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The Penthouse by F. Collyer Reed - An Excerpt
Thunderclap - Breeder by K.B. Hoyle
Immortal at the Edge of the World
“What I was currently doing with my time and money . . . didn’t really deserve anyone else’s attention. If I was feeling romantic about it, I’d call it a quest, but all I was really doing was trying to answer a question I’d been ignoring for a thousand years.” In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who seemed to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appeared throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her. In his last encounter, she actually did vanish—into thin air, right in front of him. The question was how did she do it? To answer, Adam will have to complete a quest he gave up on a thousand years earlier, for an object that may no longer exist. If he can find it, he might be able to do what the red-haired woman did, and if he can do that, maybe he can find her again and ask her who she is . . . and why she seems to hate him. “You are being watched. Move your loved ones to safety . . . trust nobody.” But Adam isn’t the only one who wants the red-haired woman. There are other forces at work, and after a warning from one of the few men he trusts, Adam realizes how much danger everyone is in. To save his friends and finish his quest he may be forced to bankrupt himself, call in every favor he can, and ultimately trade the one thing he’d never been able to give up before: his life. From the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal comes Immortal at the Edge of the World, the breathtaking conclusion to the best-selling trilogy. Will Adam survive?
The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle - Review
Darcy burned with the pain of knowing she’d failed. What happened when a prophecy didn’t come true? It must not have been much of a prophecy in the first place. And if they couldn’t trust in that, then they couldn’t trust in anything at all. Five years ago, Darcy first received the prophecy of the Six, which stated she and her friends would save the land of Alitheia from a shadowy foe. For five years, she hasn’t known what the end will look like, but she certainly didn’t expect this. Thrust back into Alitheia through unexpected means, Darcy winds up alone, scared, and without her recent memory. As she struggles to regain her lost memories and reunite with the ones she loves, she pieces together the prophecies and the oracles to find they all converge into one story¾a story that tells her just how much she’ll have to give to save both worlds, and everyone she loves. Pursued through Alitheia by forces desperate to kill them, Darcy and her friends take a journey fraught with danger that will lead them, inevitably, to the final confrontation with the Shadow. Armed with newfound knowledge of how the prophecy of the Six will play out, Darcy and the others must have faith in the face of mounting odds and adversity. Ultimately, the greatest courage of all belongs not to those who give something of themselves, but to those who let go of what they could never control. Filled with stunning losses, heart-wrenching reunions, unexpected twists, and the power of love and sacrifice, the conclusion to The Gateway Chronicleswill leave you breathless and begging for more from author K. B. Hoyle.
In the final book of the Gateway Chronicles, Darcy finds herself living in Tennessee in her Aunt’s house. Her parents are refusing to let her go back to camp in Cedar Cove. She knows she has to find a way there, but she doesn’t want to leave things unsettled with her family. She knows she won’t be coming back. The prophesy reveals that she has to die in order to stop Tselloch. When she makes her way through the gateway, she doesn’t remember how she got there. She enters onto a battle field covered with blood. She is disoriented and the gnomes have to direct her to safety. It is a bittersweet return and she needs to find her friends, hoping they made it through all right.
Her escape is perilous and she is bitten while being rescued. The madness sets in and takes a hold lasting weeks. Tselloch’s forces are converging, building the gate to her world and readying themselves for his transfer.
It takes all of Darcy’s wits and strength to continue on her journey to stop him. With the help of her friends, the fight of their lives is on.
I am sad to see this series end. I have enjoyed reading about the six and their adventures. Watching them grow from the beginning to the end is what I truly like as a reader.
However there were parts of the story that were difficult to read. Darcy had to say good bye to good friends along the way. Darcy was devastated to lose those people around her on top of the fact she was going to die herself. You could feel the pain she and the other characters felt. It brought tears to my eyes. It is an excellent series and an action packed way to end it. I give it a 4 out of 5.
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The Hot Corner by Amy Noelle- Blog Tour
Dani never thought she’d have to see Brad in person again after he broke her heart in college. Seven years later he selects her to write the story of his life, and she’s stuck. If she refuses, she looks like a coward. If she gives in, he wins. She doesn’t know what his game is, but she hopes she’s strong enough this time to play without getting burned.