Blood Ties by Pamela Freeman
(The Castings Trilogy)

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A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants forced on the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no-one.

Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements to the landscape which cannot be controlled and which may prove their undoing. Some are spirits of place, of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human.

Bramble: a village girl, whom no-one living can tame ... forced to flee from her home for a crime she did not commit.

Ash: apprentice to a safeguarder, forced to kill for an employer he cannot escape.

Saker: an enchanter, who will not rest until the land is returned to his people.

As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could foresee - bound by their past, their future, and their blood.

About Pamela Freeman

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Pamela Freeman is an award-winning writer for young people. 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 young son. Blood Ties is her first novel for adults.
Published April 7, 2008 by Orbit. 484 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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The Bookbag

Summary: An interesting and intriguing story, but the constant switching between characters makes it slightly patchy and tough to follow.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Blood Ties (The Castings Tril...

Grasping For The Wind

Although the majority of it is given over to character and world building, the world it builds is fascinating and the characters extremely compelling.

Mar 03 2008 | Read Full Review of Blood Ties (The Castings Tril...

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