Allegiance Sworn [NOOK Book]

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There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a demon leader seeks to unify the races…



With the alliance of the humans and the ...
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Allegiance Sworn

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Overview

There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a demon leader seeks to unify the races…



With the alliance of the humans and the half-blood Na’Chi forged, the demon Na’Reish prepare for war by seizing human blood-slaves. Captured during a rescue mission-gone-wrong, Light Blade warrior Arek Barial finds himself claimed by a Na’Reishi female who offers him an unexpected choice.



Raised in the elite ranks of a society she abhors, Imhara Kaal lives a dangerous double life as a Na’Reish Clan-leader and an advocate for a caste-free life that honors the Old Ways. Openly rebelling against the Na’Reish would mean her death, unless she can find an emissary willing to present her petition to the human Blade council.



But Arek isn’t about to blindly follow a demon—despite the intense attraction growing between them. And while hatred for the Na’Reish is all he has ever known, Arek must learn to trust Imhara, or risk the destruction of all three races…
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What People Are Saying

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Praise for the Novels of the Light Blade:

“Kylie Griffin has me hooked.”—Jean Johnson, national bestselling author

“Kylie Griffin spins an intriguing story.”—Robin D. Owens, national bestselling author

“I'm looking forward to seeing where Kylie Griffin takes [this] world next.” —Nalini Singh

“A compelling and fascinating world that pulled me right in!”—Joss Ware

“A breath of fresh air. In the world of paranormal romances where a lot seem to follow the same pattern, this one was unique, creative, and I just couldn’t put it down.”—All About Romance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101622094
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: A Novel of the Light Blade , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 208,588
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kylie Griffin’s obsession with all things paranormal/fantasy started at an early age, when she used to imagine the jacaranda tree in her front yard was a spaceship used to defend the world from invading enemies. Writing stories seemed a natural extension to her childhood adventures. Today, she’s a primary school teacher sharing her love for the written word with young children. In her spare time, she writes and reads all things paranormal.
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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    Poor Arek Barial (former second to the Lady's Chosen) has been t

    Poor Arek Barial (former second to the Lady's Chosen) has been taken hostage by a group of Na'Reish slave traders during a failed attempt on a blood raid. From what we know of him and his hostility towards the demon race, this is a fate worse than death. When Arek ends up in Imhara's fortress, it is impossible for him to believe that Na'esih, Na'Chi (half-demons, half human) and humans are all living together in peace and equality. Arek must decide whether to hold on to his hatred and resentment, or give it up and work with Imhara towards a common goal. And if they happen to not be able to keep their hands off each other in the mean time? I guess we'll just have to suffer through it. Or enjoy every second. Either way ;-)
    Before I read Allegiance Sworn, I thought that it wasn't possible for anyone to be hotter than Varian. Oh boy, was I wrong. I think I re-read that part about 5 times and then had to cool myself off. Can you say hot, hot, HOT?! Arek may just be THE hottest novel character I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Maybe it's because on top of all his manliness, he is only human, so it is believable that there could be such a man out there. Either way, yum!
    I have to say, Allegiance Sworn was different than I thought it would be. For the most part, I could see where the story was going, but what I didn't expect was the emotion in this story. For some reason, Arek and Imhara's story just grabbed me by the heart and yanked. I felt their pain and loss and I understood what motivated them. They came from the same place and never were two people more suited to each other. In having a discussion with another librarian, I couldn't describe just how emotional this book was for me. It was so much deeper than the first two, I just wasn't expecting it. And the ending had me feeling desolate and alone and heartbroken. Needless to say, it was amazing. Never have I felt such a range of emotions while reading a book. When they hurt, I hurt. When they were touched, I was touched. When they felt empty, I felt empty. It was just profound. I loved it. So, thank you, Kylie. No one has ever done that to me before.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Love love love

    So SAD this series is over!!!! So could have gone on forever, addicted :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2013

    Wow. I enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, but this one to

    Wow. I enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, but this one took it to a whole new level. It's dark, edgy, and oh so hot. I love this couple. Arek has been a favorite from the beginning. Oddly enough, I had it in my head that Liselle was the lucky girl in this book. I was several chapters in before I realized that couldn't be the case. Had to go look it up. Glad I was wrong. Imhara is hands down my favorite heroine yet in the Light Blade series. I suspect one of my favorites in any series.

