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My Eternal Soldier
     

My Eternal Soldier

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by Krystal Shannan
 

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"Vampires have never been so sexy or dangerous!" --Liliana Hart, NYT Bestselling Author of the Rena Drake Series

The saga continues with the vampire Eira and an immortal Elvin from the Veil. Join me in Sanctuary again for an adventure that will knock the breath from your chest, bring tears to your eyes, and keep you turning the pages all night. Its Werewolves,

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"Vampires have never been so sexy or dangerous!" --Liliana Hart, NYT Bestselling Author of the Rena Drake Series

The saga continues with the vampire Eira and an immortal Elvin from the Veil. Join me in Sanctuary again for an adventure that will knock the breath from your chest, bring tears to your eyes, and keep you turning the pages all night. Its Werewolves, Djinn, Dragons, Vampires, and more!

The last time he saw her, his sword was in her chest.

Inner demons have haunted Killían North since he killed the only woman he ever loved on a battlefield a thousand years ago...at least he thought she'd died. He unexpectedly gets a second chance to win her heart again, if he can just stay alive to do it. Evil lurks around every bend in the road. Magick, romance, and heart-pounding suspense greet them at every turn. But he's determined to find a happily-ever-after with the woman he loves no matter what.

The last time she saw him, she was dying...

When the werewolf rescue squad Eira Rennir sets off with is ambushed by SECR military forces, she barely makes it away with her life. Willing to do anything to save her friends, Eira agrees to the mysterious destiny in Sanctuary she's been avoiding for months.

Only with help from Sanctuary, can they find a way to save her friends from the treachery of Xerxes and forge a new destiny with each other in a world that's been torn apart by hatred and prejudice.

Sanctuary, Texas, in series order...
My Viking Vampire
My Dragon Masters
My Eternal Soldier
My Warrior Wolves (Dec 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781512281651
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/19/2015
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
1,111,788
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

You Can Find Out More @ www.krystalshannan.com

Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult, the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies. She is guilty of indulging in and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out!

She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay..... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies.

She enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. Her favorite book is ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. But really, if it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board!

