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Blood of the Sire (Dragonchild Lore) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 11, 2013
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About the Author
Andrea L. Staum is author of the Dragonchild Lore series and The Attic's Secret Novella. She is also a contributor to a wide variety of anthologies in numerous genres. She is a trained motorcycle mechanic, an amateur house renovator, and a record keeper for the characters in her mind. She resides in South Central Wisconsin with her husband and three cats.
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Enjoyed the read, looking forward to more from this author.
Blood of the sire starts off with the town recluse Kitra (aka the seemingly insane goat lady) collecting her tribute to the guardians. Which have been long forgotten by every one in the town except her and spirals into this great tale about magic, love, faith, hope, healing, and so much more. The characters in this book are developing into people you didn't except when you first meet them and it is exciting to see what they are going to blossom into. At every page turn there is something unexpected happening, and written in such fine detail that you can see the picture of them playing across in your mind. I can not wait to read the next book, and see what kind of magical adventure Andrea Staum is going to take us on.
Kitra is the village outcast of Kalahtaya, she is mocked and basically ignored or scorned by the villagers. But when Zabond's raiders come to her village it is up to Kitra to find the allies through the Elemental Guards.
She teams up with a man she believes kidnapped her daughter and grand-daughter, to which she never got to know. Not only is her mission dangerous, but she is about to discover the secrets and hidden past of the village and her own life.
A good story with an original plot. Attention to detail bring you into the story. The characters are well developed, we learn a lot about all of them. Kitra is very likable, she is easy to relate to. At times I did feel bad for the way Kitra was treated, but she is a strong woman and endured so much that I felt a lot of admiration for her.
There is drama, action, and suspense and the story moves at a steady pace. Overall I found Blood of the Sire and enjoyable read and feel those who like fantasy will enjoy it as well.
Blood of the Sire is a unique story with a fresh take on the fantasy genre with the creative and imaginative classic feel of Dragon’s Milk meets The Hobbit. There are some slow areas of the book, but for the most part it moves at a fairly even pace absorbing you in the very descriptive environment creating a world you swear you can feel, smell, and see. This is the first book in what appears to be series and it is an Indy book so I did come across quite few editing errors, especially at the beginning and this did make it difficult to get deep into story. Overall, I do recommend this story, especially if looking for a story to share with your children. it will definitely be a crowd pleaser!
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*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*