The Betrayal

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 24, 2009 - Fiction
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The noble and magical aelven were riven by war when a rogue clan embraced a forbidden source of magic: the drinking of blood. In the bitter fighting that ensued, the vampiric Clan Darkshore were cast out of the aelven and driven across the Ebon Mountains. Stripped of their various clan colors, they were thenceforth known only as “alben,” hated and shunned. An uneasy peace now holds over the land, but it is whispered that Shalár, the beautiful and bloodthirsty queen of the alben, is readying a surprise attack to win back all that was lost–and none can say where or when she will strike.

The fate of the clans will depend on two young aelven lovers, Eliani and Turisan, who are blessed with a legendary gift: the fabled power of mindspeech. But this ability comes with great risks. Time is running out as the alben mount their attack–and their ultimate betrayal.

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User Review  - Meggle - LibraryThing

The first novel in a new fantasy/romance series. The story centers around the world of the aelven and is told from three points of view, Eliani and Turisan, both aelven but from different clans, and ... Read full review

Review: The Betrayal (Blood of the Kindred #1)

User Review  - Coucher de soleil - Goodreads

I found this one to be really disappointing. Good points: The world building had some interesting elements -interesting enough that I'm giving this 1.5 stars rather than the one I would have given it ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Pati Nagle was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico. An avid student of music, history, and humans in general, she has a special love of the outdoors, particularly New Mexico’s wilds, which inspire many of her stories. Nagle’s work has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Cricket, Cicada, and various anthologies.

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