Bloodstone is the second novel in Gillian Philip’s critically acclaimed Rebel Angels series, debuting in the United States for the first time.
For centuries, Sithe warriors Seth and Conal MacGregor have hunted for the Bloodstone demanded by their Queen. Homesick, and determined to protect their clan, they have also made secret forays across the Veil. One of these illicit crossings has violent consequences that will devastate both their close family, and their entire clan.
In the Otherworld, Jed Cameron, a feral, full-mortal young thief, becomes entangled with the strange and dangerous Finn MacAngus and her shadowy uncles. When he is dragged into the world of the Sithe, it’s nothing he can’t handle until time warps around him, and menacing forces reach out to threaten his infant brother. In the collision of two worlds, war and tragedy are inevitable, especially when treachery comes from the most shocking of quarters….
Review:I don't usually read adult books...but after being asked to read book 1 by Tor, I went for it. I really enjoyed the first one, fast-paced and fun, with good crossover appeal.
Book 2 was just as good. Some aspects of it, such a SETH, were better. :)
(Side note: as a horse owner, I LOVE how often we get to see horses in this series, and how real they seem!) The writing style is great---beautiful, prose-y sentences mixed with short and choppy that pack a punch. I love a story where you fall right into another world, and Gillian Philip does that perfectly. Though the setting in book 2 is totally different from book 1, you still get the same feelings...the same action scenes, the same parts where you sort of want to throw the book across the room...then run over, pick it up, say you're sorry, and start reading again.
Gillian Philip does a wonderful job of telling a masterful story---I'll be waiting another year for book 3.