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Summary

An elite forces officer with a dreadful reputation. A bookish paleontologist with a love for mysteries. An ancient stronghold full of secrets that will take both of them to unearth.

Professor Lilah Zirkander (yes, she's related to the famous pilot, and no, she can't get him to autograph your undergarments) is looking forward to a summer in the paleontology lab, researching and cataloging new fossils. But that summer takes an unexpected turn when the king sends her into the Ice Blades to a secret mine where ancient dragon bones have been discovered. Rumor has it that they're cursed and dangerous, but Lilah is more concerned about dealing with the outpost commander, a fierce officer with the temperament of a crabby badger.

As punishment for irking the king, Colonel Vann Therrik is overseeing the hardened criminals working in the remote Magroth Crystal Mines. He would like a chance to redeem himself - and escape the loathsome duty station - but nothing is going his way. Cursed fossils have delayed production, miners are trying to escape, and now a scientist has shown up, making demands on his time. Worse, she's the cousin of his nemesis General Zirkander. As if one Zirkander in his world wasn't bad enough.

Investigating the fossils leads Lilah and Vann into the depths of Magroth Mountain where centuries-old secrets lurk, and a long-forgotten threat stalks the passages. To have any chance at survival, they'll have to work together and perhaps learn that neither is what the other expected.

Shattered Past is a stand-alone novel set in the author's Dragon Blood world.

©2018 Podium Publishing; 2016 Lindsay Buroker

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  • QueenOfSheba
  • 09-03-18

Finally on audio!

I'm so excited that that this title finally made it to audio! Buroker's Dragon Blood series just isn't complete without the story of Colonel Therrick's redemption. I loved the entire series in print, and I think Caitlin Davies does a terrific job of the narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-18

Found the whole set amazing

From book one I have been magnetized to continue through till the end. I have listened to the collection repeatedly. Every time I become more aware of the characters and I feel I’m part of the story. Thank you for your imagination and skills as a writer!

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  • Abby Furlong
  • 12-06-18

same great story with unexpected fun

the main charater and protagonists change. this makes the book even more fun in ways. enjoy

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  • CAP
  • 06-06-18

Rough Character - Delicate Past

I enjoyed this book by Lindsay Buroker. You can tell her writing style has changed over the years. Where her writing was much more innocent in earlier Dragon Blood books, as well as her Emperor's Edge, there's a lot more romantic tension in this from her writing a few Sci-Fi Romances under her pen name.

The storyline was good though, and it was good to see the backstory of a much-loved, hated character, to see why they turned out the way they did.

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  • Kizzy Todd
  • 25-05-18

Nice transition

This was a nice transition to the next book. I keep coming back for the storyline not so much the narration.