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Blood and Feathers by Lou Morgan
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Oct 05, 12

Read on October 05, 2012

Blood and Feathers is a confident debut from author Lou Morgan.

Working on the premise that the War between Heaven and Hell is starting to gather momentum, the main character Alice finds herself stuck smack dab in the middle of it. Far from being asked to pick a side, it becomes abundantly and immediately clear that both sides have plans for her, and neither seems overly worried about her opinion on the matter.

It’s a tricky balance, but Morgan handles the telling with aplomb. Sailing the course between Scylla and Charybdis, the reader’s sympathy stays rooted in the most important part: the human one. What's most impressive is that no-one gets off lightly here. Everyone suffers, everyone makes sacrifices. There are no easy paths offered to anyone, and it makes for a thrilling read.

With the sequel already due August next year, it’ll be interesting to see where things go from here.
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