Chosen (Ancients of Light #1)

Chosen (Ancients of Light #1)

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by Heather Fleener
     
 

Ancients of Light #1

In the beginning...there were Vampire

Man’s fall from grace sparked the birth of the Dark creatures from the underworld. To counter the explicit threat to mankind, divinely-created immortals were brought forth. The Witch encompassed seven Castes of power; their magic was most effective against the nefarious agenda
pursued

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Ancients of Light #1

In the beginning...there were Vampire

Man’s fall from grace sparked the birth of the Dark creatures from the underworld. To counter the explicit threat to mankind, divinely-created immortals were brought forth. The Witch encompassed seven Castes of power; their magic was most effective against the nefarious agenda
pursued by the evil ones.

She is Chosen...
Kaitriana’s gift of magic is unrivaled. A descendant of the most powerful Ancient in existence, her birth was foretold ages before her time. Destined to lead the Witch faction, she is betrayed by her own kind, destroying her birthright and all hope of delivering the Realm from the sinister shadow of the Ancient Dark.

He is the Key...
Lorcan is a mighty warlord in the Vampire species. His animosity towards the magical immortals is personal - his mother was their Queen. Having long since severed all ties with his former kin, his existence remains plagued by the repercussions of her treachery and a secret that threatens to be his downfall.

They are the Prophecy...
An arcane prophecy from the time of the Ancients proclaims that only two in all of creation can bring peace to the Realm. When Kaitriana miraculously appears seeking his protection, Lorcan must forsake his duty and disregard the dictates of his breed to shelter the female. Together they must combat the Ancient Dark and surmount the forces within their own factions that would oppose the Prophecy. Their fates have always been entwined and only when joined can they triumph over a blood feud that has shadowed the Light for millennia.

About the Ancients of Light series
Chosen is the first in the thirteen books of the Ancients of Light series and is only the beginning of a young Witch’s journey toward developing both the strength of character and magic that will be required to fulfill her prophesied role as leader of the Light faction.

Revelations of nuances in the Prophecy - facets that were never fully comprehended by the Ancients - will continue in successive stories. The culmination of its true meaning in the destiny of the supernatural world of the Realm will only be revealed when Kaitriana is adequately prepared to lead the Warriors now being called together to champion the Light’s purpose.

Familiar characters return for each storyline as the focus turns to a new key couple in every book - a pair that significantly factors into the purpose of Light – however, the story of the Chosen does not end with Book #1. Kaitriana and Lorcan, their growth together as partners in leadership and in love as a couple, will thread through the series as Kaitriana assumes the role that was destined as hers since the beginning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044857087
Publisher:
Heather Fleener
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
Ancients of Light , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
170,362
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

About the Author
Heather Fleener lives in Indiana with her husband, D.A. and their twins, Thomas and Alexandra. Professionally she has spent her career working in the area of Intellectual Property law.

Reading has been a passion of hers since she was young and she has adored romance novels her entire life. The romantic styles of Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood are her inspiration, though she has read and loved the stories of countless other authors. Her fascination with the paranormal began to form at the young age of six, watching late-night ghost and vampire movies with her Grandpa. Unfortunately, as a result, she also remains afraid of the dark to this day.

Combining her love of epic romances and the supernatural was a natural progression for her overactive imagination. When the idea for the Ancients of Light series began, it was an abstract story line rambling around in her head to help kill a few miles on the treadmill. As the stories and plotlines continued to grow, it finally became necessary to put the words to paper and build the characters that had been living in the Realm and having conversations in her head for months.
The series is a testament to many miles on the treadmill and lots of characters that insist on having their stories told.


About the Ancients of Light series
Chosen is the first in the thirteen books of the Ancients of Light series and is only the beginning of a young Witch’s journey toward developing both the strength of character and magic that will be required to fulfill her prophesied role as leader of the Light faction.

Revelations of nuances in the Prophecy - facets that were never fully comprehended by the Ancients - will continue in successive stories. The culmination of its true meaning in the destiny of the supernatural world of the Realm will only be revealed when Kaitriana is adequately prepared to lead the Warriors now being called together to champion the Light’s purpose.

