It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen.
Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn't believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.
It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey. But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger. If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.
War is coming. The only question is this: Which side do you choose?
©2014 K. F. Breene (P)2016 Podium Publishing
Good story. Unique characters. Loved it. Every character enhances the plot. Well done. New author for me will be happy to look out for future stories in this series or any future stories.
Better writing, depth and storyline.
This book was 'chosen' due to the large number of positive reviews, though sometimes I wonder whether I am listening to the same story as everyone else. The story lacked decent writing, depth or characterisation. I had to stop listening quite early on as I really didn't care what happened to the story or the characters. I have no trouble with sticking with slow start epics (Wheel of time series, and the Malazan empire books), but there has to be some spark or element of decent writing that holds you to the end, and make you grateful you stuck with them to the end. I couldn't find it with this book, and I plan to send it back for a refund. I am desperate to find decent new science fiction epics to read.
Great storyline of a strong woman who has lost everything and the journey she must face. Excellent character development, storyline, & plot! I adore the language lessons immensely! Looking forward to the next book!
Wonderful start to this saga. I am really looking forward to the next installment.
Quick-witted, love the inuedos. It is a fast-paced story.
"Chosen by K. F. BREENE"
Loved every single moment of the story.
Narration made it more for me
Listening to it over and over again unable to do with print work and duty calls.
I hope it is in the stars to do the entire series.
It was better than I expected, I was a little skeptical when I bought this book, because i was not familiar with this author. But I'm really happy I picked the series to read.
"Good Story! Entertaining & Interesting!"
Fun & Action Packed
I liked the development of the characters. They were all engaging and interactions developed realistic connections.
I didn't like her voice when she wasn't imitating voices. Something about her inflection was irritating. It took an effort to get past it and focus on the story, but her character voices made up for the inflection.
Absolutely! It was a really good story, nicely developed. Didn't really like to ending but I guess it was the segway to the next book.
Looking foreward to the next book.
"Very nice Start to a good serie"
The actually reader made it enjoyable. Let alone the writer.
I would have to say. . . Jennifer Estep's "Spider"
Catlin brought the story to life.
There was a few parts that moved me. The end of the story and the rescue of Lieutenant.
Your killing me about the next installment to this series in audio.
"Excited to listen to the next book"
Good story. Kept me interested. Worth the credit. Looking forward to the next book! Hooked!!!
"Great fantasy fiction."
It was a little confusing at first. the way the book started out, not knowing the background, it was a little hard to follow but with her memories everything falls in place. I love the action sequences, the humor, sarcasm and sexual tension. Can't wait to read the next book.
"Over all a good story"
It was a good story. It jumped around a bit. You have to keep the names of the characters straight or you will be lost. The narration was a little to fast for me . Seemed like it was being rushed. Some very good back and forth between the characters which was quite pleasing.
"maybe it's just me..."
After reading the reviews of this book I expected to be blown away...I was not. It's not a bad book but the world building and characters are inconsistent and the narration is stilted. The action scenes were well done the rest I found scattered. If you want to read a book about a kick ass woman with a sword - read the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
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