- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Tor (24 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447256077
- ISBN-13: 978-1447256076
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.6 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,045,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Heart's Blood (Bello) Paperback – 24 Oct 2013
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About the Author
Juliet Marillier holds advanced degrees in music and languages, and has had a lifelong passion for both Celtic music and Irish folklore. She resides with her family in Perth, Western Australia.
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Top Customer Reviews
For anyone (like me) who was slightly disappointed with the author's previous work Heir to Sevenwaters, Heart's Blood will more than compensate. An unsettling atmosphere is successfully established and amidst the drama and romance there are some genuinely creepy moments. Eighteen year old craftswoman Caitrin, being both heroic and vulnerable, makes a worthy addition to Marillier's growing list of strong female protagonists and the romance she ultimately shares is subtly and beautifully expressed.
Heart's Blood is not faultless; certain plot twists can be anticipated in advance and there is the odd flowery turn of phrase. But these small cavils aside, Heart's Blood is a multilayered, hugely readable story of hope, acceptance and bravery. Highly recommended.
J.M.'s novels always carry a deeper thread than the surface story, so don't discount this as a "fairy tale" - there are a lot of important life messages here, which we can all learn from.
Her "undead" characters are as interesting as her "alive" ones - it isn't actually necessary to be in a body to be a fully rounded person -and in the end, all her characters face their individual fears and work together to find their peace.
An interesting story, cleverly written - give it a try.
One of the things I love about Juliet Marillier's previous books is her vivid portrayal of the beliefs, food, customs, clothing, politics etc. of a particular time and place. There is little of this in Heart's Blood- it could be set anywhere really and I wasn't drawn into its world.
This is not a bad book, it's an easy read and if you enjoy simple historical romances you might like it. Based on her other books though, I was expecting more.
I adore Juliet Marillier's work. I won this book in a giveaway before its release and I can't express how excited I was to read it. I have huge expectations for this author and the best part is that she hasn't let me down yet. Her fantasy world, with strong characters and often a large romantic sideplot, simply appeal to me in every way. Heart's Blood was no exception and I loved it. This book is all about moving beyond the past and forging a new future.
Caitrin is interesting because she is a very damaged heroine. She's been abused and lied to by people who claim they are her family. Her sister married and left her, not realizing what would happen. She flinches every time a man gestures in her presence. At the same time, she has a core of steel that hasn't been beaten down, and a very large part of this book is her recovering her strength, her ambition, and her determination to live her life. I loved Caitrin's character development. I felt like her struggle was very realistic; even when she knows, realistically, a man isn't going to strike her, she's been beaten into submission and it takes a long time for her to stop reacting in fear. Her struggles and her move towards becoming a courageous new woman makes her a character to cheer for.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unfortunately this book was a bit too scary for me, but then I really don't like horror of any sort. I have a very vivid imagination. Read morePublished 16 months ago by sparky
It's so easy to become lost in the wonderful world of Juliet Marillier, a magical dark tale of love a courage I highly recommend.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Story with a difference, enjoyed reading this book! Would definitely recommend if u like a touch of romance in you fantasy novel!Published on 22 Sept. 2013 by Pip
i can't believe someone called this book disappointing and dull! Not at all! i loved this book and couldn't put it down, it's definitely one of my favouritesPublished on 17 Aug. 2013 by katka