December 14, 2009

Whistling Tor - Book 1

WHISTLING TOR:
Heart's Blood
by Juliet Marillier

A Tale As Old As Time!


A young woman is running away from the demons in her past. She has come to the edge of the world, to the middle of nowhere. To a place darkened by fear and cast in shadows. She has come to Whistling Tor.

Caitrin has made her way west, far from her old life in Market Cross, to the settlement of Whistling Tor. Now she finds herself alone and her funds all gone. But she does have the means to support herself, if only there was work for a scribe in the small settlement. Luckily, up on fortress of Whistling Tor a position is found available for a scribe and Caitrin does not hesitate to take.

Not many folk venture to Whistling Tor because of the curse. Evil presences and manifestations surround the hill and fortress of Whistling Tor, and all who venture there take their lives into their own hands. Even the chieftain of Whistling Tor has not escaped the curse, all warped and twisted. Caitrin is sure these are just stories told by the fireside to entertain and thrill. But once on the Tor and in the home of Lord Anluan, Caitrin comes to find truth in these tales.

Caitrin soon uncovers the sad and cursed history of Whistling Tor, but can she also uncover the key to saving the Tor and its people? There are more then just presences on the hill, there is an evil that will stop at nothing to hold its secrets, and Caitrin is getting to close to the truth. But if she can not face her own demons who sent her running scared from her home in Market Cross, how can she face the evil on the Tor to save those she loves?

Based on the fairytale Beauty And The Beast, Heart's Blood, with its stunning imagery and passionate storytelling, this story will capture both the heart and imagination. There are thrilling moments filled with danger and suspense, and charming characters that will enter your heart. This is a lovely story of hope and love, where one heart can stand against a frenzy, and a wager can win you a prize more precious then gold; Heart's Blood.
On sale: 01 November 2009
Price (AU): $32.99
ISBN: 9781405039437
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Heart
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five
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