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Rhapsody of Blood: Volume One

by Roz Kaveney

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ISBN-10: 0-9844362-7-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-9844362-7-9

Trade Paperback
pages: 334
price: $18.95 USD
Rights: World
Available: August 18, 2012

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Two women - and the workings of Time and Fate.

In a time too long ago for most human memory, a god asked Mara what she most wanted. She got her wish: to protect the weak against the strong. For millennia, she has avenged that god, and her dead sisters, against anyone who uses the Rituals of Blood to become a god through mass murder. And there are few who can stand against her.

A sudden shocking incident proves to Emma that the modern world is not what she thought it was, that there are demons and gods and elves and vampires. Her weapon is knowledge, and she pursues it wherever it leads her. The one thing she does not know is who she - and her ghostly lover, Caroline - are working for.

Rhapsody of Blood is a four-part epic fantasy not quite like anything you've read before: a helter-skelter ride through history and legend, from Tenochitlan to Los Angeles, from Atlantis to London. It is a story of death, love and the end of worlds - and of dangerous, witty women.

Praise for Rhapsody of Blood

There is only one Roz Kaveney, although she is many things, and contains multitudes: editor, critic, activist, poet and novelist, all of them done brilliantly and in each field Roz is unique. I am thrilled and delighted that she is at last ready to unleash her elegant, historically subversive, witty, swashbuckling stories on an unsuspecting world.
- Neil Gaiman

Not just the secret history of the human race, but the secret mythology, the one no one ever talks about...because it's all true.
- Pat Cadigan

In Rituals, Roz Kaveney up-ends the apple-cart of mythology in a brilliant and subversive fantasy that rewrites the rules of magic in a disturbing new language.
- Charles Stross

I loved this to pieces. Kaveney does exactly right what so many people do wrong when dealing with mythology. This is clever and touching and genuinely funny. I can hardly wait for more.
- Jo Walton

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