Book Reviews of Kindred Rites

Kindred Rites
Kindred Rites
Author: Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
ISBN-13: 9780061057960
ISBN-10: 0061057967
Publication Date: 11/1997
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Newly bought. I absolutly loved this book. If you like books that are about fantasy and magic i definently would recommend this book. Its funny too.
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From the back cover:
" Now that Alfreda has begun to learn the wise arts, she is needed at home in the village...the woods around the cabin are alive with poltergeists..."
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I like this book also enjoyed the time it took place
I will be reading more of her books.
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Intriguing integration of alternative history and magical creatures.
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one of my very favorite books, I've read my old paperback copy so many times the covers have been taped back on
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This was the second book in the Night Calls series and was a great continuation of this series. There are three book in this series, the third one is called The Spiral Path and has already been released. I have really been enjoying these books; there is a lot of magic, fantasy elements, survival, and herb lore.

The whole story has a very traditional fantasy feel to it which reminded me of fantasy books I read back in the 90's. The pace is deliberate and the story takes some time to build. However, I don't really mind because I find Alfreda's training to be so interesting. There is a lot of traditional witchcraft and herblore in this book which is very intriguing. This book also had a lot about survival skills which I enjoy reading about.

Alfreda is really tested in this book when she is kidnapped by a relative of the Keeper of Souls. She has to put both all of her survival skills and magical skills to test. I really love how steadfast and competent Alfreda is. She is an awesome heroine.

I love this alternate world where dark magic haunts the night and really enjoy how magic is blended into a frontier type lifestyle.

Overall this was a great addition to this series. I enjoy Alfreda as a character and the harsh world she lives in. I also loved learning about the herblore and survival tactics that were featured in this book. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy traditional fantasy type stories and don't mind a story that moves at a more deliberate pace.