Days of Blood and Fire

Days of Blood and Fire In the peaceful land of the Rhiddaer Jahdo the ratcatcher s son stumbles upon a secret meeting between a city council man and a dangerous mysterious woman Suddenly the boy is tangled in a web of int

  • Title: Days of Blood and Fire
  • Author: Katharine Kerr
  • ISBN: 9780553290127
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the peaceful land of the Rhiddaer, Jahdo the ratcatcher s son stumbles upon a secret meeting between a city council man and a dangerous, mysterious woman Suddenly the boy is tangled in a web of intrigue and black magic that drags him far from home In the company of a blind bard, Jahdo must travel to Deverry to unravel the evil that binds him But there the boyIn the peaceful land of the Rhiddaer, Jahdo the ratcatcher s son stumbles upon a secret meeting between a city council man and a dangerous, mysterious woman Suddenly the boy is tangled in a web of intrigue and black magic that drags him far from home In the company of a blind bard, Jahdo must travel to Deverry to unravel the evil that binds him But there the boy is caught up in dangers far greater than he has ever known Two powerful sorcerers one human, the other elven are battling to save the country from a goddess gone mad Their strongest ally is the mercenary soldier Rhodry Maelwaedd, a berserker bound to both women by fate and magic and to the dragon upon whom all their live may depend Days Of Blood And Fire begins an exciting new chapter in the chronicles of Deverry and the Westlands, with a story suited to new readers and loyal fans alike.

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  • Katharine Kerr

    Born in Ohio, 1944 Moved to San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and has lived there ever since Katharine Kerr has read extensively in the fields of classical archeology, and medieval and dark ages history and literature, and these influences are clear in her work Her epic Deverry series has won widespread praise and millions of fans around the world.

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  • This is the seventh book the overall Deverry series and the 3rd book of the second quartet (The Westlands) within that larger series. Yep, it's complicated but that is par for the course in this complex fantasy series.This time we are introduced to more characters, get inside the cultures of whole new species and get to explore a bit of territory beyond previous novels. That's cool, of course, but we also get to advance the "present day" story plot along in the 'Time of War' (title in the UK). U [...]


  • I'm actually reading the UK Kindle edition, which goes by the title of "A Time of War". However, to be able to update my progress as a percentage, I need to say I'm reading this edition. Confusing? Totally!I have no idea when I finished this. The end of 2014/start of 2015 turned out to be quite horrible with family illness and a major move pushing me into an anxiety/depressive episode I could really have done without. It's going to take me a while to pull out of it and get my reading back on tra [...]


  • My goodness, Rhodry gets himself another love interest/person to sleep with? How many has he had?We see events coming together now - the siege starts, Rhodry finds his dragon, and we're heading to the conclusion of the defeat of some evil. I liked that we learn more about history - i.e. the displacement of Man onto the country led to the displacement of the Horde, which in turn affected the elves and the dwarves. Even the minor subplots - Yraen and Carra - are full of tension (in part due to the [...]


  • Ok I'm biased but there is finally a dragon in this great series of novels, named Arzosah. As usual there is many a bloody battle in it too but these books wouldn't be the same without them. The Horsekin army are pretty terrifying and you want to hate them straight away, which I did so that worked! Also the introduction of new characters such as Jahdo and Meer the eyeless bard added a new element to the mix. I must admit Evander can get a bit tiresome at times though which is why I awarded four [...]


  • This is just such a great series. I love Kerr's writing style. The characters are so real and the storylines so engrossing. I will say, however, that while I see how it fits into the rest of the story, I could really do without Evander and the Guardians and, particularly, Dallandra. I know, it's a fantasy, but that part of the whole thing could have been left out and I'd never miss it. In this book, the most momentous event in the book takes a couple paragraphs, where page after page is devoted [...]


  • This entry in the Deverry saga is an unusual one. There is no jumping between souls and thus storylines. We are introduced to an expanding world in Cerr Cawnen, the Gel Da Thae and the dwarven holt of Linn Serr and the magical island of Haen Marn. And finally, finally, we meet the dragon. I only knock a star off because no one actually cares about Evandar and his younger brother, Lord Vulpine, do they? Do they really? I love that Rhodry finds peace in this one, even if only for a brief moment.


  • The Deverry series by Katharine Kerr, and more in particular the first cycle therein, has been a mixed affair. I really loved the first book, but the subsequent four, while never really bad, just couldn’t live up to the first one. It seems like a change is coming, though, cause I really loved A Time Of Omens and thought it was the best book yet since the great first, Daggerspell. That trend does continue with A Time Of War, the seventh book overall and the one to last in de Westland cycle.This [...]


  • This is the third book in the second Deverry quartet. Here all the action takes place in the present - we meet the Rhiddaer folk and the Gel Da'Thae (in the form of Jahdo and Meer), who quest to Deverry in search of Meer's brother. When they find him, they discover he is part of a major plot dreamt up by Alshandra in order to regain her daughter. At the same time Jill charges Rhodry to find the only weapon that will help the Deverrians in their war against the Horsekin and Alshandra's evil follo [...]



  • I'm feeling slightly let down by Ms Kerr in this book - as it is really starting to feel quite different from the previous novels in the Deverry series.What I've really loved about this series so far was the way that this felt like a very unique series - highlighting the pseudu-celtic culture of the Deverrians and the people and politics of that region. Magic has been very subdued and felt quite subdued. All that seemed to disappear in this book.We're introduced to the dwarves of the land - whic [...]


