Willing Sacrifice (Sentinel Wars Series #8)

Willing Sacrifice (Sentinel Wars Series #8)

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by Shannon K. Butcher
     
 

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They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior weighs the price he will pay for love....

Theronai warrior Torr has never forgotten Grace, the human who stole his heart and nearly gave her life to…  See more details below

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They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior weighs the price he will pay for love....

Theronai warrior Torr has never forgotten Grace, the human who stole his heart and nearly gave her life to save his. So when he is summoned to the aid of Brenya, the powerful woman who healed Grace, he is devastated to find that Grace’s cure has left her mind devoid of any memory of Torr or their love.

However, despite not knowing who he is, Grace is inexplicably drawn to the dark warrior. As they team up to stop the invasion that threatens the people Grace now considers family, her memories slowly start resurfacing. But sometimes the past is best forgotten—a lesson that Torr may learn too late....


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/20/2014
Butcher’s eighth Sentinel Wars paranormal (after Falling Blind) continues the prolonged battle between good and evil. Torr Maston is one of the immortal Theronai warriors charged with protecting humanity from the demon Synestryn. In a previous book, he received a nearly fatal wound, but was saved by the devoted nursing of Grace Norman, a human. Grace’s memories and personality have been magically wiped clean, but she and Torr are bound by a talisman she used to save his life, and once they meet again she starts to recall their forbidden love. Now they must find a way to overcome the obstacles to romance between different races while simultaneously thwarting a demon invasion. The sizzling love scenes and violent attacks are emotionally intense, but there’s not much story to hold them together. Agent: Nephele Tempest, Knight Agency. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
Praise for Shannon K. Butcher's Sentinel Wars

“Enter the world of Shannon K. Butcher and prepare to be spellbound.”—Sherrilyn Kenyon

“A wonderful paranormal debut....Shannon K. Butcher’s talent shines.”—New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh

“An entertaining and thrilling series.”—Fresh Fiction 

“Absorbing.”—Publishers Weekly

“Butcher’s rise to the top of the paranormal and romantic-suspense genres has been swift.…Her hallmark is consistent superior storytelling that combines emotional punch with high-adrenaline danger—a recipe that can’t miss!”—Romantic Times

“Exerts much the same appeal as Christine Feehan’s Carpathian series, what with tortured heroes, the necessity of finding love or facing a fate worse than death, hot lovemaking, and danger-filled adventure.”—Booklist

“An exciting romantic urban fantasy....Shannon K. Butcher adds her trademark suspense with plenty of tension and danger to the mix of a terrific paranormal thriller.”—Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101627839
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Series:
Sentinel Wars Series , #8
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
60,461
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for Shannon K. Butcher's Sentinel Wars

“Enter the world of Shannon K. Butcher and prepare to be spellbound.”—Sherrilyn Kenyon

“A wonderful paranormal debut....Shannon K. Butcher’s talent shines.”—New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh

“An entertaining and thrilling series.”—Fresh Fiction 

“Absorbing.”—Publishers Weekly

“Butcher’s rise to the top of the paranormal and romantic-suspense genres has been swift.…Her hallmark is consistent superior storytelling that combines emotional punch with high-adrenaline danger—a recipe that can’t miss!”—Romantic Times

“Exerts much the same appeal as Christine Feehan’s Carpathian series, what with tortured heroes, the necessity of finding love or facing a fate worse than death, hot lovemaking, and danger-filled adventure.”—Booklist

“An exciting romantic urban fantasy....Shannon K. Butcher adds her trademark suspense with plenty of tension and danger to the mix of a terrific paranormal thriller.”—Midwest Book Review

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Meet the Author

Since launching her career in 2007, Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than eighteen titles. Willing Sacrifice is the eighth in the paranormal romance series the Sentinel Wars, following Burning Alive, Finding the Lost, Running Scared, Living Nightmare, Blood Hunt, Bound by Vengeance, Dying Wish, and Falling Blind. She is also the author of the action-romance series the Edge, including the novels Living on the Edge, Razor's Edge and Edge of Sanity, and a handful of romantic-suspense novels and works of short fiction. Being a former engineer and current nerd, she frequently uses charts, graphs, and tables to aid her in the mechanics of story design and to keep track of all those pesky characters and magical powers. An avid beader and glass artist, she spends her free time making jewelry she often gives away in contests on her website.


