Blood Faerie (Caledonia Fae, #1)
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Sentenced to death, Eilidh ran—away from faerie lands, to the streets of Perth, Scotland. Just as she has grown accustomed to exile, local police discover a mutilated body outside the abandoned church where she lives. Recognising the murder as the work of one of her own kind, Eilidh must choose: flee, or learn to tap into the forbidden magic that cost her everything.

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Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by Trindlemoss Publishing
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Yasmeen (Yaz)
I love books set in the UK so this was a must for me. A mixture of romance and mystery, this book is dark and gripping. It starts with a brutal murder on exiled Fae Eilidh's doorstep, which leaves her in a dilemma whether to get involved in the human world - she has always remained on the periphery up until now, but realises only she can stop the murders. Policeman Munro is aware that Eilidh isn't human but is unaware of his own legacy, one that will aid him find the murderer or lose his life.



Wanderlust
I was really pleasantly surprised by this story as I picked it up as a complete unknown!
I am Scottish and I live very close to where the books are based so that was quite weird, in fact i have been many times to the places mentioned.
I have heard very little about this series and I am surprised by this as this book was great... i can only hope that the series will get better. In fact out of my almost 800 friends, only 2 of my friends have read & rated this book (both 5 stars i must add). I a...more
Pam
Set in Scotland, Blood Faerie creates a fascinating world of Faerie politics, emerging Druids and a murder mystery that humans can’t solve without cooperation from the Fae factions.

Eilidh and Munro each display dignity and strength of character, yet are endearing in their vulnerability as they attempt to understand why a series of horrible murders would act as a catalyst to bring them together.

This story presents a well-developed world and is beautifully paced, giving equal weight to character...more
jD
I really really liked this book. The characters were very well conceived and the mythology wasn't over the top.

Basically the Faeries have earth magic and will kill any faeries born with 'higher' magic such as the gift of illusion and mind manipulation. These skills can pretty much crop up in any child from any family but no one is exempt from the death unless they manage to escape and stay hidden in the human world. The setting of the story is modern day Scotland where the faeries live in hidden...more
Jackie
When I saw this book was about the supernatural - faeries - and set in Scotland, it was a must for me! As I started to read the book I did not feel an immediate connection and I was a little concerned that it was going to be a disappointment, but no - by the second chapter I had bonded with the 2 main characters.

I enjoyed the mix of murder mystery with the supernatural and I can see the possibilities for future books in the series. The partnership of exiled faerie with the policeman just discove...more
Avry15
originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

*I won a free copy of this e-book in a LibraryThing Member Giveaway*

i had finish reading the book .........this book was more than good(said this twice)...i'm honestly addicted to nonfiction books...
and this one didn't disappoint me.. i started reading this at night,..but then..i'm totally hooked up...there are times even like i don't wanna go to sleep..because i still wanna learn and read more of the stories...

the 3 characters are beautifully intertwi...more
Jenn Dattilo Watts
What I liked: the structure of the fae societies, the Scottish/Caledonian cultural references, & the whole idea that the fae society has lived alongside the humans in Scotland for many generations without interfering with humanity.

What I didn't like: the whole book just felt stiff to me. The bad guy was clearly unstable, but I would have liked more details on what happened with his father & Jon. The two main characters just kind of melded together & I didn't really pick up on any rea...more
Shannan Hinners
What can I say, this book was on the top of the Amazon Fantasy list, and the preview I read on Christmas day was what sold me. Set in Perth, Scotland; how can you not delve into the history of the ancient myths of the fae and bring it forward into today. That is what is done here.

Eilidh, gives up the world that she knows because of her exile into the human realm, and in return she gains much more than her former life could have given. The dynamic between her and Quinton Munro carries more than j...more
Patti Larsen
I loved this book! Can't wait for the sequel--India Drummond is a talented author and this is a great read.
Anne Odom
I found this to be an "ok" meandering story - never felt like I should put it down and move on to something else, but also never felt like stopping anything else I was doing to pick it up and continue reading.

