Broken (The Captive Series Prequel)

Broken (The Captive Series Prequel)

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ISBN-13: 9781507569573
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2015
Series: Erica Stevens' Captive Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 729,853
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Erica Stevens is the author of the Captive Series, Kindred Series, Fire & Ice Series, Ravening Series, and the Survivor Chronicles. She enjoys writing young adult, new adult, romance, horror, and science fiction. She also writes adult paranormal romance and historical romance under the pen name, Brenda K. Davies. When not out with friends and family, she is at home with her husband, dog, and horse.

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Broken (Prequel to The Captive Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Just as the hate of this cruel man was eased by his death. I find he was indeed a victim of circumstances. A wonderfully written book that drew me in and I was unable to stop reading till the end. Thanks for giving this tortured soul redemption.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I can't believe how this author could write a story that could make me even want to like this character! Excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absoluetly loved the first 5 books & even though they were page turners also,this book kept me engrossed from the begining to the end.I only stopped to do the necessities of life,ie eat,sleep & potty breaks! It is sooo passionate, loving ,& romantic while also being extremely mean,cruel &vicious that it draws you in,takes hold of you & doesn't let go from the beggining to the end! The author is sooo good at describing the characters & the world they live in. There are parts that were so vivid & heart wrenching that i cried! This book was so well written that it helped me understand & feel love & compassion for a character that I thought was an evil depraved monster!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story, gives such insight to the evil that filled him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story explained it all about Atticus and his family. I have to warn you that I cry throughout most of the story.
SunDancer1 More than 1 year ago
I received Broken as an ARC for my honest review. Having read all four previous books, I had a strong image of how or what Atticus was. When I heard Erica was publishing his story, I was curious to see how she would portray him. Once again, from the first page, I was kept enthralled by her extraordinary abilities in weaving her story. If you’ve read the series, you already know the outcome for Atticus, what possible explanation could there be one might ask. The story begins very early in history when America was not even a thought as yet. We are introduced to Atticus and Merle in their mid-twenties living in a time when the world was yet ignorant of the fact that there was something bigger and scarier than humans. Atticus is the last surviving pure blood member of the most powerful line of vampires. His bloodline can be traced to the original vampire. While out riding, they come across two village female vampires in the woods and briefly exchange pleasantries. It’s been said, that we all have a destined path to follow and one step off the path can have far reaching repercussions. In the blink of an eye, one heinous act by a power-hungry parent literally changed the course of man-kind. Lives were irrevocably broken, dreams were shattered and one man’s insanity did what no war had yet to accomplish, bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Wonderfully written in heart-breaking detail, the story grips you by the throat and doesn’t let go. There is an especially moving finale and if I may be so bold, it was the only way that this story could have received the needed closure. If you thought you knew all of his deeds, guess again. What was in the prior books was just the tip of the ice-burg. Certain things that took place and might have left you wondering were answered in this book. Keep a book of tissues handy as I dare you to read this dry-eyed. I absolutely love that, even though you know he crossed the line so many times, there is a theme repeated throughout which will bring clarity to his actions. It may also show you the possibility of how it could have happened to other family members as some of the circumstances were almost parallel. There may never be enough justification for what Atticus did during his extremely long life, but the reasoning becomes clear very early on and then we are witness to the outcome. In all of us there resides a monster; you just have to know what to break to bring it forth. An absolute must read in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure I would like this book just cause of the king. But I found myself crying like a baby understanding how easy it could of happened to Braith,or Jack. Thank you for Atticus s story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed Twilight and want a more well written series you should read Erica Stevens Captive Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of Atticus was told perfectly. I have enjoyed reading this entire series. Great job!
KatieC1 More than 1 year ago
I don't know if I have enough words to describe the emotions this books brought me to. I know one, tears. As in pouring down my face in the car rider line waiting to pick up my son. I went into this book prepared to hate the lead male character. And I left the book actually liking him and feeling deep sympathy for him. ( I don't give teasers so won't go into details. ) I could only go by how he was in the first books of the series, Captive series, so this opened my eyes to who he was and could have been. But life stepped in to reshape him. To change him. And not for the better. But for what needed to be. You will find a love that transcends time. The story shows what love can bring a person to. Grab the series and this book, take a weekend and enjoy. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad I preordered this book! I have been excited to see how Atticus came to be the man he was. Awesome read and one you won't want to put down.
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
It hurt me to slap on those 3 stars, it really did. I love this series as well as the author’s other vampire series, but this one just…fell flat on its dear little face. The previous book, Redemption, was without a doubt the best in the series, so I had high hopes for this one, but…I felt as if there was something missing from the story. The plot: Technically, this is book 0.1 in the series. It takes us back roughly 900-and-something years to medieval England where Atticus, known only as “the king” through most of the earlier books, is a young vampire aristocrat barely in his twenties. He meets and bonds with a young peasant vampire, Genevieve or Genny, and we learn how deeply the series’ villain once loved. This is an exploration of how Atticus became as warped and twisted and psychotic as he did, breaking your heart into tiny little shards by the end. The better part of the book is the last quarter or so, in my opinion. It felt to me like there wasn’t enough conflict and suspense in the early part of Atticus and Genny’s relationship. Yes, there were obstacles, but they seemed to overcome them too easily. Also, I thought it was cheating for the author to have them making out within the first few chapters. One should draw it out! Build up to it until there is no choice! That lack of early conflict was my main objection. I thought there was so much potential with the various characters and their subplots to make things go wrong, but none of those juicy veins were tapped. I liked other elements of the story, but I just couldn’t get past that. The characters: So yes, I did feel horrible for Atticus by the end. We spent the first five books in this series hating his rotten guts, but then the author apparently decided it would be fun to make us cry for him. In his youth, he was very much like the hero of the first four books (who is also his son). Something Atticus himself notes in his journals toward the latter part of the story. This book focused more on the male POV, but there were still chapters in there from Genny’s perspective. The story centered so much around Atticus that no other character really bears mentioning, but they had a sweet relationship and Genny was a good character. She’s like Aria more than a little in her tenacity and self-sacrificial mindset, furthering the parallel between Atticus and his son’s stories and breaking a reader’s heart even more. If you’re a fan of The Captive series, then I certainly recommend this for the backstory if nothing else. But I’ve seen how well this author can write and I feel like she didn’t follow through. All the same, I’ll still be hanging on for new additions to this series.