The Hero's Companion

The Hero's Companion

by Amy Lignor

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Overview

"Screaming wouldn't do any good..."

Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery have seen it all. From walking the halls of an eerie house that held clues to one of the biggest puzzles in history; to going up against literal madmen in order to save a relic that could alter the world, the Tallent and Lowery team have had to utilize everything they had to survive.
Now . . . Leah's father has gone missing. They have only seven days before he will be killed, and the only clue to follow is a picture of one of the most famous icons of all time. Heading to her hometown, Leah begins her search for anything that will point her in the right direction. But all she finds is a mother who has fallen apart, talking about things that Leah doesn't understand. Discovering a strange map stuck to the bottom of her father's desk, Leah and Gareth are joined by a young woman who has a secret all her own. Teaming up, the trio must solve this new mystery that will take them from the pinnacle of the Acropolis to the depths of Cleopatra's caves in order to unmask the man who has a definite score to settle.
This frightening adversary will do his best to capture Leah and take her far away from the protection and love of Gareth. In a location that's been buried under rock and dirt for centuries the battle will begin, and the team will have to face the one foe that will expose secrets and unleash unheard of power in order to get what he wants. As it was with the mighty Athena, Leah is seen as 'The Hero's Companion'-the one woman who will do anything to make sure the right side wins. But without Gareth, her time may just run out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615907161
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

As the daughter of a career librarian Amy grew up loving books; 'Patience & Fortitude' at the NYPL are still her heroes. Beginning in the genre of historical romance with, "The Heart of a Legend," Amy moved into the YA world where her first team from The Angel Chronicles became a beloved hit. Moving into the action/adventure world with Tallent & Lowery, Amy has created a new, incredibly suspenseful, team that has once again exploded with readers everywhere. Born in Connecticut, Amy is now living in the bright sunshine of Roswell, NM, delving into her next adventure.
To learn more about Amy Lignor, check out her website at http://tallentandlowery.blogspot.com.

