Friday, August 7, 2009

Bloodflower by Christine Hinwood

Vivid, compassionate and totally absorbing, Bloodflower follows the fortunes of young Cam Attling and all those whose fates entwine with his. Cam has a hunger, an always-hunger; it drives him from home, to war, from north to south. When he returns from war alone - all his fellow soldiers slain - suspicion swirls around him. He's damaged in body and soul, yet he rides a fine horse and speaks well of his foes. What has he witnessed? Where does his true allegiance lie? How will life unfold for his little sister, his closest friend, his betrothed, his community, and even the enemy Lord who maimed him (from the publisher)?
This is a story set in times long past, and the text of the book represents that time. There are a lot of characters to keep track of in this book, and I thought the entwining of the characters lives was done well. And then the book ended. It seemed to come to a sudden end while in the middle of tying up the story lines - I was left thinking 'did he...', 'what happened to..,' and 'what about...'. I have to fill in the blanks myself. This was recommended to me by a relative, as the author is one of her friends.
Rating - I give this 4/5 Not bad!
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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