The first book in an urban fantasy series about loyalty, power, and the rules of survival.
Vampires are the only guardians Vance Ehecatl has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family. He is grateful to them for generously providing for all of his needs and for offering him a home in the powerful empire of Midnight. But when an act of violence forces Vance from his sheltered life, he’s startled to meet Malachi Obsidian, a fellow shapeshifter with conflicting ideas about Midnight and its leader, Mistress Jeshickah.
Malachi claims Vance is a bloodwitch, who Jeshickah and her trainers, Jaguar and Taro, are trying to control. Vance doesn't know anything about the rare and destructive magic Malachi says he possesses, and he can't believe Jeshickah would use it to hurt others. But when his friends begin falling ill, Vance starts to realize his perfect world may not be as flawless as it seems. Now Vance must decide who to trust—the vampires he's always relied upon, or the shapeshifters who despise them.
Praise for Bloodwitch, Book 1 in the Maeve’ra trilogy:
"Edgy world building, with cultures and societies based loosely on real history, is compelling. This book is highly recommended for Atwater-Rhodes fans and urban fantasy or alternate reality readers." —VOYA
"A satisfying read." —SLJ
"Plenty of fun ahead for the author’s many fans." —Kirkus
"Atwater-Rhodes made a splash with her first novel, In the Forests of the Night (1999). Since then she has continued writing lush fantasies of fully realized, well conceived worlds, and the first volume in the new Maeve’ra series is no exception." —Booklist
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AMELIA ATWATER-RHODES wrote her first novel, In the Forests of the Night, when she was thirteen. Other books in the Den of Shadows series are Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator, Persistence of Memory, Token of Darkness, and All Just Glass. She has also published the five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: Hawksong, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Selection; Snakecharm; Falcondance; Wolfcry, an IRA-CBC Young Adults' Choice; and Wyvernhail. Her most recent novels are Poison Tree and Promises to Keep.From School Library Journal:
Gr 9 Up—Vance Ehecatl is a young shape-shifter who can transform into an exquisite but rare Quetzal. Abandoned by his parents at birth, he has been raised by powerful vampires at their stronghold of Midnight. Sheltered and protected from the outside world and given all possible comforts, Vance never questions his surroundings or his vampire superiors. When his friend Calysta dies by violent means, Vance flees in the forest where he becomes lost and disoriented. He is discovered by a fellow shape-shifter named Malachi Obsidian, who tries to persuade Vance to leave Midnight. Malachi explains that Vance is a bloodwitch who possesses dangerous and unpredictable magic. He further turns Vance's world upside-down by claiming that Mistress Jeshickan and her vampires are manipulating him to control his power. In order to unlock his true potential, he must be properly trained by his own people. The main character struggles to uncover the truth, determine his destiny, and distinguish friend from foe. Atwater-Rhodes once again draws readers into the mysterious and extraordinary paranormal world of shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and Tristes. Although Bloodwitch is the first in this new trilogy, characters from her "Den of Shadow" and "Kiesha'ra" series (both Delacorte) are referenced and might possibly appear in later installments. A satisfying read.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
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Descrizione libro Delacorte Press 2014-05-13, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Codice libro della libreria 9780385743037B
Descrizione libro Delacorte Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110385743033