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.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Ties of Blood Paperback – October 6, 2011
|New from||Used from|
About the Author
Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine series, a world where vampires aren’t for children. As a compliment to the novel series, she has also written several short stories, including the Vampire Morsels collection, and has plans for an Amaranthine Encyclopedia. In what little time is left she watches anime and updates her blogs, all from a crooked Victorian house in Villisca, Iowa. Between her husband and her pets, she is never lonely, and should she ever disappear one might look for her on a beach in Tahiti, sipping a tropical drink and wearing a disguise. Join her on her website at http://JoleeneNaylor.com
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
These three books are the greatest tales of vampires I have yet to read by a modern author. Don't miss out on this series. They are hard to put down.
This is my favorite book so far. In contrast to the dark nature in Legacy of Ghosts, there are lots of humorous moments in this book. With the introduction of Verchiel, Ties of Blood reaches new levels of awesome. Verchiel is a smart-ass Executioner who takes orders from The Guild, but puts his own, bad-ass twist on everything he does. By far, he's one of my favorite characters in the series. Is Jorick a little jealous of the attention Verchiel pays Katelina? It seems so. Jorick is enraged every time he sees the redhead Executioner. But Jorick's rage doesn't compare with the anger we see in Oren. The blond fledgling is hellbent on waging war with The Guild even if it costs him his life.
I could not put this book down. At the end, I was completely absorbed and couldn't be separated from my Kindle until I finished. This series just keeps getting better and better. If you haven't delved into the world of Amaranthine, what are you waiting for?
all, I still enjoy the other characters and the story enough that I still have follow the storyline. Thanks
Does it feel like we have been here before? Ties of Blood marks the sixth book I have reviewed by Joleene Naylor-if you include Strange Portals-which features two of her short stories and was edited by her. Joleene, what can I say? You just keep me coming back for more :-)
So, I was wondering how I was going to tackle this review, given that it is number 3 in the series. I think that it is pretty much impossible not to at least give out spoilers from the first two novels. For those of you reading this that have not read Shades of Gray, or Legacy of Ghosts, I highly recommend taking a look at my reviews of those two books.
Okay, now that you are up to speed, book 3 picks up where Legacy of Ghosts leaves off. Katelina and Jorick have survived the ordeal with Kateesha's coven and now have to face the repercussions of Katelina's actions. They are summoned to the Citadel to face Malick. There are some tense moments here when our heroes are unsure what their futures hold-or if they have futures...
For me, Ties of Blood keeps the thrill ride rolling. I always feel for Katelina as she gets more and more enmeshed in this undead world. Book 3 also sees the delightful addition of Verchiel, a red-headed asian vampire with clown eyebrows? Yes, he is very interesting and gives some comic relief to the brooding performance of Oren and the often angry and abrupt Jorick. What new vampire characters will Katelina encounter in book 4?
Guess we will find out when I get around to reading Ashes of Deceit.