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The Tyranny of the Blood (A Blood Dancers Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Jo Reed
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Book Description

In fourth century Scotland, a powerful inbred society with superhuman power and hereditary madness, known as `The Family', has been trying for centuries to breed a child with the ability to control time itself.

The blood is all that matters; the unfit are slaughtered to achieve their twisted goal. When Rendail takes over leadership of the Family from his father, he seems doomed to perpetuate his father's mistakes...until a chance encounter with an enigmatic stranger opens his eyes.

When Rendail's firstborn develops the long awaited gift, a catastrophic chain of events is cast into motion that threatens the very future of mankind.

The first in a dark trilogy tracing the fortunes of the infamous 'Family'

Product Details

  • File Size: 660 KB
  • Print Length: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (August 9, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Z0D1EY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #986,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Life and Times of a Tyrant April 8, 2012
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The Tyranny of the Blood takes place in a world of cruelty and twisted immorality. In a medieval time, there exists The Family, a people of inbred bloodline that results in great power. . . and madness. The ruler, Lord Corvan ,has tried for centuries to sire the perfect heir, one of perfect features and strong in the gift. Finally having done so, the heir is named "Rendail" and this book is his story.

The Tyranny of the Blood is a mesmerizing tale that takes the reader through Rendail's inhuman childhood, being hated by his mother from the day he was born. After a number of years, he was taken to be educated and learn in the ways of The Family, with its strict customs and rules of civility. Along the way, the readers encounter numerous but memorable characters who help Rendail on his way to take his place as head of the family.

Soon enough, Rendail learns that he too is tainted with madness, as was his father, and has to contend with it. While ruling the family and finding ways to further the bloodline, he is faced with the responsibility of finding a way to save his people from the curse, while working to ensure the prosperity of the family. Rendail's desire to sire a heir with the gift to cross time itself becomes reality, but he learns the price of achieving this power.

The Tyranny of the Blood is a fascinating tale of honor, loyalty, and the trappings of a tyrant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story March 5, 2013
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I found the story told in the book interesting, well writen and explained. It was a pleasant reading with apropriate characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice February 21, 2013
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A good read for sure as long as grammacal errors down bother you. I managed to read the whole series and the plot and storyline progress nicely throughout with only a few hiccups here and there.
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