by Elizabeth Vaughan
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Dagger-Star by Elizabeth Vaughan

After captivating readers with her Chronicles of the Warlands trilogy, Elizabeth Vaughan now returns to that world with a beguiling tale of daggers and destiny, a cold and beautiful mercenary known as Red Gloves, and Josiah, a lone fighter emerging from the torched fields and razed farms of his homeland. All Josiah knows about the mysterious woman is her dagger-star birthmark, a sign that she is destined to free the people from a ruthless usurper's reign of terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425220610
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: Epic of Palins Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 813,325
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth A. Vaughan believes that the only good movies are the ones with gratuitous magic, swords or lasers. Not to mention dragons. At the present, she is owned by three incredibly spoiled cats and lives in the Northwest Territory, on the outskirts of the Black Swamp, along Mad Anthony’s Trail on the banks of the Maumee River.

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Dagger-Star 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
With the devastating wars apparently over (see Chronicles of the Warlands trilogy), sisters Red Gloves and Bethral seek employment as there is little work available at the moment for mercenaries. They wander into the war-ravaged Palins where they stop for a respite at a demolished farm. Also there is the despondent former Baron of Athelbryght Josiah, whose people were exterminated.------------ However Josiah suddenly has hopes for the few survivors amongst his people when he notices the birthmark of the Chosen One on Red. He explains she is the one who will save what is left of the Palins as she is destined to sit on the empty throne. Red assumes Josiah never recovered from the war and besides even if he is right about her birthmark, she could not care less about impoverished strangers she just wants to survive. Even when the Priestess Evelyn validates what Josiah told her, she still prefers to find her next meal not a country¿s next repast of course each time she tells Josiah that he looks hurt, which make her feel guilty as she cannot understand why she needs him to think better of her.----------------- This is an excellent romantic fantasy as the devastated countryside makes the story line feel genuine. Red is a fascinating lead character who has no interest in being a nation¿s legendary savior as she is a mercenary to the core of her bone marrow but Josiah makes her feel guilty with his looks of disappointment and loving devotion at the same time. Readers will enjoy Elizabeth Vaughn¿s superb clever return to the desolate Warlands.-------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picked this to kill time, was pleasantly surprised
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ Lol! ] "This is your first sign of responibility within the Society. If you take good care of it, and you train hard enough, you will recive your red cloak and gold mask."
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She nodded, grinning.
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davep More than 1 year ago
Good reading with a twist - good romance but centers on character-building and story line instead of sex, which is how I prefer a story.
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