- Publisher: ZEBRA BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 106mm x 170mm x 32mm | 180g
- Publication date: 17 February 2014
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1420125141
- ISBN 13: 9781420125146
- Sales rank: 98,829
Sergeant Duncan O'Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there's one clue: she's missing her heart. It's enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro - one of the dead-channeling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It's a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures. Unlike the other "high-bloods" in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer's final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie's skills to the test, O'Conner's career at risk, and both their hearts on the line...literally.
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By Diane Lynch 28 Jan 2014
Kansas City Sergeant Duncan OβConnerβs murder investigation solicits the help of necromancer, Callie Brown, to help solve the paranormal case. What Callie discovers is the work of a powerful necromancer who should not exist. Working together they need to stop the murderer and try not to become the next casualty.
The world they live in has a lot of trust issues between the supernatural community, better known as high-bloods or freaks and humans. They need to overcome prejudices in order to work with each other.
I enjoyed that the characters discovered things about themselves throughout the novel that enable them to grow as individuals and accept details about themselves.
Alexandra Ivy is off to a great start with this new series. She does a good job at making the story seem believable. Born in Blood has fast pace action that will keep you guessing.
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
By Eva Millien 01 Jan 2014
The first book in the Sentinels series is an exciting and mesmerizing read.
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This steady to fast paced plot engages the reader from the very beginning and keeps their attention to the end. The reader brings this intriguing story to life with vivid images, action, and bewitching characters that capture the imagination. The author uses well known as well as unique conflicts and drama to give the story lots of depth and ensures that the reader will want to know more. The action and battle scenes are well written and believable and make the reader feel as if they are right there and part of the story.
The attraction between Callie and Duncan radiates heat from every page and the sex scenes rock the very foundations. The author brings the romance, passion and emotions to life with intense detail that makes easy to relate to the characters and understand their motivations.
This fascinating and entertaining world captures the imagination with unique concepts, enchanting characters, endless possibilities and surprises that keep the reader guessing. I love Alexandra IvyΓΖΖΓβΓΒ’β¬β’s Guardian of Eternity series and I was looking forward to reading this one and while I must say it is totally different from the Guardians, it is just as mesmerizing and entertaining and I canΓΖΖΓβΓΒ’β¬β’t wait for the next one.