Blud, Book 4
Synopsis: Ever since landing in the magical world of Sang and falling in love with dashing ringmaster Criminy Stain, Tish has been waiting for the axe to fall. Until her dying grandmother’s last breath on Earth, Tish can’t bring herself to give up her all-too human frailty and commit to life on Sang as a youthful, long-lived Bludman like her handsome husband. But when a peculiar twist of fate delivers Tish’s grandmother to Sang, an unexpected chain of events forces Tish and Criminy to embark on one last wild adventure. From old friends to new and into the lair of terrifying enemies, the couple’s love and longevity will be pushed to the brink by each harrowing encounter. Is blud thicker than blood, and can Tish and Crim find their wicked ever after?
Review: Blud is a series that I like and it’s true that when I saw the release of this Volume 4, I was very intrigued. You should know that this novel is closing a series that I took a great pleasure to follow (although I admit shamefully that I did not read volume 3). In any case I was pleasantly surprised to find the main characters of the first volume and to see what they had become. But that’s not all, because we also have the chance to see people we met in the previous volumes.
So as I said, we find Tish and Criminy, always together and, she, always human. Thanks to her ability to return to her world, she takes care of her dying grandmother. Her condition worsening, the young woman has no better idea than to decide to change her into a bludman and so to keep her relative at her side forever. Alas, this change will not have the desired effect when the young Nana returned decides that she wants to direct her life as she wishes and that Tish is only a remnant of her past. Tish and her husband will then unite together to try to pursue her last family member our heroine refuses to quit.
It was very nice to see the characters that I appreciated. Admittedly they are my favorites characters and finding them again can only be a pleasure. We can read the story fairly quickly but it’s true that this allows us to see the evolution of the characters and to have a last glimpse of the fantasy world that the author has created. A very good book to discover!
I should try these, aye I should
Oh nice! I haven’t had the chance to read this one yet, but I too loved the Blud series!! Excited and sad to have just the last book, but also happy that it centers around Tish and Crim! Can’t wait to see how this last adventure goes! Great review!
I think you’ll enjoy it if it’s already the case with the others
As you know I normally have a problem with bare-chested men on book covers but for some reason am somewhat drawn to this one …. perhaps because of the otherwise gothic/steampunk look.
Anyway, I’m glad this proved a good read with some great characters.
I agree this one is ok
This looks like such a funtastic series Melliane!
Nice. I love the cover of this. I haven’t explored this world or read this author, but you have me wanting to drop everything and delve into this world.
oh yes you should!
I’ve seen this latest cover around and I’ve been very curious about it. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing old favorites in it as well as new. Is the romance strong in it as well as the paranormal?? Thanks for the tempting review, Melliane 🙂
yes quite, it’s 50/50
That cover constitutes all kinds of eye candy, lol! I have to check this series out 🙂 Lovely review!
Well if the ending book is this good, I really need to start the first book. I’ve wanted to for a while now and I’m so glad it ends well.
yes I was very happy about it
I really need to try this series. I’ve been eyeing it since the first book came out.
I enjoyed this one too. And lol I haven’t read book 3 either *whistles* Ruby got on my last nerve in this book though.
lol you too?
I haven’t read this one but I am very curious about the author and her books! She wrote a book Wake of Vultures which is coming out soon though, under the name Lila Bowen, which I have to review so I guess that would count! 🙂
Oh I didn’t know about that, thanks for the info!
I’m glad it ended well for you, Melliane. 🙂
It’s always a relief when the final book in a series pulls through. I want to read these, so I’m gld to see you liked them.
so this is the last book in the series? i hear from a lot of the people that it ended on a good note for them instead of disappointing, so thats important
yes it seems to be
It’s always sad when a good series comes to a close. Sounds like you didn’t miss anything by skipping a volume either. It’s nice that the characters you liked came back. The whole Blud thing sounds interesting.
yes it was great to see them again
I have this but haven’t read the others..I am thinking maybe I need to grab the first three!
Hmmm, not too sure.
Sometimes it’s sad to read the last novel of a series. This is a series I’d like to get to one day as well. 🙂
I hope you’ll enjoy it if you try it
It certainly was a lovely read! Glad we both enjoyed it 🙂
I have to ask-What’s a Bludman? Like a vampire or something? Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing 🙂
yes it’s a bit like that