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Blood Ritual

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The descendants of Elizabeth Bathory, a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess who terrorized the Carpathian countryside in the 16th century, are determined that her line shall not die. Fearing her heredity, Catherine, a paternal descendant, has escaped to a convent. Here she meets journalist Michael Devlin who is haunted by the last thing he saw before losing his sight.
ebook, 504 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Severn House Digital
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Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book contains the usual mysterious historical fiction and modern day interlinked storylines that Rayne seems to do brilliantly. I thought I had read most of Rayne’s work and then stumbled across this very early novel and at an exceptionally good price and I must say I feel I got a bargain!

It is quite a dark and unnerving as story, similar to her other standalone novels (such as House of the Lost), but certainly much darker than her Nell West series. It is also shrouded in mystery that cross

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A good Gothic horror based very loosely on fact.
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Aka Frances Gordon, Bridget Wood

After a convent education, which included writing plays for the Lower Third to perform, Sarah Rayne embarked on a variety of jobs, but - probably inevitably - returned again and again to writing. Her first novel appeared in 1982, and since then her books have also been published in America, Holland and Germany.

The daughter of an Irish comedy actor, she was for many
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