War [NOOK Book]

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When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she'd face the fight of her life. What she didn't expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can't even save herself?

Darmik knows he doesn't have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced ...
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Overview

When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she'd face the fight of her life. What she didn't expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can't even save herself?

Darmik knows he doesn't have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced his position as Commander and Prince in order to join the rebels. But now he must rely on his family name in order to go before the Emperor—his uncle—and beg for Rema’s life.

If Rema and Darmik have any hope of being together and saving their kingdom, they must survive the greatest threat of all—Emperion.

This is the heart-pounding conclusion to The True Reign Series.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149177011
  • Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: The True Reign Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 6,929
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    War, the final book in the True Reign Series, is so incredible I

    War, the final book in the True Reign Series, is so incredible I could not put it down.  It was everything I wanted and more.  I was one of the lucky few to read it early, and since my first look at it, I’ve read it at least 5 times.  And I’m still ready for more!  (Looking forward to reading it again today!)  War left little more to be desired as author Jennifer Anne Davis expertly crafted and concluded the trilogy.  If you’d let me, I’d rave all day about it, but then I might spoil something, and we wouldn’t want that.  Let me say this.  It’s always scary to reach the end of a series, especially one you really like, because you’re afraid the book won’t meet all your expectations.  Well, War definitely does (or should, at least.  If you expect everyone to turn into unicorns, you’ll be sorely disappointed.  However, if you expect an exciting adventure and battle to win the kingdom and Rema’s birthright, you will not be.  – That’s not a spoiler, right?  The book’s called War, right?)War is one of those books that pulls you in and makes you wish you could protect your favorite characters from peril.  After reading The Key and Red, I’m sure you have those favorite characters. Well, get ready to try to protect them.  I can’t say whether or not you will succeed.  I can say, however, that you will feel every minute of it.  You will be wrapped up as tightly in the adventure as our heroes and heroines.  War is everything a book (especially a conclusion to a series) should be.  It is exciting, adventurous, mysterious, and has a great ending.  It will keep you guessing at your favorite characters’ fate(s) and keep you reading more.  It is a must read that will not disappoint.  It will, perhaps, leave you with a hangover, though, so read with caution.  Oh, who am I kidding?  Throw caution to the wind and enjoy!  

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    A great ending to the series. If you loved The Key and Red, you

    A great ending to the series. If you loved The Key and Red, you will thoroughly enjoy War.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    What a wonderful ending to a heart stopping adventure.  I love t

    What a wonderful ending to a heart stopping adventure.  I love the descriptions of the Emperion castle and all the little details that really make Rema realize that this is her destiny.  Their were parts that made me cry but with a book called War their bound to be that.  I love how we got more background on each of the characters that we gotten to know over the course of this series.  Thanks for a great adventure Jennifer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

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    WAR is the final installment into the True Reign Trilogy. If you

    WAR is the final installment into the True Reign Trilogy. If you haven't read the first two I highly recommend doing so otherwise you will be lost.
    I'm sorry to see this series come to an end but the story was amazing and WAR was a very fitting end to a great trilogy. This has honestly been my favorite fantasy series since Harry Potter. I would highly recommend this series to anyone and everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review Jennif

    I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review




    Jennifer Anne Davis nailed this book! I have been looking forward to this book since I finished the last page of Red. Darmik and Rema are amazingly strong characters. War picks up right where Red left off. The author takes us on a journey to Emperion. And what an adventure she took us on. I was glued to my kindle! It was the perfect conclusion to an amazing series. I want more of them. I never what them to end!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Can I only give 5 stars?? Wow, what a way to end The True Reign

    Can I only give 5 stars?? Wow, what a way to end The True Reign Series! When Rema is crowned queen, she and Darmik join forces with the rebel army and fight for the freedom of her people. This intense conclusion follows their journey to Emperion and back to Greenwood Island. This book has it all....romance, adventure and suspense. Jennifer Anne Davis did a remarkable job with this whole series and it has been a delight to read. I recommend it highly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

    ¿Disappointed¿ is too strong a word, so we¿ll just say it wasn¿t

    “Disappointed” is too strong a word, so we’ll just say it wasn’t what I hoped. I enjoyed The Key, adored ¿ed, so I was hoping to be blown away by War, but I felt like the series kind of devolved. I am glad I read it for no other reason than I am happy to know how things turned out for my favorite characters. However, I think this may have missed a round of editing.

    The plot:

    I definitely think this book should have been about 100 pages longer. Things just felt too rushed, too quick, and it seemed like there were scenes missing. For one, defeating the three main villains felt far too easy. I’m not saying there should have been a grand scale battle that dragged on for chapters, but it was sort of like—smash, BOOM—ta-da! bad guys are dead.

