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Review ß E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ G.A. Aiken
I told somebody else that this book This was totally my jam What a fun book I just recently learned that GA Aiken is another enname for Shelly Laurenston so I was thrilled to dive into this book It had everything I know this author rovides Her specialty in that uirky sense of humor she has as well as an entertaining cast of characters and storylineYou are getting uite the variety of characters in this book Just in book one there were witches Centaurs Dwarves dragons elves demon wolves and I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg in this seriesThe Blacksmith ueen is retty brutal and bloody what with a war for the Kingdom going on but I have to admit a lot of that battling was humorous because of the way this author writes This is not a standalone series but doesn t end on a huge cliffhanger of a stop to breathe moment I had a lot of fun reading book one and I can t wait for the rest of the series 59194 stars This was bloody and gory and fantastic Keeley Smythe was a great heroine and one that I will love following Her and her family made for some very entertaining reading Shelly LaurenstonGAAiken keeps faithful to her formula with multiple POVs and uirky charactersThe book takes Electric Machines and Power Systems place in the same world as her Dragon Kin series and I loved the way SLGAA connected the two The introductions of Centaurs Elves and Dwarves made me feel like I fell head first in a fun and gory version of Lord of the RingsThe only thing that let me down was the romance aspect The authoraired the chaotic strong Keeley with the grumpy sour faced Caid which is her usual formula but I didn t feel any chemistry or heat or major attraction between them The sex just felt like an afterthought towards the end of the book just to roundup all the bases Other than that I loved the Jon Stanton Series - Three Thrillers (White Angel Murder plot and the characters and cannot wait to read the next one 15619Loving theremise of this A The Fundamental 5 prophesy that a ueen will ascend to the throne fierce warriors that are really Centaurs a badass female blacksmithrotecting her family and an excerpt that makes me wanna read What else could I want Oh yeah this book in my libraryright this minute ARC The Gate — Things my Mother told me. provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI hate using the word disappointment for a book I don t know why but this was a disappointment One thing that matters a lot to me about a book is the dialogues The dialogues were just so bleh I mean honestly they kind of felt childish considering the MC is above 20 I m not even sure what her age is tbhI really wanted to like this but unfortunately I did not. Fight alone Because thundering to her aid comes a clan of kilt wearing mountain warriors called the Amichai Not the most socially adept group but soldiers have never bothered Keeley and rough gruff Caid actually seems to respect her A good thing because the fierce warrior will be by her side for a much longer ride than anyrophesy ever envisioned .
Ries but it is absolutely not necessary to read that series to enjoy this Her worldbuilding unfolds in an interesting way bringing the reader into this story by beginning with a minor character s POV It gives a bird s eye view of the big Vanity Loves Company players in this saga and sets up the overarching storyline if that makes sense blinks If not let s roll with it I loved getting to know Keeley and her motley crew of kin as well as the herd of Amichai Their interactions made me laugh made me like them made me invest in them and by extension in this story Plus I just enjoy road trip romances since theotential mix of adventure and romance in close uarters is so high Speaking ofThe Badish and Everything in BetweenThis is all about Wastin Away personalreference I m a self The Team Handbook professed romance junkie It s the thing that lures me in and keeps me hooked to a series The romance in this story is NOT the focaloint but incidental If you are looking for a strong romance element to the story this may not be for you Personally the story itself is intriguing enough to keep me interested but the lack of romance is the only thing that I wish I had of Now I loathe cliffhangers it is no secret but I do not mind an unfinished type of ending in a fantasy series which is what this is I was happy with the way things end because it s not a sharp cliffhanger that would make me throw my kindle It gave me a sense of resolution for this chapter of the story and left me wanting That s all I ask forYes I loved this I really enjoyed the fantasy elements the humor and the strong action in this story The dash of romance was nice even if I wanted of it While I feel there is an ending of sorts it is clearly only the beginning of this series and I can tell you now I m all in for this bumpy ride If you like fantasy series you may enjoy this I definitely didARC Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provided byublisher via netgalley for reviewFor reviews visit 2 unroyal This book is for you if you find dialogue driven and silly new adult fantasy novels appealing PrefaceAnybody checking out my updates on this book should know I tracked this book a while ago already on here and then realized that what I was actually fawning over was this Realm of Knights fantastic NetGalley read EDIT I just found out GA Aiken has a dog on her Adorkable profile and now I m crushed I don t love her book Dogeople unite Overall What the fuck he muttered to the mare behind him did I just see Same bro same This book was ridiculous and not in a good wayI had a hard time getting into this and the Discover the Seasons plot felt very forced and ungenuine At oneoint. Of the Black Hills Bad news for the king’s sons who are Science in Ancient Egypt prepared to defend their birthright against all comers But for blacksmith Keeley Smythe war is great for business Until it looks like the chosen ueen will be Beatrix her younger sister Now it’s all Keeley can do torotect her family from the enraged royals Luckily Keeley doesn’t have to.
The SitchThis tale begins when the old King dies his family immediately splitting into different factions killing each other and anyone unfortunate enough to be close to them in the uest to become the next ruler However a How To Take Care of Your Human Pet prophecy foretells the rule of a new ueen A commoner Someone who s going to be facing some big big deadlyroblemsAnyhoodle Keeley our blacksmith heroine is a caretaker by nature Her To Be Read Before Midnight parents depend on her to help them on their farm run the family forge a tradition that runs through her mother s side of the family for generations and to raise the family yes all twelve siblings and counting She s all about her family androtecting them bickering with some of them but in the end family is all to her Her journey centers this tale and what happens when that Christian Healing Rediscovered prophecy decrees that her sister Beatrix is to be the next ueen As you can imagine there s a whole bunch ofeople and other creatures not happy with this and it becomes very clear when the killing starts While fighting Keeley meets an envoy of Amichai kilt wearing centaur shifters including Caid a warrior who s tasked with What Lies Beneath (Newbury and Hobbes, protecting theotential future ueen Keeley and the Amichai along with her sister Beatrix set out to meet with the Witches of Amhuinn the ones responsible for the Reflektorem w mrok prophecy Along the way alliances are tested betrayals are inevitable everyone s in danger snarky banter abounds and a very little bit of romance happensThe GoodGA Aiken aka Shelly Laurenston aka my favorite author has certain hallmarks to her writing Her stories center around relationships some romantic some familial all with a mix of biting humor and deep affection even when those relationship insist on testing you I adore her action seuences because she s great at setting the scene and she doesn t hold back with the violence when necessary Her heroines are typically strong take charge occasionally vicious always smart and best of all willing to go ovaries to the wall to do what they have to do Her heroes have their own strengths appreciate a heroine who s eual or greater and are not diminished in the least if they are occasionally the ones who need saving Both fight for themselves and for what they believe in and there s usually some shifting involved like lions tigers bears dragons or in this case centaurs So I appreciate the way her mind works the way she structures her stories and her humor is very much in line with mine Let me tell you with the start of this new series I wasn t disappointedThe verse that she s created here is set adjacent to her Dragon Kin se. When arophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author GA Aiken The Old King Is Dead With the demise of the Old King there’s a rophesy that a ueen will ascend to the throne.
Shelly LaurenstonNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author GA Aiken Originally from Long Island New York lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma When she’s not writing about sexy dragons she’s writing about sexy wolf lion tiger and other fang filled predators under the name