It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom which has been stolen.
Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she’s been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn’t believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.
It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey.
But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger. If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.
War is coming. The only choice becomes: Which side do you choose?
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What an amazing book! The storyline is beyond original. The characters are all strong in their an right, yet entwine perfectly.
Shanti is a wonderful leading lady. OK, lady might not be accurate in modern terms, because DAMN she kicks ass!
Making her way on a difficult, at times nearly deadly, journey to save her what few people of hee nation that are left, Shanti finds herself half starved and in the care of a rag-tag crew of army cadets. She brings out the best of each boy through her innate leadership skills. Through all of this she also manages t irritate the city’s leadership; namely the captain and his commanders.
One of my favorite descriptions of Shanti:
“She was breathtaking. And extremely deadly.”
The Captain of the city, Cayan, is an amazing leader himself. The care and respect he shows not only his citizens, but also the “foreign woman” is proof of his character.
Shanti’s description of Cayan:
“He embodied his position and the power that went with it. He was just and right, a sword of death in his hand, heading into battle. He was upstaging her and it was slightly irritating.”
I loves them both!!!!!!
This is the first of what I feel will be K. F. Breene’s beat work yet. Better than Darkness, and I luuurrrrved that. There are few books I look forward tobas much as the next installment of The Warrior Chronicles.
K.F. Breene is the best-selling author of cotemporary romance, paranormal romance, and fantasy novels. She’s sold over 400,000 books worldwide. When she’s not writing, you might find her at a café, sipping wine and chatting with her girlfriends. She lives in San Francisco with her two children, one of which duped her into thinking he was a grown man. That was before her daughter came along, of course. She loves to hear from readers.
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