Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Kat Flannery's Blood Curse. My stop includes all the information for this book (and series), my review, and a giveaway.
Blood Curse was a fascinating read. The combination of gypsy culture, magic, and lore with the setting in and around Jamestown made for an interesting story.
Ms. Flannery did well in depicting how people in that time would react to such a thing as a blood curse - how far someone would go to end it, how far someone would go to protect an innocent. And to what limits some would go in order to attain power. She didn't shy away from violence and it too furthered the depth of the story. I liked the story Flannery wove around the the characters - a branded child whom people think is evil and the men hunting her who are far more evil than any child could ever be, and Pril, who'd lay down her life to protect her child.
Pril is a strong and feisty heroine. She is fiercely loyal and protective of those she loves. She understands the fear those have of her little girl but will do what she has to do in order to keep her safe. Kade is headstrong and sees things as black and white. He, too, is loyal. I felt this common attribute was what got them into trouble - led them together. The journey he and Pril embark on does much to change his perspective. He begins to realize things aren't always black and white, right and wrong.
I did think that transitions between scenes could have been a little smoother. And the ending felt rushed - too neat. But overall, I enjoyed Blood Curse and will make time to read Lakota Honor. I'm interested to see how the stories fit together, and how Ms. Flannery will finish up this trilogy.
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