The Hum and the Shiver
Book 1, Tufa Novels - A Novel of the Tufa
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The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills, and the first book in the wondrous Tufa series. . . .
"Imagine a book somewhere between American Gods and Faulkner. In brief: a good book. Absolutely worth your time."—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author, on The Hum and the Shiver
Private Bronwyn Hyatt had left her small town of Needsville for the army to escape the pressures of her mystical Tufa family legacy. She returns a lone survivor after a disastrous attack overseas, wounded in body and spirit.
But cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, and a restless haint lurks nearby, waiting to reveal Bronwyn's darkest secrets. Now Bronwyn finds the greatest battle lies right in her backyard, especially as young minister with too much curiosity arrives in town. If she makes the wrong choice, the consequences could be deadly for all the Tufa. . . .
"A sheer delight."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Enter the captivating world of the fae in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa novels
The Hum and the Shiver
Wisp of a Thing
Long Black Curl
Chapel of Ease
Gather Her Round
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From Publishers Weekly
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My daughter gave me this book for Christmas. I really enjoyed reading it. It was well written, and it kept me guessing all the way through. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.
I couldn't put this one down - a book I could re-read in a year and still enjoy just as much. Definitely adding this one to my permanent collection.
I can almost hear the night wind...
Bledsoe makes his characters come alive by making them true to life. If you've ever been in the Appalachia Mts, this story will remind you of a place where Christmas lights stay up all year, the lush greenery is vibrant and decaying, creeks are muddy and every yard has rusting junk, lawn ornaments, or both. His people are neither all good or all bad, but a realistic mix of traits, abilities and circumstances that breeds hope and shows potential. I particularly liked the idea of music as a genetic identifier and tool, with songs of power and the healing strength of family. A great read!
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Sep 27, 2011
- Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Tufa Novels