Blood Song

Blood Song

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A princess with a craving for blood. A stranger who knows her secret. A land where nothing is as it seems.

A princess with a craving for blood. A stranger who knows her secret. A land where nothing is as it seems.

When her sister becomes betrothed to a prince in a northern nation, Zeraphina's only consolations are that her loyal animal companions are by her side - and that her burning hunger to travel north is finally being sated.

Already her black hair and pale eyes mark her out as different, but now Zeraphina must be even more careful to keep her secret safe. Craving blood is not considered normal behaviour for anyone, let alone a princess. So when the king's advisor, Rodden, seems to know more about her condition than she does, Zeraphina is determined to find out more.

Zeraphina must be willing to sacrifice everything if she's to uncover the truth - but what if the truth is beyond her worst nightmares?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 218g
  • Random House Australia Children's Books
  • North Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 1742750966
  • 9781742750965
  • 900,260

Review quote

." . .if you're looking for a paranormal fantasy with charming characters and an intoxicating world, then look no further, Blood Song is a wondrous magical escape..." --Winter Haven Books (YA blog) "A rich, vivid new fantasy world containing such a unique and compelling mythology with creatures that will lure you into their frenzied web of seduction--to draw away from the pages would be a sin. . . . If you like your heroines spunky, relatable and flawed, if you like a novel that will demand to be read in one sitting, then this is the perfect read."
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About Rhiannon Hart

Rhiannon Hart remembers writing before she could read, puzzling over the strange squiggles in Jeremiah and the Dark Woods by Janet and Alan Ahlberg and putting her own words in their places. Her first love was Jareth the Goblin King at the tender age of eight. She wrote fan fiction in high school but she'd never admit to it out loud, so don't ask. When she's not reading or writing she is belly dancing, chasing after other people's cats, or putting the pedal to the floor at her sewing machine. She grew up in north-western Australia and currently resides in Melbourne, where she works in marketing. Rhiannon has been published in the Australian Book Review, Magpies and Viewpoint and blogs at http-// She is currently writing further books in the Lharmell series.
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Rating details

1,402 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 35% (493)
4 30% (422)
3 23% (321)
2 9% (121)
1 3% (45)

Our customer reviews

From the very first page, BLOOD SONG managed to capture my attention. Quite wholly, I might add. Even tho this novel is based on a (kinda sad) variation of vampires, I did like it. Very much. Hart didn't focus on the romanctic relationship between Zeraphina and Rodden, but the sparks that flew between them were as clear as day. And I loved every single moment of it. Both were so smart and witty, trying to outsmart the other every time they saw each other. When they weren't, well, those scenes are just absolutely heart-wrenching. And when Rodden caught Fina trying to flirt with the other guards to try and worm out information, that scene was priceless. PRICELESS. lol. There was plenty of suspense and action. Rodden was a top-notch archer; Fina is a stupendously good archer. Put them together and you have many funny challenges thrown at each other. Oh, and I loved it when they were fighting side-by-side when they were trapped in Lharmell. The land and its inhabitants were depicted absolutely vividly. The land had this withering, dying feel to it, and its inhabitants - the "vampires" - were downright freaky. So when they were fighting back-to-back, quarelling side-by-side - in short, spending some quality time together - it was sweet. There was definitely much action and thrill reading this, and the subtle hint of romance between 2 very stubborn, very awesome protagonists was such joy to read. Loved it!show more
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