Druid Blood (Colin McCool, #0)
When You're Hunted By Dark Fae, The Only Option Is To Hunt Them Back! Things are going great for Colin. He's the star of his high school baseball team, he has a killer motorcycle, and his mom's career as an artist is finally taking off. Then, a chance encounter with a leprechaun reveals that nothing in his world is as it seems...Soon, Colin and his friend Jesse are tasked with taking out the evil creature who cast a spell over their town, the ancient vampire known as the Avartagh. Now, they're being hunted by the unseelie fae, "fairies" who are are deadlier, real-life versions of their fairy tale counterparts.Thus they must attempt the impossible, and save their town from the evil fae who've taken it over. And if Colin and Jesse don't stop the fae, the Avartagh will destroy everyone and everything they love... and he'll kill them in the process.(Author's Note: This novel is the prequel to Junkyard Druid. Originally released as a YA novel, it serves to provide a backstory to the Junkyard Druid series.)

Druid Blood (Colin McCool, #0) Details

TitleDruid Blood (Colin McCool, #0)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 24th, 2016
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-139781539073154
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires

Druid Blood (Colin McCool, #0) Review

  • *Thea 'Wookiee'sMama' Wilson*
    January 1, 1970
    This a very cute little novella introducing us to a teenage Colin McCool as he learns the truth about his ancestors and about his own newly discovered druid abilities. Apparently this is the only one of the books written for YA readers with the rest being for older readers but I don't think it'll make a difference to the series overall. If this is how the series begins the I'm totally intrigued to see where this series will go as the links to old Irish mythology make this stand out for me and I This a very cute little novella introducing us to a teenage Colin McCool as he learns the truth about his ancestors and about his own newly discovered druid abilities. Apparently this is the only one of the books written for YA readers with the rest being for older readers but I don't think it'll make a difference to the series overall. If this is how the series begins the I'm totally intrigued to see where this series will go as the links to old Irish mythology make this stand out for me and I hope going forward that the author will make full use of that as it'll definitely keep me reading!
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  •  Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    2 Star Kindle Free Read I was disappointed to say the least, I expected a book about the relationship with Jesse and how it ended. Plus, to get information that was left out of book 5.There is this huge gap, the author references events that has me questioning if he forgot to add the pages of relationship I was expecting I don't know why I'm bothering but on to book 0.5 to see if what I'm miss is there.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Druid Blood is an introduction to the character of Colin McCool from Junkyard Druid. This story is toned down as it was originally for young adults were as the main series is targeted for adults.I really enjoyed reading about Colin's introduction into the magic realm. I liked getting this sneak peak into Colin's life before Junkyard Druid and feel that it makes the events in the beginning of Junkyard Druid so much more meaningful and heartbreaking.
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  • Amyiw
    January 1, 1970
    Really is 3 1/2 but it is a YA/childrens and I enjoyed it. The author warns that the next books in the series are not for kids.This is a intro to Colin McCool and how he learns about the unseen world around him. When Colin has an accident on his bike, he hits his head and comes in contact with a fae creature and stone. Suddendly his bike is not the cool motor bike but a ten speed and the world he live in is very different than the dream world that he and his city has been in. Now he Really is 3 1/2 but it is a YA/childrens and I enjoyed it. The author warns that the next books in the series are not for kids.This is a intro to Colin McCool and how he learns about the unseen world around him. When Colin has an accident on his bike, he hits his head and comes in contact with a fae creature and stone. Suddendly his bike is not the cool motor bike but a ten speed and the world he live in is very different than the dream world that he and his city has been in. Now he needs to fix the town and get reality back to "normal?" Or so he thinks. He meets many magical creatures, many that would rather eat him than talk. So it is action to get to the answers and he pulls his best friend and future girlfriend along to help him.This was cute but definitely a kids version of the type of novella that 0.5 was. Easy read and entertaining but can be skipped if you don't like YA.
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  • Richard Huffman
    January 1, 1970
    This prequel really should have been book 1. I feel like Junkyard Druid would have made a lot more sense if it had been! Great read!
  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    Got free for a honest review.Loved the characters Colin and Jesse. Nice steady pace of Colin recruiting his best friend Jesse to help go after the evil that changed his town. The were spots the two could have you laughing. Thank you, for letting me read your story.
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  • Frank Mikes
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very short, but enjoyable book. It is the prequel to M.D.Massey's Junkyard Druid, another short but enjoyable book. This shows his protagonist, Colin McCool, as a teenager seemingly living very well but things soon take a very sinister turn.As in Junkyard Druid the characters are well drawn, the humor is pretty good and the whole thing is well paced. My only serious complaints is that I think the author pushed a little too far with a 'clever' reveal that the villain was a This was a very short, but enjoyable book. It is the prequel to M.D.Massey's Junkyard Druid, another short but enjoyable book. This shows his protagonist, Colin McCool, as a teenager seemingly living very well but things soon take a very sinister turn.As in Junkyard Druid the characters are well drawn, the humor is pretty good and the whole thing is well paced. My only serious complaints is that I think the author pushed a little too far with a 'clever' reveal that the villain was a character met early on which really doesn't make that much sense.The only other problem is that Massey's books seem to be short, very quick reads. Certainly not a bad thing as the language used is simple which helps keep the reader in the book and turning pages.
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  • Turner Keith Reeves
    January 1, 1970
    Good Intro...I was told by some fans of Massey to start here. He himself says this book isn't his best and I can definitely see that. However. It was entertaining enough and I'm definitely moving on to the rest of the series, which I'm told is much much better. This book was, in fact, just a jumping off point. And that's exactly what you get.
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  • Mhari
    January 1, 1970
    This is how it all began, with Colin crashing (literally!) into his first brush with Irish folklore. Quite different to the main series, with third-person narration and a YA audience, but the wit, fun and some epic lines are already here. I love kid!Colin as much as his grown-up self - even though it's Jesse who's the bigger badass in this.
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  • Pam Bales
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting. I do enjoy young adult fiction as I was a middle school junior high teacher for forty years. I no longer teach so don't read as much of it as I once did. This was a good story. I enjoyed the first in the series Junkyard Druid a great deal more. I'm glad Mr. Massey moved from young adult to adult fantasy. I'm looking forward to getting to know the characters much better.
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  • Leon Fairley
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed this novella. It moves quickly and involves a high level of fantasy. The end does feel as though it resolves quickly but otherwise very enjoyable. This is a true Young Adult novel and I enjoyed the more experienced writing and subject matter in the rest of the Colin McCool Druid novels but am glad I went back and read this introduction to the character and the Druid 'world'.
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  • Roy
    January 1, 1970
    A prequel to the series. This was the original story written and aimed at the YA market. I don't know if it was successful, but the book is given away for free now. Not bad, but very simple introduction to some of the main characters.
  • Donovan
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful prequel to the Junkyard Druid series. This book gives a nice background on the start of Collins journey before the Mandarin series actually starts and fills in the gaps of how our ask started.
  • James Learman
    January 1, 1970
    its meh sets up alot for the series worth reading as part of series but not as a standalone unless youre into childrens lit
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Ok for a YA book.BIG gripe with the authors preface....thanks for ruining the entire series for me. Now I have zero interest in continuing the series because of the major plot reveal.
  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    Good start to the series. Agree with authors notes
  • Patryk O'really
    January 1, 1970
    great start to the series.
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