09 July 2012

Book review: Of Blood and Honey

Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht

Leicht is nominated for the Campbell award for best new writer.

Liam, a young Catholic man in Northern Ireland, lands in a prison camp for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He says he isn't political, but a second imprisonment for the same reason turns him to the IRA. Liam's father, unbeknownst to him, is one of the fae. The fae, meanwhile, are at war as well.

Leicht interweaves faery and the Troubles in a compelling narrative. If you don't like swearing or violence, leave this aside. Otherwise, you should definitely consider reading this.

This is an interesting review from the perspective of a Northern Irishman. He has some things to point out that Americans like me wouldn't pick up on.

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