Mage's Blood

Mage's Blood

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David Hair is the award-winning writer of two young adult fiction series, The Aotearoa and The Return of Ravana (based on the Vedic epic The Ramayana). Mage's Blood, the first volume of a series called The Moontide Quartet, is Hair's first work of adult fantasy. In a starred review of Mage's Blood, Publisher's Weekly said, "This multilayered beginning to the Moontide Quartet plunges readers into a taut network of intrigue and mystery that tightens with each chapter. Hair portrays a stark and beautiful world breaking apart, with both good and evil characters desperate to reshape it through magic, war, and treachery. This strong debut should draw in fantasy readers of all stripes."

Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every twelve years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest." Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

Baker & Taylor
When a third 12-year cycle causes the tides to sink so that an underwater realm is rendered accessible to above-ground trade, the people of the East, under the rule of power-hungry Magi who would conquer the Moontide world, trigger a cataclysmic battle that falls on the shoulders of three ordinary individuals.

Baker
& Taylor

"An epic fantasy about the struggle for mastery in a world ruled by magic"--Back of jacket.
When an underwater realm is rendered accessible to above-ground trade, the people of the East, under the rule of power-hungry Magi who would conquer the Moontide world, trigger a cataclysmic battle that falls on the shoulders of three ordinary individuals.

Publisher: New York : Jo Flectcher, c2012
ISBN: 9781623650148
Branch Call Number: FANTASY HAI
Characteristics: 686 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.

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b1cycle Dec 06, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characterizations, plot, magic system and world building were all excellent. It is a very complex, multi-character story that spans several continents. I recommend the library purchase the fourth and final book of the Moontide Quartet series, Ascendant's Rite. I am currently reading the succeeding series, the Sunsurge Quartet. It is also great so far, and I have not had any problem purchasing the books in Canada.

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anwine
Apr 04, 2014

spoiler alert!!! While this was an excellent book the sequel is only being released in England and our Library system won't buy it...(sigh)...just so you know.

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