Thursday, March 21, 2013

Book Review of Games Of Fate

Book Review of Games Of Fate
Sponsored by Innovative Book Tours

Contains Adult Sexual Content and some violent imagery.

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Blurb :  

Rysa Torres misses information.  Loses concentration.  Her attention problems randomize her life but she pushes forward anyway, doing the best she can—until monsters activate a part of her she didn’t know she had. 

As visions of the future whip inside her head, Rysa realizes the truth:  She’s a Fate. 
And she will set fire to the world.

All her options explode.  Her family ripped away, what little control she had destroyed, Rysa is left with one choice:  Will she die to stop the coming flames, or will she allow the man and the dragon she loves to die in her place?

 Games of Fate begins Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a new Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe.  Set in the open spaces of America, the series takes Rysa and Ladon—and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon—through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures:  Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future.  Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid.  Shifters who shape much more than their bodies.  And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

 It starts here, now, with one young woman’s fight against a burning future—and against the death of the man she loves. 

Also available:  Prolusio: Three Stories of Fates, Fire, Shifters and Dragons


Contains some violent imagery.

Three short stories set in the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon universe, Prolusio sets the stage for Games of Fate, also available now.

In Texas, a struggling rock star attempts a comeback.  Fire, though, has other ideas. 
In Wisconsin, Shifters do what they do best—anger a dragon. 

And in Minnesota, a mother struggles to free herself from the bonds of a fate she cannot escape.

About the Author:

As a child, Kris took down a pack of hungry wolves with only a hardcover copy of The Dragonriders of Pern and a sharpened toothbrush.  That fateful day set her on a path traversing many storytelling worlds—dabbles in film and comic books, time as a talent agent and a textbook photo coordinator, and a foray into nonfiction.  After co-authoring Mind Shapes: Understanding the Differences in Thinking and Communication, Kris returned to academia.  But she craved narrative and a richly-textured world of Fates, Shifters, Burners, and Dragons—and unexpected, true love. 

Kris lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, an Handsome Cat, and an entire menagerie of suburban wildlife bent on destroying her house.  That battered-but-true copy of “Dragonriders”?  She found it yesterday.  It’s time to pay a visit to the woodpeckers.


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            Love the idea of the Ladon/Dragon connection.  And I never saw the twist at the end coming… Loved it.  This book has something for everyone.  Fates (mythology), dragons (fantasy), shifters (paranormal), burners (think post-apocalyptic), family dysfunction (enough to make even me cringe and I worked for Child Protective Services), and, of course, romance.  (insert heavy sigh here).

            The plot is well thought out, immediately drawing the reader into the story and connecting them with the characters.  All the characters were someone you might know… or do know.  They were realistic, didn’t immediately all into each other’s beds or trust instantly, and vulnerable when they needed to be yet tough enough to  survive the battle they didn’t really want to fight in the first place.

            This is my first book by Kris Austen Radcliffe, but it definitely won’t be my last.  I give it a solid 4.5 and look forward to reading more by her in the future.

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