Brood of Bones [NOOK Book]

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Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right.

From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.

A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must ...

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Overview

Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right.

From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.

A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must track him by his magic. Unfortunately, her cultured education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft, which is decidedly less than proper. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist. Associating with him may imperil Hiresha’s city, yet refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from the mass births.
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Dark Fantasy

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032869269
  • Publisher: A.E. Marling
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 34,178
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

I lead a balanced life. When not writing fantasy, or reading fantasy, I blog a fantasy appreciation site at:aemarling.com/
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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    Monday, June 11, 2012Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling Brood of

    Monday, June 11, 2012Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling


    Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling 4 out of 5 stars

    Hiresha is shamed by the weakness that has left her flawed. Although she has become an Elder Enchantress, it doesn't soothe the blow of never having a relationship, never having children. Although still suffering under the weight of humiliating memories of her childhood, Hiresha returns to her home city, Morimound, at the call of Sri the Flawless. When Hiresha arrives, she finds that not only has Sri been reduced to shame and a pronunciation of death, she is pregnant. But Sri should not be with child--she's in her seventies.

    Sri tells Hiresha that it is because of the shame of her pregnancy that all the women of Morimound are with child. Hiresha, filled with doubt, travels to the temple and discovers Sri's words are true: All child-bearing females from the ages of twelve up are pregnant.

    But when Hiresha performs an illegal examination on Sri she discovers a horrible travesty.

    From there Hiresha must pit herself against the evil, dreaded Lord of the Feast while searching out the source of the pregnancies. But are the pregnancies the result of an angered god or a man lustful for power? And how far must Hiresha place her own honor on the line by pitting her wits against the Lord of the Feast?

    This tale, Brood of Bones, is one of the best stories I've read in a long time. The conflict was engaging, and the anti-hero complicated and conflicted. The villain could have been a little more fleshed out--and there was one (only one that I saw) typo, but the story on the whole was delightfully told.

    I have to say this book was a wonderful piece of story-telling and I'm looking forward to more tales from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Thrilling!

    I bought this book for some light reading on the camping trip I'll be going on soon, but my plan failed epically. Suffice it to say, this book has caused my grades to slip by being too dang good! There's mystery, twists, bad guys that aren't that bad, good guys with insatiable bloodlust, and a woman who can't stop sleeping in the middle of it all! And, I swear, this book frustates me to no end by being only one of few free books worth the time to read, and even fewer are easily bestseller material. It may be disconcerting at first, but trust me, this book is absolutely worth the effort!

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