Bloodring (Rogue Mage Series #1)

Bloodring (Rogue Mage Series #1)

by Faith Hunter

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ISBN-13: 9780451462411
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Series: Rogue Mage Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 250,240
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A native of Louisiana, Faith Hunter spent her early years on the bayous and rivers, learning survival skills and the womanly arts. She liked horses, dogs, fishing and crabbing much better than girly skills. She still does.

In grade school, she fell in love with fantasy and science fiction, reading five books a week and wishing she could "write that great stuff." Faith now shares her life with her Renaissance Man and their dogs in a Enclave of their own. Faith is working on a new series, which Roc will publish starting in the summer of 2009, and a role-playing game, called The Rogue Mage, based on Thorn.

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Bloodring (Rogue Mage Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
Enyo-Maenad More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, enjoyable after you get involved in the story. This book was a little tough to get into as the premise was blurry for the first few chapters. Once you become involved with the characters and the future world of the story, it actually was interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend this for anyone who doesn't mind first person, and enjoys sci fi.
K1K1 More than 1 year ago
This book was a good purchase, the beginning was very hard to get through because it didnt hook my attention but after the first ten pages or so it was good.
mudgger More than 1 year ago
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.
JasmineStarlight More than 1 year ago
I picked this book at random off the bookstore shelf because its front cover was very appealing. As it turned out, I enjoyed the book much more than I thought I would when I first brought it home. The characters are very real and have multiple dimensions to them. The plot is interesting and kept the pages turning. The end of the book sets itself up for a sequel, which there are several. I can't bring myself to buy the other books in the series but this one was excellent.
MikeOldSciFiFan More than 1 year ago
Slow start for me but as I wrapped my mind around the subject I became more interested and looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word, WOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks like you have this johnathan. Just shout for a hero if you are in trouble.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The series continues to deliver.
darkwolfess More than 1 year ago
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Bloodring takes place after the Apocalypse (Bible version). However, not everything happened as the Christians thought it would. Now the world is a much more strange place to live in. The characters are complex, real feeling people. I enjoyed getting to know them. The plot was pretty straight forward, but did have the twists and turns that I enjoy. Faith Hunter's writing is always pretty amazing to read. If you enjoy your apocalyptic books with a bit of supernatural thrown in, you will like this book. The issue that I ran into was that I don't really like a lot of religion with my books and this had a lot of religion. When a piece of the plot revolves around a part of scripture, that scripture is used so you can better understand. So, that does not get you lost if you don't know the Bible very well. The issue is totally my own and should not diminish the book at all for most readers. Now, this being said, I am still going to read the rest of the series. Maybe I will become more adjusted to the religion as the books go forward.
Jen Kyle More than 1 year ago
Faith Hunter story is about post Apocalyptic world. A few characters are Seraphs, Mages, day walkers and humans. The main character and the story is based around is Thorn St. Croix. She is a unlicensed Mage, hiding in the human world. There is so much story going on that you don't want to put the book down. I originally read the book 8 years ago. It was Faiths first book I had ever read. I just reread it and remember why I fell in love with her writing. I love this world. I know have to reread book 2 and 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bloodring is very different read from the other Faith a Hunter novels I’ve read. There is a great deal of detail yet nothing is fully explained. You’re expected to read between the lines or maybe know enough Bible to figure things out. It’s an interesting concept, Armageddon came but not quite as expected and the surviving humans (and a few non humans too) are living through an ice age with angels on overwatch. But I got frustrated with only getting about 1/4 of what I needed to understand the world and it’s people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Yellowrock is also a great series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made it up to chapter 7, and gave up on the book.  I found the story boring, and I could not keep up with the different characters or their importance to the story.  I like the Jane Yellowrock series way better.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a quick read that keeps the action going.
ameliapei More than 1 year ago
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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