  • Another enjoyable book in this (long) series by Kerr. I have to say, this is the first book where there is only one timeline (or time period) in the book, and it was a nice break. Normally each book will have two or three different timelines, where storylines from the past or present are unfolding. With reincarnation being a big theme in this series, that makes sense. However, sometimes it can be overwhelming to read about so many characters and know that half of them have been born again as sev [...]


  • Okay, look. *heavy sigh*I'm justI can'tGrr. Here's the thing. I am really liking this series overall. The language is GORGEOUS, the world-building is fantastic, the revisiting of the Romeo/Juliet thing is great. I do recommend it.But I want to know--why is is that of the four books I have read or attempted to read recently, THREE of them have had rape/seriously attempted rape scenes? It's beginning to feel that if a main character in a book is female, there must somehow be a rape attempt prove, [...]


  • It has been 16 years since I first picked up the first Deverry novel, DaggerSpell, and here in am, 16 years later, about to finish the fifteenth and final one.Has the journey been worth it? Yes. Was the wait too long? Yes.I would not recommend anyone starts reading the Deverry cycle unless they intend to read them all, as the macroscopic story is at least as important as the microscopic ones, and as such I am reviewing the books as a set.I almost give them 4 stars (excellent) but in the end I am [...]


  • Book 7 jumps right in with the introduction of a few new characters, and this time we find ourselves in a completely linear story line. Jahdo is a young boy sent on a trip with a Gel da'Thae, or Horsekin, by a (we are supposed to assume) very evil person. But we soon find out that even among the Horsekin there are very divided loyalties, and Alshandra is raising an army of Horsekin to do her bidding and get her daughter back.While some of this book was a bit slow-moving (for some reason I'm not [...]


  • 'Fantasy voor een lange winteravond bij een knapperend haardvuur.', luidt de quote van Elf Fantasy Magazine op de achterzijde. Hier sluit ik me bij aan. De wereld van Deverry is inmiddels zo vertrouwd, dat het voelt als thuiskomen wanneer ik weer aan een nieuw deel begin. Helaas blijven we deze keer in het 'heden' en krijgen we geen verhalen van andere incarnaties van dezelfde zielen. Wel is Jill niet langer de continu chagrijnige oude vrouw, maar begint ze zich (eindelijk) te gedragen zoals het [...]


  • A Time of War (Days of Blood and Fire in the US) is the third book in the secondDeverry quartet. Here all the action takes place in the present — we meet the Rhiddaer folk and the Gel Da'Thae (in the form of Jahdo and Meer) who quest to Deverry in search of Meer's brother. When they find him, they discover he is part of a major plot dreamt up by Alshandra in order to regain her daughter. At the same time Jill charges Rhodry to find the only weapon that will help the Deverrians in their war aga [...]


  • A Time of War (the original US title being Days of Fire and Blood) has to be one of my favourite books in the whole Deverry series. It brings new peoples (and by that I don't simply mean new characters but new species) to the story and deeply expands the series' world. The beginning of the book feels quite new and unexpected. Suddenly the familiar world of Deverry reveals unknown and fascinating elements. It is very easy to get attached to our 2 new protagonists, and their meeting with our regul [...]


  • Although the first 50 pages or so may leave you wondering if you accidentally picked up a spin-off book, rest assured you're still reading the right series, and it won't take long before everything begins to tie together!A Time of War stands alone in that it's the only truly linear book in the Deverry series, as the stories of Jahdo, Jill, Rhodry and Dallandra begin to draw together through the frustrating riddles of Evandar, and Rhodry's Wyrd starts to become apparent, and it gives a fascinatin [...]


  • Other than the fairly predictable flowering of superfluous love interests between Rhodry and various other characters, Days of Blood and Fire continues Kerr's Deverry story arc nicely. The timing is good and the complexities of the plot are well-handled, i.e. nil to no plot holes. The few unresolved points are clearly intended to be handled in later novels of the series. Still a descent series, so far.


  • Continuing the re-read of my favorite fantasy series from High School. In this book, the whole thing really finishes its transformation from Celtic to High Fantasy. With the addition of Dragons and Horsekin. Still pretty awesome, and I still enjoy her attention to actual historical culture as a basis for fantasy, though the series has now lost some of its focus on the whole reincarnating characters idea. We'll see whether it comes back again in later books.


  • I wasn't particularly interested in Evandar, Alshandra, or Dallandra in previous books, and the emphasis on them in this book made it a bit of a slog. Also not a huge Carra or Dar fan--my favorite parts in this book were the ones where Rhodry and Jill were in the same place and could interact with each other. I also missed the flashbacks, even though I didn't really expect to.


  • Really enjoyed this, the story was much more coherent and solid than any of the previous books. The relationship between Jill and Rhodry is explored and put on a platonic basis which I thought was a great character development. And finally, a dragon!


  • The siege starts, and Rhodrey goes in search of a dragon. It concentrates mainly on dwarf culture and you learn quite a bit. The other world is disintegrating and that also causes conflict. You do need to have read the other books in the series. A good read.


  • As my first Katherine Kerr book, it was a really good read. The plotline was easy to follow, with no major gaps where back story should be.It was a little long in places, I'll admit, but once I had got into the story, I was fully unable to put it back down again!





  • The action definitely picks up in this book versus the previous ones in the series. I had a hard time putting this one down!


  • I am thoroughly enjoying reacquainting myself with this memorable series. Especially since I've learned there is a new Deverry book in the works! Yay!



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