Dust to Blood

Red Slaves #1

Fiction - Fantasy - General
242 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2013
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Author Biography

A voracious reader since she was a toddler, and an ordained spiritualist, Tonya Cannariato has now presided over the marriage of her love of reading and her love of writing. She’s lived a nomadic life, following first her parents in their Foreign Service career through Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then her own nose criss-crossing America as she’s gotten old enough to make those choices for herself. She’s currently based in Milwaukee with her three loves: her husband and two Siberian Huskies. She suspects her Huskies of mystical alchemy with their joyous liberation of her muse and other magical beings for her inspiration. She loves to sleep, to watch her interesting dreams, some of which are now finding new life in written form.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

In Dust to Blood: Red Slaves #1 by Tonya Cannariato, Anne Crosby enjoys a relatively free lifestyle travelling the world as a researcher for the Stone Think Tank. A trip to Moscow turns into more of an adventure than she is expecting, though, as she gets involved with a Russian researcher from the Scientific Library and is followed by former KGB agents. Igor has contacts with many different people in Russia who are able to lend some assistance to the official project dealing with orphan children as well as the more secretive investigation into the truth behind stories of Russian dragons. After meeting a group of strange men, and a young woman who was imprisoned in a massive secret basement of a local castle while embarking on a trip to locate special phenomenon, inexplicable things happen to Anne. She is no longer looking into the mystery but is becoming part of it.

Plenty of excitement and surprises surrounding Anne Crosby make Dust to Blood a book that is difficult to put down. Cannariato has done a great job creating an interesting group of people who become involved in her research and serve to create more questions than they can answer. This combination of the real and fantastic makes Dust to Blood well worth reading. Avoiding former KGB agents and others who don’t want the secret to be revealed proves to be a challenge for the group that is not only dramatic but reminiscent of real life stories of spies. Dust to Blood is a quick-paced story with plenty of mystery and creativity to keep the pages turning. A great story well told.