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The Hero's Companion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
smanke More than 1 year ago
Book #3 is another home run!So many secrets revealed, the truth behind the lost city of Atlantis, and so much more. If you're a fan of the series, you will love this book. Book #3 is another home run!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the painful cliffhanger at the end of The Sapphire Storm, Lignor mercifully picks up right where we left off in The Hero’s Companion. Now, Tallent & Lowery are on a race against the clock. With only seven days to save her father from certain death, Leah must follow the trail from Athens and retrace the steps left on the map David Tallent hid away. But she won’t be going alone. With Gareth and Anippe at her side, the trio must work together to figure out the ancient mystery and uncover a plot that could spell the end for the world as they all know it. And it all starts with an olive… Going into this book, I was more than excited to dive right into Tallent & Lowery’s next adventure. As a fan of Greek mythology (with Athena being one of my favorite Greek goddesses), getting to visit Athens with our heroes was thrilling to say in the least. I knew immediately I was in for one hell of a ride. And boy, did it deliver! This book was a puzzle, and I had great fun putting the pieces together and figuring things out along the way. The air of mystery, exotic locations, and rich history that I got to see through our heroes’ eyes was all very fascinating. All in all, I really loved reading this book. But what I loved more was watching Leah grow. To me, this book felt very much like Leah’s journey. The challenges she faces this time around and the internal struggle of believe-or-not-to-believe she wrestles with felt very real and it really resonated with me. The truth becomes both a blessing and a burden for Leah. The proof she’s tried so hard to deny thus far can no longer be ignored. She must now come to terms with her altered perception of the world as well as the role she plays in it. Lignor has crafted another masterful tale packed with action, mystery, deception, and thrills, making The Hero’s Companion a more than worthy addition to the Tallent & Lowery series. Bring on the next adventure! I’m ready!
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
As usual, Lignor uses the known and that which is widely believed to bring together this phenomenal tale.  Lignor weaves suspense through every word she puts on paper.  As a reader you get so caught up in the storyline that the world around you fades away.  You become part of this remarkable tale.  I love how you get to travel the world alongside Lignor’s characters.  You visit its historic sites and take in the surrounding religious beliefs and mythology.  She brings different aspects of various religions, cultures, and mythologies together in this brilliant adventure.  I found this novel to be much more profound than the previous Tallent & Lowery novels.  It was also much more emotional.  I felt my heart breaking for the characters at times.  She even brought tears to my eyes once or twice.  Of course, that`s not to say that the duo of Tallent & Lowery, as well as their comrades, didn`t make me laugh more than once.  Lignor is really coming into her own with this series.   I love how intimately you get to know Lignor’s characters.  Although many of them have been introduced in previous novels, they continue to grow as individuals.  They also continue to be themselves.  No one ever changes to become unrecognizable.  I must say that I love the way that Leah’s brain works.  It becomes even more apparent in this novel, & Gareth’s acceptance of it is surreal. The new characters in this novel are also quite well developed.  Lignor ensures you know who they are and what their role is without overdeveloping them.   Overall, this was an amazingly captivating adventure that I couldn`t put down, and definitely can`t wait to see what comes next.  
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Tallent and Lowery are at it again! In the third book in this fantastic series, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery must follow the clues to solve a new mystery in only seven days. If they fail, then Leah’s father David will surely die. At the end of the second book in the Tallent & Lowery series, The Sapphire Storm, readers were given a glimpse into book three with a little tease of what David had discovered. The Hero’s Companion picks up the action immediately on the first page of the prologue when we learn that whatever David found has put him in serious danger, along with his friend Aaron (a character we met in book II). Enter Leah Tallent, the walking, talking, mystery-solving librarian with a card catalog brain and her fiancé Gareth Lowery, the calm, wonderfully rich, and lusciously hunky part of the duo. When we first meet up with them, they are rushing off to Leah’s parents’ home in Connecticut to talk to Leah’s mother Mary. Hopefully, Mary will be able to give some insight into what happened to her husband David. Unfortunately, all Mary has for Leah are harsh words. She blames her daughter for reigniting David’s desire to search out artifacts, and offers no aid to her daughter other than to tell Leah that three men came and took her husband. Dumbfounded, Leah and Gareth don’t know where to start the search when they get an unexpected visitor. Anippe, another character we met in The Sapphire Storm, is a very unwelcome acquaintance who suffers from a severe case of snobbish attitude. When Anippe tells Leah that her beloved uncle Aaron was also kidnapped by three men, the women do their best to put their differences aside and work together to find David and Aaron. With the help of a map that Leah finds taped to the underside of her father’s desk, the trio soon knows where to begin their journey – in Athens. Once the search is on, the reader is taken on an amazing trip that includes an opinionated little owl, some creepy, dank, caves and archeological digs, a variety of people offering aid (who can they trust?), as well as mythological and very real personalities from the past. Leah, Gareth, and Anippe do their best to work together to find David and Aaron, but with obstacles thrown in their way at every turn, emotions run high and bonds are tested. The author’s knowledge of history, as well as her background in mythology is quite impressive. Combine that with her aptitude at creating some very cool fictional tales and her ability to intertwine all three, and you’ll find yourself wondering just what is real and what is fiction in The Hero’s Companion. I’ve mentioned in my reviews of the other books in this series that one of the things I love is the dialogue, particularly between Leah and Gareth. It is so realistic and flows effortlessly, and really captures the essence of these two lovers. Quick witted, it is at times funny, at other times dead-pan serious, and always works perfectly. Add in the zinger that Leah discovers about herself at the end of The Hero’s Companion, and you’ll be begging the author to please hurry up and write book four! Quill says: This series just keeps getting better and better. The Hero’s Companion is a definite nail-bitter that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. When is the next book coming out? I can’t wait!
kcody03 More than 1 year ago
Discover the impossible with Leah and Gareth. The author once again does an amazing job setting up the mysteries and leaving just enough hints and clues along the way to keep you guessing. I was enthralled by the exotic locations. I really enjoyed discovering new secrets along the way. Most of all I enjoyed reading more about Leah and Gareth. Throughout the book we get to see as their relationship grows even further and even gets tested along the way. Everyone has secrets and Gareth's just may tear them apart. I also really liked finding out more about Leah's father. They have a very interesting relationship and I really enjoyed seeing the different dynamics within it. Their interactions with one another were interesting as well and definitely brought out a lot of drama and turmoil. New characters also brought a lot of drama as well. Especially, the new woman in the group. She is full of secrets and teaming up with her could either help them or destroy them. Let us travel with Leah and Gareth on another fun filled adventure!
thrillerreaderFL More than 1 year ago
I was shocked, drawn into world of intrigue, and had to remind myself to breathe . . . that was page one! In a world of legend and mythology where does one find the truth? In a world of academia how does one find faith? They say that behind every great man stands a greater woman . . . Behind every hero stands a Hero's companion. Blood is thicker than water, but which will prevail. The Hero's Companion is filled with shadows and reality, lies and truth, heaven and hell. Talent and Lowery must navigate them all if they are to survive their newest adventure. When we think of historical thrillers with a biblical, epic twist; the names of Dan Brown and James Rollins come to mind. Move over boys, there is a new name at the top of the list and HER name is Amy Lignor!