A Feast of Souls

A Feast of Souls

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by Hailey Edwards
     
 

The only way to save her is to bind their souls as one.

Araneae Nation, Book 2

Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, few things take Mana by surprise. But when a canis lopes into her life, announcing himself as the long-dead father of a childhood friend, she’s shocked. To make matters worse, he has a dire

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The only way to save her is to bind their souls as one.

Araneae Nation, Book 2

Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, few things take Mana by surprise. But when a canis lopes into her life, announcing himself as the long-dead father of a childhood friend, she’s shocked. To make matters worse, he has a dire message that she alone can deliver.

Now Mana must face Vaughn, the male who inspired one too many girlish fantasies, and impart the spirit’s message—without acknowledging her source—so the soul can be laid to rest.

With rumors of a burgeoning clan war setting his nerves on edge, the last thing Vaughn needs is for an innocent to get caught in the crosshairs. But the woman he remembers as an awkward girl refuses to leave his side until he’s heard her out. That’s not the only change in her that calls to him. Her kindness soothes his battle-scarred soul—and he craves her in ways a warrior shouldn’t.

When they are both captured, they learn of an even greater threat. The plague devastating the southlands has come to his clan home. And his best—and only—chance to keep his people alive is the female who walks among the dead.

Warning: This book contains one fierce hero with a nose for danger, one stubborn heroine who smells like trouble, and one wolfish spirit who makes most relationships with the in-laws seem downright tame. Fur, fangs and some biting should be expected. But never fear, the hero has a sword, and he knows how to use it.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
4 1/2 Stars! “The author spins an action-packed story of intrigue and betrayal, with an endearing romance at its heart. I adore a good marriage of convenience tale that ultimately turns into much more–and this one is exceptional. The dialogue is strong, the storyline compelling, and the prose artful.”
—RT Book Reviews magazine on A Hint of Frost

“Ms. Edwards has created the perfect definition of fantasy romance.”
—Anna’s Book Blog on Everlong

“Are you a Game of Thrones addict? Have you started referring to your girlfriends as ‘wenches’ and the husband as ‘my lord,’ really pushing for that ‘your grace’ title you so desperately want? Well, Hailey Edwards’s Hint of Frost might just be the book you’ve been looking for.”
—Heroes and Heartbreakers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619213685
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Series:
Araneae Nation , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
289,923
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Hailey is a small-town girl at heart. She’s lived most of her life surrounded by sprawling cotton fields and rolling pastures. Her desire to explore the world without leaving the comfort of home fueled her love of reading. Whenever life in the Deep South strikes her as too ordinary, she can be found with her nose glued to her Kindle’s screen or squinting at her monitor as she writes her next happily-ever-after. Wings and/or cupcakes are usually involved.

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A Feast of Souls 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Hint of Frost and liked it. Feast of souls was even better. It was a longer book and the characters' struggle with new love was more believable. I have the 3rd book on preorder. The author definitely has created a new fantasy world that I am falling in love with!!!
gaele More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Araneae Nation series by Hailey Edwards is just as intriguing and enjoyable as the first.  Where the first focused on Lourdes and Rhys, this book follows Vaughn, Rhys’ brother and Mana, a woman that saved Rhys’ life in book one.  Mana is pretty special – she can communicate with the dead. And, her character shows a fierceness and protectiveness that is less ‘clan based’ and more tilted to what is right and best. From another clan, Mara is in need of going home, and Rhys tasks his half-brother Vaughn to be her escort and protector.  Vaughn is that gruff and grumpy goal driven fierce man, with a singular soft spot for Mara. They’ve known one another for years, and have developed a relationship that is based in friendly trust, but Vaughn longs for more.  I loved Mana’s ability to question her feelings without allowing the angst to result in a push-pull with Vaughn.  She is concerned about her belief in soul-mates, and is worried that giving her heart to him could be a mistake.  Their connection felt more honest and real because of their own doubts, and her continued and unflagging support of Vaughn, as it developed into love gave him the ability to be ‘first’ in someone’s heart, a feeling he is unfamiliar with but longs for.  Several story arcs enter this book, many tied to events from the first book, and all in varying stages of development. That makes this a must read in order series, but I will say that the progression of the additional arcs, and their weaving through the book kept things fresh and bring little moments from the earlier book forward.  Again I am thrilled with the world and character building, so unique and imaginative, yet holding a sense of ‘familiar’ with lush description and prose.  I purchased a copy of this title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Terri N Book provided by: Author Review originally posted at Romancing the Book This is the fourth book I’ve read by Hailey Edwards and she can count me as a fan. I stumbled across Everlong, the first book in her Daughters of Askara series, and enjoyed the read. So when I had the opportunity to read and review A Hint of Frost, the first book in the Araneae Nation series, I jumped at the chance. It was a delicious read and I gobbled it up. Then came A Feast of Souls and I couldn’t wait to dive in and read more about this creative world and its intriguing characters. I was not disappointed. Vaughn was one of my favorite characters from the first book so I was excited to read more about him. I found him irresistible. If I were Mana I wouldn’t have been able to keep my hands off him. The world that Ms. Edwards created for this series is unique and wonderful. This series reminds me of an “other world” Native American story and I’ve always loved the Native American culture and their stories. With a threat of plague, being captured by the enemy, a greedy mother, a selfish aunt and their cultural difference in their way, Mana and Vaughn’s story makes for a great romance. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but I felt like the ending was rushed. It was like ok they are together…..the end. I hope the next installment gives us a better ending to this sweet story and I can’t wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series, and the world the author has created.. this second installment is even better than the first. Looking forward to number 3 wholeheartedly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great addition to the series.