    I would have also liked to see a bit (a lot) more of the distrust and struggles in getting Darmik’s men, the rebels, and the Emperion soldiers to work together. It was only addressed in a few scenes and briefly and there was so much potential for conflict that was never utilized.

    I admit I didn’t see the twist about Hamen’s illegitimate heir coming and that was handled well, but there were a lot of other twists that I didn’t think were properly foreshadowed/handled (i.e. Phallek’s dagger).

    There were several deaths I know I was supposed to be sad about, but I really wasn’t because I never liked those characters in the first place. Yeah, I felt bad when my favorite characters were upset and maybe I should have been more empathetic, but I’m still mad at :SPOILER: Kar and Maya for trying to marry off Rema after Mako gave them express orders not to (really, if I were Mako, I would be irked to no end—what right did they have to do that?) and Savenek for being just a generally snotty little whelp. Sorry. :SPOILER OVER:

    The ending felt anticlimatic. I felt like there was still a lot unresolved about Emperion and Greenwood and how that was all going to work out. To me, this whole book felt like the bones of a story without the fat and meat to make it come to life.

    The characters:

    I still love Darmik and Rema to bits. It’ take more than one book to change that. Though I wanted Darmik to be more human/flawed. He has moments where he gets angry over petty things, mainly Savenek’s attention to Rema, but I wish there had been more dimension to his faults in this one.

    Where I took the largest issue character-wise with Nathanek/Captain. I have decided I like him, but he just seemed way too forthcoming and open for his profession. In the first 20% of the book, he basically tells Rema—an enemy prisoner—his entire backstory or a good chunk of it. And it wasn’t even really pertinent to the plot. I like my assassins terse and scary and I think it would have been possible to humanize him without the soul-baring.

    Don’t let the scathing fool you, I still enjoyed parts of this book. There were a few places were I squeed and grinned and even laughed. It could be that I just hate endings. I might have read this when I was in the wrong mood. Nonetheless, I still recommend the first two books in this series without hesitation. If you like them, well, then you’ll have to read this one.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Faded

    She slowly walks in unsheathing her two deadly silver razor sharp bone slicing swords. "Come out, come out where ever you are!" She says evily.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    PREDICTABLE

    Slow paced and obvious. Author could have fit story into two books. It was a battle to finish reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    OH MY FREAKIN' GOD!!!!

    I'm so happy that I read the True Riegn Series. Prince Savenek? I thought they were gonna name him after her dad or something. I'm glad that she's living in the origanal castle. I wouldn't be able to stand living in the same place as Barjon and Lennek. This series was awesome and it will always be apart of me. Well, maybe I'm over exagerating a bit. But tje books will stay with me as long as I remember them. I think that this is the best book in the trilogy. I recommend the trilogy for peope twelve and over. This is the last book in the trilogy. The order is The Key, Red and War. If you have yet to read the other books and want to read this one I stongly sugest that you read The Key first. Happy Reading!!!

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    I have followed and read the True Reign Series since The Key cam

    I have followed and read the True Reign Series since The Key came out.  The entire series have had twists and turns, sub plots and lots of cliffhangers.  The Key and Red were both 5 star reviews.
    War... The title is fitting because for Queen Rema to succeed she needs to war against the emperor Hamem in Emperion and King Barjon and Prince Lennek on Greenwood Island. 
    Love is always there between Rema and Darmik.  Even though Rema and Darmink have to deal with tragedies and revelations, they remain strong and faithful to each other.  With the whole story of the takeover and the discovery of the Princess Amer from book one, the love story between those two has just been amazing.   
    Right in the middle of the book Jennifer Anne Davis dropped a bombshell that I never expected.  I was just shocked when I read it.  I never saw that scene coming.
    I do not want to give anything of War away to the reader.  This is just a must read series!  The book ends in another cliffhanger that I am hoping Mrs. Davis will continue it on.  There is such a sweetness to the last chapter that brought tears to my eyes.   But even though it has a slight cliffhanger the epilogue does tie up the book.  
    Rema, Darmik, Neco, Ellie, Savenek and Mako are amazing and well written characters.  Even the lesser characters are very well written.  They each have their own part of the story.  I am sad that series has ended but looking forward to anymore that Jennifer Anne Davis releases in the future.
    Once I started reading War I could not put it down.  I was begging my oldest child and husband to help with my little ones.  This is worth more then 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    This series ended the best way possible. The amount of action in

    This series ended the best way possible. The amount of action in this book lived up to the title - War!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Queen Amer Rema of Greenwood Island is now facing her most horri

    Queen Amer Rema of Greenwood Island is now facing her most horrific death sentence yet: being beheaded before the Emperor.  Yet, she takes the news with calm grace when the words leave the assassin's lips as they travel aboard a ship destined for Emperion.  With her first sight of open ocean available to her, she refuses to waste the moment worrying about something that would likely never come to pass.  After all, she'd faced an execution once and lived to tell of it.

