Blood Winter

Blood Winter NEW GAME SAME RULES SHE FIGHTS THEY DIE Max always does her job no matter how brutal and bloody That s how it s been ever since she was enslaved by a witch turned into a supernatural warrior and as

  • Title: Blood Winter
  • Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • ISBN: 9781451613865
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • NEW GAME SAME RULES SHE FIGHTS THEY DIE.Max always does her job, no matter how brutal and bloody That s how it s been ever since she was enslaved by a witch, turned into a supernatural warrior, and assigned to protect the coven of Horngate But her job just got harder.Waves of wild magic have returned much of the world to a time when fairy tales were real and dangerNEW GAME SAME RULES SHE FIGHTS THEY DIE.Max always does her job, no matter how brutal and bloody That s how it s been ever since she was enslaved by a witch, turned into a supernatural warrior, and assigned to protect the coven of Horngate But her job just got harder.Waves of wild magic have returned much of the world to a time when fairy tales were real and danger now lurks behind every tree and bush As winter descends and food, heat, and water are harder to come by, many have turned to Benjamin Sterling for protection Leader of the Earth s Last Stand cult, Sterling claims to be the Hand of God, but his power and charisma secretly come from a dark and terrible source With devout followers eager to do his sadistic bidding, he has his eyes on Horngate and its magical inhabitants To save those she loves, Max will knowingly walk into a trap But when the cult strips Max s soul bare for all to see, will even Alexander her lover and her strength remain And if she were to lose him, what does it matter if she gains the whole world.

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    1. "NEW GAME. SAME RULES. SHE FIGHTS. THEY DIE." I stole the first line from the blurb because that just about sums it up. Max is definitely one kick@ss chick but the trouble is that she's been this way for so long, she doesn't really know how to open herself up for love.I LOVE Max and Alexander and to be quite honest with you, I could care less about all the other stuff. Finally, this book brings all the emotional drama ~somewhat~ to the forefront. They still have to fight the bad guys after all. [...]

    2. 2.5I'm disappointed. (tears) Suffering years of torture and conditioning, this did not feel like the ending Max was destined to have. Blood Winter was hard for me to get through. The pacing was uneven with overly descriptive narrative. The relationship issues between Max and Alexander, with all the repetitive internal angst sessions, wore on my nerves. I'm not sure how it was suppose contribute to the development, as their issues had been addressed in previous books. The secondary characters see [...]

    3. Five action-packed stars!The Horngate Witches series is set in a post magical apocalyptic America and features badass sword-wielding, not quite human, warriors, mildly sociopathic witches, not very angelic angels, and all manner of other weird mythological creatures and beasties. With a splash of romance enough to make me grin like a weirdo, worldbuilding that knocks my socks off, and action by the bucket load, you can see why this series is right up their with my other Urban Fantasy favourites [...]

    4. A cloying red dust clings to skin and is found scattered everywhere within the covenstead and seems to be the connecting evidence as new horrors arise. The Grims and Spike follow a magical event and leaves Horngate behind. A fanatic has formed a riotous following and is spreading mayhem to those who fail to follow his faith. Max and Alexander are emotionally crippled by their love and pain of loss. There's no down time to take in everything that's happened. There's no rest to shut out the world, [...]

    5. Boy! has this been a ride!I didn't get the proper closure at the end, I feel like there can easily be more, which I guess is a good thing if the author ever wants to continue this in the future plus can't say I'm a fan of 10-part book series.I really enjoyed these books and I'm still kinda surprised to be saying so.I really wasn't expecting it to be so good.3.5 "Max" starsIf all her books are so captivating, Diana's got a fan in me. xD

    6. Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh FrancisMy rating: 5 of 5 starsSETTING: Ages ago, the Guardians of the Earth created an army of creatures—faeries, banshee, chimeras, oni, lamia, kelpies, angels…the Uncanny and Divine things that populate myth and legends that most humans suppose never really existed. It was an army meant to contain the human population, to keep them from overrunning the earth…hungry parasites taking more than the host can provide.The army failed. The Guardians were too benevo [...]

