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A Cup of Blood: Medieval Fantasy in Post Arthurian Britain Kindle Edition
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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- ASIN : B07H9NT8Z9
- Publisher : TH Media (October 3, 2018)
- Publication date : October 3, 2018
- Language: : English
- File size : 4254 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 308 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #643,830 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When she reaches port, initially she goes in search of somewhere to stay. In a tavern she meets an old crone who is friendly, and seems to know what Maria is straight away, but shows no fear of her. After talking to her for a little while, the crone tells Maria a prophecy about Maria's future. It's a prophecy filled with danger and risk but also love and family. The crone warns Maria that she will face a hard choice about her destiny. Then the crone tells Maria that she won't remember the prophecy until the time is right.
Eventually they part company and Maria starts looking for someone to feed from. Maria meets a man who seems willing to spend some time with her. They go to a hayloft for a little private time. Just as Maria bites the man, his necklace falls forward from his top and Maria is shocked to find that the necklace indicates that he is a witch Hunter. At that same moment he realises what she is. He immediately tries to attack her, but he loses his balance and falls from the hayloft to his death. When Maria realises he broke his neck in the fall, she knows that no one will believe it was an accident, so she runs as fast and as far as she can.
From here onwards Maria gets into hot water figuratively speaking with more witch hunters. She is attacked by witch hunters yet again and is in incredible danger. Maria is in a serious fight for her life.
I really loved the tension in this particular fight scene. It's so well written that you feel like you are actually there with Maria, and the witch hunters
If you want to know what happens next to Maria, you will need to read the book I'm afraid, because that is as much as I will say, other than it's a very good story and that it links in nicely with the Penllyn Chronicles by the same author.
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So, so much happens in this book and there wasn't anything I didn't like about it. Everything moved along at a fas pace. There is situation after situation that happens, keeping the reader glued to the book. The characters are likeable, real, multidimensional and really bring the book to life.
It follows the Vampire Maria (blood witch) in the book is what they're called. She's running from an organization, out to exterminate the blood witches. They're called the blessed witch hunters and their mean, cruel and crude. Maria traveled by boat a long way, hoping to be rid of them. However, she finds herself running from them again.
Maria is not like most blood witches, she's quite different. She finds herself in one problem after another, until she's saved. Much, much more happens in this unbelievably, great book. I just told a very little at the beginning, didn't even tell the good stuff. This in my opinion is definitely a must read. There's a lot more to come in this book and I have a feeling much more in the next book, which I'm dying to read.
I received this ARC from the Author, the review is my opinion after reading the book.
Troy Hill tells a good tale of a vampire with a conscious flees to Britannia to escape the Roman church’s executioners. As the hunters close in she is brought into the service of one of the old gods to take part in an epic struggle between good and evil.
Well worth the time to read, if the spelling and pronunciation of the Welsh gets confusing go to the back matter where the author has put a helpful how to guide for the language.
Maria was running from her past to a future unknown. As a blood witch can she take a chance in this new land?
Meeting a old hag in the smaller tavern she chose, Maria learns she will have to face her demons to save her friends and family.
Only trouble was she didn't have family and friends anymore not for decades at least. Maria and her demon make a kick butt team that is when the thirst gets to her. Meeting Gwen , she hasn't felt the pull in her but once and that was to her master. Will the witches hunters destroy any chance of happiness Maria could have here with her new friends and loved ones or will she destroy them before all is lost. Love the old Britannia theme of the book.