Re-enter the world of New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant’s spellbinding Kindred series.
To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…
Strong-willed and cunning, Ravyn was taken in as a child by witch Hunters and raised her to be the best of the best. When she receives word that the witch who murdered her family and ripped apart her world is nearby, Ravyn begins her hunt. In her quest to locate the witch, she finds her pursuit impeded again and again by a gorgeous and powerful man. But she won’t be denied and intends to do whatever is necessary to complete her mission. But the Coven is more dangerous than ever, and Ravyn may not be enough to thwart their latest endeavor.
Carac has spent years building his army and winning wars to become known as one of the greatest knights of his time. But he holds a big secret. Everything he’s worked for comes into question when he's faced with a threat he hadn’t known existed. He suddenly finds his mission changed after he’s approached by the most spirited and beautiful woman he’s ever seen. It’s soon apparent that priceless antiquities are only the beginning of what they’re fighting forand what they stand to lose.
About the Author
Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 3 Story: 4 My first introduction to this series and world, Grant managed to present a story reminiscent of King Arthur with plenty of magical elements, destined love and plenty of dangers to overcome in this book. Raven is a witch-hunter, raised to seek out the danger from witches, and determined to exact her revenge against those who took everything, including her family, from her. As a character, Raven was strong willed and fierce, and her impulsivity is both something that fuels her in battle while keeping her closed off and afraid when she’s not focused on her hunt. And she’s frequently distracted from the hunt by Carac, a seasoned warrior who tends to step in and derail her hunt, all in the service of protecting her from her more impulsive and perhaps not well thought out choices. He’s also intrigued by her and the juxtapositions that make her retreat from relationships and emotions unless they are connected to her quest. There’s a bit of insta-love here, and their coming together has a sort of convenience in the presentation, but the two play off beautifully together, Carac manages to encourage the missing pieces of Raven’s personality, providing a safe space for her to grow and accept hose things she fears most. While not reading the first book didn’t impede my enjoyment of the story as Grant provided bits of backstory that aided in understanding the context in which Raven and Carac exist, as well as providing intrigue and interest in the first book. Clever dialogue, a growth in a relationship that felt more fated than forced as the story progresses, and the mix of adventure, romance and the increasing threats from the witches and the unknown, the story is engaging and feels very ‘Grant” in the build to climax and opportunity for more. Narration for this story is provided by Louisa Jane Underwood, and while her performance managed to capture the characters with clear enunciation and tone, it was occasionally difficult to distinguish male and female, or different characters until the ‘who is speaking’ became clear. White she managed to present the story without unusual pauses, or gaps that would foreshadow or confuse, there were points where moments ran together far more closely than I would have hoped for. For a first introduction to this narrator, I have to say the performance was good, just not as amazing as I was hoping for. I received a AudioBook copy of the title from Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
The second book in The Kindred series is an exhilarating thrill of a read. Ravyn and Carac stand out as vivid characters with strong wills and a desire to put an end to evil. Their romance is sweet and passionate but the relationship has a few obstacles that must be overcome and secrets have to be revealed which keeps suspense building throughout. Readers can easily understand where the characters are coming from and easily connect to Ravyn and Carac which keeps them glued to the pages. The plot is fast paced and has a kind of adventurous quest feel to the story but it is so much more as it is full of exciting events and adrenaline pumping suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seats in anticipation of what will happen next. The Coven is after another piece of the first witch and they will stop at nothing to obtain it which puts the hero and heroine it some intense hair raising situations. The author once again created a world, setting and characters that are vibrant and easily imagined which makes it easy for readers to believe they are part of all the excitement that is taking place. This mesmerizing tale holds readers in thrall from the beginning until the very last word and ensures that the readers will come back for more.
I love this book and its series. Donna Grant is an awesome rider and I haven't found a book of hers that I didn't like.