Kindle Price: $2.99

Save $9.96 (77%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Shaman's Blood Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"

Length: 274 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Editorial Reviews


"Shaman's Blood offers unique insights into the worlds of magic, especially Australian mythology. Tales told by tribal "senior men," as well as tales too sacred to be told outright, combine with the modern world to create an engaging, intriguing, and ultimately enjoyable excursion into the intricacies of belief and unbelief." - Dr. Michael Collings, Literary Critic

"If your taste in fiction runs toward the dark side, Anne Petty's SHAMAN'S BLOOD delivers. Take a trip to the dark side. Pick up a copy of SHAMAN'S BLOOD and let Petty take you on a journey you won't soon forget."  -- Christine Goff, The Big Thrill eZine

"Shaman Blood is slick with articulate, complex story telling rendering our skin crawling and spell bound with insomnia."

"Anne C. Petty is not only imaginative, she's brilliant. With all the experiences I disliked in Petty's novel there were far more that soared. And I came away thinking that Shaman's Blood is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. 5 stars, Anne―bumps and all." - Clayton Bye, The Deepening

Product Details

  • File Size: 1256 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: JournalStone (August 2, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FR1AD4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,493,704 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

More About the Author

Writer, editor, publisher, anime/manga addict. Tastes run toward the dark side.

Anne Petty (Ph.D. in English, Florida State University) has over 30 years' experience in the wordsmithing field as teacher, author, editor, and publisher.

Anne explores myth, legend, and the world of J.R.R. Tolkien in her online blog and her published non-fiction writing--Tolkien in the Land of Heroes (2005, a Mythopoeic Society Award Finalist), Dragons of Fantasy (2nd ed. 2008), and One Ring to Bind Them All (2nd ed. 2001). Chapters in anthologies include contributions to Modern Critical Views (2000); Tolkien Studies (2004); More People's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien (2005); Tolkien and Shakespeare (2007); Good Dragons Are Rare (2009); and Light Beyond All Shadow (2011).

Anne also writes dark urban fantasy/horror fiction. The first novel in her Wandjina series was Thin Line Between (2005), and the follow-up novel, Shaman's Blood, is due out later in 2011. Recent short stories include "The Veritas Experience" published in The Best Horror, Fantasy, & Science Fiction of 2009 (Absent Willow Review). Another story, "Blade," received Honorable Mention in AWR's 2010 Best Horror, Fantasy, & SciFi competition.

Anne is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Mythopoeic Society, and the Tolkien Society. She is a founding member of the Tallahassee Writers Association and is a regular presenter at writers' conferences and pop-culture conventions such as Dragon-Con in Atlanta. In 2006, she founded Kitsune Books, a small press specializing in literary novels, short story collections, book-length poetry collections, and literary criticism.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
Book 2 of the Wandjina Quartet, based on Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, continues the story of Alice and Margaret begun in "Thin Line Between." It also tells Ned's story. Moving between past (Ned's story) and present (Alice and Margaret), we learn about how the Quinkan became linked to Margaret in the first place, and what they need to do to break the bond.

I can't be any more precise about the plot or I will seriously spoil the book for you. While it would be possible to enjoy the book without having read "Thin Line Between," I wouldn't recommend it - you will miss a lot of clues if you don't read them in order. Since this is called a Quartet, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume there will be two more books to go - since it was 6 years between books one and two, I'm seriously hoping it won't be that long before the next book, because I want to know what happens. Once you read these awesome books, you will too! Definitely check them out, especially if you like mythology-based horror. Great stuff!
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
An enjoyable book which introduced me to the traditions, myths and legends of Australian Aboriginal dreamtime. The story is mainly seen through the eyes of three members of a family; father, daughter and grand-daughter. The story takes you on an exciting journey from Florida, USA to Cairns, Australia; from highs of life and despairing lows, sentimental times and violent and disturbing scenes.

The story is split between the 1960's and the present day and the struggle of the family against an ancient curse. The thread of the story is rarely affected by the switching between both timelines. In fact, the technique added suspense to the book. I believed in the characters and was rooting for them throughout.

I would recommend this book to most of my friends. However I was slightly disappointed by the ending and thought there should have been one more chapter.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a definite page turner. The story unfolds over three separate generations, each bringing a different experience and point of view to the evens happening around them. The mystery element blends well with the supernatural creepiness, leaving readers trying to work out exactly who's who and what happened to each of them... and more importantly, why.

One thing I definitely enjoyed about this book was the respect the author showed to the many difference cultures mentioned and explored in the story - the youth culture, in Margaret, the modern and not so modern Southern US culture (and I defy anyone to tell me there is no such thing - I'm married to a Southerner and I would say they're definitely a unique group of people), and of course the Australian Aboriginal culture that underpins the story. It provided a fascinating glimpse into the mysteries surrounding those ancient peoples.

Well written throughout, with seamless transitions between sections that make sense for them to occur where they do, this book kept me turning pages to find out more, to take a step closer to the answers and to share the nightmarish journey of the main characters in /their/ search to uncover the truth about themselves, their past, and how to right the wrong that was done in the first place. I therefore found myself only a little bit disappointed when there was not complete resolution at the end of the novel, but I suppose the author must leave something for her characters to do in the next book.

Speaking of which, although this is the second book in a tetralogy, I had no previous knowledge of the events in the first book, and did not find my understanding was in any way lacking because of this.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is not the first book in the series, but I found that it was rather easy to jump in to the things that were happening just as they were written. I think that many will be able to pick up this book and fall quickly into The Dreamtime, guided by the book's beautiful imagery and imaginative telling.

Shaman's Blood is the story of one family's struggle to rid themselves of a demon that began haunting them deep within the roots of their family tree, but it is told in parts, through time so that the reader's interest is kept even more intently on the story. What do these people have in common with those in Australia? What relationship do they have with each other? Why are snakes and other things plaguing them so? These and many more questions come up and are answered with each turn of the page, a little at a time, until all is revealed.

There is most obviously going to be another book to follow this one, as much is left hanging, but that only makes the story more intriguing. I found the winding of Aboriginal Australian culture into the American family home to be very interesting. Many Americans think they know their histories, many know that there are gaps, but do any of us really know the story behind our ancestors? How does a light skinned family in Florida have roots with their dark skin "neighbors" or the native peoples in Australia?

Very well written in each time period, kept me turning the pages all the way through.

Note: Though this book was a free gift from the author, the content of my review was in no way influenced by the gifting. The book speaks for itself and my review would have been worded just this way even if I'd gone out and bought it. I also give bonus points for Text To Speech enabling on Kindle format.... but that also wasn't a factor in the above review.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in