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Blood rules
Publication Information:
New York : Ace Books, ©2011.
Physical Description:
310 pages ; 18 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
Includes excerpt from: In blood we trust (p. [301]-310).
"After the vampire named Gabriel came into her world, Mariah Lyander was forced to face her true nature and admit to the terrible things she had done--things that Gabriel could not forgive. To redeem herself and recover her own humanity--and Gabriel's love--Mariah sets out on a perilous journey across the haunted land, in search of a rumored cure. And Gabriel, blood-bonded to her, is compelled to follow. Together--yet not together--they will face danger and death. And what they will find is not a place where monsters can be cured--but one where they are born ..."--Page 4 of cover.


Call Number
Cody, C.

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After the man named Gabriel came to the Bloodlands, Mariah Lyander was forced to face her true nature, and the horrible things she had done. To redeem herself, she embarks on a quest to find a rumored cure for her were-creatures hoping to recover her own humanity-and Gabriel's love.

Author Notes

Christine Cody is the author of the three-book supernatural post-apocalyptic Western Bloodlands series.

Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

A reluctant monster's dangerous quest for redemption in water-starved postapocalyptic America shapes the gripping sequel to August 2011's Bloodlands. Mariah Lysander's werewolf side is increasingly uncontrollable and her blood-bonded vampire companion is still angry that she killed his former lover. Mariah leaves behind a hidden were-creatures' sanctuary in a desperate search for self-control that leads her from desert tent camps to a necropolis filled with still-living disease victims. Meanwhile, her fellow were-creatures are hunted obsessively by an ex-government Shredder. Cody proficiently deploys moments of horror: gory slaughters by bloodthirsty monsters, the more subtle terrors of disease, and government-run lunatic asylums rumored to contain a cure for lycanthropy. Developing a well-extrapolated dystopian future of urban hubs surrounded by chaos and a wildly creative collection of preternatural creatures, Cody offers a compelling glimpse into the varying aspirations and potential future of monsters and monstrous people. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

In the second book in Cody's trilogy, we learn more of Mariah and how she became a were; also, we learn that she is the one who killed Abby, the vampire Gabriel's former love. This he cannot forgive. To redeem herself in Gabriel's eyes and to seek control of her were self, which is growing stronger Mariah travels the dangerously dry American wasteland to find a rumored cure. Gabriel is compelled to follow because of their blood bond. What they find is a former government agent, Johnson Stamp, who has a self-imposed duty to kill weres and vampires and who has a secret of his own. This tale has plenty of action, and the rotating viewpoints of Mariah, Gabriel, and Stamp build the characters and the society most convincingly. This is tailor-made for paranormal-adventure fans, especially those who have read the first book, Bloodlust (2011).--Murray, Frieda Copyright 2010 Booklist

Library Journal Review

When the were-creature Mariah meets Gabriel, the vampire, she attempts to forsake the sins of her past and journeys with Gabriel into a haunted landscape in search of a cure-and Gabriel's love. This sequel to Bloodlands should find fans among followers of Kim Harrison and Patricia Briggs. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.