Krystal writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

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My Eternal Soldier 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
VampedChik More than 1 year ago
I'm an so enthralled with this series. Each book just pulls me into this world deeper and I never want to leave. This book focus's on Eira, the vampire we met in the last book, who I completely adore. She's bad a$$ with a wicked sense of humor, and her mate who she thought died thousands of years ago Killian. I found Killian very charming and sexy. He can keep up with the vampires and other creatures when he doesn't have super strength. He is an Elvin so he does have some perks. Both him and Eira thought each other was dead so its a big shock when they meet up again. I love how they still love each other so deeply and our still bonded so close after all this time. This book had a lot of action and was focusing on bringing characters together and meeting some of the other players. I loved actually meeting Jared and Alek. They have been mentioned in previous books but we haven't actually met them until this book. I am super excited to find out more about each of them. Also this sets up for the next novel with Charlie and the super alpha werewolf brothers. There was a lot of heartache and sadness in this but also love and hope. I am completely in love with this series and all the supernatural creatures in it. I can not wait until the next installment.
aschliebrake More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Wow! I am a big fan of Krystal Shannan and her amazing writing! You will get so enamored and held within the thrall of her writing, that the end just leaves you stunned. The Sanctuary, Texas is such a wonderful series. The characters are so diverse, some dark and deadly, others a good comic relief, and then there are the ones that pull your heart strings. Within My Eternal Soldier, we met Killian North. He is dark and deadly, with a deep vendetta against all the is wrong, especially those that took his loves from his life. He is Elven and tied to the royal courts in the Veil, until the Blackmoore's were over thrown and banished. Killian a long time soldier, has retired, but still battles daily to keep the SECR away from the Others of Texas Republic and Sanctuary. Then walks into his life change with the broken lock on his barn. The Vampire, Eira Rennir, has been a liaison to the Mason Wolf Pack, her dead and strong abilities are to the packs advantage, but certainly not good for the SECR. However, with her love of her adopted family of the pack, she is still eternally lonely. The loss of her mate on the night was turned into a vampire weighs heavily on her, but she still after 1000 years cannot move on.  Many dramatic turn of events brings Eira and Killian back into each other's paths, but they must continue making sactrifices to ensure the life of the Mason Pack and all of Sactuary, Tx. And let me just say, the ending is just shocking! I need the next book like now. (Deep Sigh)
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I'm so hooked on this series. It gets a little tough to read how twisted Xerxes is. I can't wait until he gets his due! The saga continues with vampire Eira and Elvin Killían. They once were destined to be together, but fate tore them apart thinking the other is dead. Now fate has brought them back together. Eira faces betrayal from a friend and now must try to save her friends from Xerxes's clutches before it's too late. Will fate be cruel once again and tear these two apart for good this this time? I loved the twist in the epilogue. We see some potential build up for future characters.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
Killian and Eira's Story Wow we get sad, heartbreaking, sexy as hell and Alpha's galore all in one book.  Killian has gone through centuries thinking he has lost his beloved Eira and his brother. And he blames the dragons from Blackmoor.  Eira is now a vampire and has even more strength and skill than she ever had before. Some of her best friends are lycans. She has been asked to join Sanctuary as a protector but prefers to stay with they lycans. Until things start going all kind of wrong.  What I love about this series and the author is she brings everyone from each previous story into the next but what I don't like is we have lost so many and the heartache is never ending. We have tons of heartbreak; we have perhaps new relationships forming and some great action. Fantastic series and another fantastic book in it. Can not wait to see what happens next to the others who reside in Sanctuary. Kudos to the author for writing a book that pulls you in and keeps you there till the book is finished. I suggest you begin with the first book in this fantastic series but each one is also stand alone. I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review.
betty400 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series and they just keep getting better and better. The story continues with Eira Rennir, who has no family or no one special since she lost the love of her life a long time ago. Her only family now are the Lycans of the Madison Pack. She's especially close to the Alpha's daughter, Charlie. They have been informed that some of their pack members were caught by SECR soldiers and are being held by the evil Xerses. They are going on a rescue mission to get them back. They are ambushed by SECR soldiers and a good number of the Lycans were killed and Eira was hurt, and she barely escapes. The rest were captured and taken to Xerxes prison. Kellian North used to be in the Texas Republic (the only ones that accept the Others) Army and he left after 20 years. He now hunts down SECR soldiers who try to sneak into Sanctuary. Has has his own inner demons. He killed the only woman he ever loved-stabbed