September 11, 2012
Review of “Blood Faerie”
Blood Faerie by India Drummond is a fast-paced, dark fantasy adventure. It is based on a fantasy world where there are faeries and druids that have special gifts. What makes it “dark,” is that one of the characters, an evil and insane faerie, is murdering many innocent humans. It is also an adventure, because the main character, Eilidh, who is an outcast faerie, must learn about her powers in order to stop the evil faerie from taking more victims. To do so, she travels to dangerous parts of the country, and she earns the friendship of a human, which threatens her anonymity.
This story has deep concepts that keep the intellectual reader satisfied. One of the main concepts is Eilidh’s growth in maturity throughout the course of the story. She starts by becoming less fearful of humans and building a friendship with one. Then she begins to learn about her unique talents, rather than remain ignorant about them out of shame. In the process, she realizes she is more gifted than she originally thought, and that it is better to accept and embrace herself for who she is than to give up her dignity and happiness.
I highly recommend this book to readers of fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal, adventure, and even horror. There is a delightful mix of genres in this book. The descriptions are not overly graphic, as far as the murders, so the book is suitable for most ages. It is a substantial book, but the length is not overwhelming. I was quite happy that it was a quick and enjoyable read. The book is well-written, and the storyline is well-crafted. I would like to read the other books in the series.