Familiar characters return for each storyline as the focus turns to a new key couple in every book - a pair that significantly factors into the purpose of Light – however, the story of the
Chosen does not end with Book #1. Kaitriana and Lorcan, their growth together as partners in leadership and in love as a couple, will thread through the series as Kaitriana assumes the role that was destined as hers since the beginning.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. This book manages to sweep you away to a magical land and make you not want to leave.I can't wait for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impressed.never read this author before.good plot development and liked the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book and wanted to give it a try. I am glad that I did. This is a really great book. I cant wait for the next in the series to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some feminists bashed thiis book because othe male lead. But they were'nt even paying attention to the fact that the prophesy was deciphered to mean that Lorcan would be the leader and Kaitriana was to be his key to fulfilling it. Get a life people...it's a romance, of course the male will be a little dominant. He obviously loves her and doesn't mistreat her at all...except playfully, as she does him. For heaven's sake, don't read this if you are too feminist to enjoy it properly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a little different from my ususal read. All in all it was good but parts did move rather slowly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In ancient times, a prophesy foretold of the Chosen, a witch so powerful that she would be able to unite the Witch and the Vampire, two groups who had been divided for Millennia after a bitter betrayal. That's where the story begins, but it picks back up (after a magical hiatus) in the modern day. Will Kaitriana be able to fulfill the Prophesy and save the world? Who is the key? I loved this book. Heather Fleener did a great job of vividly painting a world that is magical while still telling a classic good vs. evil story. It was a steamy read full of action that had me anxious to turn the (virtual) page to see how things would unfold. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the Kings series by Heather Walden or the Carpathian books by Christine Feehan, you'll like this series ... it along the same line. It was an easy read, but I did find myself wishing it were done. Too much of the story was spent in Lorcan bedroom (it not quite as graphic as the two series mentioned), but you get the drift. The high tension moments were too few, and too quickly resolved. Lorcan can across, hard to like at times, very draconian much of the time ... but some people like that overbearing Alpha character. He just seems a little over the top. Kaitiana was likeable, but at times grated on me, being impetuous and immature. But I think that was the authors goal, to show how these two very different personalities grow and form a powerful partnership. I'm going to read the next in the series, then make a decision as the whether to continue. I like Leener's writing, so I want to see where the story goes.
Jana2012 More than 1 year ago
OMG, I'm not sure I can even finish reading this book. I am skipping dozens & dozens of pages chapter after chapter of meaningless drivel in the bedroom (no sex, no plot, no action) and trying to search out revelant pages that have actual PLOT happening on them. Hugely BORING & a huge disappointment! Didn't the publisher even assign an editor to work with this author??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with some other comments regarding how the Chosen was treated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty good book however getting a glimpes into the next book i am disappointed that it wil be new characters.... it sucks when authors do that sometimes....
Anonymous 11 months ago
I loved this book, I love how the characters are put together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to check out the rest oh the series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this one two times. Once when it first came out and just now to refresh before starting to read the second one. In my Nook it has 700 pages. Adults only. Its a very hot book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now im hooked! I need to read the rest of the series!
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Chosen was a great introduction to this series.  It eased you into the world of the Realms and introduced you to its history of Light vs Dark very nicely.  It is a rich world with a lot going on.  Witches and Vampires have been warring for centuries - each chosing a side and fighting til death.  When the Chosen is prophesied, a witch with unimaginable powers, everyone begins to watch for her - each with their own reasons.  I wasn't a big fan of the Chosen, Kaitriana (although I love her name).  While I enjoyed her banter and her fun-loving attitude, there were times she carried it too far.  Jorcan was a little too serious - he needed to lighten up a bit.  Their story was a great romance though - a true opposites attract and love conquers all.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best. Clan. Ever. Romeclan with Ceasarstar? This. Is. Epic. I suppose there's a collessium? xD
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Well youve got it! And tjat must suck
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Another new series gets a firm foundation and is off, dancing to its own beat! Chosen by Heather Fleener, the first book in her Ancients of Light series has the feel of an epic series, good vs evil, light vs dark and a prophesied hero who will rise up to lead the light to victory. Then, it morphs into a slightly quirky love story, blending ancient themes with contemporary ideas and attitudes. Best of all, the two main characters really don’t know much more than we do as we fall into their magical world and watch the prophecy unfold, so, does that make it a mystery, too? In a world called the Realm are two major forces, the Witch, created from the light to protect humans from the Vampire, who are from the dark. Yet, there are Vampire who fight for the light, until one event causes this alliance to break down. A prophecy states a powerful witch shall unite these forces once again. But how? Will she lead the light to victory or is there someone else, a Vampire, the prophecy speaks of? What secret does this Vampire hold close? Do the Witch and the Vampire share more than love and the hope of the Realm on their shoulders? Grab something to eat and drink, because once you get involved, you will NOT want to come up for air! Heather Fleener’s main characters, Kaitriana and Lorcan have been separated for centuries, but when Kaitriana finds Lorcan once again, it is not the meeting she hoped for or needed. She is changed, forever and Lorcan cannot believe she is who she says she is, until she tells him of their conversation long ago, one that no one else could know. From there, these two banter, tease, bicker and the over-bearing, ancient-thinking Lorcan has most definitely met his match in this beautiful young woman who uses her confidence, charm and saucy sense of humor as her own special weapons against him! Can dark fantasy have its lighter moments, even in dire times? Thanks to Heather Fleener, the answer is yes as she deftly floats us along on the magic carpet ride that is Chosen. I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest review as part of the Her Ancients of Light Series Review Spotlight, stopping at Tome Tender, November 30, 2013.
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