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Bloodring (Rogue Mage Series #1)

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A lot of fun, very interesting read

Set after the Apocalypse, where Judgement Day arrived, but the world did not end, "Bloodring" follows a rogue neo-mage, Thorn St. Croix, as she tries to hide her heritage among the "normals" that populate what has become of the United States.

Thorn St. Croix's magi...
Set after the Apocalypse, where Judgement Day arrived, but the world did not end, "Bloodring" follows a rogue neo-mage, Thorn St. Croix, as she tries to hide her heritage among the "normals" that populate what has become of the United States.

Thorn St. Croix's magic is with stones, which she incorporates (secretly, of course), into her rock and gem business. When her ex-husband disappears, a very attractive policeman, Thaddeus Bartholomew appears to accuse St. Croix of kidnapping. The resulting search for her ex-husband, complete with appearances of Seraphs, demons, and feats of magic above and beyond what St. Croix knew she was capable of, beyond what any neo-mage should be capable of, is very gripping, and well-written. Save yourself multiple trips to the bookstore, get "Bloodring", "Seraphs" and "Host" all at once; once you start, you'll want them all.

posted by Enyo-Maenad on March 24, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Tired

I tired of reading about mage heat (a lot) and just when I thought I knew the rules of and limits to her powers along comes more. I guess I'm just a simple man. I want to know the rules up frount and then watch how clever they are to work within those limitions and prev...
I tired of reading about mage heat (a lot) and just when I thought I knew the rules of and limits to her powers along comes more. I guess I'm just a simple man. I want to know the rules up frount and then watch how clever they are to work within those limitions and prevail.

posted by mudgger on February 12, 2011

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Tired

    I tired of reading about mage heat (a lot) and just when I thought I knew the rules of and limits to her powers along comes more. I guess I'm just a simple man. I want to know the rules up frount and then watch how clever they are to work within those limitions and prevail.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Good

    What did I think? I liked it okay, enough to have moved on to the second book straight away. I like the characters, am interested in seeing where she goes with it.

    There isn't really any sex to speak of in book one, but in the interest of full & fair disclosure she talks about it plenty. In fact she beats that proverbial dead horse on nearly every page. I'm hoping it isn't quite as "in your face" come book two. It got a bit annoying after a while.

    Still, I'm really interested to see how this plays out, I haven't quite decided yet what she's trying to say about "religion" in general, and what the deal is with the Seraphim. Good Guys? or Bad Guys? The "dark things" are for sure bad guys...and the Seraphs fight them, but there's still something weird about them.

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

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    still decided

    I liked it but not that much.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    Easy Reading

    I liked the characters in this book. I had never read anything by Faith Hunter before and decided to take a chance on her because of the great reviews. I liked the book, it was very easy to read the story kept moving and I was done in an evening.In my opinion the last couple chapters were a little bit muddled . Hunter spent a great deal of time building the story up to where Thorn rescued her ex and saved the whole town. When these events actually occur however very little, less than a page was written about them and it all felt rather anti climatic. I got the impression that theses chapters were cut down so the book wouldn't be more than the 352 pages. If those last chapters weren't so poorly edited/ written it would have been a much better book. I will give Hunter another chance and hope her other books have better endings.

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