From the critically acclaimed author Pamela
Freeman comes a new stand-alone tale of loss, fear and desire.
Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand
years. Invaders crushed the original inhabitants, and ancient powers
have reluctantly given way to newer magics. But Ember was to change all
this with a wedding to bind these warring people together - until her
future goes up in flames.
Ember s husband-to-be is murdered by a vengeful elemental god, who
sees peace as a breach of faith. Set on retribution, she enlists the
help of Ash, son of a seer. Together they will pit themselves against
elementals of fire and ice in a last attempt to end the conflicts that
have scarred their past.
They must look to the present, as old furies are waking to violence
and are eager to reclaim their people.
About The Author
BLOOD TIES, released in 2007, was Pamela Freeman's first novel for
adults. It was followed a year later by the second book in The Castings
Trilogy, DEEP WATER. FULL CIRCLE, the final in the trilogy, was
published in 2009. Pamela is also an award-winning writer for young
people, and is best known for the children's fantasies VICTOR'S QUEST
and VICTOR'S CHALLENGE, and for THE BLACK DRESS, an inspired biography
of Mary MacKillop's early years, which won the New South Wales
Premier's History Award in 2006. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts
from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has also lectured
in creative writing. She lives in Sydney with her husband and their son.
Freeman shows her mastery of her craft - aurealisXpress
An impressively different fantasy novel - Sydney Morning Herald
The Castings Trilogy comes highly recommended especially for those looking for something different and thought provoking from their fantasy literature - Radio National s Book Show
a satisfying diversion from formula-based fantasy. - Adelaide Advertiser
Blood Ties has the feel of Ursula le Guin s fantasy novels if you are weary of sword battles with sorcerers and intrigued by dark motivations, this is a wonderfully satisfying series to read. - aurealisXpress