When Zabond's raiders come to the shores of Kalahtaya, Kitra, the village outcast, is sent to find allies by the village's Elemental Guardians. Forced to travel with the man she accuses of stealing her daughter and a granddaughter she has never known, Kitra soon uncovers the villages long forgotten past, as well as, learns how misguided her own memories have become.
The first book of lore reveals the birth of the Dragonchild and her tie to the Guardians of Kalahtaya.
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Blood of the Sire by Andrea L Staun was beautifully written incorporating characters with very defined personalities and a wondrous world reminiscent of a New Zealand landscape. Kitra, a well aged woman who has spent most of her life secluded in the woods outside of town, is still a follower of the Guardians of old. Yearly, she makes the trek into town to round up offerings to provide the Guardians in respect for their service of the elements. Most ignore the old lady or donate waste as if mocking her. She is proud, stubborn, and hiding so many secrets. Marlea is a young girl from the village. It is on this day of offerings that Marlea’s life will change forever and so will the fate her beloved town, Kalahtaya. Blood of the Sire is a unique story with a fresh take on the fantasy genre with the creative and imaginative classic feel of Dragon’s Milk meets The Hobbit. There are some slow areas of the book, but for the most part it moves at a fairly even pace absorbing you in the very descriptive environment creating a world you swear you can feel, smell, and see. This is the first book in what appears to be series and it is an Indy book so I did come across quite few editing errors, especially at the beginning and this did make it difficult to get deep into story. Overall, I do recommend this story, especially if looking for a story to share with your children. it will definitely be a crowd pleaser!
I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book! Blood of the sire starts off with the town recluse Kitra (aka the seemingly insane goat lady) collecting her tribute to the guardians. Which have been long forgotten by every one in the town except her and spirals into this great tale about magic, love, faith, hope, healing, and so much more. The characters in this book are developing into people you didn't except when you first meet them and it is exciting to see what they are going to blossom into. At every page turn there is something unexpected happening, and written in such fine detail that you can see the picture of them playing across in your mind. I can not wait to read the next book, and see what kind of magical adventure Andrea Staum is going to take us on.