Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bloodmaiden by Christine Schulze

Zale. Gauthier. Varden. These three dynasties... They all sound like something out of an ancient, oriental myth or fairy tale. The concept of humans and dragons helping and living in harmony with one another, without fear. To me, that's exactly what they are. A distant dream only read of, whispered secretly, quietly yearned for. For, you see, I am the new Quelda of Tynan. These words echo the mystery, horror, and romance found within Schulze's fantasy novel. Along with her new husband, Chalom, Crislin must choose to embrace cruel tradition, run from it, or stand against it. The young couple's only hope is to rally the help of the three peaceful dragon dynasties of Sulaimon-but tradition is not on their side, even outside the realm of Tynan.


If you love fantasy or young adult books, you will not want to miss this one! Set in a mesmerizing and beautiful world, Bloodmaiden is fantasy at it's best.  It started a little slow for me but once I got involved in the story, it didn't let go!  The details are amazing and Christine has a unique way of writing that has you rallying for the characters.   With action, suspense, romance and mythical beings all working toward a cause, the pages just fled by.  A short novel that can easily be read in an afternoon and would be great for a young adult book club.  I look forward to reading more of Christine's work. I love dragon novels and this one is a great addition to my shelf!


  1. I normally don't do dragons ;) But this one sounds different and interesting. I just ran over and added it to my WL. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I agree, this looks good! And the cover doesn't disappoint either!

  3. Sounds like a good one. The cover just screams Little Red Riding Hood to me, thouh.


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