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Having read this book, I believe it clearly captures the paranormal genre to a high standard. Paranormal can often become a bit repetitive when reading, but I can honestly say, I was never bored whilst reading. The author's writing is exceptional which allowed me to stay in tune with the novel from beginning to end. Katie Noakes--Goodreads Review
About the Author
- ASIN : B07DPSGLYK
- Publisher : Crimson Cloak Publishing; 1st edition (June 12, 2018)
- Publication date : June 12, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1550 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 330 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #162,666 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Jessica has a currently stable, yet historically unsteady relationship with her father. She never knew her mother, seeing that mom died under mysterious and violent circumstances shortly after Jessica's birth. On this trip, she meets Nethaniel, a shape-shifting wolf from the planet Laizahila. Their relationship rapidly accelerates, but is endangered by a serious complication. Nethaniel's father has provoked other packs and they now send Hunters after Nethaniel. What follows is a long and winding trail of blood, violence, love, and tried friendships.
There are a number of allegorical references throughout the book. The monsters presented throughout the book embody the darker elements of human nature and society. The Lycaeonian shape-shifters reflect a duality: desire for individual freedom while still bound up in social and family obligations. These obligations can sometimes lead to intense blood feuds and social devastation. The vampires in the book are a picture of human violent and animalistic tendencies – pure Id and remorseless. They hearken back to the needier parts of individual history, that most people hopefully grow beyond.
For those who were thinking that this book was a simple clone of the Twilight series, you would be entirely incorrect. While that series used human fragility and its protection encapsulated within a love triangle, this story does away with all of the niceties of relationships and tears into them – fang and claw. While there are werewolves and vampires, any notion of historical or tribal shamanism and twinkly skin are destroyed by two notions: there are monsters, and not all of them are from earth.
There are two serious issues with the book. Firstly, the lack of focus of the demeanor of the book – it clearly has sci-fi/fantasy elements, and there are obvious romantic tones throughout, but the comedy frequently falls flat, the action and chase scenes lack visceral depth, and there is virtually no dramatic tension anywhere in sight. The book requires some serious suspension of disbelief – not just that werewolves are from outer space – but the knowledge of their existence does not radically alter a human's worldview or essential faith. Secondly, the book's primary character – an eighteen year-old – should place this book directly in age-range of teen or young-adult reader, but the content lends itself to something entirely different. Graphic sex, including sexual violence, feature prominently and strongly hint at a very different audience set (certainly an older age group).
A Warrior's Nightmare, given the issues that have been previously discussed, should only be read by a mature reader who is likely not to be disturbed by graphic violence and sexual content. The book also struggles with maintaining a coherent theme. Overall, though well-written and initially interesting, the story takes a hard turn into darker territory.
A Warrior’s Nightmare is the third book by Denna Holm in her Immortal Warriors series. This however is a standalone novel that can be read and understood without having read the first two novels. Given the quality of writing and engaging characters and plot, I will be going back to read the first two books in the series.
This novel takes place on Earth, in Crane Prairie Reservoir Oregon. A wooded campground filled with wildlife and away from the distractions of modern technology. Jessie and her friends are there for a week of camping, hiking, boating and hanging out, her dad is a forest ranger in the area, but seems to know more than he lets on when the kids encounter two massive wolves while out playing paintball. The ability of Holm to put you into the action is great, you feel the fear of the kids as they are staring down two massive wolves, you feel Jessie’s excitement at seeing Nethaniel for the first time. If you weren’t drawn in before you are in this moment.
One of my favorite parts of this book is the interaction between Jessie and Nethaniel as he teaches her how to set her wolf free. His compassion for her mixed with his sense of urgency is a compelling mix. The fear he has for Xavier if felt by the reader, the sheer power the vampire holds is terrifying as you watch him interact with the characters. Nethaniel’s young age and inexperience shows and gives the reader a better connection showing he is not perfect. All the characters draw you in, out of fear, concern, compassion, or just the hope that they get what they deserve in the end.
Overall this novel is engaging for readers from young adult to adult, there are some semi detailed sexual scenes, so I would recommend it for older teens. It is a nice twist to the typical werewolf / vampire worlds that flood the market for paranormal novels. I always look for great character development, not just in one or two main characters, but also in minor characters as well. Holm does a great job at giving even the minor characters personality and a purpose. There is not a lot of filler, everything is important to plot or character development. I look forward to reading more from Denna Holm and engrossing myself in the world she has created.
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The narrative of A Warrior’s Nightmare is simple, yet highly effective. Jessica, a young girl whose mother mysteriously died, starts out every school year with a camping trip. However, her camping trip soon turns into a nightmare whereby she finds answers to her mum’s death in an unexpected way. Jessica begins a friendship with an out-of-this-world shapeshifter names Nathaniel. Nathaniel appears to have some knowledge and answers that Jessica seeks. However, their friendship is postponed because of enemies that are out to get them. Can Jessica get the all-important answers that she has been searching for her whole life? Can Nathaniel be that person to bring her one step closer to the truth?
The plotline throughout this book is strong, creative and imaginative. Denna Holm structures her book clearly and is easy to follow. I think that paranormal activities are apparent throughout the book, which makes for a great read. Readers are really able to escape from their ordinary, everyday lives, and enter a world of pure make belief and imagination. I think Denna Holm really demonstrates a strong understanding with regards to the paranormal world. A clear interest in science fiction is established when reading this book. An author that possesses good knowledge in the chosen genre that they are writing, is definitely going to make for good reading.
Having read this book, I believe it clearly captures the paranormal genre to a high standard. Paranormal can often become a bit repetitive when reading, but I can honestly say, I was never bored whilst reading. The author’s writing is exceptional which allowed me to stay in tune with the novel from beginning to end.
Whilst paranormal activity and science fiction are not my most popular choice with regards to the type of book I enjoy reading, I can appreciate good writing with a solid plotline. A Warrior’s Nightmare does an amicable job at really creating mystical characters. Both the characters and the plotline are strong, and Holm should be proud of the Immortal Warriors series. After reading this book, I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars. The only real reason that I have deducted two stars is because of personal preference. Overall, I think the story, twists, and characters are great, and I really enjoyed reading this book.
An honourable attempt at creating a novel for the paranormal genre. An enjoyable read which really dives into the supernatural world, making the reader feel a sense of isolation and fear.