    Prince Darmik is far more frantic as he gives chase in a commandeered Emperion military vessel.  The very same one that Captain arrived on, but did not leave by.  Hoping to catch the merchant vessel, but planning for more likely scenarios, Darmik and his friends have only one thing to rely on when it comes to reaching Emperion: Darmik's relationship to Emperor Hamen.  He hopes it might guarantee his safety and that of his friends, but he's never had much luck with family before.

    The plan is simple: rescue Rema from her second execution and return to Greenwood Island where they might finally end the tyranny wrought by King Barjon and his eldest son, Prince Lennek.  If only things could be that easy…


    Review:

    I squeed, I eeked, and I awed my way through this book.  Lots of hands covering face, bouncing in place, and giggling to myself.  (Audek, you know what I'm talking about…)  Overall, an enjoyable and lovely read.

    This is what I keep spouting about the writing: it is beautiful, captivating, and keeps you turning pages.  No matter the content, Jennifer Anne Davis will keep you locked firmly in place until the story is told.


    As far as the plot is concerned, it goes a bit something like this:

    Rema is on a ship headed to Emperion so that the Emperor can see her personally beheaded.  This is the first time the assassin, previously known as Captain but named Nathenek, has ever had to spend copious amounts of time with his assignment.  So what do they do to pass the time?  He trains her.  While showing her maneuvers that would knock down a man many times her size, to throwing a knife with deadly accuracy.  All with the silken reminder that, should she try anything, there would be no stopping him from fulfilling his mission.

    Perhaps my favorite part, and the reason my respect for Rema has grown tenfold in the course of this story, is that she never stops planning to escape.  She doesn't know a rescue party has been sent for her.  As far as she is concerned, it is her job to escape her assassin before her execution and return to Greenwood Island to reclaim her throne.  Despite Nathenek's warnings, she plots and plans.  Even when the reader becomes aware that Nathenek's motives have shifted, it is apparent to Rema that he's still an assassin hired to kill her.  And she tries to get away.

    The reason I am so proud of this fact is simple: most heroines don't do that.  They sit back and begin to trust someone so very clearly dangerous and equally out to get them.  Lots of heroines act less like a hero than a damsel in distress.  Rema clearly does not.  She has all the compassion and gentleness of a DiD, but the backbone of Hercules.  And a willingness to survive that overrules all else.  And that is why she surpassed most of the females I've read about recently.

    However, in the long series of 'who is this week's book boyfriend' I really have to choose Nathenek.  Though Darmik was his usual heroic self, he's never been my type.  Neco, fantastic as he is, could never be with anyone but Ellie.  Savenek, with his loyalty and courage could make any heart ache.  However, Nathenek is cool-headed, unapologetic, loyal, clever, and just.  He doesn't speak often and gives no explanations or excuses for his actions.  And he is now an absolute beast in my mind.  A very attractive one…

    As far as the Emperor goes, he was actually exactly how I had imagined him.  Cold and ruthless.  And I couldn't blame him.  Given his motives--the legitimacy of his throne and the threat of an usurpation--I could easily see how eliminating Rema was his most desirable course of action.  As a leader and paranoid Emperor, he was entirely believable.

    This is a very complete ending to the True Reign Series and I am happy with the conclusion.  It is an ending not without sacrifice, but nor is it without some form of peace and even joy.  I highly recommend it to all those who love a story where love conquers all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Great read

    Great set of books, so be sure to read all three. Will most definitely look forward to more from this author.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Great ending!

    I fell in love with the characters in The Key and Red and couldn't wait to read War. It didn't disappoint...what a great ending to the series! I loved it.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    A solid 4.5 stars!!! I loved this series so much, and I'm sad to

    A solid 4.5 stars!!! I loved this series so much, and I'm sad to see it end.
    War continues seamlessly where Red left off, throwing you right back into the action and adventure. Epic twists, danger around every turn, the sweet embrace of love, and a touch of betrayal make this one of the best endings to a series I’ve read in a long while. If you enjoyed the first two books in the series, you’ll love this one. It brings a whole new layer of depth to the wonderful world that Ms. Davis has created. The ending is bittersweet, though a little fast for my taste, but perfect for the series.
    All in all, this was one of the best books I’ve read all year, and I look forward to more from Ms. Davis in the future.

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