WHAT I LIKED
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* Elf in the City: The author did an excellent job getting me to *feel* the displacement the female lead feels. This aspect of the book was by far my favorite. It can be hard to see the world you live in every day as if you were a COMPLETE outsider, but Drummond...more
Elizabeth
Eilidh, a Faerie, was exiled, for using forbidden magic, from her world a quarter of a century ago, since then she has been living in Perth, Scotland (Not W.A.). A horrific murder occurs right near where Eilidh is living and she can tell that the murder is carried out by magic. Eilidh tries to get the help of her old countrymen to help defeat whoever has performed this murder and the other ones that are found, while making friends with a policeman who is more than he seems. She also must decide...more
D.J. Lowbridge
Story Overview:

Eilidh is a person from a magical realm banished for crimes which were not her fault. Munroe is a police officer Perth who has a bad habit of knowing where the trouble is. But when a murder happens on Eilidh’s doorstep their two worlds collide and the investigation turns up hidden traits in both of them. This book has all the intrigue and whodunit as the best detective novel and an excellent fantasy basis that it rich in history and still feels fresh.

Cover Page: 19/20

The cover is...more
Cynthia Armistead
I think I ran across this book because an author I follow on GoodReads rated it well. I'm sure I've heard of Drummind somewhere before, but I can't recall right off whether or not I've actually read anything by her before. Perhaps a short story I an anthology or magazine? She has the feel of one of the authors I associate with Marion Zimmerman Bradley, but unfortunately I don't have copies of the Sword & Sorceress anthologies to hand (and my collection of MZB's Fantasy magazines went missing...more
Evelyn Amaro
Jul 27, 2011 Evelyn Amaro rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Lovers
Read my full review on Paromantasy.com
Blood Faerie is an unbelievably original, suspenseful, and down-right entertaining urban fantasy book that will draw you instantly into the world of the Caledonia Fae and the dangers that lurk around every corner. Combine action, mystery, danger and intrigue with a dash of romance and you have Blood Faerie.

The story follows a Fae named Eilidh. Possessing a forbidden power, she has been sentenced to death and has run away - living a life of solitude and secr...more
Rachael Woohoo
Disclaimer: The fact that I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating.

4.5 Stars!

I'm not quite sure how to describe Blood Faerie without sounding completely crazy or like a blubbering idiot. But one thing's for sure - it's an amazing and engaging read, right from the first word.

I found the world of the Fae to be very captivating. The idea of having four elements - fire, stone, water, and air - as well as fae blessed with the Path of the Azur...more
Mark Stone
While visiting my family in Hawaii, I found myself with quite a bit of free time on my hands, so I decided to spend some of my wife’s hard-earned money and buy some ebooks. Wow! Was I ever surprised at some of the prices! Jim Butcher’s Changes (a Novel of the Dresden Files) was still ten bucks! I didn’t want to spend too much lest my wife rescind my allowance, so I went the Indie route and splurged on some 99 cent books, some $2.99, and even a couple of $4.99 books. Should be enough to keep my b...more
Christopher Salch
May 26, 2012 Christopher Salch rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Christopher by: A review request in Creative Reviews
Shelves: read-reviewed
Disclosure Note: I received a copy of the book to review from the author.

It's been quite a while since the last time I've read a book in what was effectively one sitting. There were a couple of breaks for dinner and driving back from a trip to a nearby lake which made this several marathon sessions rather than one continuous one. Still, anything that can keep me that focused is worth taking note of.

The story primarily follows Eilidh, an outcast Fae, and Munro, a police officer in Perth Scotland,...more
Jenie
I've known India Drummond online for years, but I'd never read any of her books. Truth be told, I was afraid to. I often meet people in online books & writing groups who fancy themselves writers, but when I try to read their books, I find them badly written. So I just never read any of India's until I stumbled across this one at Barnes & Noble while I was looking for a new Nook book.

I can't believe what I've been missing. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the rest of the series...more
Kris P
So it wasn't my normal type of book, but after reading some of the reviews I thought that I would give it a go. In the begining it was great, an exiled faerie living in an abandoned church in Perth is witness to a rather gruesome murder. Even though the main characters are of different races they soon get together to try and stop the killing. Then it was almost as if a set formula had to be followed, hidden powers are discovered, throw in a jealous ex, one seeking help elsewhere putting the othe...more
Dfafn
Rating 2,5 stars.
I got this book for free so I gave it a try and it's overall okay.

Though there are a few things that irked me:

For some reason the female lead is described in more than one instance and in some detail but the male lead...I don't even know what he looks like. The only describtion I remember is "tanned skin" and maybe tall but it is not very clear wether he was meant by that or his colleague.

