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Rook: Allie's War: Book One Paperback – February 11, 2011
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From the Author
Main Series Books:
Rook: Allie's War Book One ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B004TXR6FG
Shield: Allie's War Book Two ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B004TXR750/
Sword: Allie's War Book Three ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B004W48KXO/
Shadow: Allie's War Book Four ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B006L0XQX6/
Knight: Allie's War Book Five ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B008FKV59M/
War: Allie's War Book Six ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGETSCE/
Bridge: Allie's War Book Seven ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B00FI2RLDE/
Prophet: Allie's War Book Eight ~ amazon.com/dp/B00NZ741XC
Dragon: Allie's War Book Nine ~ amazon.com/dp/B00VXH22O6
Sun: Allie's War Book Ten ~ COMING SOON!
Prequel books & set in this world:
New York ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B0063OY7HE/
Revik ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B00CR43UWM/
Terian ~ amazon.com/gp/product/B00IFE89SS/
Birth ~ amazon.com/dp/B00KHFPAYY
London ~ amazon.com/dp/B00TRD2H5M
Kirev's Door (also a prequel in the Quentin Black Mystery Series) ~ amazon.com/dp/B00WTGYV80
From the Back Cover
"...a fascinating world and an action-packed story; a version of the battle of good versus evil." ~ Diana Reed, Dreamstime Books
"[S]uch strong chemistry between Allie and her guide, Revik, that it takes your breath away." ~ Literary R&R
"[O]ne of the most memorable, astonishing and original books currently out there." ~ Majanka Verstraete, I <3 Reading
"[I]t sucked me in and sent me scampering off to get the second book the moment I was done reading." ~ Eileen Wiedbrauk, New Myths
"If you are a fan of fantasy or paranormal romance, you must read this!" ~ Chrystle Woods, The Indie Bookshelf
"The sexual tension is scorching..." ~ The Muses Circle
"The story is fast paced and exciting; leaving you wanting to keep reading." ~ The Masquerade Crew
"The end of book one was so powerful and intense I was left shaking." ~ The Cabin Goddess
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Her writing is complex and elegant, and this does lend itself to long sections of description and explanation on the character's end. Somehow this doesn't end up being intrusive, though it can get lengthy. And her characters... well, be prepared to be frustrated with the characters choices, as they are complex and flawed and very real - and again with the amazing way Andrijesky creates an authentic world; they are not necessarily choices humans would make, yet they feel all the more real (and alien) because of it. Also, kudos for Andrijeski for creating a male hero who is very flawed but you can't help but love.
The only warning I would give is that the plot is long and complicated, so this is not a book to quickly zip through. Take your time and enjoy it. There are many books after this too - and it somehow only gets better.
I did read the book of the heroine's earlier life too, to all in all, I send my heartfelt thanks to you, JC, for some great reading time spent in your world/
I hated putting this book down..Just like the rest of her books.
I am impatient to read the rest but also dreading the moment I get up to date as then I will have to wait for my next fix.
I don't give story line spoilers as I hate them myself, I prefer to just take the authors synopsis and a skeleton review when choosing books, so apologies if you prefer fleshed out reviews
The main character is 28-year-old Allie Taylor. She works as a waitress in San Francisco, where she grew up as thoroughly human, although she was a foundling and her birth parents are unknown. In this America, humanity looks down on the seers -- another race of beings which humans have essentially enslaved. Or at least, humans think the seers are enslaved.
Then one day, a man named Revik walks into the restaurant where Allie works, and mayhem ensues. He encourages her to come away with him, and for some reason, she does.
It doesn't take long before she discovers that there's more to the seer-human dynamic than meets the eye, and that she's special to both races -- perhaps even humanity's salvation.
Andrijeski has an easy, fluid writing style, and she reveals just enough as the story progresses to keep her readers along for the ride. She has written a number of volumes in this series -- Goodreads shows twelve, including a compilation and three spinoff novels -- but if you're into dystopian sci-fi, Rook is the place to start. You won't be disappointed.
Originally published at http://hearth-myth-rursday-reads.blogspot.com
My wife found this book and enjoyed it so much that she insisted that I read it. I was hesitant at first because i didn't think it would meet my requirements for a good sci-fi/fantasy book. Turns out I was wrong and I really enjoyed it. I have read all of the Allie's War books that have been published so far and they get even better. The world that the author creates is really fascinating. The science fiction elements are woven into the book and the author placed them in a unique historical context. Throughout the book there are great moments of high powered action. The time spent on character development makes this a great read and tough to put down. It is just the beginning...