    This book, being amongst the Na'Reish, was much grittier, darker. I'm not sure I would have seen it as something Griffin could or would write (silly since I'm basing that on 2 books and I don't know her.) Writing Imhara as someone who could bring headstrong Arek to heel was impressive. I pretty much read this book in a day because the dynamic between those 2 was delicious.

    I doubt I've said it, but I really like how Griffin writes villains. We aren't forced to sit in their POVs the way many do. If we are with them, it's time well spent. They make you ache to put a Light Blade enhanced dagger in them (by way of Arek's hands will do nicely.) 

    Overall, our epic plot continues, moving nicely forward with this installment. I care about how the overall plot plays out as much as I care about the individual couples featured. That is certainly not always the case in many series where the overarching plot is clearly secondary to the romantic elements. This series has both.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Excellent read!

    Great follow-up to the first two books in this series. I'm hoping that there will be more books in this awesome series.

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  • Posted April 27, 2013

    Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin is the third book in her Light

    Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin is the third book in her Light Blade series. For those of you who may not have read my reviews on the first two books, this is Urban Fantasy Romance. In this world created by Griffin, we have Humans, Na’Reish (demons), and Na’Chi (half demons). The series premise is built around the Light Blade warriors, and their battle against the Na’Reish demons. In the first two books, Kalan, the Light Blade Chosen, and his sister, Kymora, who is the Priestess, had their stories told, and we knew Arek, the third member of this close friendship would be next.

    Kylie Griffin does a wonderful job continuing this series so smoothly in to the next storyline, where we pick up with Arek now being held by the Na’Reish as a prisoner. Arek makes such a wonderful and damaged hero, not to mention the hottest one yet. I loved Arek, with all his hotness, and his issues he must learn to deal with, but more about him later.

    Arek has met his match, when he meets a female Na’Reish leader, Imhara. As much as I loved Kymora the best female in this series, I totally adored Imhara. She is a great kickass heroine, who is perfect to battle Arek and his Na’Reish hatred. Imhara, as the Clan leader, is not a true Na’Reish, as she comes from the old ways, believing in the Lady, and helping humans survive against the violent demons. Imhara has planned for many years to try to form an alliance with the Light Blade humans, and work with them to destroy the leader of the Na’Reish, Savyn.
    It is Imhara’s warriors to rescue Arek, but he is ready to kill Imhara and her warriors, since to him they are demons, and not to be trusted. What follows is a wonderful story, of Imhara and her people breaking down Arek’s damaged barriers and getting him to learn to trust them. The chemistry between them was awesome, even if it was a match that could never work, but slowly the barrier and trust between them breaks down. Arek had to face his own demons of the past, and find a way to help Imhara and her team destroy the enemy.

    This was such an enjoyable read; I could not put the book down. Besides a great couple like Arek and Imhara, Griffin has created some wonderful secondary characters throughout this series, and in this book, Rassan is excellent. Watching Imhara work on Arek to open his eyes, and heart, and eventually finding herself totally falling for him, and his fighting off his own attraction was wonderfully done. The main villain in this series continues to appear, but the new villain, Yur, was despicable. I loved how Imhara handled him and the other Na’Reish warriors who look down on woman, especially a strong and fierce woman like Imhara. The ensuing battle to attempt to defeat the enemy was filled with excitement, adventure in a dangerous climax. At the end it was great to meet up with Kalan, Annika, Kymora, and Varian. However, Griffin though resolving everything in this story, leaves things open to continue this series, and I for one hope she does. We need more of this Light Blade series, and the world she has created. I also love Kylie Griffin’s writing style. I highly recommend that you read this book, but please start with the first book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    awesome

    best one so far.

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