Blood and Gold
Written by Mara Menzies / Illustrated by Eri Griffin
A beautifully weighted set of nested stories for contemporary times'
An exquisite piece of storytelling'
About the Book
Ancient myths and legends from two very different cultures are woven together when Jeda receives a magical box from her dying mother. Rehema's last wish is to share a set of powerful stories with her daughter, which will empower and guide her, and ensure she grows into a strong, confident woman, certain of her heritage and her place in the world.
But Rehema's death allows the ever-present shapeshifting Shadowman to feed on the doubts and insecurities which Jeda feels. Until she understands the power of Rehema's stories, his negativity can weaken her, but when the box is flung open, the stories escape, setting in motion an incredible journey in which tales within tales inspire Jeda to embrace the world with confidence and strength.
Filled with tragedy, wonder and magic, Blood and Gold asks us to re-examine our own identities and attitudes, and explores the themes of loss, grief, injustice and oppression.
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