for example. However, in saying that I did enjoy that book and will read the next two.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood Rights by Kristen Painter I have been waiting quite some time to find a "good" vampire story again, and Kristen Painter finally wrote that story for me. I wish I had of taken better notes during the reading process, but I honestly went in with lowered expectations due to the amount of unlikeable vampire writing on the market currently (It's almost as bad as the angel writing!), and by the time I realized how amazing this book was, I was too busy devouring it to write any notes down... I think one of the main reasons I really enjoyed this book was because it reminded me quite a bit of Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series (Which I also absolutely adore!). We have the politics, intrigue, magic, a group of humans that are sold to the highest bidder and marked with a type of tattoo. It's fabulous! The characters are fantastic and have minds and voices of their own. Chrysabelle, a special breed of human bred specifically to feed the vampire nobility, Malkolm the outcast vampire noble who has been cursed and is therefore trapped within his own misery, as well as the "aunt" who was able to escape the comarré life (at a very hefty cost), the ever-haunting ghost, and the cursed were-kitty. These intriguing characters make up a very intriguing cast that is likely to entertain even the most snobbish vampire reader. I also have to give kudos to Kristen Painter's world building. It is strong, and vivid, beautiful and disturbing, and so realistic it's hard to imagine it's not real. I recommend everyone give this book a read, even if you feel like you might be burnt out on vampire novels. I don't think you'll ever regret it! Now on to book two, Flesh and Blood.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Concept This book was a new spin, on the somewhat overdone storyline of vampires and other supernaturals. In the end its down to the same storyline of good vs evil, and having to overcome inner demons (in this case literally) to find love and happiness. But i've read many fantasy books of this genre in the past few years, and it was refreshing to read a truely imaginative plot line that although follows the above mentioned storyline, snags the interest of the reader all the way through.
Date published: 2011-12-21

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