Title: Blood for Magic
Author: Aundrea Singer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Tarquin and Fice
Twenty-year-old Tarquin is smart, tactless, and braver than he knows. He’s also been Mage of the Realm of Kelor for two years, taking the title from his mother after she died protecting Kelor from a terrible threat.
While on a quest to heal his dying brother, Tarquin is attacked by a horrific, flesh-eating monster. He’s saved by an enigmatic and mute young soldier, cursed with a terrifying form that conceals the heart of a knight. There’s an almost instant attraction between the two men, but no time to explore it. The monster’s attack is the harbinger of a new invasion.
With Kelor helpless, the realm’s only hope lies with Tarquin. As Mage of the Realm, he alone can sacrifice himself, the way his mother did, in exchange for unimaginably powerful magic. He’s prepared to give up his life to defeat the coming evil, but before the battle is over, he’ll be faced not just with his own death, but the death of everyone he cares about.
It was the well-written and rounded characters along with the detailed story they had to tell made Blood for Magic by Andrea Singer a very fun book to read.
Tarquin is a very smart Mage of the Realm. It helped that he inherited his blood mother’s gift before she lost her life to save the realm. While on a quest, Tarquin meets a young solder that has befallen a horrible curse. This curse has left him both mute and deformed, but though he is a man cursed, he has a huge heart.
The Realm will depend on these two very different people to survive the upcoming attack from the coming evil and save them all.
I really enjoyed Blood for Magic. I can easily recommend it to anyone that craves to get lost in mythical worlds with a strong story-line and interesting characters.
Reviewed By: Jerry
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