by Nancy Northcott
Genre: Paranormal Romance |
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Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Netgalley
Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.
References to sexuality, sex scenes
SHE FOLLOWS THE RULES
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.
HE BREAKS EVERY ONE OF THEM
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.
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