Caged Warrior

Caged Warrior

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Eight years ago, Audrey MacLaren chose to marry her human lover. That decision marked her as an exile from the Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons who were once worshiped as earthly gods. In the centuries since, as conception became increasingly difficult, their numbers have dwindled. Yet Audrey and her husband managed the impossible. Their son is the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation-which made him irresistible to the sadistic scientist whose technology makes demon procreation possible. In the year since her husband died failing to prevent their kidnapping, Audrey and her little boy have endured hideous experiments. Leto Garnis is a Cage warrior, the third in an illustrious line. Only through combat can Dragon Kings earn the privilege of conceiving children. Leto thrives on his status and expects a glorious death. Until that day, he uses his superhuman speed and reflexes to secure the right for his two sisters to start families. Shackled with collars that inhibit powers ranging from teleportation to control of the elements, demon combatants are only given free rein within the Cages.
Matches staged between three cartel families are novel bloodsport among rich and powerful humans. After torture reveals Audrey's astonishing pyrokenesis, she is separated from her son and sent to the Cages. If she survives a year, she will be reunited with him. Leto is charged with her training. Initially, he has no sympathy for her plight. But if natural conception is possible, what has he been fighting for? As enemies, sparring partners, lovers, and eventual allies, Leto and Audrey learn how little honor exists in their underground world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1451695918
  • 9781451695915
  • 387,324

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"I was captivated from start to finish... Lindsey Piper does an outstanding job, making this new world vividly ingrained in your imagination and creating a story that will have you riveted to the pages."--Tome Tender Book Blog "This new series is off to a promising start, pairing paranormal elements with a gladiator setting. Thef usion of the two will appeal to fans of both paranormal and fantasy. The tension and developing relationship between Audrey and Leto will keep pages turning at a fast clip, and the setup for future books is sure to have readers coming back for more."--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "Fierce battles inside a metal cage comprise the games central to the debut of Piper's Dragon Kings series. Piper's gritty tale of survival and love will appeal to those who like blood-and-sweat fantasy and romance."--Booklist "Fans of gritty paranormal romance will appreciate the strong and emotional story, which builds slowly to an exciting conclusion."--Publishers Weekly "This book was the bomb. It is raw, it is violent and it made me cry like a right old ninny... Brilliant. Give this new series a try, you won't be disappointed!"--Urban Book Thief "Ms. Piper's new series promises a peek into a fascinating paranormal world. The chemistry between Leto and Audrey is brutal and explosive. She paints their story against a gritty background of survival at any cost. Readers will snap this one up only to be ravenous for more."--Coffee Time Romance "I loved it. Seriously one of my new favorite series. The characters were extremely well developed, and the world-building was solid and fierce."--USA Today "Caged Warrior is unlike anything I have ever read. It is a truly epic read that I highly recommend. I cannot wait to see what Lindsey Piper has in store for her next Dragon Kings book and I plan on reading and re-reading this book as the years go by. This is a story to remember!"--Coffee and Characters "If you've become jaded toward serial paranormal romances, you should give the genre one last try. Caged Warrior is an excitingly fresh beginning to what promises to be a quality new series. The story is complex and demanding, the hero is both brutal and somehow innocent, and the premise, well, that's just insane. The plot has a really nice twist, a shock that occurs that'll have you dashing through the pages to find out what happens. Highly recommended."--All About Romance
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Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of an award-winning historical romance author. Her hotly anticipated Dragon Kings series is her first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives and writes in Chicago.
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811 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 22% (179)
4 36% (294)
3 30% (244)
2 8% (64)
1 4% (30)
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