The male lead falling in love with the female lead was very unconvincing and not even the "...more
Beau Schemery
What a refreshing surprise. I joined a program that alerts me when books are free or on sale, so I've downloaded a lot of free books lately and for the most part have been underwhelming at best and bloody awful at worst. Blood Faerie was entertaining and well-written, if a little predictable at times. The author did a pretty decent job of making the faeries more than just humans with pointy ears. They truly felt different than the human characters and the attention to lore while still inventing...more
Michelle
For some reason my brain decided that Munro looks like Desmond from Lost and Getty looks like Alec Hardy from Broadchurch, then Eilidh is a female Jack Frost with purple eyes. No idea why these are the images my brain inserted into this story. The other characters aren't famous "people" so yea. On with the review. I liked it. And exiled fae unknowingly befriends a dormant Druid who happens to be a cop investing some rather gruesome murders. I think the story does well with character development....more
Karissa Keith
I really enjoyed this book!
I finished it within two days. At times it can be overwhelming because its more "sci-fi" then I'm use to, but it's very interesting!

(A faerie that has "dangerous" powers who's sentenced to death, But escapes the faerie kingdom. She quietly lives among the humans until there's a murder "at her door step"
Eilidth (the faerie) realizes the murderer must be one of her own kind!
Eilidth must chose; to flee to safety, or to put her trust in a human and learn to tap into...more
eden Hudson
It's refreshing to read a book from the perspective of a paranormal creature who isn't just a long-lived human with magical abilities and an odd physical characteristic (say, pointy ears). Drummond's fae are imbued with non-human thoughts and actions that arise directly from their otherness and pervade every part of their being. Sometimes just reading about it bordered on eerie.

(view spoiler)...more
K.C. May
Wonderful story! I found myself eager to get back to it during the day. Very compelling read.
Stacey
munro and Eilidh one a druid the other a fae munro a cop though he finds out he is something more Eilidh who finds out someone is not as they appear to be .. she also is after a fae who is killing humans though it appears it not humans he is killing a blood Fae also someone from Eilidh's past shows up as does a family releative shows up for Munro as to what may happen well you will have to buy the book then read it then review it .. but if you love druid's fae's or cops or even for that matter m...more
Juana "Darkness" Duran
Eilidh is an outcast from her own family and kingdom of the faeries. While in her human city she meets a true druid named Quinton Munroe. Munroe is a police officer investigating a murder that looks odd even to the humans. Quinton is so entranced by Eilidh and her pointed ears that he can't stop thinking about her. When Quinton tracks her down, is when his druidness comes out. Eilidh helps him understand a little about what he is becoming. And during this time another murder is committed. Eilidh...more
Rebecca Treadway
Okay, so this is my first time reading India's work, and since I don't read "romance novels" I for one - appreciated the fact this isn't a "romance novel"! lol. But said parts as it pertains to the novel in a whole, in my opinion - are more realistic. The character's are hesitant to get into something like that, which makes more sense. I also like the different spin on the Fae folk as well. The entire storyline arc I also like, but I did find it too slow in pace for *my* taste. (I really emphasi...more
Mitticus
-Page turner.-
Eilidh fue condenada a muerte su gente, del reino de los fae, no por algo que hubiera hecho, sino porque puede hacer un tipo de magia que esrta prohibida. Ella nació con esa habilidad, no es algo que persiguiera ni malversara. ¿Es justo que la condenen? No. Ella huye, y ha vivido en el exilio por 25 años, entre humanos, pero sin mezclarse en realidad con ellos, sino que es una vida en la periferia de Perth, sin contacto real con nadie, cazando para comer y siempre en la frontera de...more
Rayven
Blood Faerie by India Drummond is the first book in the series " The Caledonia Fae", and by far the best books I have read with regards to the realm of the Fae. The Urban fantasy market is flooded with books that are easy to read and no substance. How fortunate for us that Blood Faerie is not one of those stories. This is a fantastic novel tells the story of Eilidh, one of the Fae that has been exiled into the human world. Eilidh who gives off a childlike innocence when it comes to the human wor...more
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“Her body poised with the tension of a wild animal, ready to pounce - or to flee. So beautiful, he thought. As he voiced the words, she faded away, and his world returned to blackness.” 6 likes
“Perhaps, more than anything, it occurred to her that maybe she didn't have to spend the rest of eternity alone. One person could know, perhaps. One friend. Maybe. This strange human shed a ray of hope into her life.” 5 likes
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