Mage's Blood (The Moontide Quartet)

By David Hair

David Hair is the award-winning author of 2 younger grownup fiction sequence, The Aotearoa and The go back of Ravana (based at the Vedic epic The Ramayana). Mage's Blood, the first quantity of a chain referred to as The Moontide Quartet, is Hair's first paintings of grownup myth. In a starred evaluation of Mage's Blood, Publisher's Weekly acknowledged, "This multilayered commencing to the Moontide Quartet plunges readers right into a taut community of intrigue and secret that tightens with every one bankruptcy. Hair portrays a stark and gorgeous global breaking up, with either reliable and evil characters desirous to reshape it via magic, battle, and treachery. This powerful debut may still attract myth readers of all stripes."

as a rule the Moontide Bridge lies deep under the ocean, yet each twelve years the tides sink and the bridge is published, its gates open for exchange. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new international, and for the final Moontides they've got led armies around the bridge on "crusades of conquest." Now, the 3rd Moontide is nearly the following, and this time the folks of the East are prepared for a fight... however it is 3 doubtless traditional people who will make a decision the destiny of the realm.

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