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Faerie Blood – A Review

August 17, 2009

I am so sorry to be getting this review out so late. No excuses but here we go:

Blurb:

Kendis Thompson of Seattle thinks she’s as normal as the next computer geek, and up till now, she’s been right. But her world is about to
turn on its ear, for she is the daughter of a Seelie Court mage and her mortal husband–and her faerie blood is awakening. Suddenly the
city she’s known all her life is transforming before her eyes. Trolls haunt the bike trails. Fairies and goblins run loose in the streets.
An old woman who is not what she seems and a young wanderer running from his past stand ready to defend Seattle–and Kendis–from magical assault. She will need those allies, for the power rising within her is calling her fey kin to the Emerald City to find her. And kill her.

Warning: This book is fun with a capital UF!

From the dialogue to the first person narrative to all the neat little world building bits of a secret Supernatural society in Seattle. Elves, trolls and fey, (oh my!) running a muck.

And a big plus, geek humor!

Seriously, whats not to love? Mind you, I could be biased…it’s Urban Fantasy. And me? I love me some Urban Fantasy.

Kendis was an absolute riot! Her off beat commentary had me giggling straight through her narratives. I’ve got to hand it to Ms. Korra’ti for her handling of such quirky characters. From Aunt Agatha, the sweet compassionate woman who reminds me so much of the best of the women in my community, to the gung-ho and eccentric Millicent Merriweather and her trusty  companion “Butch”. Even Jude, a pagan and  rather minor player, managed to hold her own and not get overwhelmed by all the other interesting characters causing mayhem for Kendis. Kendis could have done a lot worse for a best friend than Jude, chica was awesome!

Faerie Blood is a fairly light read at 219 pages, but packed with lots of excursions to excite and entertain you. While there were no huge surprises in way of plot twists, I felt Ms. Korra’ti went out side of the box for her protagonist as  Kendis is not your run of the mill snarky hot babe kicking supernatural butt in stilettos.

Hell,Kendis may not even wear heels. There was really no mention of snazzy clothes to detract from the heart of the plot, which I, for one, was thankful for. No unnecessary detail is fine by me!

I hope there will be more stories for these characters in future. I especially loved Christopher. And what woman wouldn’t with that Scottish accent of his? 😉

Overall, this was a perfectly enjoyable read with a sweet satisfying ending. A very nice debut. Kuddoes to Ms. Korra’Ti and defiantly looking forward to reading more of her work in future.

Intrigued by what I’ve had to say? Then you can head over to Drollerie Press and pick yourself up a copy.


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2009 6:31 pm

    Geek humor — yes!! Faerie Blood was a fun read. So refreshing not to have the standard kick-ass heroine.

  2. Soleil Noir permalink*
    August 17, 2009 7:12 pm

    Joely- I agree whole heartedly! What I really loved about Kendis is just how relate-able and ordinary she was. I saw so many of my friends and quite a bit of myself in her (the really geeky parts were all me, hee! Gotta love all the Star Trek and Star Wars references.) Thanks so much for recommending it!

    I now have the urge to find some voice clips of Sean Connery and listen to some Celtic music… this has absolutely nothing to do with Christopher, clearly. 😉

  3. August 18, 2009 10:23 pm

    Hiya! Just wanted to come by and thank you very kindly for the review; I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the book. 🙂

    • Soleil Noir permalink*
      August 18, 2009 10:27 pm

      Angela- You’re most certainly welcome. 😀 Thank YOU kindly for stopping by, glad you enjoyed it.

  4. August 21, 2009 9:56 pm

    Soleil, regarding your comment over at my blog, I don’t think I received your e-mail today. Would you resend when you have a chance? Thanks. 🙂

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