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Blood Faerie

(Caledonia Fae #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  4,077 ratings  ·  356 reviews
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.
ebook, 262 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Trindlemoss Publishing (first published May 12th 2011)
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Saundra A magical faerie condemned to living in contemporary Scotland connects with a detective through her gift, awakens his and they both journey into the f…moreA magical faerie condemned to living in contemporary Scotland connects with a detective through her gift, awakens his and they both journey into the fascinating world which adjoins what might be considered normalcy. Very few things about Drummond's themes and expression of them are predictable and that drew me in like a moth to light and kept me reading other books in the series(less)

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Anne Odom
May 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy, meh
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.

* 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
Mark Stone
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fae, freebie_bargain
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
Sláinte 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 am sh
Allan Walsh
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Book Review – Blood Faerie by India Drummond

Blood Faerie by India Drummond is a kind of fantasy crossed with a crime/thriller. It tells us the tale of Eilidh, an outcast Faerie living in a human world, trying to catch a killer roaming the streets of Scotland.

The Cover: This cover was quite simple and gave me the distinct impression of a fantasy novel. While it is a good fit with the story, I’m not entirely convinced it fits this genre mash-up.

The Good Stuff: I really enjoyed this book. The writi
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-freebies
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.

Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book as its different to most books about the fae. It resembles a crime novel meets fae land. Plus an underlying love story that keeps you guessing. I'd like to read more in this series. ...more
Sadie Forsythe
This ok as a quick evening read, but it wasn't amazing. It had an interesting story idea and the writing was pretty good, but nothing felt particularly developed and I thought the evil was defeated far too easily, allowing for a pat happy ending. Essentially, I thought it started out well and grew progressively weaker as the story progressed.

More specifically, I didn't think the characters were particularly well developed, the men especially. I thought Munro's sudden love and dedication felt un
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, young-adult
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
Well. A bit disappointed. I'm not saying it was not enjoyable. I'm saying it was just that : enjoyable.

I felt some things were rushed. The bonding for one. Making the decision to bond with someone else for a thousand years in less than 5 minutes is beyond me. Not realistic. Not believable. Plus I found the characters a bit flat.

The villain was just meh. All powerful to be sure (what with him killing with just a flick of his wrist). But meh all the same.

The Azuri Fae were interesting but we got t
Jenn Doyle
Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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 real reason why
Shannan Hinners
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Fiona Skye
I'm not sure how I feel about this book yet. While the plot was interesting and I'm always fascinated by people's interpretations of the Fae, the characters felt very flat and one-dimensional to me. That said, I will read the rest of the series to see if the characters grow at all. ...more
Patti Larsen
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Can't wait for the sequel--India Drummond is a talented author and this is a great read. ...more
D.J. Lowbridge
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Barbara Senteney
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-fave-ebooks
Eilidh is a Faerie who has been exiled , she was supposed to be executed but escaped. Her azure magic is banned and feared by the Fae. Her father tried for many years to hide her talents, trying to teach her earth magic which she had no talent for and could never get the hang of.Her betrothed Saor didn't even bother to try and see her when she was jailed. Now she lives in the ruins of an old church, shying away from humans, and sleeping in fields, and wooded area to feel as if she is still in th ...more
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
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
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 and the
Chris Salch
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chris 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,
Cyn Armistead
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 a f ...more
Evelyn Amaro
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Lovers
Read my full review on
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
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2013
This was a surprising engaging read about an exiled faerie who begrudgingly gets involved in human affairs and finds her future in the process. There is a smidgen of romance along the way, and a half-hearted love triangle (bane of my reading pleasure) as well. Fortunately, the romance does not grow out of proportion with the personalities of the people involved. And the love triangle is stunted due to past circumstances and a realistic view of the future.

Eilidhe moves from alone and surviving t
Ozana Ozzy
India Drummond's faery/mistery novel about exiled fae because she's born with forbiden magic. As a castout she stayed in vicinity of her fea kingdom home trying to live her life. Afer gruesome murder made by bood feary outcast, she develop her first human friendship with policeman with druid magic.
Book is mistery novel with supernatural characters, set in Scottland. Written with a premise - we know who did it at the begining of the book, as we read we are discovering reasons and further engageme
May 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 11, 2014 marked it as zzz-books-not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
Read from February 09 to 11, 2015, DNF 52%
Ok, halfway through this book and, apart from the two protagonists meeting, nothing else significant happens. I also accidentally checked the summary for the sequels and they all seem to be focused on the human detective/druid, Munro. I really don't like him, too self-absorbed.
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to start reading this book while on my first trip to Scotland. I wnjoyed the characters, and the plot. However, there were moments especially in the second half of the book where the plot suffered from some Deus ex Machina. The ending felt a bit rushed as well. Yet, I enjoyed the characters, locations, and general plot. I look forward to reading book 2.
K.C. May
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story! I found myself eager to get back to it during the day. Very compelling read.
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