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Willing Sacrifice (Sentinel Wars Series #8) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I have been waiting for Tor and Graces story for forever. It was incredible, impossible to put down and highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad the author finally gave up on using the caves as part of the basis for the story and decided to switch up by taking a couple of the characters off world! I had a hard time putting this book down. Really good story and can't wait to read up on Joseph's story!
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Smiles. Next res please.
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WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Torr Maston, a Theronai Warrior, just wants to be left alone by his fellow warriors because they don't understand how he feels. Grace Norman gave Torr the gift of his health thru the use of ancient medical discs. Torr didn't realize how much he loved Grace until she was gone and out of his reach. Brenya brings Torr to Temprocia to help her battle Solarc's minions and helpers ultimately saving Grace's life. Torr is beyond happy to be near Grace after all this time but time moves differently on Temprocia what is seven months on Earth is four years on Temprocia. Brenya makes Torr vow not to mention his past with Grace because she remembers nothing of her past except in brief flashes. Brenya is hiding a huge secret that ultimately could shift the balance of power. Can Solarc's minions and helpers be stopped? Will Grace regain her memories? Will Torr accept Grace's willing sacrifice? Your answers await you in Willing Sacrifice. I've been awaiting Torr and Grace story since Burning Alive. I definitely learned big secrets in this book that shocked me. Watching Torr struggle not to share what he knew of Grace's life was hard to witness yet understandable as well. Grace's attraction to Torr is obvious from the first. Now that I'm finished with this book I want the next one to come out now. Looking forward to my next adventure in The Sentinel Wars Series.
travsmom More than 1 year ago
I am a great fan of Shannon Butcher's Sentinel series and have loved every one of her books. This one is no exception. I love the story of what happens to Torr and Grace after she takes on his paralysis, is dying and is taken by Brenya. This book is what happens after Brenya saves Grace, wipes her memories and then summons Torr to help them. It is a wonderful story of the power of love to over come great odds. I highly recommend this book, however, you should read the other books in the series first because Grace and Torr's story is intertwined in the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being in another world we didn't visit any of the other characters we love, or see how the war was going I enjoyed the story but missed the connection to the cause
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Shannon K. Butcher's eighth book in The Sentinal Wars series, focuses primarily on the story of Torr and Grace and their second chance at love. It is a novel that does not go into a lot of detail on previous story arcs but takes a direction of it's own. Butcher's complex world building is once again amazing and the sense of honor and duty she gives her characters is commendable. Readers of the series have waited for this particular story to come out after seeing the tragic ending these two characters had in a previous book. They will be well satisfied with how the relationship evolves. Another good book from Shannon K. Butcher. What I liked: This story focuses solely on Torr and Grace. None of the other characters that readers have come to know and love appear in great detail in this book. The main story arc almost seems to be forgotten, though Torr and Grace are still fighting the same foes and the same battles. It's as if the author added this book as a completely separate entity to the series. Instead of focusing on the overall goals and the greater good that readers are familiar with it focuses on the one, on the individual experience as a man and a warrior. I thought it was a beautiful love story full of sacrifice and trust. It may seem out of place in the series to some, but I liked that individualistic approach that we see in this book. The world is still going on around Torr and Grace, but their story is their own and somehow set apart from it. I loved that idea. Grace has no idea who Torr is now. Though the shared a love for the ages in the past, the cure given to Grace to save her life, has left her memories dormant and unreachable, yet she is drawn to Torr like a moth to the flame. Somehow her heart remembers and as they fight side by side, her internal instinct to protect Torr is as strong as his to protect her. Her memories start to slowing trickle back and some of them are not good memories, but she perseveres and comes out the other side, changed but not beyond hope. I thought the love story between these two was so poignant. Here they are in the middle of a battle to protect one of the most powerful women in their world. Everything around them is in chaos but they are still willing to sacrifice themselves for each other. Butcher does a fantastic job with this story. What I didn't like: I missed all the characters from the rest of the books. I wondered off and on what might be happening to them on the home world and what battles they might be fighting. It wasn't something I had to know, but a little information here and there might have been nice. Bottom Line: Though this book was completely different from the previous books in the series, I liked the fact that it centered completely around one couple and their individual experience within the whole. I liked it, it was something different for a change, but I did miss the other characters and stories.
