Talent

Talent

by Erin McFadden

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Overview

Porter McGavin spends his nights lost in shattered memories of blood, sand, and ammunitions, and his days struggling to hold together the tattered shreds of his life. The combat veteran is barely surviving his battle scars when he's offered a chance to once again have a future with purpose as a member of the Brotherhood of Guardians, an ancient group of warriors sworn to protect the mortal descendants of Muses. No more struggling to get by, no more fighting to fit in, Porter readily accepts a new way of life. But when he's thrust into the role of Claire Montgomery's Watcher, shadows from his past threaten to plunge them both into darkness.

Claire can't shake the mistrust she holds for the Guardians. Too many were responsible for the years she lived in confinement and forced isolation. When new threats arise, she knows she needs protection, but will she be able to accept any Watcher, let alone one as damaged as Porter?

Forced to confront the secrets haunting them both, can they learn to trust each other before the Guardians fall?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157787028
Publisher: Erin McFadden
Publication date: 11/28/2015
Series: Descended from Myth , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 655,099
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Erin McFadden is the author of the Young Adult paranormal series, Descended from Myth and the adult fiction thriller, Whimper. She has several more projects underway so stay tuned for new and exciting adventures!
Erin lives in Indiana with her husband and two daughters. They love reading and watching movies together, as well as camping and hiking in the great outdoors. Erin dreams of packing up and visiting all the magical, historical spots in Europe she has read about. One day, she'll have sold enough books to finance that trip!
An unabashed geek, Erin loves science fiction, all things paranormal, and anything involving a conspiracy theory. She firmly believes that everything is better with chocolate and a healthy dose of caffeine.

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Talent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MelannD More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for a new series that is like no other....then look no further...the Descended From Myth series is an awesome and unique series that will immediately pull you into the world of Guardians, Talents and Watchers. Although the books are in a series they can be read as stand alones. Talent Book 2 of this series is the story of Porter and Claire. Porter an emotionally and physically scarred combat veteran seemed to be barely surviving, fighting a losing battle to adjust to civilian life and putting the horrors of serving his country behind him. When he’s offered a chance to join an ancient group of warriors who are sworn to protect descendants of Muses, Porter readily accepts this way of life, no more struggling to get by and fit in. Claire had been taken and held for years in forced solitary confinement by someone that wanted to use her powers for immoral and malevolent things. She never got to experience the things that most teens growing up do....things like having friends, dating or falling in love. She had a hard time trusting anyone including the Guardians. It was time for Claire to be assigned a watcher. She was supposed to have a say in who her Guardian would be. But before the decision could be made a new threat arises, Porter is thrust into the temporary role of Claire’s Watcher and they are forced to flee from unknown threats....... This was one of those books that draw you in from the beginning. I could not put it down! Talent was so well written...everything was so meticulously described that I felt like I was there with the characters seeing and experiencing everything right along with them. I really liked how the story was told from both Claire and Porter’s POV’s, the secondary characters and the continuing bits of storyline about Anna and Daniel (Muse Book 1). I’m a huge Erin McFadden fan!! I can’t wait for her next book!!
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Okay, so I'm fickle. Hands up, I admit it. I didn't think that anyone could knock Daniel of his Hottie Spot, but it appears that Porter has just gone and done it! Claire is a Talent, but she feels that she isn't really worth much as all she can do is "fix brains." Personally, I think that's brilliant, but that's her lesson to learn. Porter is brought on board by Anna and Daniel, and works hard to prove himself. Three Guardians are chosen to 'fight' for the position of Claire's Guardian, but circumstances throw Porter and Claire together. The best bit about this is I simply couldn't imagine Claire with anyone else. In fact, there is a point when she is with someone else, and I hated it! I needed her to be back with Porter, like right now! I'm sure he's a good guy (even if he is a tad self-obsessed) but I didn't like him, simply because he wasn't Porter. Once again, fast-paced but not in a rushed way, this story moves along, full of action and mayhem. Well written and with no editorial or grammatical errors that I found, I can highly recommend this series. Loved book one and book two. So my question is - when can I get my grubby mitts on book three?!?! * I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
JMDT0815 More than 1 year ago
If you liked Muse, you will LOVE Talent, the second book in the Descended from Myth series. ****THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. PLEASE READ MUSE FIRST BEFORE READING MY REVIEW*** In Muse, we met main characters Anna Saint-James and her Watcher, Daniel Lyoncourt. We were introduced to some characters whose story continues in Talent, specifically that of Claire Montgomery. Claire was being held in solitary confinement by a former Guardian, Sebastian Finn, and was rescued along with Anna. Talent picks up where Anna is working to help people as a psychologist. She has Claire assist her at times as well as helps Claire hone her Talent Influence. Claire is in need of her own Watcher and because of her past, she is very weary of Guardians. Daniel and Anna escort Claire to Washington, where the headquarters for Brotherhood of the Guardians is located to meet her potential new Watcher. There, Claire meets the three candidates that are up for the position of being her Watcher: he cocky Kevin Dorritey, the beyond perfect Ryan Calhoun, and the broken Porter McGavin. Events happen that throw Claire with Porter and he is unofficially assigned as Claire’s temporary Watcher. Porter McGavin, a troubled army veteran, who seems to have a very intense connection to her. Like Claire, Porter has issues with trust and has scars from his past that he battles with. He doesn’t want to open himself up and neither does she. How will the Talent/Watcher relationship work if Porter and Claire have trust issues? Read the book to find out about this and more. I love Erin McFadden’s work. She is a wonderful imagination and is a talented writer. I’ve read Muse, Whimper and now Talent. Her stories are action packed, funny, and have nice romance elements that aren’t over the top. I can’t wait to see what Erin has in store for us next!
MelannD More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for a new series that is like no other....then look no further...the Descended From Myth series is an awesome and unique series that will immediately pull you into the world of Guardians, Talents and Watchers. Although the books are in a series they can be read as a stand alone. Talent Book 2 of this series is the story of Porter and Claire. Porter an emotionally and physically scarred combat veteran seemed to be barely surviving, fighting a losing battle to adjust to civilian life and putting the horrors of serving his country behind him. When he’s offered a chance to join an ancient group of warriors who are sworn to protect descendants of Muses Porter readily accepts this way of life, no more struggling to get by and fit in. Claire had been taken and held for years in forced solitary confinement by someone that wanted to use her powers for immoral and malevolent things. She never got to experience the things that most teens growing up do....things like having friends, dating or falling in love. She had a hard time trusting anyone including the Guardians. It was time for Claire to be assigned a watcher. She was supposed to have a say in who her Guardian would be. But before the decision could be made a new threat arises, Porter is thrust into the temporary role of Claire’s Watcher and they are forced to flee from unknown threats....... This was one of those books that draw you in from the beginning. I could not put it down! Talent was so well written...everything was so meticulously described that I felt like I was there with the characters seeing and experiencing everything right along with them. I really liked how the story was told from both Claire and Porter’s POV’s, the secondary characters and the continuing bits of storyline about Anna and Daniel (Muse Book 1). I’m a huge Erin McFadden fan!! I can’t wait for her next book!!