Rituals (Rhapsody of Blood #1)

by Roz Kaveney

Two women – and the workings of Time andFate.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 334 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.97 out of 5
  • Published August 18th 2012 by Plus One Press
  • Original Title: Rituals
  • ISBN: 0984436278 (ISBN13: 9780984436279)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Rhapsody of Blood #1
  • Literary Awards: James Tiptree Jr. Award Honor List (2012)

Two women – and the workings of Time and Fate. In a time too long ago for most human memory, a god asked Mara what she most wanted. She got her wish: to protect the weak against the strong. For millennia, she has avenged that god, and her dead sisters, against anyone who uses the Rituals of Blood to become a god through mass murder. And there are few who can stand against her. A sudden shocking incident proves to Emma that the modern world is not what she thought it was, that there are demons and gods and elves and vampires. Her weapon is knowledge, and she pursues it wherever it leads her. The one thing she does not know is who she – and her ghostly lover, Caroline – are working for. RHAPSODY OF BLOOD is a four-part epic fantasy not quite like anything you’ve read before: a helter-skelter ride through history and legend, from Tenochitlan to Los Angeles, from Atlantis to London. It is a story of death, love and the end of worlds – and of dangerous, witty women.