her with a sword. Was in a war and he went back to claim her body but it was gone. He has a surprise waiting for him in his barn. Eira manages to get to Sanctuary to ask for help in getting her friends back and she needs to feed to heal. Rose has some of the Sanctuary residents go with her and Rose reiterates that she would like Eira to become the Protector of Sanctuary and hopes she decides to accept after her rescue mission. The race is on to free her friends before Xerxes executes them. This story is so well written and intriguing that once you start reading, you won't put it down until you are finished. This book is supernatural heaven!! There are so many supernatural beings, to name a few, Djinns, Vampires, Werewolves and Dragons and so many more. Has so much action, suspense, sexy love scenes, humor and tears. Krystal does such a fantastic job of engaging all of your emotions. I do recommend starting with the first book, otherwise you may get confused with the characters, besides you'll love them all as I do!! This book was a gift from the author for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow that was intense. Great read. I'm hoping that the next books are as good. Does leave unanswered questions, but not a crippling cliff hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and loved this book!! What a suprise twist
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
My Eternal Soldier is book three in the Sanctuary, Texas series by Krystal Shannan. I won this book in a give-a-way contest. Wow, I think this third book is the most suspenseful or should I say, stressful, of the three. Eira Rennir has been a vampire for a thousand years. Her life has recently taken on more meaning as she sort of adopted the Mason Pack of Lycans. They have become her family of sorts. Eira is who helped save Diana in book two and they have since become close friends. We also meet Killian North. Killian is Elvin. Elvins are pretty much as humans are except their long lives and ability to heal. They are born Elvin, not turned. Killian was a member of the Texas Army but has since retired and now lives near Sanctuary where he stops SECR soldiers that have slipped through the Texas border and are trying to attack Sanctuary. So he protects Sanctuary from the outside. He prefers his privacy. A thousand years ago, Killian and a very human Eira were in love. They were also in the middle of a war. When tragedy causes Killian’s sword to kill Eira, he is broken. But when he returns to the battlefield to bury her body, she is gone. During the thousand years that have passed, neither Killian nor Eira have ever been able to move on, to love another. Both thought the other dead. Eira didn’t know Killian wasn’t human and Killian thought Eira had died of her wounds. Come to find out, they were just a few miles from each other. All this time, Eira still wears the Goddess Sea diamond pendant Killian gave her when he declared his love. Eira is on a rescue mission with the Mason Pack but the mission goes horribly wrong. As she is fleeing, trying to find her way back to Sanctuary to get help, fate finally brings her back to Killian. Together they go to Sanctuary to get the help they need to rescue the lycans being held hostage and deals are made. A rescue party sets out from Sanctuary with just about every type of supernatural you can imagine. That’s one of the things I love about this series, the mixture of so many different supernaturals all working together. Each is so unique and beautiful. As Eira, Killian and the rest of their party set out on their mission, they are constantly in danger. But during this time, Eira and Killian are able to re-establish the love that never died during all the time they were apart. Mikjall, Diana, Miles and Eli’s son, is part of the rescue party and I loved getting to know him a little better. There is also a new character introduced. As I said above, I think this book was the most stressful of the three I’ve read. Eira and Killian were in constant danger. And things often didn’t go as they might have hoped. I want to talk about Eira for a moment. She is so brave. Everything she does is for the safety of those she cares about. She is a strong warrior. She constantly is set as the primary in their missions, carries the brunt of the responsibility on her shoulders, literally. Still, some of the Lycans don’t treat her respectfully. It aggravated me to no end to see the things they would say to her face. Except for a couple of the Lycans that are close friends of hers. None of the Lycans would ever let her feed from their blood, even though it was their friends and families she was helping to rescue. Even at the end of the book, after all she had been through, there is a scene where she is disrespected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like shifters and all things magical this is a series you wont want to miss! Ihave enjoyed each book and cant wait for the next! I would suggest reading themin order as they build on ech other
