Review: RENEGADE by Nancy Northcott

November 17, 2012 Review 1



(The Protectors, #1)
by Nancy Northcott

Genre:  Paranormal Romance |
Excerpt: Yes Book Trailer: Yes
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Netgalley

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever Yours (December 18, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1455598879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455598878


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

References to sexuality, sex scenes



As the Collegium council’s top sheriff of the southeastern United States, Valeria Banning doesn’t just take her job seriously, she takes it personally. So when a notorious traitor wanted by the authorities suddenly risks his life to save hers, she has to wonder why.


As a mage, Griffin is sworn to protect innocents from dark magic, which is how he finds himself fighting side by side with the beautiful Valeria Banning. But when the council finds out the two have been working together, they’re both left running for their lives-from the law, the threat of a ghoul takeover, and a possible Collegium mole.


RENEGADE is an engaging book with complex characters and a thrilling plot set in a world of mages and ghouls. I feared becoming lost and confused throughout the story when the first scene pretty much drops you right into the action but with such concise and detailed writing explaining the world as I went along at a steady pace I was able to easily get the hang of everything. The ongoing conflict between mages and ghouls was fascinating. I was especially intrigued by the way the ghouls attack and infect others with venom, and I am looking forward to learning more about these shockingly intelligent creatures in other books.

While the conflict between the mages and ghouls would have been great to read about in itself, the growing trust and bond between Griffin and Valeria was just as enticing and enjoyable. Both Griffin and Valeria worked so well together even from their first encounter as enemies. Both were equally heroic and I admired how protective they were of other mages and non-mages even when it risked their own livelihood. Griffin is almost recklessly heroic in his attempts to get his name cleared by rescuing the very person hunting him. I  loved Griffin from the start with the way he patiently takes care of Valeria and gets her to understand his situation.

RENEGADE is a wonderful thriller mixed with a little mystery, a touch of magic, and a dash of a steamy romance. I am looking forward to what happens next in The Protectors Series. The next book, GUARDIAN is scheduled to be released in May of 2013.

Titles in Series

  1.  Renegade

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One Response to “Review: RENEGADE by Nancy Northcott”

  1. Lily B

    Mages, ghouls, and romance 🙂 oh yes my type of book. Heh good review! I will have to look into this book. When you first mentioned it throwing you in the middle of it all it scared me, cause I have reads books like that before and didn’t like it – felt like I have missed an entire book along the line somewhere and they were the first of the series