The Moontide Quartet

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 351 ratings

Mage's Blood Summary

David Hair is the award-winning writer of two young adult fiction series, The Aotearo and The Return of Ravana (based on the Vedic epic The Ramayana). Mage’s Blood, the first volume of a series called The Moontide Quartet, is Hair’s first work of adult fantasy. In a starred review of Mage’s Blood, Publisher’s Weekly said, "This multilayered beginning to the Moontide Quartet plunges listeners 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."

Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest". Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

©2012 David Hair (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Quercus Editions Ltd (UK).
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  • Book 1

    • Mage's Blood

    • The Moontide Quartet, Book 1
    • By: David Hair
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest". Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!!!!

    • By Michelle on 21-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • Scarlet Tides

    • Moontide Quartet, Book 2
    • By: David Hair
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    A scarlet tide of Rondian legions is flooding into the East, led by the Inquisition’s windships flying the Sacred Heart, the bright banner of the Church's darkest sons. They are slaughtering and pillaging their way across Antiopia in the name of Emperor Constant. But the emperor's greatest treasure, the Scytale of Corineus, has slipped through his fingers and his ruthless Inquisitors must scour two continents for the artefact, the source of all magical power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better and Better

    • By CeNedra Red on 25-01-17

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • Unholy War

    • The Moontide Quartet, Book 3
    • By: David Hair
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Tensions are mounting after a devastating battle before the walls of Shaliyah, birthplace of the Prophet. The East is rising, bringing equal measures of hope and despair to the magical world of Urte. For some Salim's victory is a call to arms, for others it is evidence of a world gone mad. While the armies of East and West clash in brutal conflict, emperors, inquisitors, Souldrinkers, and assassins all have their attention turned elsewhere as they hunt the Scytale of Corineus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I lost the plot!

    • By Steve S on 12-06-16
    • The Moontide Quartet, Book 3
    • By: David Hair
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 06-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

    Regular price: £16.89

  • Book 4

    • Ascendant's Rite

    • The Moontide Quartet, Book 4
    • By: David Hair
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 29 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 79

    The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By William on 23-09-16

    Regular price: £19.69