Essa is a survivor and forges new allegiances and even love, but never stops wondering why his father never came back. The settlement is under threat from cruel Mercian bands across the forests, and Essa is caught up in a heart-stopping journey to avert disaster.
Warring kingdoms, bloody feuds and a battle for survival... Step back into the Dark Ages with this riveting, epic adventure from a debut writer. In the wild landscape of Dark Age Britain, Essa is abandoned by his father in a lonely marsh-village trapped between two warring kingdoms. Destined to become tangled in the bitter feud, Essa's part in it is more important than he ever dreamed. But how will Essa save those he loves and discover the secret of his true identity when he can trust no one?
This highly promising first novel has echoes of Sutcliff and Tolkien. As well as powerful story-telling, care and attention is paid to recreating everything from patterns of speech to a whole way of life. * Publishing News * It is a truly huge adventure which takes the reader right into the heart of this merciless land ... vividly brought to life. * Liverpool Echo * A sweeping historical drama, drawing you into the rich tapestry of life, that will have you hooked til the end. * Angels and Urchins * Katy Moran clothes this stunning adventure with the authentic feel of the Dark Ages. From the opening moments of the story to its satisfyingly romantic conclusion, the reader is caught up in the struggle for power, the conflicting loyalties of the protagonists and the bloody feuds Essa has to cope with as he moves into manhood and seeks to establish his identity. It's a long time since I read a novel for older, fluent readers as good as this. New author, Katy Moran, writes with the same imaginative spirit which surfaces in her central character, and no greater compliment can be paid to her than to say that the reader is only too willing to be ensnared and captured by her narrative drive. * Carousel * Wonderful and extremely gripping. * First News *
About Katy Moran
Katy Moran was born in Cambridge and studied for a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Novel Writing at Manchester University. She worked in publishing for many years before finishing her first novel, Bloodline, which was inspired by an antique brooch given to her by her parents. She lives in London.
Bloodline by Katy Moran
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Walker Books Ltd
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