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Daring (Pax Arcana Series #2)
     

Daring (Pax Arcana Series #2)

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by Elliott James
 

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Sharp, sarcastic, and efficiently lethal, John Charming would feel right at home having drinks with Dean Winchester and Harry Dresden. DARING, the second book in the Pax Arcana series, is just as addicting as the first.

Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin.

Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a

Overview

Sharp, sarcastic, and efficiently lethal, John Charming would feel right at home having drinks with Dean Winchester and Harry Dresden. DARING, the second book in the Pax Arcana series, is just as addicting as the first.

Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin.

Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. And every Knight Templar — keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind — who tries to get close to this big bad wolf winds up dead. No knight can infiltrate a group whose members can smell a human from a mile away...no knight except one.

John Charming. Ex knight. Current werewolf. Hunted by the men who trained him, he now might be their only salvation. But animal instincts are rising up to claim John more powerfully than ever before, and he must decide if this new leader of wolves is a madman...or a messiah.

Pax Arcana
Charming
Daring
Fearless
In Shining Armor
Legend Has It

Short Fiction in the Pax Arcana world:
Charmed I'm Sure
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
Pushing Luck
Surreal Estate
Dog-Gone
Bulls Rush In
Talking Dirty

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Pax Arcana books are seriously good reads. Action, humor, and heart with unexpected twists and turns. If you are (like me) waiting for the next Butcher or Hearne—pick up Elliott James. Then you can bite your nails waiting for the next James, too."—Patricia Briggs, New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series"

Second stellar entry in [the] Pax Arcana series.... James should be on your must-read list!"—RT Book Reviews on Daring "

Loved it! Charming is a giant gift basket of mythology and lore delivered by a brilliant new voice in urban fantasy. Elliott James tells stories that are action-packed, often amusing, and always entertaining."—Kevin Hearne, author of Hounded on Charming"

I loved this book from start to finish. Exciting and innovative, Charming is a great introduction to a world I look forward to spending a lot more time in."—New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire on Charming"

James's world is rich and complex and well worth diving into."—Richard Kadrey on Charming"

In a saturated literary realm, James's tale stands out for the gritty, believable world he builds...This is masculine urban fantasy in the vein of Jim Butcher and Mark del Franco."—Booklist on Charming"

This debut introduces a self-deprecating, wisecracking, and honorable-to-a-fault hero who can stand up to such established protagonists as Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden and Seanan McGuire's October Daye. Combining action and romance — with an emphasis on action — this is a top-notch new series opener for lovers of urban fantasy."—Library Journal (Starred review) on Charming"

Grab some snacks and settle back as splendid debut author James serves up a Prince Charming tale yanked sideways...James's reluctant hero faces threats and danger with a smart-ass attitude that keeps the narrative fast-paced, edgy and amusing. Mark this name down — you will undoubtedly be seeing more from James!"—RT Book Reviews on Charming

RT Book Reviews
"Grab some snacks and settle back as splendid debut author James serves up a Prince Charming tale yanked sideways...James's reluctant hero faces threats and danger with a smart-ass attitude that keeps the narrative fast-paced, edgy and amusing. Mark this name down -- you will undoubtedly be seeing more from James!"
Kevin Hearne
"Loved it! Charming is a giant gift basket of mythology and lore delivered by a brilliant new voice in urban fantasy. Elliott James tells stories that are action-packed, often amusing, and always entertaining."
New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire on Charming
"I loved this book from start to finish. Exciting and innovative, Charming is a great introduction to a world I look forward to spending a lot more time in."
Richard Kadrey on Charming
"James's world is rich and complex and well worth diving into."
Booklist on Charming
"In a saturated literary realm, James's tale stands out for the gritty, believable world he builds...This is masculine urban fantasy in the vein of Jim Butcher and Mark del Franco."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316253406
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Pax Arcana Series , #2
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
232,580
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that's what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores. Irrationally convinced that cellphone technology was inserted into human culture by aliens who want to turn us into easily tracked herd beasts, Elliott has one anyhow but keeps it in a locked tinfoil covered box which he will sometimes sit and stare at mistrustfully for hours. Okay, that was a lie. Elliott lies a lot; in fact, he decided to become a writer so that he could get paid for it.

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Daring 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems like most of the good reads lately have had a heroine. That being said I'm glad when a good hero finally emerges facing not just a conflict in his world but also an internal battle with his darker side. The supernatural aspect of this book is very clean written and easy to get into for those of us who like to escape our reality, letting imagination fly with the turn of a page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty and entertaining. I enjoyed this very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A serious drop off from the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
What a great series, very original. I love that our Hero is a reluctant hero.
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Main rp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good quick read. Light and eay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enter at your own risk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Wtching you Wash."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tho most i know is tgv res 1 ill go there right now