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It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen.
Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn't believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.
It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey. But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger. If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.
War is coming. The only question is this: Which side do you choose?
©2014 K. F. Breene (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Book Junkie on 04-16-16


Great storyline of a strong woman who has lost everything and the journey she must face. Excellent character development, storyline, & plot! I adore the language lessons immensely! Looking forward to the next book!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Edryaidee on 07-03-16

Good read

It was better than I expected, I was a little skeptical when I bought this book, because i was not familiar with this author. But I'm really happy I picked the series to read.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 07-21-16

new author for me very enjoyable

Good story. Unique characters. Loved it. Every character enhances the plot. Well done. New author for me will be happy to look out for future stories in this series or any future stories.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Dr. J. S. Grimwood on 03-15-17

Poor quality

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better writing, depth and storyline.

Would you ever listen to anything by K. F. Breene again?

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

This book was 'chosen' due to the large number of positive reviews, though sometimes I wonder whether I am listening to the same story as everyone else. The story lacked decent writing, depth or characterisation. I had to stop listening quite early on as I really didn't care what happened to the story or the characters. I have no trouble with sticking with slow start epics (Wheel of time series, and the Malazan empire books), but there has to be some spark or element of decent writing that holds you to the end, and make you grateful you stuck with them to the end. I couldn't find it with this book, and I plan to send it back for a refund. I am desperate to find decent new science fiction epics to read.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 03-13-18

Long winded.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have listened to other books by K F Breene and enjoyed them immensely. This one, not so much. I kept waiting for it to get better. It didn’t.

How could the performance have been better?

I strongly think that the narrator was a large part of the problem. She did inflections and voices, but it just didn’t flow and seemed halting.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was very disappointed in this book.

Any additional comments?

I will definitely try another book by K F Breene.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jenifer on 11-12-17

Really great !

Bought book 2 before finishing book 1.
Great story so far, lots of possibilities. If the rest off the series continues to be this good I have hours of enjoyment ahead.

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