Beneath Blood and Bone

Beneath Blood and Bone

by Claire C Riley, Madeline Sheehan

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It is the end of the world.

They call him Eagle, like the grand and beautiful bird that symbolizes freedom. During these dark times, when humanity is experiencing nothing but suffering, a man with such a powerful name should be a beacon of hope, yet he is anything but.

Her name is Autumn, but she hasn’t said this name or much of anything else in the four years since the fall of civilization. A shell of her former self, living wild in a cave at the bottom of a ravine, Autumn is accustomed to being alone. She prefers it, actually, especially when her only options for company either try to kill her, or worse, to lock her up inside their walls.

Captured by Eagle’s people, Autumn is suddenly thrust back into the land of the living, but she would hardly call it living. The community of Purgatory is full of sinners, the most evil of whom seem to have set their sights on her.

In an act born of anger and defiance, Eagle becomes Autumn’s unexpected savior, forcing these two solitary people into each other’s broken worlds. Neither knows quite what to make of the other, but one thing is certain. To survive Purgatory, they must learn how to rely on each other, a feat that could possibly teach them both how to live again

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152079890
Publisher: Claire C Riley
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Series: Thicker than Blood , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 429,789
File size: 428 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Claire C Riley is a USA Today bestseller and a #1 Bestselling British Horror writer. She is represented by Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency. Her work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop story-lines that pay homage to cult-classics while still feeling fresh and cutting-edge. She writes characters that are realistic, and kills them without mercy. Claire lives in the UK with her husband, three daughters, and one scruffy dog. She's a lover of epic romances, and an eater of cake! Awards and Accreditations. Odium. The Dead Saga is a top #100 dystopian selling book on for 2013, ‘Indie book of the day’ winner December 2013 and ‘Indie Author Land 50 best self-published books worth reading 2013/14’ Limerence (The Obsession Series) is an Amazon top 100 bestseller and was featured in the ‘Guardian newspaper for best Indie novel 2013’ and is a finalist for the eFestival of Words ‘best novel’ category. Odium II The Dead Saga is a #1 Bestselling British Horror book and top #100 dystopian book. Odium III The Dead Saga is also a #1 Bestselling British horror book She has also co-authored several books with USA Today bestseller Madeline Sheehan, including; Thicker than Blood Beneath Blood and Bone (Thicker than Blood #2) and Shut Up & Kiss Me, which is now a USA Today bestseller. She is a very proud contributor to several anthologies, including ‘Let’s Scare Cancer to Death’ (All proceeds went to the V-Foundation) and 'At Hells Gates' (all proceeds from this anthology went to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund) as well as several other anthologies such as ‘State of Horror Illinois’ & ‘Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound’.

Fantastical realm dweller Madeline Sheehan is the USA Today bestselling author of the Undeniable series and Shut Up and Kiss Me. More of her published works include: The Holy Trinity series, and the Thicker Than Blood series (Thicker Than Blood and Beneath Blood and Bone). A Social Distortion enthusiast, and fan of anything deemed socially inappropriate, Madeline was homegrown in New York, where she can still be found engaging in food fights and video game marathons with her husband and son.

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Beneath Blood and Bone 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
There are so many things I like about this series. The reader never knows what to expect. The storylines follow no patterns, and the books thus far are very different. Even though it's fiction, it's real. The decay and stench of life at it lowest are in vivid technicolor and jumping off the page at the reader's senses. At the same time, sparks of humanity that can't be snuffed out always shine through. In the first book, E was not the hero, and he still isn't. He's the antihero. He's been through hell (the reader learns of this in flashbacks) and came out the other side. Life has no meaning for him anymore. Full of hate, he's only a shell surviving out of habit. We don't really know anything about Autumn going into Beneath Blood and Bone. She pretty much appears to be cuckoo for cocoa puffs. Full of fear, she's regressed to a snarling animal surviving on instinct. Most of the plot in this book takes place in the camp called Purgatory (so many things can be read into that name). It's a place without joy. Day to day survival is how it breaks down. The bold lord over the meek. Liv is the queen [...]. She wants to control everything with E being at the top of the list. It doesn't go over well when he takes an interest in Autumn. I didn't hate E in the first book. He wasn't a good guy at all, but I still couldn't raise up feelings to hate level for him. Although E compares his likeness to Liv's more than once in this book, I was prepared to slit her throat myself. Overall, it's a story about the human condition. When is enough, enough? What is the point of living? How far gone can someone come back from? I loved it, muy mucho, and I'm looking forward to more from these authors. P.S. E did win me over. I don't excuse him for the bad things, but I still can't help loving him either. And that's the way love goes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It's so raw with emotion. The characters are so well developed. I cant wait to read more!
Maribelz88 More than 1 year ago
In reading Beneath Blood and Bone, I had wounds that haven’t stopped bleeding since Thicker Than Blood. The losses were too great in book one and at the hands of Eagle no less. When Eagle ordered the killing blow to Alex it gutted me. I knew if I would to ever and I mean EVER forgive E then his back-story had to be so tragic that I would have to forgive the monster he has become, but it wasn’t. It was tragic don’t get me wrong, but wasn’t everyone’s at this point? The Vaal fever has taken someone from everyone, made the ones left standing do unthinkable things to survive this far, so what made what happen to Eagle any different? Why did he turn into this thoughtless monster? Purgatory is exactly what it means- a place or state of suffering and Eagle is a feared god there. When Eve-Wildcat didn’t say yes to be his and then for her to make a deal with E to leave-leave him, it turned his damned world on its axis, no one tells E NO- it was the fuse that would to later blow his world to smithereens. And when a girl from the wild came- she would be the light. I was hoping Eagle would be sorry, that he would want forgiveness, but he wasn’t and didn’t want it. He made his choice, after everything was said and done he knew he did wrong but there was no changing it- no sense on dwelling. That’s how life was now- you just keep moving forward. But that spark of life he felt would be what changes his life all together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for gritty dystopia, this is definitrly your book. Autumn was a little young to me, felt a little creepy, so I'm giving this 4 stars. Otherwise, great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hold on tight and enjoy the ride! This book is a wonderfully mastered zombie tale. I was hooked from the beginning. Can't wait for the next book to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Madeline and Claire have done it again ... they have taken a character you did not like in the previous book and make you see him with new eyes, the tragedy that changed him and the broken girl that brings him back.. a true anti hero... bravo....
SanDK1501 More than 1 year ago
Claire and Madeline have written another cracker of a book. In Beneath Blood And Bone the story concentrates on E (Eagle) and Autumn. It's a story of love, pain, hope and letting go. Both the main characters are seriously flawed by what has happened to them in the past, though they somehow find the strength in each other to stay alive in the hell hole that is Purgatory. One of the standout things for me in this book was Liv. (It may sound strange but hear me out) She is probably one of the most vile rancid characters I've ever read. As an evil/bad character she is brilliant! I don't think I've sworn at a character or wanted a character dead as much as I did Liv, that says something about the quality of the writing! To bring that sort of emotion out of a reader is difficult and I was pretty much cursing and wishing her dead throughout. Overall Beneath Blood And Bone is a traumatic ride, which leaves you with hope. When two people really connect, it's a powerful thing. It shows that Beneath Blood And Bone, love and hope survive.