Tuesday, February 2, 2010
New Blood by Gail Dayton
I have gradually been won over to some paranormal romance books and now have some favorite paranormal romance authors. I never miss a book by Robin Owens, Jayne Castle, or Nalini Singh. After reading New Blood Gail Dayton will join that list.
New Blood is set in the mid-1800’s in a world where there are four kinds of magic’s; alchemy, conjury, wizardry, and blood sorcery. One kind, blood magic was lost when the last blood sorceress waited to long to find an apprentice. One of her last acts was to give her knowledge to her blood servant Jax and send him out to find a new blood sorceress. Amanusa thinks she is just a minor witch until Jax finds and greets her as a blood sorceress. Together they start on a journey that will take them across Europe where together they find friends, face enemies, bring overdue justice and work to stop the spread of machines that eat magic.
Gail Dayton has taken our world and given it a twist by adding magic. The result is a believable story filled with great characters. Each plot elements adds to the story while the building relationship between Jax and Amanusa. New Blood is a well-written book that has action, adventure, excitement and romance. In other words, everything you want in a paranormal romance.
TOR published New Blood by Gail Dayton in 2009. The second book in the series, Heart's Blood, is available now.