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Review of the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book #1 &2) by Alexia Purdy @AlexiaPurdy

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Title: the ArcKnight Chronicles

Author: Alexia Purdy

Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2)

Genre: Paranormal/Shifter/Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Publishing

Release Date: Oct 22 2015

Edition/Formats: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:
Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

 

Only love can save you.

Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds. Thrown onto a path neither of them expected, they stumble across a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands where tensions mount. These new strangers want nothing more than to disrupt the two royal strongholds, the ArcKnights and the MarkTiers, and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.

In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive.

Includes Books #1 Ardent & #2 MarkTier

 

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Excerpt 1

“Well, you need to remember everything you’ve been told about the neutral area between strongholds. The Outlands of Temple are cursed. Yes, it’s a large city and thrumming with people, but it’s also a supernatural focal point. A vortex of some sort that attracts people. Normal and supernatural alike.”

I gulped. “So it rains here all the time. Why would anyone want to stay here?”

Ephrem rubbed his face, scratching his chin.

“Look, I don’t know how much they’ve told you, but like I said, it attracts people. It attracts all sorts of unsavory people too. That’s why it’s dangerous to go traipsing around this place at night. Actually, it’s not safe at any time. No one leaves willingly, either. This place is like… I don’t know… like the strongest magnet in the world. It draws you in, latches onto you and never lets go. People are warned to never come here. Only those of superior supernatural powers are ever able to break the hold it has over them.

I stared at him in horror. “What? Are you saying I’m stuck here?”

He frowned, letting his eyes drop down to his coffee as he added sugar and cream to it. Stirring furiously, he took a moment before answering me.

“Technically, yes.”

~Lily & Ephrem – The ArcKnight Chronicles

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Title: Ardent

Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book 1)

Genre: Shifter Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Publishing

Release Date: Oct 22 2015

Edition/Formats: eBook

Blurb/Synopsis:

Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

 

Teaming up with a handsome rival named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds, intertwining the destinies of the two would-be lovers.

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review

Okay, is everyone following the reviews that I’ve posted lately?  I know, I’m reading shifter books.  Weird, huh?  Normally I don’t like shifter books but the shifter books that I have been reading are really, really good.  Since I read two books for this review, I will do just one review of both books since they have the same characters.  🙂

What really stood out for me in this series is the world building.  Yes, there is much to learn but its interesting.  We have our hero, Ephrem is from one pack (MarkTier) and heroine, Lily is from another pack, ArcKnight.  They were betrothed as children and then the two packs went their separate ways.  Smack dab in the middle is the city of Temple which is neutral ground.  Meeting each other again is a kick.  Ephrem knows who she is and what she is but Lily…poor Lily thinks he is nothing but a guard.  Little does she know that is a Prince, like she is Princess.  Oh…I’ve said too much already.

Then we meet Lily’s sister, Queen Raphaela and her king, Gil.  Lordy, I can’t stand Gil.  There, I’ve said it.  But when Raphaela meets Alec the sparks fly.  What’s intriguing about the Queen and King is that they are an integral part of Lily and Ephrem’s story and are not just window dressing.  And what’s even better is that the chapters are told from a different characters POV.  I love that when an author does that.  I’m one of those readers that likes to know what all the characters are saying and doing.

The intrigue, mystery and action will pull you into the story and not let go.  Sure there is romance but I will admit that it’s the mystery and action that keep me in the story.  Don’t get me wrong, the romance is sweet and I can’t wait for them to get their HEA but for me, I want to figure out the mystery.  There is so much going on but it’s not muddling at all.  It’s a different kind of paranormal, almost like an urban fantasy (which I don’t read) and I really liked it.

If you like forbidden love, betrayal, shifters, hierarchies, broken promises but also a love that promises forever and pulls the packs together, this series is for you.  What I didn’t like is that there is another book to be read and I have to wait.  🙁  Yes, I liked this series and will definitely be reading it when the book budget allows.

Did I mention that there are gargoyle shifters?  Squee!  I didn’t…see you really need to read this series.  Its fresh, different and above all, fascinating.  It’s a paranormal/shifter/ancient/did that truly happen? kinda  book.

4.5harlies

Highly!!!!!

 

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Title: MarkTier

Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book 2)

Genre: Shifter Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Publishing

Release Date: Oct 22 2015

Edition/Formats: eBook

Blurb/Synopsis:

Only love can save you…

Freed from the bonds of royalty forever, Lily must adjust to life in the treacherous city of Temple. With the handsome prince Ephrem by her side, she inadvertently stumbles upon a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands, but they aren’t part of any wolf pack she’s ever known. Tensions mount when these new strangers impede on the two royal strongholds and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.
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Alexia Purdy  Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada – Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She is the award-winning author of the Reign of Blood series and A Dark Faerie Tale Series.

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Other Works by Alexia Purdy

A Dark Fairy Tale Series

The Withering Palace 0.1

Evangeline 0.5

Ever Shade 1

Ever Fire 2

Ever Winter 3

The Cursed 3.5

Ever Wrath 4

Without Armor: Elemental Fire 4.5

History of Fire 5

Ever Dead 5.5

Legends of Fire 6 Coming

Reign of Blood Series

Resonant 0.5

Reign of Blood 1

Disarming 2

Amplified 3

Elijah 3.5

The Fall of Sky Series

The Fall of Sky: Part One

The Fall of Sky: Part Two

The Fall of Sky: Part Three

The Fall of Sky: Part Four

The Fall of Sky Complete Collection

The ArcKnight Chronicles

The ArcKnight Chronicles Set {Books 1 & 2}

Ardent 1

MarkTier 2

Enmity

Stand Alone Titles

Breathe Me

Keep Breathing

The Faery Hunt

Never Say Such Things

Five Fathoms Poetic Collection

Spinning Scars

Solidify

Whispers of Dreams (A Poetic Collection)

Losing It: A Collection of VCards

So what do you think?