Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review of Blood Spells by Jessica Anderson

Blood Spells

Jessica Anderson

Penguin Group

440 pages

Blood Spells is the 5th in Ms. Anderson’s Final Prophecy series and is the story of the only mated pair from before the end time clock started ticking again Patience and Brandt White-Eagle.

A chance meeting, a secret shrine, love at first sight, these are the things that Patience thinks about when she remembers meeting Brandt, but now she knows she’s been living a lie, she wants it better or she wants it over. Brandt White-Eagle loves his wife, but he knows there’s something wrong, something he just can’t put his finger on, but when a dark entity threatens their sons they will put aside their problems with each other and fight tooth and nail to save the children. But will they have to make the ultimate sacrifice to do so.

Ms. Anderson is a gifted storyteller with a wicked side, a side that can create creatures even more horrible than your worst nightmare, she can do this while weaving her unbelievably imaginative plot and using her very modern narrative interspersed with eons old Mayan. She gives us out of this world over the top characters, characters that her audience will want to have on their side just in case the end date is real. She catches us up on the stars from the previous novels and introduces us to new characters as well. Her romance is as earthy as her hero and heroine warrior mates while her love scenes are filled with passion, lust, yearning and love.

This novel is not for the feint of heart, not for the timid and not for the meek. This novel is for the brave, the adventurer and the dare-devil. I would recommend this be read in chronological order as the series is about the Mayan doomsday prediction of December 21,2012 and happens chronologically in the novels. If you’ve been waiting for the next installment of the series, your wait is over, if you haven’t tried them yet, what is wrong with you.
Ms. Anderson Kudos to you, this is one kick butt and take no prisoners read.