jenn423 More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for this book since Torr and Grace were introduced early in the series. I love this series, I have a handful of authors I adore and Shannon Butcher is one of them. Keep them coming, I hope the next book is about Nicholas and Tori, can't wait for that one either.
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Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars: Willing Sacrifice by Shannon K. Butcher is the 8th book in her wonderful Sentinal Wars series. This book belongs to Torr and Grace. In the last book, we knew how much Torr was suffering from injuries caused by demons that nearly cost him his life. Without his knowledge, Grace, who is human, willingly uses a magical talisman to help Torr recover, thereby bringing his horrific injuries to herself. As Grace lay in a coma, the book ends with her being whisked away by a powerful Attanasia female, who by taking her to another world, would try save her. When Willing Sacrifice begins, Torr is depressed and cares about nothing anymore, especially without his Grace. He doesn’t care if he lives or dies; then out of nowhere he is also whisked away to the world where Brenya, the powerful female, needs his help. He learns that Grace is still alive, 4 years has passed (in this world), and she no longer has any memory of her life before or him. We also learn more about Brenya, who plays a major role in this story. What follows is an exciting story of Torr working with Grace to help fight the enemies who come to destoy them Slowly the romance builds on its own, and you feel all of Torr’s pain, as his love of Grace is so strong, even if she is human and cannot be his mate. Torr and Grace were so beautiful together. Grace was strong, stubborn and determined to help Torr, no matter how dangerous it was. She found herself first attracted to him, then the feelings became stronger, and Torr did all he could to keep his word he would say nothing. It was fun to see him react to her putting her self in danger, and his constant trying to protect her or send her away to safety, only to have her rebuff him. We knew that somehower, the barriers that blocked Grace’s feelings for Torr would be hard pressed to stand up against their true strong love for each other. I have loved this series from the start, and love Shannon Butcher’s writing, as she weaves a wonderful, exciting, tense, romantic and steamy storyline in every book. Willing Sacrifice has all of that, but was different then most of the books. Almost 95% of the book was Torr, Grace and Brenya, with a small part being Tori. It is rare that a story is solely with a minimum few, but we got to spend a lot of fun time with this fabulous couple. What amazes me is that Shannon still made this an exciting fun hot story that is not to be missed, which proves what I have been saying. Shannon Butcher is a fantastic writer.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars:  WILLING SACRIFICE is the eighth storyline in Shannon K. Butcher’s paranormal, romance, fantasy series-The Sentinel Wars. The Sentinels are three races descended from an ancient race of guardians known as the Athanasians, who defend and protect mankind from the demons at the door. The Theronai are the protectors, the Sanguinar are the healers (as well as blood feeders) and the Synestryn-the demons. The premise follows Torr as he is commanded to Temprocia in an effort to quell the forces on the hunt for Brenya-one of the most powerful females known to the Theronai.  As the legions of Hunters, demons and the Warden draw near Torr will be paired with his one-time love Grace-a woman who has no memory of Torr or of their relationship. What ensues is Torr’s need to keep the woman that he loves safe from harm when she continuously goes out of her way to protect the stranger who has been sent to save her world. Grace is drawn to Torr, for reasons she cannot explain, but the more she looks deep into herself, the more her memory begins to return. WILLING SACRIFICE is a story of second chances in a world where staying alive is a daily struggle.  The reader is pulled into an engaging and suspense filled storyline where a human places a stranger’s life above her own.  Call it woman’s intuition or a self-sacrificing soul, but Grace cannot explain her need to protect the man who calls to heart-a heart she didn’t know could feel so much love. There is little to no reference about the previous storyline characters or premise.  Willing Sacrifice focuses on three people: Torr, Grace and Brenya.  Most of the storyline revolves around the struggle to prevent the Hunters and Demons from discovering the whereabouts of Brenya and Torr’s attempts to keep Grace safe from harm. The storyline’s connection to the Sentinel Wars is limited in its’ affects on the series or any of the original premise. Shannon K Butcher weaves a tale of lost love in a world of death and destruction.  Torr and Grace are soul mates who will get a second chance at happiness-if they can only survive the demonic attacks and each other. Reading Order1.   Burning Alive2.   Finding The Lost3.   Running Scared3.5 The Collector4.   Living Nightmare5.   Blood Hunt5.5 Bound by Vengeance6.   Dying Wish7.   Falling Blind8.  Willing Sacrifice Copy supplied by the publisher.