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Product Details

  • Series: The Index
  • Paperback: 554 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450538320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450538329
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,674,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Of all the books in The Index Series, this was easily the most fun to write. Between the s'mores scene, the glorious sarcasm akimbo, and Jason Watson being the, well, character that he is, I discovered that this books is somewhere between intriguing and madcap. 

Let's get to the nitty-gritty of it all: the plot. Now that Arriella is pretty settled into her skin as a Mage and a diplomat, what better way to throw her for a spin than to give her something that yanks her right out of idealism? She always valued her family, but it's not sacrosanct; family is comprised of people, and they have their own faults.So in conversation with a friend of mine, I realized, there's no better way to throw Arri for a loop than to yank the blinders off and make her see that her father is as mortal and fault-filled as the rest of them. 

The character or Jason Watson was directly inspired by a close friend, and he's every bit as cheeky as his real-life counterpart. Also like his real-life counterpart, Jason has a heart of gold. And whether or not the others realize it, but Jason - and his smart-aleck personality - is exactly what they need. He lightens the atmosphere, get on someone's nerves, but when it counts, you could not ask for better.  But, of course, the other characters need to see it too. 

Think on it like this: everything is connected, somehow, by a purpose. It's not always obvious, it's not always what a person may expect, but the links are there nevertheless. The purpose of Book 3 was to make the characters look twice: not just at themselves, but also at what they're working with. In Book 1, they had no idea what was around them, and got a surprise in perspective. In Book 2, they discovered the drawback to keeping secrets. And in this installment, they discover that sometimes, very separate clusters turn out to be a lot less separate. 

~ Katherine Gilraine

About the Author

Katherine Gilraine lives, works and finds adventure in New York City. She enjoys coffee, jazz music and traveling. She won NaNoWriMo every year since 2006, and had self-published The Index Series since 2009.

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By Tabby on February 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
What can I say about this book that I have not stated about the others. Perhaps that it upped the excitement in ways unexpected? Perhaps that it furthers the plots of each characters in ways I hadn't even considered? There are many things more, but for now I'll just put it out there that this book is marvelous. Each book in the series has held my attention, intriguing and well-written in ways that made me constantly want more, but this book takes the cake. Aside from the fact that one thing I've long been waiting for to happen actually takes the place there's the fact that new details have come to be revealed. Things that make your eyes widen and your jaw drop as you go 'OH I didn't see that coming!'. Katherine Gilraine has written a third book that manages to wrap up some things yet continues to keep you hooked as the revelations only further increase the arc in total. I absolutely loved this book and will soon be starting book 4.
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This is book three in Katherine Gilraine's Index series, and although I haven't had the pleasure of reading the first two yet, I'd like to say that this book is intriguing on its own. I'm not usually into science fiction/fantasy novels but this page turning tale certainly packs a lot of action, suspense, and intergalactic mysteries that kept me reading until the end.

This futuristic tale takes place in 34th century New York were premier business man, Jason Watson goes missing after a series of suspicious events that go unresolved in his company. That's when business partner, Alex Kramer suspects foul play and decides he might need a little help to find him, but it won't be anyone from earth.

Arriella finds out a long hidden family secret that she has a twin sister. They've been kept apart for over 500 years, and she's determined to not only find answers but to look for the missing sister she's never met. Her last known location leads Ariella and the Mages to earth, her sister's last known location but while on their quest her father Emporer Rhyssius finds out that some goals in life are hard to give up. Will having all the right connections help them out? Find out.

I enjoyed the unique plot, the author's talent to bring a little humor into the tale, and the way she managed to pull me into the plot right from the start. So, if you enjoy a good sci-fi or fantasy filled novel I'd recommend the read.
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The Index: Lineage, continues the story of Katherine Gilraine's Index series, a science ficition/fantasy novel of Mages, spaceships, intergalactic mysteries, and one guy getting thrown out of windows a lot.

I've read all the books in the series so far (The Index: Mages and The Index: Secrets being the first two), and Lineage is a worthy successor to the series. Gilraine keeps the action and adventure riding high but doesn't forget that its characters who bring people back to a series over and over. Gilraine's characters are sarcastic and quick-witted, smart and hard-working, and most importantly, they're interesting. They have foibles and insecurities and miscommunications and relationships that are familiar and heart-warming.

Lineage is a well-written and well-plotted book that has the extra advantage of being fun to read. Gilraine has a talent for knowing when to pull back and let a little humor in the room (or out the window as the case may be), and it brings a levity to the work that allows readers to relax just a little before the mystery and action ramp up again.

If you've never read The Index series, I recommend it highly, not just because Lineage is such a strong text, but because the series as a whole is just as strong and interesting. If you've started The Index series already, I think you'll be very pleased with Lineage and how it helps the world of the books grow.
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More About the Author

When Katherine Gilraine heard the words, "You can't be a writer!" she replied with, "That's what YOU think!"

Mind you, she was three years old at the time.

Always putting pen to paper, or words to screen, Gilraine had decided to enter the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2006, and while working night shift and taking 18 credits in her senior year of college, she wrapped up the first draft of the first installment in her sci-fi/urban fantasy series, The Index.

Since then, Gilraine had penned a book annually in her continuing participation in NaNoWriMo, and jumped in with both feet into the world of self-publishing in 2009. As of right now, she is working on revisions to her fourth book in the series, Revival, with the second arc in the wings as well.

Never one to sit still, Gilraine had also launched KG Creative Enterprises, a boutique company that encompasses her various creative skills, from writing and editing to graphic design and photography. She loves contemporary jazz and chases it far and wide, often finding inspiration for her writing between the notes coming from the stage. She continues to call New York City her home, and loves nothing more than a Starbucks vanilla latte in the morning. Or two.

Artwork for The Index Series covers is done by Jenna Bacci (NJ) and Marion Meadows (HI).

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