Title: Blood for Magic
Author Name & Publisher: Aundrea Singer (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 23, 2015 – 234 pgs
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.
Including the monster he’s come to love.
This book was amazing and the world this author created was awesome!
Tarquin is a blood mage who is very smart but also very reckless. He meets Five while fighting the haldur and trying to save his brother who is Turing into a Golem.
There was just so much action in this book I was on the edge of my seat until the end. This author did a amazing job with these characters and this story! I can’t even tell you how much I loved this world this author created. I loved Tarquin’s character but I also really loved Five’s character too! He was just so sweet even though he could not talk for a lot of this book you could feel how much he cares and I loved how everyone accepted him even though he was so different then the others. You also meet so many different characters in this book and I have to say I really loved all of them.
With this book you get so much action and steam between Tarquin and Five. Then there was the way everything just comes together so perfectly and the ending was just so awesome!
I do not want to give away any spoilers because this book was just so good you really need to read this one for yourself. So I will leave this review with…
I 100% loved this story and I would definitely recommend this book!
I was born in Canada and grew up on a hobby farm, helping my parents raise chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys, and a crazy number of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters. I’ve always had an active imagination, something my sister joyfully exploited by making me tell her stories for hours on end. And then my dad took me to see “Star Wars”, and from that moment on all I wanted was to make universes like George Lucas did, only on paper instead of film.
My favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy, with paranormal thrown in here and there as long as it isn’t too frightening. But what I love to write the most is ordinary people dealing with extraordinary situations. I always try to create heroes you could know, whether they’re working in a tattoo shop in Toronto, or dodging spaceships on the other side of the galaxy. And sometimes those heroes are both men who fall in love.
These days I live in Texas with my beloved husband, three neurotic cats, and the most wonderful little boy in the entire world. And I write as Aundrea Singer, which is a small homage to my parents, my heritage, and my husband’s family, as well as a salute to the gaming buddies I left behind.