The Ballad of Aramei [NOOK Book]

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NOTE: This is book #3 in a trilogy. Currently, book #1, THE MAYFAIR MOON, has been taken off sale so that it can be re-edited. Please do not read this book until you can read the first two. Thank you for your patience.

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Everything about Adria Dawson’s life has changed in unimaginable ways: the shattering betrayal of her mother, the fight for her life and sanity…the loss ...
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The Ballad of Aramei

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Overview

NOTE: This is book #3 in a trilogy. Currently, book #1, THE MAYFAIR MOON, has been taken off sale so that it can be re-edited. Please do not read this book until you can read the first two. Thank you for your patience.

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Everything about Adria Dawson’s life has changed in unimaginable ways: the shattering betrayal of her mother, the fight for her life and sanity…the loss of her humanity. But now Adria must face the ultimate challenge and risk not only her life, but the lives of everyone she loves at the wrathful hands of Isaac Mayfair’s father.

Determined to help unravel a mysterious message deeply rooted in an unhinged mind, Adria becomes obsessed with traveling into Aramei’s turbulent past to see the truth of how the relationships and betrayals between the Mayfair and Vargas bloodlines were formed.

Meanwhile, Adria and the Mayfairs are doing everything they can to smoke out and trap the Praverian traitor. A trip to Providence uncovers not only an old family line who are enemies of the Praverians, but also raises questions about the Praverian’s true agenda.

But the traitor will be caught. People will die. And Adria’s destiny to be the cause of a war will come to pass. But what could a kind and simple girl like Adria Dawson ever do that could be considered an act of war? The landscape of the werewolf world will be forever changed in the climactic conclusion to The Darkwoods Trilogy.
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Author Devon Ashley
Wowsers. Now that's how a finale battle is supposed to go down.
Goodreads - Sylvia Afarian
It is my all time favourite werewolf/shifter series EVER!!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015764031
  • Publisher: J.A. Redmerski
  • Publication date: 11/18/2012
  • Series: The Darkwoods Trilogy , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 180,388
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE EDGE OF NEVER lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC's The Walking Dead.
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  • Posted November 28, 2012

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    After losing myself in the first two books, I knew I had to read

    After losing myself in the first two books, I knew I had to read the last book. At a brink of battle, things are about explode!

    What I loved most about this book is the great plot. I loved how well everything come together. It all made sense once the big picture is shown to the reader. And once that hits the fan, all hell break loose. The decision that is made is the pivotal point in the story that sparks just great emotion, anger, and a war!

    The love interest worked out like I thought it would with a nice ending. It would have been nice to see a little more glimpse of their future, but I like that it did end on happy note.The book is filled with so much battle and grand decisions, it nice to have it end lovingly.

    The Ballad Of Aramei is great ending to awesome series! One of the strongest stories out there, The Ballad Of Aramei is a well made, entertaining drama that you can not contain. It's awesome, fantastic and sooo good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    The Darkwoods trilogy is easily a favorite of mine. Exploding wi

    The Darkwoods trilogy is easily a favorite of mine. Exploding with rich characters, unique werewolf lore, twisty plots and plenty of action; Redmerski hits all the right spots. Book one, The Mayfair Moon caught me by surprise when I read it back in January. I was slowly warming up to were-centric novels, a process seriously sped up the moment I was introduced to Isaac Mayfair. He was smoldering. The perfect eye candy. True, he had loads of secrets that were sure to cause some trouble down the road, but he was very protective and even sweet, at least, when he wanted to be. Like Adria, I was easily smitten.

    I fell for Adria as well, of course not in a romantic way but in a reader loving their main character way. She was feisty and brave. A true survivor. Having spent more than half her life in a broken home with a mother and her abusive boyfriend, Adria remained remarkably strong and true to herself. I found her high level of compassion remarkable. This I suspect was due to the short stick she’d been drawn most of her life. The one bright spot in Adria’s life was Alex, her older sister. Unfortunately after relocating to Hallowell Maine, Alex fell in with a “shady” crowd and quickly begun pulling away from Adria. This of course sent Adria towards finding new friends, new love and unfortunately new enemies…
    The Darkwoods trilogy is all about sacrifice, perseverance and redemption. In book one we were introduced to a somewhat coy, Adria who looked up to her sister and continued to love her mother regardless of the broken promises and bad mistakes made on a constant basis. Adria was basically thrown right into a dangerous war that had been occurring for hundreds of years between clashing werewolf clans. Instead of cowering or giving up, Adria proved that she was every bit as brave and powerful as any werewolf. She continually grew stronger, surprising not only her friends, but herself as well. The Ballad of Aramei continues Adria’s journey through self-discovery and self-empowerment.

    Throughout books one and two, secrets and mysteries had been piling up left and right. One of the hugest, surrounding Aramei, thankfully was answered and resolved in the final installment of the Darkwoods trilogy. I loved getting to know more about “Aramei” and the part she played. There actually turned out to be a heck of a lot of similarities between her and Adria which made the story even more interesting. We also got a little more intel on Praverians, although not as much as I would have liked. The concept of these supernatural beings is so fascinating, something truly original and one of a kind brought to us by Redmerski’s seriously awesome imagination. I realize that the big Praverian reveal will probably occur in the planned spin-off but still it would have been nice to get a little more information. I felt like little was answered yet a lot more was put into question.

    Except for the Praverian part, I thought Redmerski did a great job of sewing up the Darkwoods’ storyline. We got a lot of great closure, especially on a few key relationships. I thought that Adria’s character growth reached it’s peak, and that a few other character’s whose agendas were constantly put into question were revealed for good or bad. Those who needed redemption were able to seek it and those with the strongest hearts accomplished great feats of sacrifice.

