David Hair is the award-winning writer of two YA fiction series, The Aotearoa (set in New Zealand), and The Return of Ravana (based on the Vedic epic The Ramayana). Mage's Blood is his first work of adult fantasy and the first in his brand-new Moontide Quartet. Hair was raised in New Zealand, and after briefly settling down in Britain and India and traveling the world, he now lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
"Pretty bloody special." Sleepless Musings Of A Well Groomed Moustached Man"
"MAGE'S BLOOD is action-packed and memorable. The book was such a page-turner that I couldn't put it down...it was a well written, unique and enjoyable read."--Miss Literati
"[Mage's Blood] often recalls Frank Herbert's Dune novels.... Among the payoffs are plenty of cliffhangers, including one that nicely ushers in the next volume--which fans will await eagerly."--Kirkus Reviews
"Hair's first foray into adult fantasy is similar in scope to George R.R. Martin's Ice and Fire and Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time novels and is sure to please those authors' many fans."--Jane Henriksen Baird, Library Journal (starred review)
"I quickly became immersed in the world Hair created and devoured it in the course of a few days. As soon as it's available, I plan to read the second book in the same way--the story is that good."--Spencer Green, Online Fantasy Network
"This is an exotic story of dangerous magic and intrigue that kept me turning the pages until late into the night."--Lesley Livingston, award-winning author of the Wondrous Strange trilogy
"This multilayered beginning to the Moontide Quartet plunges readers into a taut network of intrigue and mystery that tightens with each chapter. Hair portrays a stark and beautiful world breaking apart, with both good and evil characters desperate to reshape it through magic, war, and treachery. This strong debut should draw in fantasy readers of all stripes."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Moontide quartet is David Hair's explosive debut as an epic fantasy writer and should be read by all with an interest in gritty fantasy and alternate histories."--Fantasy Online
"Pretty bloody special."--Sleepless Musings Of A Well Groomed Moustached Man