Blood Spirits

Blood Spirits

by Sherwood Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780756407476
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 466,898
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sherwood Smith started making books out of paper towels at age six. In between stories, she studied and traveled in Europe, got a Masters degree in history, and now lives in Southern California with her spouse, two kids, and two dogs. She’s worked in jobs ranging from counter work in a smoky harbor bar to the film industry. Writing books is what she loves best. She’s the author of the high fantasy History of Sartorias-deles series as well as the modern-day fantasy adventures of Kim Murray in Coronets and Steel. Learn more at or on Twitter at

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Blood Spirits 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
A few months ago, Kim Murray left the Eastern European country Dobrenica where she left her broken heart to come home to California in order to begin moving on from her love for the nation's leader Strattwalter Alec. Her beloved politically married her identical looking second cousin Princess Ruli (see Coronets and Steel). Ruli's ghost asks Kim for her help, though confused by her spirit appearing, she returns to Dobrenica though she intends to avoid Alec. With communication to the kingdom hampered by magical elements Kim has to wait until she gets to her second homeland to discover Ruli died in a car accident while Alec walked away with minor bruises. Alec blames himself because he has become an alcoholic since Kim went back to the States. He thinks he was in one of his alky blackouts when the accident occurred though the body of his missing wife has not been found. Ruli's cousin Tony demands an investigation into the accident. Alec supports the inquiry even if it means he will die by a firing squad. Kim believes her beloved is innocent and intends to prove her assertion. She also seeks the portal from which the vampires are entering the kingdom and killing people. The second Dobrenica Eastern Europe fantasy is a great thriller in which readers will believe the magical Brigadoon like country exists even with the reality of the paranormal and the malfunctioning of electronic gizmos. Kim and Alec spend little time together but their love is obvious. Filled with action enhanced by some amateur sleuthing and a bit of romance, sub-genre fans will enjoy swashbuckling Californian's adventures in Dobrenica. Harriet Klausner
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Kim Murray returns to Dobrenica to take care of unfinished business and finds intrigue and shadowy threats.The title should have been a clue, but I didn't realize that this was a vampire book until at least halfway through. I would rather have had more warning, but it didn't trigger my phobia.
Harried More than 1 year ago
Good story with lots of mental as well as physical action. Character development is well done as is the plot. I really enjoyed the series.
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book-mouse More than 1 year ago
What a great sequel. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that Blood Spirits started off a bit slow/jarring. Kim seemed to be sticking her foot in her mouth an awful lot. That said, once she hooks up with some of the other young nobles in town, foot-in-mouth syndrome disappears and the plot really starts to race forward. In the end it was a fun, fast, read with some seriously unexpected plot twists at the end.