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Will his Donati heritage give Jerome the answers he seeks?
Apathy and depression plague Jerome Rossini after his medical discharge. Worse, memories of his father’s betrayal have returned to haunt him. He’s deep in denial when two Donati, Cornelius and Dastan, offer him salvation.
The Donati are beings who possess unusual gifts of the paranormal kind, and Jerome finds acceptance with his new family. But his father’s treachery pulls Jerome into a fight against the Striga, a species with a thirst for blood.
Now, he and his Donati family must defeat Jerome’s father and his associates. Will their efforts be enough to prevent the coming bloodbath?
Of Blood and Shadows introduces us to the world of the Donati, a group of people with individual and exceptional powers, and their enemy the Striga in a conflict which spans the world. Whilst the story is not short of adventure and jeopardy at its heart it is a tale of a multi-generational family that faces an exceptional set of circumstances and stays together.
Whilst a fantasy novel, the story setting stays very clearly in the present day exploring the possibilities of current and future technologies. The style reminded me of Deborah Harkness and Diana Gabaldon while this is an author who is definitely ploughing her own field. I look forward to the sequel. – Mary Cyran
For the first novel this is amazing! The story of the various groups of normal and paranormals is integrate and compelling. Action, love, danger and family are all entwinned. Looking forward to the sequel. – Sue
A great paranormal novel
If you liked A Discovery of Witches, you’ll love this!