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Posted November 1, 2011
Wonderful fantasy for YA and adults alike!
I have actually read this book twice now. There is so much action and depth of relationships throughout the story that I just had to read it again before posting my review. Characters you think you know at the beginning of the book, are full of surprises later on. I completely fell in love with Crislin and Chalom, and felt horror at their plight. I was amazed at their courage and determination to right the wrongs of their land no matter the trials that came their way. Their friends show great depth of character and loyalty.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is a wonderful YA book, but I also recommend it to adults and teens as well. Definitely for ages 14/15 and up. The only thing that would keep younger readers from reading this book is the "marital" relationship of some of the characters. This is a clean book, no bad language or explicit "sexual" situations.
My Rating: solid 4 out of 5 - MUST READ!
Posted September 8, 2010
Great Fantasy read!
This book was beautifully written and I really enjoyed reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Bloodmaiden is set in the mystical land of Sulaimon. It's four kingdoms are ruled and guarded by four dragon dynasties. The humans and dragons all live in harmony and help one another, all except the kingdom of Tynan. It's dragon rulers require a human sacrifice to be made to them each year. This year, Crislin and her new husband, Chalom, have been chosen for sacrifice. Rather than face their impending doom, they decide to flee and seek help from the other kingdoms. Crislin and Chalom meet friends along the way to help them on their quest
Posted August 6, 2010
Highly Imaginative And Entertaining
In the mystical land of Sulaimon, if the brave young couple of Chalom and Crisilin have any chance of bringing an end to a cruel, longstanding tradition, they must rally the support of their three peaceful neighboring kingdoms - all guarded and ruled by powerful dragon dynasties. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, the intrepid husband and wife team contend with a host of increasingly dangerous challenges - including everything from deadly blizzards to the arresting power of disbelief - as they strive to rid their beloved land of evil and reunite the four dynasties of Sulaimon into a peaceful, harmonious whole once more. With only a handful of unlikely "warriors" to help them, though, the unsung heroes must ultimately derive their strength from a source more robust than mere numbers...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Crafted in vibrant, visionary fashion, Bloodmaiden is an all-engrossing fantasy thriller. On par with the likes of Tolkien and Herbert, author Christine Schulze has created a compelling world of epic proportions, populated by mystical figures who find themselves swept up in the throes of a momentous, fateful fight for their very lives. In Chalom and Crisilin, Schulze successfully conveys the selfless valor of heroism while simultaneously depicting the underlying vulnerability that gives rise to such bravery. Realizing that their greater battle isn't for themselves - but rather for the survival of the land they hold so dear - is all the motivation the young warriors need to hold fast to their cherished cause - even at the expense of their own lives.
Highly imaginative and entertaining, Bloodmaiden is a solid new addition to the world of fantasy fiction. A standout debut from a promising young literary talent.