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- Print Length: 217 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 25, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N7C8EG4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,099,806 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Amaranthine Chronicles Complete Series: Urban Fantasy Box Set: Betrayed By Blood, Dark Revenge, The Final Battle Kindle Edition
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In a world of magic, a group called The Amaranthine aimed to keep everyone safe while also trying to figure out what plot is unraveling within the Order of Sorcerers. After an incident that caused the disappearance of her fiancé, Kaylan finally returns to find that whatever happened had a much different motive. Elijah is alive but something happened to him and he’s not the only one that’s changed. Not only is he back but her sister Freya is now missing. Will Kaylan, Elijah and her friends piece everything together in time to foil whatever plan the Order has in motion?
I loved that the series was very straight-forward and fast-paced. You get to jump right into the story and the action starts right away. The transition in between all three stories were very smooth as well as the next one starts right where the one before left off. It was a very entertaining story full of magic, good versus evil, and constant movement. Kaylan wants to fix whatever needs fixing and since it’s become personal, she’s determined to save her sister and make everything right again. I would have liked to learn more about their magic and the world they live in. I had a hard time figuring out if it was solely them who had magical abilities or if everyone contained some kind of magic. Other than that, this book was super fun to read and I would definitely read it again.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced fantasy with a lot of twists you wouldn’t expect happening!
I give this awesome book 4 out of 5!
Betrayed by Blood, the first book in the trilogy, begins with Kaylan Avillan's fiance being killed in a magical blast. The key players are introduced all at once. Woven through a series of telling dialogue the reader learns who these protagonists are. It reads as smart and creative. Tiffany Shand does an admirable job keeping each character distinct and interesting which adds a deeper layer to the story. Each of whom also possess some form of magic that can protect them. But this is where the trilogy differs from high fantasy. There are characters of technical aptitude as well. For instance the ability to pick a lock with a bobby pin or hack into a computer system. It's cute nods like, this to our world, where you remember that this could all be going on all around us. You get the feeling that this world exists for the author, she has been immersed in it. I just want more.
It is full of exciting action sequences that are choreographed well, and I of course I imagine it as a CW show so it's great. Picture a crime solving gang made up of four, thirty somethings with an older boss/mentor figure who has known them since they were kids. They battle supernatural forces without getting any glory but they don't complain. They're a tight-knit crew that are unstoppable when they're together. Doesn't that sound like something that could be blaring on your TV at say 8PM, Thursday nights? (AWESOME, right?)
This trilogy kept me on the edge of my seat and I found myself reading it long after I had decided to go to bed. Get the box set because you'll read all three in one sitting. Definitely a binge-read.
Did I mention it's chalked full of suspenseful moments? All in all in it was exciting to read and I greatly enjoyed it. There's no pesky description overload, enabling the reader to enlist their imaginations and keeps the story moving right along.
There is a nice mystery element to this story as well. Where are the Amaranthine chronicles? I think that the Author does a good job with the past to present time transitions. I especially enjoyed where the main protagonists are brought back to the past by magical means in an effort to find out where the book is. Freya’s character is growing more heinous with every passing chapter. The action is great with the addition of more shape-shifters and the fight scenes are entertaining.
Overall I found that there were several aspects to this series that I enjoyed and some that I was meh about. What would have really hit the mark for me was being able to develop an emotional connection to the characters, more detailed world building, and a better understanding of the magical part of this world. A very entertaining read from start to finish though and definitely worth checking out.
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