Heart’s Blood

The crumbling hilltop fortress of Whistling Tor houses a chieftain who is feared and loathed by his own people. A curse lies over Anluan’s family; the woods hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom. Yet for troubled young scribe Caitrin, the derelict fortress is a safe haven. For Caitrin is fleeing her own demons. Despite Anluan’s volatile temper and the web of secrets surrounding his home, she finds a refuge at Whistling Tor.

As time passes, Caitrin learns there is more to the broken young man and his unusual household than she realised. Yet Anluan seems reluctant to believe in himself. It may be only through her love and determination that he and his people can be set free…

Heart’s Blood is a stand-alone novel for adult readers. It is loosely based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.


  • Finalist in the Aurealis Awards (2010)
  • Finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards (2010)
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