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Blood Winter

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    I enjoyed Francis's Path novels and I loved her Crosspointe nove

    I enjoyed Francis's Path novels and I loved her Crosspointe novels, but I've been putting off reading the Horngate Witches novels because post-apocalyptic and paranormal usually drive me nuts. All I can say is that I have been an utter fool. _Blood Winter_ is Francis at her best. The book keeps the reader jumping, and never lets up. The characters are well drawn and their problems are real. It's long past time for me to go buy the rest of the Horngate Witches novels.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    Loved this book. I enjoy watching the main female character grow

    Loved this book. I enjoy watching the main female character grow and evolve through the series. Lots of action. An addicting series! I highly recommend to Urban Fantasy lovers!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

    My Initial Reaction¿ I continue to devour this series, my only d

    My Initial Reaction…
    I continue to devour this series, my only disappointment being that there  this was the last book in the series.The story is far from over IMHO and I won’t lie, I’m VERY upset that it’s over! In all seriousness, I think this may be the main reason I can’t give Blood Winter 5 stars – it’s not a satisfactory ending to a series, as much as I loved every minute of it.




    The Story…
    In Blood Winter Max, Alexander, Kyle, Tory, and Carrie are preparing to go into town to see how the townsfolk have been dealing with the Change when disaster strikes. An unknown witch has gathered followers around him, making himself into the next Jesus – but his self-proclaimed work as “the right arm of God” is to wipe out the evil among them, namely Witches and those who consort with them. He brings his mission to Horngate’s doorstep – passing through their wards with four “witches” nailed up to burn. Of course Max and her crew resolve that something must be done about the unspeakable horrors he’s perpetrating against the helpless, but the more they work to defeat him the more powerful they realize he is and the more hopeless the situation seems. The Angel’s are still out and the Grimms (and Spike) take off, leaving the Coven ill equipped to fight without losing more of their family. Not to mention their still reeling from the loss of Niko. All the stress threatens to tear Max, Alexander, Tyler, Thor, Giselle, and the entire coven apart.




    Like the rest of the series, Blood Winter was non-stop action, complete with painful descriptions of every horrible blow Max, Alexander and the rest of the crew took. For me, Blood Winter surpassed the others in the added element of mystery. Who was this preacher-dude and what hope did they have to defeat him? There were so many twists and I really never knew what was going to happen next, keeping me perpetually on my toes. Diana does an amazing job of capturing the feelings of despair that Max and really everyone were feeling and I definitely had a few teary eye moments. And watching this haphazard family come together at such a depressed moment to fight was arm-tingly, goosebumpy at times. Did I mention I loved this book?




    Concluding Sentiments…
    A really wonderful read. Diana Pharaoh Francis continues to weave incredibly unique fantasy with heart-wrenching and painful detail. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for deals on any other books she’s written for sure!




    *This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    It wad good. Not great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Awesome book

    I love this series and can't wait to see what happens next. I was a little sad though when Oz and his Sunspears didn't appear in the book please bring them back! Still a great book

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