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Set in the near future, MY ETERNAL SOLDIER is a compelling paranormal story, blending action and romance. Although it is book 3 of Sanctuary, Texas series, it can easily be read as a standalone, as Ms. Shannan provides the necessary details for this latest instalment. Ms. Shannan has created a fabulous world, with shifters of all sorts, vampires, and magick to make things more interesting. MY ETERNAL SOLDIER focuses on Eira, a vampire, and Killían, an immortal Elvin, whose love story began a millennium ago. Both thought the other had died, and when they accidentally meet again, it’s as if no more than a day had gone by, their love has remained as strong as it was when disaster struck all those years ago. But first they must survive and keep their friends from being killed before they can even think of anything else… What a fabulous, wonderful, romantic and exciting book! The action part is full of surprises, there are plot twists I never expected, and the suspense kept me on my toes until the very end. I’m not usually crazy about dragon shifters, but I must say Ms. Shannan’s are superb, even though they are but a small part of this story. All the characters are very well-drawn, very complex and engaging, but they all have their flaws, which make them even more compelling. Eira, a vampire, is one of the most interesting and multifaceted characters I have ever seen: she is brave, loyal, and generous. But the romance, O the romance! Eira and Killían’s romance is breathtaking, beautiful, passionate, and most important, it feels so real! The love and respect they have for each other makes it, in my opinion, one of the greatest love stories of all time! And the writing is spectacular: fluid, seamless, elegant, the story is solid and intricate and Ms. Shannan knows to adopt a different tone, according to what is happening: very fast-paced and crisp during action sequences, slower and sultry when Eira and Killían are alone together. Kira and Killían’s points of view alternate throughout the book, and Xerxes makes a few appearances as well, and I found it fascinating how different the voices are: the chapters featuring Eira have some dreamy quality about them: Eira is cool, calm and collected when the situation warrants it; she is a realist. Killían’s chapters truly sound as if they’re coming from a man; he’s rougher, and the passages from Xerxes’ point of view will make your skin crawl! MY ETERNAL SOLDIER represents the best of paranormal romance: excellent!
Kelsmitt More than 1 year ago
My Eternal  Soldier is a great story.  I love that the characters have distinct personalities and are very engaging.  This story is great for people that like plots and stories with a bigger picture.  While the story centers on the two main characters, you understand they are a part of a bigger story.  Imagine that supernatural beings are real and outlawed.  They make their own haven, they have to fight the humans who want to kill them and the other supernatural beings who are trying to control them.  You have displaced royalty, military encounters and a castle. It is a short story that packs a punch.  Killian and Eira were  a couple that loved together and fought together, centuries ago.  Misfortune caused them to lose one another, but fate is giving them another chance.  To fight at each other's side, for their love and for their friends.  I will admit that I had a little trouble getting used to how the story was told with the different points of view.  But eventually it made the story more interesting.  I really enjoyed this short story and love all of Krystal Shannan's books.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
I can't imagine the pain of knowing you killed the one you loved - but having to live with it for a thousand years??? That's gotta do some damage. Killian is going through the motions. They're good motions, but you can tell there's a hollow place inside. Enter freak chance and accident - and lo and behold but Eira (the long-dead love) turns up alive - sort of. Both are shocked, they're mad at each other for not looking harder, and they are so beyond happy all at the same time. Part of this was great! The emotion was so real - but it was also a little overly dramatic at times. Eira is very upset with Killian for hiding some things from her, and she seems to just suddenly get over it. While they are trying to sort all this out, some of Eira's friends are fighting for their lives in the hands of the bad guys. The bad guy is super creepy by the way - well done Krystal Shannan. The whole adventure portion of the story was amazing, and it managed to enhance the romance between Eira and Killian instead of taking away from it. This is the first in the series that I've read - I'll be going back for more soon! While there is some background that I can tell I missed, it still holds its own in the romance department as a standalone. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 
carpediem5366 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this series from one of My Viking Vampire. Krystal Shannnan manages to draw me back in each time. The characters are always fascinating and mysterious. I can never pick a favorite one, and each time a new secondarly character comes in... I start wishing for their story! Sanctuary is a town that is just that Sancturay to Others and they protect Others of all kinds!  In this book we have an Elvin and a Vampire.. Yep, Interbreeding! Its so awesome lol. Eira fascinated me from the start, I wanted to know more about who she is, how she became what she was and I dont mean Vampire. Killian (LOVE THE NAME) is Elvin and a broody twisty man who had nothing to lose until he found Eira again. The chemistry is so hot! Each book has multiple subplots so you are constantly fascinated! Everyone we met before pops back in so you get to visit old friends and meet new ones. In this story we saw so much change and parts of it broke my heart but it was needed to advance the story and I accept it. I look forward to the next tale and finding out the secrets Sanctuary holds!
JudyLewis More than 1 year ago
