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Alliance Forged (A Novel of the Light Blade) Paperback – July 3, 2012
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About the Author
Today, she’s a primary school teacher sharing her love for the written word with young children. In her spare time, she writes and reads all things paranormal.
Kylie lives in a small rural village in outback New South Wales, Australia, and is involved in a number of volunteer emergency organizations, helping during fires, storms, search and rescue efforts, and road accidents.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a love story between a human and a human/demon (Na'Chi). Between a woman of faith and a scout that has more than his share of inner demons. It's a story of survival, how two races can learn to tolerate each other and work together. Nothing is ever easy. Kymora is strong in her faith, loved by her people, confident, yet willing to show her fears and vulnerabilites. For Varian it's about deciding what's best for his people no matter the cost, learning to adapt, being able to show emotion and that it isn't a weakness as he was taught all his life. Kylie Griffin handled the balance between the two perfectly.
I kept hoping to hear more on Arek's capture. He had a concussion and they were forcing him to run/walk? Yeah I kept thinking about that. I'm left wondering why no one from the city went back to recover Arek's body. If they had they'd know he's alive. That was my main disappointment with this story. So on that note, I am sure the next book will be about Arek. I hope.
My other question was about the Templer Elect amulet. Kymora gives up her office. Then in one sentence she notices Varian wearing "the necklace that used to be hers". So is Varian now the Templer Elect? That just didn't make sense. If he is, he'd have to have the full approval of the temple and voted on. I can't see that happening because he isn't very strong in following the Lady.Read more ›
But prejudice is still a big issue for many to accept the Na'Chi as friends. Alliance Forged is a dual story, showing how prejudice threatens to divide the Light Blade soldiers, with friends turning against each other. Those that are willing to work with the strong Na'Chi and those who refuse to accept them as allies. The other part is the romance between two unlikely pairings, but one that you saw the start of in Vengeance Born.
Kymora is Kalan's sister, she is the priestess, the Temple Elect. Kymora, who is also blind, speaks for the Lady, who is the human's deity. Kymora is such a wonderful character. She cares about others, and you marvel at how she can get around her blindness. She uses her gift, being able to sense aura's and has worked to perfect that gift. Kymora believes she has a destiny that the Lady expects her to fulfill, and that is to bring the Na'Chi and Humans together to help save them all.
Varian is the leader of the Na'Chi. We met Varian in Vengeance Born, when he led his people to follow Annika and Kalan when they returned the Sacred Lake.Read more ›
Paranormal Romance -July 3rd, 2012
In Alliance Forged, the war between humans and the Na'Reish demons is bitter and fierce. But a small group of half-breed demon/humans named Na'Chi have found an uneasy pact with the human leader. However the strong prejudice against them makes life difficult. When their village is attacked by humans who are supposed to uphold justice it appears that a rebellion may doom their treaty.
The half-breed leader Varian, feels the weight of his people. He constantly feels he must try to keep his demon side in check even though it make him powerful than a regular human. He secretly cares for the blind, human priestess Kymora Tayn. However, Varian is scarred and knows even those of his clan do not find him attractive. He is resigned to being alone. But when his village is attacked and the visiting Kymora is left defenseless he runs to her rescue. When he saves her, their time together becomes intense and their admiration and respect for each other turns into feeling of affection, passion and love. But can their newfound love endure hatred and prejudice on both sides?
The author writes a novel that romance readers will cherish. As two lonely and lost souls find acceptance and love. Reading Varian and Kymora finally find another person who understands and cares for them was very touching to read. Each sees into the heart of the other person. I liked how the blind Kymora pursues Varian early in the story because Varian feels that he is not worthy. Neither have experienced love or tender affection and it was sweet to read them discovering each other. While I admired Kymora's compassion and courage (she is no push over), Varian was the true star of this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the Na’Chi-half human/half demon, living among the humans now has caused tension and dissension. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Love2read
This was a sad sequel to a great start. The author had a really great idea, original storyline, and interesting characters in the first book. Read morePublished on May 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
About the reader: I love books that have good action, some romance, vivid imagery and above all: a well formed plot that leaves me hanging... Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by SandPiper
This is a fascinating series. Interesting world. Scene with Rystin was my favorite-powerful.
The Light Blade series is much more than a collection of paranormal romances. Read more
I had very high expectations of Alliance Forged, since Kylie Griffin's first book, Vengeance Born, was such a winner. And this book was NOT a disappointment. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Mrs Clare
The 2nd book in the series continues the promise of the first novel, great characters a solid storyline and an enjoyment of the senses, a great read for anyone , looking forward to... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Pauline T Dixon
The hero is a very tortured soul. Griffin really makes you care about him. I also like the heroine. She has her own struggles to overcome but does not come across whiny instead... Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by D. Harless
Kylie Griffin continues to amaze in Alliance Forged with her captivating world building. She develops the relationships formed in Vengeance Born, and whilst Alliance Forged is... Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Vivienne Matthews