Thursday, May 2, 2013
[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Silent Warior
Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of an award-winning historical romance author. Her hotly anticipated 2013 DRAGON KINGS series is her first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives and writes in Chicago.
Silent Warrior (Dragon Kings 0.5)
by Lindsey Piper
An exciting, emotionally charged prequel to "The Dragon Kings" trilogy, featuring warriors fighting for their lives in violent Cage matches to guarantee their clans' survival.
A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter chooses combat over death to appease a mafia family. Although rivals in battle, they find common ground when seeking their clan's stolen idol, but for vastly different reasons. Neither one suspects that love will begin when he becomes the first man in five years to hear her speak.
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from Edelweiss
I read this prequel novella so that I could better understand Caged Warrior (book #1 of the DRAGON KINGS series set to be released on 6/26/13), but ended up absolutely loving it! :)
Hark and Silence are incredible characters - snarky, witty, cocky, sexy & more - and their story was utterly enjoyable. A female cage warrior and a street fighter meet in an underground fight club and decide to use each other to obtain their mutual goals. As circumstances force them to work together more than either would like, sparks fly and they can't deny their attraction.
Like all Paranormal Romance novellas, the story was incredibly fast paced, but the setting and the sexual tension led to the believability of the tale.
Because I adored Hark and Silence and the dialogue between them, in addition to the creativity of the world building and the strength of character, I'm giving Silent Warrior 5 Skulls.