What an remarkable book! I love it! Krystal Shannon has dazzled us once again with her latest release, My Eternal Soldier, the third book in her amazing Sanctuary, Texas Series. I first became a fan of Ms Shannon's work when I read the first book of this series, My Viking Vampire, and I've been fanatically hooked ever since. It is always such a pleasure to read the work of an author like Shannon who is blessed with such a boundless imagination and an abundance of natural, god-given talent. Every time I read one of her books I am reminded of her incredible skill and unique ability to draw her reader into her story and the world she has created for us.  This is not your ordinary wham, bam, thank you mam, short  quick read. This story has real substance and depth, a book you can really sink your teeth into. It not only satisfies the need for entertainment but will also challenge your mind. If you're looking for a quick easy  read, then this is not the book for you, but if you're looking for a compelling paranormal story filled to the brim with action, adventure, suspense, magic, supernatural beings, heartbreak and romance, then this is definitely your book! The story is original, unique, imaginative, well developed, well executed, fast paced, exciting, riveting, action packed, suspenseful and romantic. The dialogue is intelligent, exceptionally well written and flows effortlessly. Ah, the characters....they are the main component,  the heart and soul of this story. Each and every character is fascinating, captivating, intriguing, engaging and sexy as sin. Even the bad guys are incredibly well developed and noteworthy. The villains of this story have won my own personal award for being the best evil villains of any story I've ever read. You can't help yourself,  you just love to hate them. Several times during the story, I caught myself yelling at them as if  they were real and could actually hear me. This is the third book of a series but I believe this book can be read as a complete, stand-alone story, although it would most certainly enrich your experience by reading the first two books in the order in which they were published.  But I digress, let's talk about this series and this story. The series, Sanctuary, Texas, is  based on a town aptly named Sanctuary located somewhere in Texas which is no longer part of the United States of America but rather, part of the Texas Republic. In the year 2046, the world learned of the existence of supernatural beings, called Others, and as a consequence, the United States succumbs to mass hysteria, fear, hatred, darkness and despair. Mass riots and violence ensue causing the fracture of the American government resulting in the creation of five dictatorships disguised as republics ruled by dictators calling themselves Presidents.  Others are persecuted, hunted, tortured and murdered on a mass scale. Of the five republics, only the Texas Republic is Pro-Others, the only government to welcome Others and allow them to become citizens. Sanctuary is a safe haven for Others and is inhabited by a diverse group of Others and protected by a small group of prophesied chosen supernatural beings. Only a certain few are destined to become the Protectors of Sanctuary and Eira Rennir must finally, not only face her  destiny of becoming a Sanctuary Protector, but must embrace it, in order to save her friends that have become her family .This is the saga of Killian and Eira's journey, a man and a woman both haunted by lost love, hardened by never-ending war, stripped of their humanity, now only seeking a means to survive in a world ravaged by cruelty and conflict in order to avenge their loss of friends, family and loved ones, and hopefully one day be able to create a better world and future for their Other brethren . Will they be able to find their way back to redemption and to each other? Has their love survived the carnage and destruction, death and war? No spoilers from me but I will say this.......Handsome, sexy Elvin warrior-check! Beautiful, courageous vampiress-check! A menagerie of supernatural beings including, Lycans, Vampires, Elvin, Gryphons, Phoenix, Brownies, Pixies, Sirens, Drakonae, Djinn and Lamussu-check! And let's not forget our favorite oracles, the Sisters of Lamidae-check! Evil villains with malevolent intentions and a thirst for power-check! Action, danger, adventure, suspense, drama and magickal clothes-check! Yep, we still have magickal clothes designed and made by Sanctuary's resident Siren, Calliope Hart! Heated attraction, fiery passion, heartbreaking angst, heartwarming romance and the undying love of soul mates-you bet! That and a whole lot more! What more can you ask for in a great read! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read! 
KristyHeinicke More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of 'My Eternal Soldier' from Krystal Shannan, in exchange for an honest review. Having just finished reading 'My Eternal Soldier' & I'm totally blown away buy it all... Krystal's "Sanctuary, Texas" series just keeps getting better with each book added to it. If you haven't read the first 2 books of the series, I strongly suggest you go grab a copy & start reading them before you hit 'My Eternal Soldier'. Set no long after book 2 finished, Vampire Eira is helping her beloved Mason pack rescue werewolves & bring them to safety. It's during an attemp at getting a family through the borders were Eira is badly injured & finding a hidding spot so the daylight doesn't kill her, so stumbles into a barn.... Only when the owner of the barn shows up, it's like her past has hit her in the face, how can he be alive??? Killian has had nothing back darkness take over his life, first the love of his life dies during battle then disappears before she can be baried. Then centuries later his last remining family member, his brother is killed.... I'm leaving it at that, you'll have no spoilers from me.... after reading that much though, I feel like I should be re-reading the book or even the series again. I was quicly pulled into the story about Eira & her chance to find some lightness after centuries sorrounded by darkness. I couldn't put the book down no matter how hard I tried, I was hynotised by the words. I especially loved seeing how main characters from the previous books were brought in, so we got a glimps into how they are going too. I can't wait to read what happens next in the "Sanctuary, Texas" series.