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Anointed: The Cantati Chronicles [Kindle Edition]

Maggie Mae Gallagher
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

My name is Alana Devereaux. I enjoy the simple things in life, walks in the park, sky gazing, and ripping a demon's heart out through its chest. I am a demon slayer, the last of my kind, and I have been sent back through time to save your world. How am I doing so far? My time travel went haywire, all the signs I needed to stop the prophecy have passed, and the only way I can save my world is by keeping yours from ending. Then there's Gaelen, most days I want to deck him. He hides his true motives and if it was not for the intel he had, I would be rid of him. Any day in my life without a demon attack is a good day; I haven't had a whole lot of those lately. The only problem is, if I don’t stop the Mutari, this world will burn.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 411 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991481704
  • Publisher: Maggie Mae Gallagher; 1 edition (February 25, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IO7075Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Opens With A Bang Then Gets really Slow March 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was captured by this book almost from page one, it was non-stop action, tragedy, honor, and every emotion you could imagine, then the author slowed things down ....... and left them that way for the great majority of this book.

While I enjoyed the overarching story immensely I did not feel like I got everything out of the book I should have, the ending was kinda "meh" considering the world was supposed to end (I am still not sure exactly where we are on that plotline).

The hero was so secretive and the heroine so suspect, paranoid and then throw in a touch of TSTL on random occasions and you have a frustrating novel for me.

We had at least one extra character that we know little about but was pivotal in the book and we were left with almost nothing to speak of concerning him, I love a good series but the key to a GOOD series is that you find a bit of closure for the reader and a longing for the next book, this was more like "it's over???? WTF??"

Elena is a true kick-butt heroine but more times than not she is on the losing end of fights (actually I got really tired of seeing her get her butt kicked), Gaelen is written so "mysterious" that he came across as cold and sarcastic. All things considered compared to the 5 Stars books I have read recently this was not close other than originality.

I am giving this first book 3 stars, its all I can muster with the lack of resolution of most things and too many questions unanswered. I hope the next book can fill in enough blanks that the reader feels he is part of something and not just dragged along with no clue as to what is happening. Might be a great once a few more books are written but for now this is not a "must read" novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If I am not the right person than who is? March 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Alana Devereux has the fate of humanity sitting on her shoulders, literally. Her father has sent her back to the time before the demons took possession of the earth and wrecked destruction on anything in its path. Alana grew up in the world where fighting for your life was an everyday occurrence but going to a time where no one even gave the end of all humanity a thought is beyond scary. Alana has to find the reason for the unleash, fix everything in three week, and deal with a Gaelen Cormac, a person she thinks is human but is definitely all man.

As Alana goes from every known to unknown source trying to get answers, there is Gaelen dogging her heels and trying to trip up what she knows and find out what she can discover. Can she trust this man, does he have self-serving interests only, or is her gut instinct correct and he is on her side just fighting the battle from a different tactic. The determination to figure out how to stop the destruction has them going through so many portals Alana has to keep asking “where are we now” and not always liking the answer Gaelen provides. The other objective for both of them is to try and fend off the feelings they have for one another but every moment they stay together that is not an easy thing to do. Passion for resolution runs hot but then so does the touch of a hand or the gentle brush of lips between them causing both of them to think about nothing but each other.

As time progresses and the other players in the game for who controls the world reveal themselves both Gaelen and Alana realize it is time to reorganize their plans on how to win the war. When all the truth starts coming to light and the shock destiny becomes a realization what will all the players end of deciding to do? Well stay tuned for book two….

You want great read, lots of action, great characters, and amazing plot lines grab this book first Maggie Mae Gallagher has got this all laid out for you.
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I received this book free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I read some other reader reviews and it was interesting to see that readers either really loved or really hated this book. While I didn't like some of the character development, overall I thought the book and the story arc were very interesting.

Alana Devereaux is from a post-apocalyptic world 83 years after demons have overrun the earth in an event knows as the Mutari. Alana has been raised and trained to hunt demons and with her innate ability to sense demons, she is one of the best demon hunters of her time. The book opens, however, with the demons finally swarming the last remaining human compounds and in a last ditch effort to turn the tide, her father sends her back in time to prevent the Mutari before it happens.

The plot was pretty good and I liked Alana as a protagonist. I thought it was pretty realistic that there were times that she just wanted to throw in the towel and give up in the face of simply overwhelming odds. She was portrayed as a heroine, but with both insecurities and loneliness as everyone she has ever known and loved is now gone. The overall story and action received 4 stars for this review.

The reason I could not give this book 5 stars is because I felt the relationship and character development was a bit stilted and confusing. Gaelen is introduced as the unquestionably hot hero. I wanted to like him even though he was gruff and very alpha male. A lot of MCs are portrayed that way and it usually really works for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
I totally got into this one!! It's an apocalyptic/dystopian world that has great building and is a fantastic way to start a new series! Read more
Published 11 days ago by Maghon @ Happy Tails and Tales
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-Pounding, Human-Race saving...
(Cantati Chronicles # 1)
WHY 5 STARS? This book is full of action, urgent, heart-pounding, life-threatening action, and I CANNOT wait for more! Read more
Published 27 days ago by MartyReads
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended
The book started really well. I liked the premise and the writing was good. I hated the insta-lust but was willing to grit my teeth and endure it in the hopes that there would be... Read more
Published 1 month ago by K J Fitzpatrick
4.0 out of 5 stars Anointed!
Intriguing story and worth reading!
Published 3 months ago by LLWVRT
4.0 out of 5 stars The first this about this book that caught my eye was the cover if a...
I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The first this about this book that caught my eye was the cover if a book doesn’t have an... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Anointed by Maggie Mae Gallagher
Anointed by Maggie Mae Gallagher

A world on the brink of disaster with the heroine in charge of saving the world. No small task. In fact it's a gargantuan task. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Madison W Fairbanks
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, fast paced action with a volatile romance.
My Rating 4.5.
Alana is from the future where the remaining humans, the Cantati, struggle to survive as they hunt down demons who have overrun the earth. Read more
Published 4 months ago by MSEreads
4.0 out of 5 stars A unique story and intricately developed world.
Demons have overtaken the human world. The last defenses are falling, and there is only one way to save themselves now--go back to the beginning and prevent the breach from... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Carly (Carly's Book Reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars A Demon Slayer to Rule Them All
Full of action with unexpected plot twists, The Cantati Chronicles, had me guessing and turning the page for more. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dana Waganer
4.0 out of 5 stars End of times as we know it.
Found this to be a very good book. It gave a new spin on the ending of the earth. Alana was sent to earth on a mission that was virtually impossible to win. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joyce Rector
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Bestselling Author Maggie Mae Gallagher doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.

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