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New Blood Summary À 105 ã In 1636 the last blood sorceress was burned at the stake More than two hundred years later her blood servant Jax has found her successor Amanusa at first turns down the opportunity to learn what she perceives as an evil art But she craves justice and innocent blood cries out for justiceWhen Amanusa looses magic on those who’ve haIn 1636 the last blood sorceress was burned at the stake More than two hundred years later her blood servant Jax has found her successor Amanusa at first turns down the opportunity to learn what she perceives as an evil art But she craves justice and innocent blood. Blood servant to the blood sorceress Yvaine who was burnt to death by an angry ignorant mob in 1636 Jax has spent over two hundred years looking for Yvaine's apprentice He finally finds her in Transylvania Hungary a tall beautiful woman called Amanusa Whitcomb who practices small women's magic to keep under the Inuisition's radar She immediately inherits not only Yvaine's tower in Scotland her books and lore and wealth but also Jax himself who is magically bound to herLike everyone else Amanusa fears blood sorcery and resists this inheritance There have been no sorcerers since Yvaine and myth and superstition have clouded minds against the misunderstood magic But Amanusa has the power and Jax teaches her that blood magic is alive a living magic tied to innocent blood It is justice magic and the one thing Amanusa wants above all else is justice justice against the rebel fighters who killed her mother and brother and kept her to rape and abuse for years Fleeing the aftermath of her first working of powerful blood magic Amanusa and Jax travel to Paris where the Conclave is meeting master magicians of the three other disciplines alchemy conjury and wizardry Her arrival causes uite the stir but the information she brings about the spreading Dead Zones magicless spots where deadly little machines have come into being is vital to their fight against them And as some of the magicians think the absence of women trained in magic and of blood sorcerers especially may be the cause of the problem in the first placeAs Amanusa learns to trust Jax and Jax falls in love with Amanusa the bond between them strengthens and becomes something new and vital something Jax never had with Yvaine But there are too many magicians who think women too weak and corruptible to wield magic and who fear blood magic in particular who threaten their lives and everything they've achievedThis is a novel that is not easily defined by genre Marketed as a paranormal romance I find this misleading having read far too many paranormal romances I can safely say that this isn't what you'd expect from one This is a sweet loving romance with a very little bit of sex towards the end but it's about the magic than anything else It's fantasy than paranormal romance but it's also an alternate history Napoleon III rules France magicians have long held an important place in the world with a bit of steampunk thrown in It works wonderfully It's original and inventive with plenty of familiar tropes to keep you on firm groundI loved Amanusa and Jax who are both tortured souls but never in a self indulgent way I really cared for them and was deeply engrossed in their story; their growth and development came naturally and realistically The story does focus on the romance slowly growing between them so if that's not your cup of tea you probably won't like this but I would argue that the intriguing premise is enough and regular fantasy fans would also enjoy thisEven though it's set in a historical period mid 1800s there's certainly a modern tone to the novel especially in the dialogue and some of the characters' attitudes and behaviour Yet it also had a firm grasp of period and setting and the contemporary touch just seemed to add to the fantasy aspects rather than detract from its realism or historical accuracy It worked and added to the enjoyment of reading itIn terms of plot it is suspenseful exciting curious With its twists on well known history such as witch burnings and the Inuisition it manages to create something new while feeling firmly a part of our own world and history sort of like Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy The various forms of magic are given subtle new meanings and the blood magic is fascinating The story throws up many old superstitions and the kind of attitudes towards women that make me grimace many of the men in the book are a bit transparent in their outbursts against women being allowed to practice magic but that in itself isn't unrealistic In this sense Amanusa's achievement is deeply satisfyingThis is the first book in what looks set to be a series but it's also a standalone book as the others will focus on different characters minor ones from this introductory story And so the bigger plotline of Dead Zones magical wastelands will be dealt with in the following books New Blood sets the stage as it were but that plot is far from finished with here The next book Heart's Blood is due out around December 2009January 2010

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Cries out for justiceWhen Amanusa looses magic on those who’ve harmed her she must flee for her life across a devastated Europe with Jax who is inescapably bound to her by blood and magic Their journey takes them through zones where everything including magic ha. I am a fan of good paranormal romances New Blood by Gail Dayton goes on my favorites shelf Set in the 1800's where magic is common place New Blood follows Jax and Amanusa as they travel on a journey filled with danger and discovery New Blood is a great start to a new paranormal series

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New BloodS died zones populated with strange creatures cobbled together of things left behind by the deadNeeding each other for their very survival Amanusa and Jax grow ever closer on their journey to discover answers – about magic blood sorcery the dead zones and even lo. A good start to I’m hoping a new seriesJax has been looking endlessly for the previous blood sorceress’s successor one who would unleash the knowledge Yvaine had stored in his mind the magic in his bodyAmanusa lost her family at a very young age was raped and beated repeatedly since and has lost a huge chunk of herself When Jax approaches she doesn’t believe him and sends him on his way for a woman in Romania is forbidden to perform any sort of magic Jax has to find a way to convince Amanusa that she is a blood sorceress and when she unknowingly uses the biggest of spells against the men who hurt her killing them she has no choice now but to flee to France with JaxBetween “dead zones” and having to dodge those would wish them dead arriving in France should be a means of safety But none of it ends there From performing magic to contain a “dead zone” from becoming bigger to being face to face with the one man above all others who want her dead Amanuza and Jax face their biggest threat and challenge yetI’d have to agree with newuser’s review to read her review see all reviews in GoodReads under this title The relationship between Jax and Amanusa builds slowly with Amanusa needing to learn how to trust a man Period Jax learns that Amanusa is in no way like Yvaine who treated him as most treated servants Amanusa treats him with kindness than he even believes he deservesWatching their relationship grow was I think the highest point in the book They learn about themselves as well as each other and it grows from trust grudgingly to love until both realize they can’t live without the other regardless of a blood bond What they feel is incredibly much deeper and both deserve to feel that way And Amanusa teeters on that fine line between justice and revengeI did find that the scene at the rebellion camp to be a bit much it lasted way too long and I feared that the entire book was going to play out there While I could understand that their journey through “dead zones” were played out to keep themselves alive I wished there was sexual tension between Amanusa and Jax especially on her part Knowing what had happened to her until Jax came along I wanted to see a bigger fight of her feeling towards Jax in that aspect not just her heart and mindAnd while I could understand that in the past women had a much bigger fight to being eual to men in all aspects and not just magic I thing her speach at the end was a little overdone I think the story would have been just as good with a shorter speechAnd the “dead zones” I really liked that twist How not just magic but life seems to be sucked away until there is nothing left except mechanical machines that want to destroy everything that crosses their path and that seem to be created by something other than man; no bolts nuts soldering are keeping them together They are seemless While all sorts of magicks and spells are worked to contain the zones it took Amanusa’s blood magic to combine them to make the containment spell workAll in all I enjoyed the story and I sure do hope that this is the beginning of a series I’d snag the second book just to see what else Amanusa learns of her magic and about the “dead zones” like who how and what created them Ms Dayton I look forward to reading from you