Bloodring: A Rogue Mage Novel by Faith HunterBloodring: A Rogue Mage Novel by Faith Hunter

Bloodring: A Rogue Mage Novel

byFaith Hunter

Mass Market Paperback | November 4, 2008

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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. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary “neomage.” Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him.
A native of Louisiana, Faith Hunter spent her early years on the bayous and rivers, learning survival skills and the womanly arts. She liked horses, dogs, fishing and crabbing much better than girly skills. She still does. In grade school, she fell in love with fantasy and science fiction, reading five books a week and wishing she ...
Title:Bloodring: A Rogue Mage NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.64 × 4.19 × 0.91 inPublished:November 4, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451462416

ISBN - 13:9780451462411

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bloodring I loved it. But I want to know more about Thorn, Audric, and Rupert. Sometimes the magical processes described were kind of confusing - so complex that I got lost. I'm looking forward to the next book.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but disappointed Fantastic book. Very upset that the epilogue is missing though!
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Neither Here nor There, but Intriguing All the Same With Bloodring, Hunter has created an intriguing post-apocalyptic world where archangels, seraphs and demons rule. With the world caught in an ice age, or under the servere effects of global warming, the human population huddles in it's towns and villages eking out an existence in a mostly snow-bound world that is a strange mix of the antiquated and technology. Neomages, a new race of not quite humans, that emerged in the face of this new world, are able to twist 'creation energy' to their will. Seen as a threat to both humans and seraphs, neomages are sequestered in Enclaves, luxurious, but cages nonetheless. Of course not all neomages are confined to an Enclave, some rogues have escaped their pampered confinement, risking death to live in secret among humans. Thorn St.Croix is one of these. No ordinary neomage, her powers nearly drove her insane while living in an Enclave, she escaped to save her life and now lives under the radar using her gift of stone-magery to craft jewelry. But when her ex-husband is abducted by dark forces, Thorn feels compelled to put her mage gifts to the task of rescuing him, despite the fact she will risk revealing her identity and as a result, her life. While the story concept itself was great, I found I had a hard time getting into this book. I certainly could not describe it as a page turner. I found it easy enough to put it down and it never really 'called' me back like really good books do. I really don't know what it is about this book, it just didn't captivate me, despite the fact that I liked the main character Thorn and that I was interested in seeing where the story went. I also found some of the descriptions of Thorns rituals tedious and there were so many inconsistencies in the world Hunter has created. For example, sugar is rare but coffee is readily available and while no new computers have been built, Thorn does most of her business via the internet. I also found Hunter's efforts to 'sex' things up with the whole idea of 'mage-heat' rather tiresome, mainly because there was no outlet for Thorn's lust. This book is obviously the start of a much larger story arc (in fact I think it is a trilogy with two other books, Seraphs and Host, already out) as there were many questions left unanswered and even though it wasn't a book that grabbed me by the throat, it intrigued me enough that I will be checking out the second book. Overall, I guess I would have to give this book a 2.5 rating.
Date published: 2009-11-20