    I only had two somewhat small quips with this book. Being the third book in a series I already loved had me pre-convinced that I’d enjoy this one. However, it took me quite a while to get into this story. At times I found that there was a lot of description and little dialogue which tended to bore me a tad. I don’t have any halfsie stars, so although I have 5 shown I give The Ballad of Aramei 4.5 stakes. Overall I’m thoroughly excited to start the spinoff! Book one is thankfully going to be released sometime in 2013.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    I AM ABSOLUTELY FLOORED BEYONG WORDS and all I can say is WHOA!

    I AM ABSOLUTELY FLOORED BEYONG WORDS and all I can say is WHOA! This book is unbelievably AMAZING and RIVETING and CAPTIVATING and FANTASTIC and HOT and SEXY and RAW and PRIMAL and RAWR RAWR RAWR. It is my all time favourite werewolf/shifter series EVER!! I am in love with this series so much you really don't understand. From start to finish it has been one hell of a breathtaking, exciting and tension filled ride, and I'm sad to see that it's over. I could have easily kept reading this forever it's that freaking FANTABULOUS!

    I need to step back a bit and take a deep breath in because for the entire time I was reading this amazing book I held my breath. I swear from the first word to the very last I was awe struck and devoured every page, not being able to get enough it was SPECTACULAR. But, before I keep getting carried away I would love to thank the amazing and wonderful J.A. Redmerski for providing me with an ARC ebook of The Ballad of Aramei and let me tell you I was so honoured and completely taken aback by her incredible and kind gesture. She is one hell of a great author who knows how to weave a mind blowing story and keep you guessing and wanting so much more. I love how natural her words feel and how beautifully they come together, creating such gorgeous imagery and making you feel so much too. I mean this book plays on all your senses, making you feel like you are actually in the story and living it. I could hear every bone crunch when they would transform. I could smell every drop of blood mixed with the earth. I could see them shifting into the Black Beasts. I could taste all the sensual kisses stolen between Adria and Isaac, and let me just say that these two are HOT HOT HOT RAWR. And, I could feel every last touch. J.A. Redmerski, you are bloody brilliant I tell you. What more can you ask for from a story??

    The story pretty much picks up where Kindred left off and I have to say that I'm instantly drawn back in and swept away with the story of Adria and Isaac. Adria's life had completely changed and she is confronted with so much in Ballad. I always believed Adria was strong and she continued to grow and evolve into this mighty and fierce young woman who doesn't take crap from no one and stands up for what she believes in and what is right. All the while, following her heart and instinct. I think she is a total bad ass and I love that she is strong and brave and fearless. No wonder Isaac was attracted to her from the beginning. He saw a strength in her that would be fitting to be his mate and so did his father, the Sovereign.
    In Kindred, we caught a glimpse of a connection between Aramei and Adria, and this did not go unnoticed with Isaac's father. Using his power, he demands that Adria speaks with Aramei and go under, in search for her. He is a cruel piece of work and has ruled for far too long with so much love for Aramei that he would stop at nothing or no one to protect her. She comes first no matter one, even at the expense of his own children. It was sad to read about the things that happened to Aramei and how tortured she was but I'm so glad we got to experience everything. It all comes together perfectly and everything that happened along the way was meant to be. I love this storyline and it broke my heart several times watching Adria dive into Aramei's mind and not knowing if she would forever be lost in there.

    While this was happening, Adria, Isaac, Nathan, Daisy, Harry and the rest of the group had to deal with a Praverian traitor who was hell bent out to kill Adria, for reasons unknown. I'm telling you the suspense and action in this book was outstanding and totally mesmerising. You will be gripping to the edge of your seat and the ending of this book is PHENOMENAL! You will be blown away by how earth shuttering the scenes are with so much going down I am not going to reveal a thing. You just have to read it for yourself to find out. I'm not one to spoil anything. But let me just tell you that you will not be disappointed one bit.
    Also, what else I loved about this book, or series in fact, was the lengths that some of the group members would go through to get answers and to help their Alpha Isaac and Adria, is beyond belief. I'm talking about what Nathan had to do. I'm not going to say what, but I still shudder thinking about what he did and my heart goes out to the poor guy. Though, I must say it made me fall in love with him too. He is the best kind of brother to have and Isaac is forever grateful to him. Imagine being caught up between these two brothers RAWR they are such beasts ;) Hell, I sure as hell wouldn't mind being devoured my either one of them.

    Okay, I think I have said enough. It's so easy to get caught up and carried away, but I will stop and just leave you with this. If you have read the first two books of the series, you will LOVE Ballad and not be able to put it down. If you haven't even picked up the first book, you must run and grab a copy ASAP and get started. There is so much suspense, drama, action, love, tension, HOT HOT and oh so HOT scenes that will leave you panting and purring...ahem....they were really RAWR. It really is an amazing series that will have you wanting more and needing more, and hoping that J.A. Redmerski will give you more. Because I really don't want to say goodbye to the wonderful characters of this truly FANTASTIC series.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE....RAWR RAWR RAWR!(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Oh my gravy!

    I absolutely loved this entire trilogy!!!!!! I recommended to all of my facebook friends and to my family members! Well done J.A. Redmerski!!!!

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Original, well written and engaging - I couldn't put it down! Wh

    Original, well written and engaging - I couldn't put it down! What more can you ask for?!

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    Loved this series!

    Def recommend this book to anyone that loves some supernatural smut!

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