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New Review Summer Shakeup: The Bone Road by Mary Holland

Bone Road

The Bone Road

By Mary Holland

Genre: Fantasy

Four Stars

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/the-bone-road-by-mary-holland/

Synopsis: 

A divvy, a dying woman, and a promise

Rhona has the divvy gift; with only a touch she knows if a baby will be fertile or will be a sterile Shun, destined to be killed or outcast. The people of the Deom depend on the divvys for survival, but it is a hard and brutal gift. As long as Rhona’s mother was alive, Rhona had followed the old ways, but now her mother is dead and Rhona is free to live her own life. She has one last obligation to fulfill: honor her mother’s dying wish to find a woman named Selina and offer her help.

Rhona has no idea who Selina is, but the best way to find anyone on Deo is to travel the Bone Road, the trade highway paved with the remains of their ancestors. And follow it Rhona does, accompanied by her young son Jak, straight into a twisted conspiracy of vengeance, death, rebirth, and the mystery of the Riders, men who never die and are bent on closing the Bone Road forever.

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About the Author:

Mary Holland writes fantasy and science fiction. She’s more interested how people would live in alien worlds than in the rocket ships they arrived on. She doesn’t do vampires or dragons although that could change at any moment. She lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with several cats and a husband.

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Summer Shakeup Title 5: The Bone Road

This title sounded so cool and the synopsis really drew me in:

Synopsis:

A divvy, a dying woman, and a promise

Rhona has the divvy gift; with only a touch she knows if a baby will be fertile or will be a sterile Shun, destined to be killed or outcast. The people of the Deom depend on the divvys for survival, but it is a hard and brutal gift. As long as Rhona’s mother was alive, Rhona had followed the old ways, but now her mother is dead and Rhona is free to live her own life. She has one last obligation to fulfill: honor her mother’s dying wish to find a woman named Selina and offer her help.

Rhona has no idea who Selina is, but the best way to find anyone on Deo is to travel the Bone Road, the trade highway paved with the remains of their ancestors. And follow it Rhona does, accompanied by her young son Jak, straight into a twisted conspiracy of vengeance, death, rebirth, and the mystery of the Riders, men who never die and are bent on closing the Bone Road forever.

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Summer Shake-up Title 4: Underground Ring by M. M. Reid

I’m ransacking my own book review list this summer and bumping up some of the most interesting-looking titles! The fourth book in my Summer Shakeup is:

Underground Ring by M. M. Reid. Stories of the monster within seem to be all the rage these days. This one looks wild!

Synopsis:

“One day I would be the greatest monster the world had ever seen. I
would be the one standing and watching as flames levelled the country’s
largest city. But it wasn’t always like this…”

His childhood home destroyed and in search of vengeance, teenage
Augrais struggles to master his new supernatural abilities and fight
against a powerful demon who is hunting him, and his friends. When he
becomes more powerful than anyone imagined, his lust for revenge
propels Augrais down a dark path that threatens to swallow up not only his
humanity, but the world itself.

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Summer Shakeup book 3: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

For summer, I’m raiding my own book review list and bumping up some of the most interesting-looking titles! The third book in my Summer Shakeup is:

I love a good fairy tale and this one seemed like a fascinating one!

Synopsis:

Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.

But powerful men have powerful enemies–and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometime the hardest choice means learning to trust herself.

 

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