    7. There are two parts of this, my thoughts on the series and those on this particular book. This is a good series, it could have been a great series. That it's not, I put a lot of blame on the editor for. There are a lot of loose ends and a double pile of logical inconsistencies that keep this from being a great series, which is something a good editor should have caught. The author takes some of the blame too, but it is harder to see it when it's your baby. It is somewhat frustrating because the [...]

    8. See this review and others like it at BadassBookReviews!Well, let’s go ahead and rip the band-aid off quickly… Blood Winter is the fourth and final novel in the Horngate Witches series. At least if the series had to end, it ended with a bang. This novel was non-stop action, battles, romantic angst, loss, love, and triumph. If you aren’t familiar with the Horngate Witches series, it is pretty unique in the world of urban fantasy. The setting is a post-magical-apocalypse America, the Midwest [...]

    9. Love love love love love loved love love love LOVEthis!!!!!!!!!It seems forever to be waiting for this book and I am sad that this is the last book of the series.I meanOhI guess it is reallygoodbye . At least Blood Winter did not disappoint.What I really like about this book will be the non-stop action, the frustrating mystery of that "Hand of God", the complicated romance, the witty exchanges among the characters and of course, Max.Max is the heroine that I know she has my back and I can depend [...]

    10. This book had a lot of plot holes. I do not understand how it got published as it was. There's a lot less polish with this book than the first in the series, and the characters are getting harder and harder to like. Too much stupidity to live syndrome started popping up in this series, and I absolutely hate that. A lot of this book feels like filler, where the ultimate place the story ends up is not that much farther from where the story began. The ending was rushed, the conflicts between severa [...]

    11. 3 1/2 stars.Blood Winter is the latest and final (according to author’s interview) book in the Horngate Witches series, centering on Max and her covenstead ,Horngate. The book takes place 4-5 weeks after Max survived a challenge against the Korvads in Chadaré, and arrives safely home to Horngate following the completion of Scooter’s request. Things in Missoula are getting worst and worst with food shortage, and people scrounging for whatever they can find. With the Magic in the air already [...]

    12. This is the 4th and (sniff, sniff) final book in the Horngate Witches dark urban fantasy series. I'm heartbroken. It took me a month to work up to reading this book because I just didn't want the series to be over. I love this series! I can't get over how WRONG it is to end with this book. There are so many under-utilized characters in the series that should have been developed and woven into more of the story. Scooter, Spike, and the Grims, for example. And the sunblades - all of them. Not to m [...]

    13. Oh for ! Gah! Get over yourselves all ready. the last book left Max and Alexander in a seemingly good place. In this book that's all forgotten. Yes they're sleeping together, but Max won't acknowledge it when she's working (quite right if you ask me). Alexander gets more and more huffy, so she gets more and more pissy. The romantic story arc is boring but does get resolved. The plot on the other hand has not advanced at all since the second book. The first book set up a great dramatic storyline [...]

    14. I really loved this series and the previous three books were fantastic so I was excited for the next book which is according to some the last book.It was a very good book but unfortunately it did not hold what the others promised. It was a very good book regarding the story but in my opinion it felt more like there should be a next book because there are so many open strands leftere are some spoilers in the next part - so if you haven't read the book yet, you should not read one relationship be [...]

    15. The end of the Horngate Witches series, Blood Winter is a nice ending to this urban fantasy series. You still get your action, you still get your characters you have come to care for, and you still get Max and Alexander tip toeing around their attraction. Well Max is still hesitant, Alexander repeatedly puts himself out on the linewaiting and waiting. Yes there are some twists, but perhaps a little too late? A satisfying ending overall. If you read the whole series you can see Francis grow as a [...]

