Blood Ties (Castings Trilogy)
by Pamela Freeman
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841497013
Date: 05 June 2008 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A popular title for novels, this Blood Ties is the first in a fantasy trilogy by award winning Australian writer Pamela Freeman, a writer who already has a fine pedigree in the YA market. This first novel in The Castings Trilogy has already appeared in her native Australia, and is now published in the UK by Orbit.
"Bramble is impetuous, with a talent for attracting trouble, and she finds it when an accident brands her a criminal. But she can expect no mercy. Her dark colouring marks her as a Traveller, one of the despised original people of the domains. And the local gods are warning her to flee ...In Turvite, where ghosts drift along dark, cobbled streets, Ash must leave the Road to begin an apprenticeship with the only person who will accept a Traveller. His new mistress is devious yet irresistible, but the gods have other plans for Ash ...Death casts Bramble and Ash on separate journeys across valleys and mountains, deep into themselves and the dark history of their ancestors. The gods have not forgotten, and old blood is calling for vengeance."