This is a stunning gothic love story based on the legends of Beauty and the Beast. Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan's family and his people; those woods hold a ...Read MoreThis is a stunning gothic love story based on the legends of Beauty and the Beast. Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan's family and his people; those woods hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom. For young scribe Caitrin it is a safe haven. This place where nobody else is prepared to go seems exactly what she needs, for Caitrin is fleeing her own demons. As Caitrin comes to know Anluan and his home in more depth she realizes that it is only through her love and determination that the curse can be broken and Anluan and his people set free.Read Less
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I was really looking forward to reading this book and Marillier did not disappoint. Although this story cannot compare with the beloved Sevenwaters Trilogy, I found it brilliant in a different way. Heart?s Blood was gothic and eerie but not overwhelmingly so. It had somewhat of a Jane Eyre feel to it. I can truly say that it is the first ghost story I have ever liked. Marillier?s work is always thorough, and when I am finished reading, I feel satisfied. Each time I read one of her books, I fall in love with every character with their flaws and their secrets. She weaves together every element that is needed to bring the story to life and create a wonderful tale. The more I think about it the story and its characters, the more I like it. I couldn?t decide if I wanted to give Heart?s Blood 4 or 5 stars, but I decided to give it 5. Marillier never disappoints me. Her writings never fail to bring me adventure, excitement, love, passion? could a reader ask for any more? Thanks Juliet!
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