    16. *Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 4-4.5*Review shortly*So, now that I'm finished with this book, I hear that this is the last book of the series? Can that be true? I mean, I can see the series ending after 4 books, but I actually love Max and Alexander. This book keeps you on your toes from the first page until the last. More shortly.Expected publication: December 18th (26th) 2012 by Pocket Books

    17. While the story was decent and the plot interesting. It took me too long to figure things out from when I picked up the book. I got it at a second handbook store, but I would recommend reading the first in this series before jumping into a second or a third.

    18. Blood Winter is a fabulous book by Diana Pharaoh Francis. It was filled with exciting action, and the characters Francis has created are wonderful. You can't help but like them and root for them. Very well done. Full review will follow at time of release.

    19. Not as good as previous installment, it seemed to drag. I am kind of sick of the on/off on/off crap going on with the Alexander and Max as well.

    20. This is the last book in the series and yes it did come out a while ago.This is an urban fantasy series set right before and during a magical apocalypse. Instead of coming in after the fact and catching up on the new way the world works in this series you follow Max through the difficult change in the world when magic floods it. Suddenly all of the fairy tails come to life and technology stops working with deadly consequences. Max is a Shadowblade who has been tied to a witch for 30 years. The w [...]

    21. Notes: I read the eARC of the book and quotes will need to be checked against the finished version.My Synopsis:"The Lord of Heaven and Earth bids us not suffer a witch to live," the man declared in a singsong cadence. "We must not suffer evil in our midst, or we will become evil; we will defile our Lord's name by our very existence. We must do His work, no matter the cost. He sacrificed His only son for us; we must be willing to sacrifice no less for Him!"Someone claiming to be the right hand of [...]

    22. I'm giving 4.3 stars.First of all i'm soooo happy with this series. After a lot of maybe, the same, and not so good books. This series was a balm to my drivecrazy book dragons. Lol And just when i need it. I will start saying that the main character its a kickass female that has my heart. She is sassy, and crazy, and soo ( ohh my god) much fun. And the lines are on point, girl!! Oh my! Not just her, the secundary and others characters compliment the book in such a way that i was holding my heart [...]

    23. Winter is setting in, and mere weeks having passed since the end of the world, the fight to keep the Guardians from Horngate, the trip to save Max’s family, her trip to Chardare and the battle to save Scooter, and the fight with the Fury. Max is left grieving and guilty from the losses they have suffered, finally with the time to process them. But not for long: a sociopathic witch-preacher has taken over nearby Missoula, and they learn this when he invades Horngate’s wards and crucifies and [...]

    24. 4.5 stars. A bit too repetitive of kill, hurt and maim. Max's rape didn't gel with me nor the scant thought and writing that went into it. Max was a kick ass heroine in 1 & 2. 3 was still okay but by 4th she's starting to stagnate and look more like an emotional coward and a bully.

    25. Extra 1/2 starThat was*SIGH*. There were many things that I didn't like about this book. I hope that any subsequent stories in this series has all the things that I loved about the first three books.

    26. This one was a bit slow and ponderous getting to the end. I always find it annoying when the main character doesn't even try to get real information before they attack I don't consider that kick ass. Still it was a nice wrap-up of the series and I kind of wanted to know more about this world.

    27. Nota Geral: 3.2/5Escrita: 3.5Cenário: 3.5Originalidade: 3Personagens: 3.5Suspense: 3Humor: 3Romance: 3.5Capa: 2.5Aditivo: 3Previsível: 3

    28. This book. I can’t even describe how many times I almost quit on it. Truly the only reason I didn’t was because I received it from the amazing people over at Arcycling. It just didn’t feel right to DNF it, no matter how much I wanted to at times. So I slogged through and have made it through to the other side. The funny thing is, Blood Winter isn’t a bad book. I wouldn’t even be surprised if quite a few bloggy friends of mine into fantasy would read it and like it. It just wasn’t for [...]

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