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Posted February 28, 2009
The Warrior by Sharon Sala
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Apr09Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Fans of Native American lore and the paranormal will be thrilled with Sharon Sala's new book "The Warrior". This is a story of love, loss, revenge, and resolution. When an early Native American warrior is too late to save the rest of his village from Spanish marauders, he keens his sorrow and lust for revenge to his gods.and they answer. Until he spills the blood of the man who killed his woman, he will not die. This is his story, and his revenge.
John Nightwalker cannot die, at least not yet. For over 500 years he has searched the world each time he feels the essence of the killer reborn, but never managed to catch or kill his enemy despite coming close once or twice. He's learned to keep to himself, helping others when he can. But he is always alone, just he and his nightmares. Until the day he helps a woman escape from a man and feels 'the' connection. She's not the one he's searching for.but she is of his blood.
Alicia can't believe her life has gone from privilege to peril so quickly. But knowing her father the way she does, she's afraid he will not give up or stop hunting until she is dead. When the handsome Indian protects her from one of her father's hunters, she has no idea that he has ulterior motives for helping her. And the closer they become, the more she realizes just how little she knows about this man who heals his own wounds.but before long that just doesn't seem to matter.
I like the thought of reincarnation, but with my luck I'd come back as a slug! I found this story very different from the current stock of paranormal romances available. The hero is a very strong character who's also a bit of a victim in that he really has no idea how the magic he's involved in works. His revenge is literally what he lives for, but he also uses his abilities to help out his fellow man. The concept of gods and angels, ingrained prejudice, and the human fear of the unexplainable are all skillfully played out within the boundaries of the relationship between the main characters.
The story moves between several states and the pace is quick which intensifies the reader's suspense. The pull between the hero and heroine is strong from the first and becomes believable even with their vast social differences. I quite enjoyed reading "The Warrior". Sharon Sala's books tend to be rather 'hit or miss' for me, but this one is definitely a hit!
Posted June 20, 2009
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