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Spider-Touched Paperback – August 4, 2009
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About the Author
Jory has won numerous awards for her writing. She lives in California with her husband and a menagerie of pets.
Top Customer Reviews
The year doesn't matter. It's beyond the apocalypse of the last war when supernaturals came out of hiding and humans spent their technology and lives almost destroying everything. The remaining city enclaves that remain are in the hands of the ultra-rich and the 'church', and neither is immune from what ultimate power breeds--corruption.
Tir doesn't remember WHAT he is, just that he's NOT human, he can't be killed, his blood can heal, and he's living for the day he escapes to lay waste to his enemies...whoever they are. His hatred for humans is arrested when one touches him in a dream, and then frees him. For the first time in centuries he is able to breathe freely and finds his desire rekindled...but only for the woman who risked her life to free him.
Arana doesn't know her real name, just the name she gave herself to match the spider mark that moves on her body and protects her at the cost of her ability to touch anyone. She sees the man with the strange markings in a dream and, at the risk of capture, frees him. She knows he's not human because she can touch him without killing him. And not just touch him...caress him, kiss him, and finally...love him. On the run from corrupt groups looking to capture and use their talents for gain, Arana and Tir fall in love. But when the final truths about their natures are revealed, will love be enough to save them...from each other?Read more ›
Arana longs for the luxury of human contact, but knows that it is something she will never feel, until she releases a mysterious being from captivity, and finds that he alone can touch her without dying.
Tir has been a captive for thousands of years, held by humans intent on using him for their own selfish needs. He's long since forgotten what type of being he is, and counts himself lucky to remember his own name. After centuries of brutality, supernaturally bound and kept from his powers by the collar around his neck, Tir has almost given up hope of ever escaping - until an extraordinary woman releases him from his shackles and frees him to pursue the mystery of the collar's magical key.
Together Arana and Tir must try to find the secret of the collar's key before the evil forces surrounding them succeed in ending their lives forever.
SPIDER TOUCHED is a very dark novel. The world that the characters inhabit is both depressing and bleak, and the battle of everyday life for them is almost exhausting. Well-written, and highly imaginative, SPIDER TOUCHED will leave readers feeling a little disturbed and just a bit surprised at how the story wraps up.
In my opinion if a book keeps coming back to your thoughts again and again, then it IS a good book! I enjoyed my first read and my second reading of this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A clever construction mingling myth, legend and biblical stories. I read the first of this series a while ago and am glad to pick it back up againPublished on March 29, 2014 by christina kenjura
Jory Strong's built a very dark world where only the strong survive and thrive. Spider-Touched is the continuation of a series she started with Ghostland. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by Jennifer Kiziah
The world as they once knew it is no more. In this post-apocalyptic time the humans attempt to cope with their new destiny as supernatural's take the helm. Read morePublished on December 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer
A well-written story, but much too dark for my taste. I stopped after just a few chapters.Published on December 9, 2009 by C. Daniels
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Once again Jory Strong explores her post-apocalyptic Oakland, a land of shape-shifters, powerful vampire families, outcast humans... Read more
Well Arana has not had any helpers with her gift (no Aziel for her). At least the last few years (maybe 10??? Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Kay Dault
This is the second book in Strong's Ghostland World series. Her first book, Ghostland was a very enjoyable read and recommended to those who like reading a post-apocalyptic world... Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Katie Babs