10/24/13

Review of One Blood by Qwantu Amaru

One Blood
author: Qwantu Amaru

Randy Lafaitle is the 53rd governor of Louisiana, he is highly respected and wealthy man, but not everyone knows his past. No one knows of his secrets, until now . . . .

In 1963, Randy was ready to turn 18, recently graduating from French boarding schools, he was back in New Orleans, seeking not only to visit his father but to put a curse on him. He wanted his father, Joseph to die. Randy had always blamed his father for the death of his mother, she was killed in a car accident that his father was driving. Randy only 12 at the time, was sent  to a french boarding school and to have distant relatives to look after him. Joseph did not want him getting into his way or life. Now back and full of revenge he seeks the help of Madame Deveaux, who did put a curse on Joseph, who died 3 days after Randy turned 18. Young and very angry for his bad decision, Randy runs the Madame and all other fortune tellers out of New Orleans.

Now its 2002 and the curse is still continuing. His son Kris was killed 3 days after his 18th birthday, and now his daughter Karen is getting ready to 18. When he learns she has been kidnapped, Randy seeks the help of Madame Deveaux, only to find she has been dead for 10 years. This is just not any kidnapping this is revenge and punishment ! One being sought out by a voodoo priest, Malcolm Wright. What Randy does not know is that he will have to sacrifice himself or find a substitute that the spirits will accept in order to save Karen. The question is will Randy sacrifice himself to save his daughter ? ? ?

This is a wonderful read full of dark voodoo and old dark family secrets! I was hooked from the first word till the last word. I started this one late at night so I carried into my dreams! I gained some voodoo knowledge that was very interesting ! Just when you think you have it figured out, another skeleton falls out of the closet !  ! !  Lots of betrayal and heartache. . . . . you may want to leave the lights on when reading this one :)

Wende :)
5 stars ! !  ! !

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