Hearts Blood (Blood Magic, #2)



Hearts Blood (Blood Magic, #2) Master Conjurer Grey Carteret Regains Consciousness In A London Gutter Next To A Concerned Street Urchin And Not Far From The Body Of A Man Murdered By Magic Some Fool Is Hoping To Use Murder To Raise A Demon Arrested For The Crime, Grey Must Rely On The Street Urchin For Help But The Lad Turns Out To Be A Comely Lass, And She Wants Something In Exchange.Pearl Parkin, A Gently Reared Lady Struggling To Survive In London S Slums, Sees Magic As A Way Out Of The Life She Finds Herself Trapped In But Blackmailing Grey Into Making Her His Apprentice Has Unexpected Consequences As They Plunge Into The Hunt For The Murderer, Pearl Discovers That The Things She Once Desperately Wanted Are Not So Important After All, And That She Must Risk Her Blood, Her Heart, And Her Very Life To Grasp The Love She Needs.

10 thoughts on “Hearts Blood (Blood Magic, #2)

  1. says:

    I love Gail Dayton s world of sorcerypunk It s like steampunk without the steam Her women are strong characters, yet vulnerable, and her men struggle with giving up their authority to the women along with their love.If you liked New Blood , the first in the series, you ll also enjoy this one While it s true that the romantic relationship at the middle of the story is very similiar in that the lady is finding her powers and the man is struggling against being in a relationship that doesn t I love Gail Dayton s world of sorcerypunk It s like steampunk without the steam Her women are strong characters, yet vulnerable, and her men struggle with giving up their authority to the women along with their love.If you liked New Blood , the first in the series, you ll also enjoy this one While it s true that the romantic relationship at the middle of the story is very similiar in that the lady is finding her powers and the man is struggling against being in a relationship that doesn t set them up as the dominator, and that the big bad at the end is conquered by the melding of the four different magics alchemy, sorcery, wizardry and conjuring as in the first book, the development of the other worlds of magicians, as well as ancillary characters kept me hooked.Pearl Parkin blackmails conjurer Grey Carteret into accepting her as his apprentice Little do they know their first exchange of blood on the apprentice oath will lead them to a murderer, a demon, and a change that will ...

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    The second book in the Blood Magic series, Heart s Blood in my eyes had a hard road to follow I loved New Blood To date I ve reread it twice and I don t reread a whole lot of books I found myself loving Heart s Blood for many of the same reasons I loved New Blood.The Setting is a magical, slightly steampunk Victorian England The world embraces three of the four branches of magic and the fourth has just resurfaced after a few hundred years There are also mysterious areas sprouting up a The second book in the Blood Magic series, Heart s Blood in my eyes had a hard road to follow I loved New Blood To date I ve reread it twice and I don ...

  3. says:

    This gets about a 4.9, rounded up to a 5 I loved the characters, the setting, the intuitive understanding she had of the way they dressed and human nature I was just a little unsure if I liked the final battle, and a little disappointed that it ended up in the air with no future book date for the third novel I want to know what happens next Despite what others have said, I think this works well if you haven t read the original, although I have now read that one as well It s not so punky, not This gets about a 4.9, rounded up to a 5 I loved the characters, the setting, the intuitive understanding she had of the way they dressed and human nature I was just a little unsure if I liked the final battle, and a little disappointed that it ended up in the air with no future book date for the third novel I want to know what happens next Despite what others have said, I think this works well if you haven t read the original, although I have now read that one as well It s not so punky, not too much technology, but it is a steamy romance, and the descriptions of the magic and guilds is fascinating I loved the Victorian setting, and the author...

  4. says:

    Nice mix of romance and paranormal mystery I liked that the heroine was willing to graciously let the hero go when he was freaking out But the ending between the 2 was a bit forced

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    Sad as it is, waking up hung over, dirty and lying the gutter is not an unknown occurrence but after giving up drinking, the hero hoped to be past such behavior But, yet here he is Strangely he doesn t remember even getting drunk, though But he s finds himself guarded by a dirty little creature, a homeless boy who followed him and stood vigil over him all night This boy actually turns out to be a girl, a very dirty, small and unassuming girl, who requests him to take her on as his apprentice Sad as it is, waking up hung over, dirty and lying the gutter is not an unknown occurrence but after giving up drinking, the hero hoped to be past such behavior But, yet here he is Strangely he doesn t remember even getting drunk, though But he s finds himself guarded by a dirty little creature, a homel...

  6. says:

    Victorian and a bit rambling The scene in the police morgue is confusing and meanders all over the place.

  7. says:

    Grey Carteret is the most powerful conjurer in all of England This well respected magician finds himself face down in a gutter one day He has no idea how he got there and feels as if he s suffering from a bad hangover When he comes to, a young lad interrupts him The boy, who goes by the name of Parkin, has been keeping watch over a very grumpy Grey He finds out to his surprise that this boy is actually a miss who can work magic She is Pearl Parkin and is disguised as a boy because she is a Grey Carteret is the most powerful conjurer in all of England This well respected magician finds himself face d...

  8. says:

    First read I grabbed this book not realising that it was book 2 in a series but decided that I couldn t be bothered to wait another 5 10 days for the first book to be delivered In hindsight, it might have been a better idea to wait and read the first book first as I suspect that I now know things about certain characters from that book that may put me off reading it This book manages to pretty much stand on its own without knowledge from the previous book, though Or, at least, I wasn t com First rea...

  9. says:

    What you think you wantthan anything may not be what your heart really needs Master conjurer Grey Carteret stumbles around drunk one evening and finds himself awakening the next morning face down in a muddy alley He knows he didn t drink the night before so he is really confused Evenconfusing is the lad beside him whom watched over him all evening The lad wants to be Grey s apprentice, but Grey doesn t take on apprentices When the dirty urchin reveals himself to be a young woman What you think you wantthan anything may not be what your heart really needs Master conjurer Grey Carteret stumbles around drunk one evening and finds himself awakening the next morning face down in a muddy alley He knows he didn t drink the night before so he is really confused Evenconfusing is the lad beside him whom watched over him all evening The lad wants to be Grey s apprentice, but Grey doesn t take on apprentices When...

  10. says:

    I liked this second installment in the Blood Magic series better than the first.I think Dayton is one of the best authors I ve encountered at combining romance and non romance plot The romance between Grey and Pearl is at the heart of the story but so is the magic murder mystery continuing saga of the dead zones I tend to prefer straight romance when reading romance because suspense, etc plots are often done so poorly And while I m enjoying the heck out of the Mercy Thompson and Sooki I liked this second installment in the Blood Magic series better than the first.I think Dayton is one of the best authors I ve encountered at combining romance and non romance plot The romance between Grey and Pearl is at the heart of the story but so is the magic murder mystery continuing saga of the dead zones I tend to prefer straight romance when reading romance because suspense, etc plots are often done so poorly And while I m enjo...

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