Seer's Blood

Seer's Blood

by Doranna Durgin
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Seer's Blood by Doranna Durgin

A mountain community under siege rediscovers its lost roots -- and its magic -- in the grit of an outcast girl, the heart of a stranger, and the mystical touch of lost seer's blood. A book once honored by Andre Norton in the Gryphon Award.
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When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers, she thinks they've come to trade. She couldn't be more wrong.

When Dacey Childers comes to Shadow Hollers, Blaine's family thinks he's there to hunt game. They couldn't be more wrong.

When the Annekteh come to Shadow Hollers, they think the isolated community living there has no way to resist their invasion.

They're pretty much right on target.

But the last man of the lost seer's blood has returned, and is about to draw Blaine into his magic, his adventure...and the most dangerous hunt she could ever imagine.

"Doranna Durgin has been quietly turning out low key but very intriguing fantasy novels, of which this is the newest and in many ways the best."
--SF Chronicle

"With this book, Doranna Durgin displays her customary precision in plot (tangled yet plausible, with tension that fairly hums from the page), setting (richly rendered and full of fresh, original details that truly delight), and characterization (thoughtful, layered, and well able to drive the plot).... Seer's Blood is low fantasy at its very best, showing how great events affect people on a small scale."
--Hypatia's Hoard

"SEER'S BLOOD is a fast-paced magical adventure. Doranna Durgin imbues her characters with heart and soul, making the reader care about them in ways that are rare in fiction."
--Alan Meitlowski, BookHound

"The author creates high adventure with a subtle touch of romance here. Durgin's writing is full of mountain flavor, and her characters, both human and canine, are strong and clear.... This is an intense story that should appeal to...fantasy fans."
--VOYA

"Readers will find themselves immersed in a world where self-reliance and resilience is brutally interrupted by evil in men's clothing and the return of magic to the lonely hollows.... [A]complex picture of love and loss. And the hounds, oh, my! Right along with Blaine, I fell in love with the hounds. This is a delicious read!"
-- Cynthia Felice, author of Downtime

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012897343
Publisher: Blue Hound Visions
Publication date: 06/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Doranna's quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey, spanning genres over 50 novels to include mystery, SF/F, action-romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories.

Beyond that, mostly she still prefers to hang around outside her New Mexico mountain home with the animals, riding dressage on her Lipizzan and training for performance sports with the dogs. She doesn't believe so much in mastering the beast within, but in channeling its power. For good or bad has yet to be decided...

Along with the occasional original, these Blue Hound Visions NookBook editions are author presentations of favorites once found on bookstore shelves.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doranna Durgin is a new favorite with me. This book was surprisingly good! It kept me up late last night finishing it. The Seer is different...exciting...and, well just alot going on. I was getting so tired of the same vampire/werewolf/fairie/ghosts stories. We really need this refreshing twist on the paranormal. Very happy. Highly recommend. DM
AdrianneM More than 1 year ago
Seer's Blood instantly draws you into a fabulously imagined Appalachia that might have been. The cadence and textures of the setting are wonderfully evocative, and a vast relief from over-done traditional fantasy settings. The magic is perfectly done, neither too encompassing, nor too rare. But the best part are the well drawn characters and the fascinating problems that they encounter.
Montzalee Wittmann More than 1 year ago
Seer's Blood by Doranna Durgin is a wonderful, magical story set in the Appalachian region. Durgin is great in making you feel as if you are really there with the atmosphere and the dialogue. The story is about Annektah who intend to steal the magic from the mountains and the land, and use the people. Killing the people as necessary. Dacey, who has some seer blood, goes to warn the community they are coming. Blaine ends up helping him and and she too has seer's blood. The story is fast, intriguing, has well developed characters, full of twists, danger, magic, fantasy, and a touch of romance. Well thought out book. This is the first book I have read by her but it won't be the last. I won this book on LibraryThing and I am so glad I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seers Blood was slow to start but quickly became very interesting. I really can't say alot without giving away the story but can say that I fell totally in love with Dacey and Blaine's companions. Thank you Library Thing for giving me the opportunity to read this book. I am looking forward to hanging out with Dacey and Blaine again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a perfect compilation of stories for a rainy day. They kept me captivated and I was sorry when I finished the book.
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