Nominated for the 2009 Gaylactic Spectrum Award
"Matthew Cook's impressive debut, Blood Magic, mixes old fantasy concepts, folklore and
horror in an evocative tale.... Its mood is unique: horror and desperation tempered by hope
for the future" (Five Stars)
--Curled Up With a Good Book
"Blood Magic is a spellbinding sword and sorcery tale ... the first book in what looks to be a
fantastic fantasy series."
266 pages, $6.99
Publication Date: September 2007
With the power of her blood magic--a dark sorcery even she does not
understand--Kirin avenges her twin sister's murder. Alone, except for the
grotesque but loyal creatures she can create from souls and dead flesh, she
survive. When the inhuman Mor crawl up from their underground world to wage war,
Kirin serves as scout and archer--and finds comfort in the arms of Jazen Tor,
a sergeant in the Imperial Army. But it is beautiful, gentle Lia Cho, who can
call lightning from the sky, who teaches Kirin about herself. Even with Lia as
an ally, Kirin must still confront the hatred of her own kind and, together,
they must face the seemingly invincible Mor.
Now available: Nights of Sin, the sequel to Blood Magic:
"Takes the familiar vengeful sword and sorcery tale and breaths fresh new life into it..."
"Once I started reading I found myself unable to put the book down as Kirin's past and
present rushed toward each other in a story that simply demands to be read."
"Blood Magic is a must read for any fan of fantasy or horror. However, don't expect
which simply follows genre conventions. Like [its protagonist] Kirin, this novel
is far more
than it seems. And like Kirin, you'll come away from this story wondering about
paid for doing dark deeds-even when they are done for the best of reasons."
--Monster & Critics