Title: Daughter of the Blood
Author: Anne Bishop
Blurb: (Spoiler Free please!!) He would never submit.
Seven hundred years ago, Tersa had told him the living myth was coming. Seven hundred years of waiting, watching, searching, hoping. Seven hundred heartbreaking, exhausting years. He refused to give up, refused to wonder if she'd been mistaken, refused because his heart yearned too much for that strange, wonderful, terrifying creature called Witch.
The Dark Realm readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, the Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But the Queen is young, still open to influence. Three men know the power that hides behind the innocent blue eyes of a young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of intrigue, magic, politics and betrayal.
Rating: (ie PG, NC 17, G etc) Probably M in Australia, so - PG-13? I'd recommend it for mature readers, anyway.
One of my favourite books of all time, but not to be read by anyone who could get offended easily. Some of the characters names could be offensive - namely Lucivar and Saetan. But if you can ignore these, this book is absolutely incredible.
The first of a trilogy, fantasy, set in a highly complicated world, Daughter of the Blood tells the story of a young girl with incredible power, and the three men who influence her life.
Grading: A+, definitely.
Reason for Pimping: Not too many people have read this, so I thought I'd share. If you read it, I'd love to hear what you think.