A Song of Blood is a low fantasy / historical fiction written by
Children are being stolen from their village, spirits or demons are whisking them away. The men of the town seem powerless to act, but then one night the village chief’s Nanda’s son is stolen and inaction is no longer an option. Leaving the village unguarded he takes every able bodied man out into the forest in pursuit of the demon spirit that claimed his child. Vishva warns such actions are unwise, but is still forced on this mission, but there is more to this quest than first appears.
With one foot in Indian mythology and another tailoring to those who enjoy low fantasy this short story is an interesting read. It reflects on how the actions of men can be twisted and reforged into tales of legend. The author tells a unique tale and shows great insight into humans and their beliefs.