Monday, December 30, 2013

Review - Conpulsio by Kris Austen Radcliffe @KrisRadcliffe

Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon #1.5
by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Goodreads blurb:  79 AD: Rome presses outward. Vesuvius smokes. Ladon exacts a terrible vengeance for an unthinkable act—and sets in motion the unavoidable collision of four people:

Two Fates bound by the rigidity of the past and the arrogance of the future.

One Shifter with a gift too vile to use.

And a man and a dragon who must save them from the mountain’s smoldering anger—and the weight of their soul’s ashes.

Conpuslio, a new novella set in the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragonuniverse, expands the story of Ladon and Dragon before they meet Rysa, the heroine of Games of Fate. Set during the infamous night Vesuvius destroys Pompeii, Conpulsio asks two questions: Who is bound? Who is compelled?

Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a New Adult Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe, follows 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.

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, and Dragons—and unexpected, true love.

Kris lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, 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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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!

I bought this when I was given the opportunity to review Flux of Skin (review is coming very soon)!  I did this for several reasons which include I hate starting a series in the middle & it looked really good so I wanted to support the author :)

This is a short story or novella (I’m not good at where the dividing line is), but it is about 50 pages.  I definitely recommend reading book 1 Games of Fate before Conpulsio or Prolusio. 

This story gives you details of the past between the Dracos & Jani Primes.  I won’t give you any details for this one though because it would ruin the story for you.  I will tell you that the differences between the Fates in this triad sort of unfold in this story.  I love how Kris pulls you in with her writing.  The story is told from multiple perspectives, so you understand everything happening.

If you loved reading Games of Fate, then you don’t want to miss this background to the characters.  Can’t wait to read Flux of Skin :)

See my review of Games of Fate!!
See my review of Prolusio!!

Interested in reading???

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