Bone Crier’s Moon – Kathryn Purdie
Title: Bone Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace #1)
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Page Length: 480 pages
A unique tale of love and French mythology that strains and captures the heart in one.
I thoroughly enjoyed this reading adventure, as it contains all the important elements of YA fantasy. Purdie captures the essence of wanting a parents approval while balancing the growing need to be independent and self-expressed. A sisterhood story that promotes strong female characterization and the intricacies and drama that can ignite.
The story revealed itself with some surprises and I am left hungry for more.
You can find the story on Amazon in multiple format.
Synopsis: Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.
Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.
Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.