Wednesday, December 23, 2015

the ArcKnight Chronicles by Alexia Purdy - Dowie's Review

 Author: Alexia Purdy 
Title: the ArcKnight Chronicles
Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2)
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter/Romance
Release Date: Oct 22 2015
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
 Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

Only love can save you.
Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds. Thrown onto a path neither of them expected, they stumble across a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands where tensions mount. These new strangers want nothing more than to disrupt the two royal strongholds, the ArcKnights and the MarkTiers, and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.
In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive.
Includes Books #1 Ardent & #2 MarkTier

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“My Lady, I cannot leave you here alone. It’s not safe.”
I whipped my eyes open and glared at him. “I told you I was banished. You can stop with the formalities and get. I don’t have time to waste on a pathetic royal guard. Especially a MarkTier. I'm okay on my own.”
“If you come with me, I know a safe place where you can get out of the rain and get warm.”
I laughed. It came out more hysterical than I intended, but I was not in a mood to keep it together any longer. The fact that he offered me any shelter at all, most likely his home, was gracious, yet the knowledge that it was most likely on ArcKnight territory made the offer even more bittersweet. I was banished not only from the royal ArcKnight palace but from lingering on any of the pack’s territories, which included a substantial chunk of the city.
I was truly alone now.
“You’d be punished for harboring a non-citizen… a traitor like me. I can’t. You know I can’t.”
He held out his hand. It glistened with water, for he was soaked to the bone, just like me. The cold rain didn’t affect him at all. I was the one shivering and on the verge of hypothermia, and yet he waited patiently.
“It’s beyond the ArcKnight border. I promise.” His eyes gleamed in the momentary moonlight sneaking past the storm clouds above. They were breathtaking and unusual. I’d never seen another shifter with eyes like his.
It may be beyond the ArcKnight stronghold, but they weren’t the only pack ruling the city.
“But the MarkTiers….”
“They have no jurisdiction there either.”
Staring at him in disbelief, I let my eyes linger on his for an eternal moment. His offer brought more questions to my mind than anything else. Even so, there was something there that held me in a trance and beckoned me to follow. Taken in by that hypnotizing cobalt sea, I reached out, accepted his hand and let him lead me through the murky city paths I’d never trodden, deeper into the unknown.
This place was now my new home, and it was nothing but strange and frightening.
But what choice did I have?
~Lily & Ephrem - The ArcKnight Chronicles
Title: Ardent
Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book 1)
Genre: Shifter Paranormal Romance
Release Date: Oct 22 2015
Edition/Formats: eBook
Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.
Teaming up with a handsome rival named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds, intertwining the destinies of the two would-be lovers.
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*I was provided complimentary copies in exchange for my honest review.

There is not one word in these books that isn't perfect. I loved reading every one of them!
Alexia has such a way of creating these magical, and fantastical worlds that you  just want to be a part of forever! 
In book one, we learn more about the world of shifters. We are introduced to two rival packs, and meet Lilliana- she has lost her talisman and she is kicked out of her pack for it. Ephrem appears as she has made the conscious choice to not let this be the end for her. Between the two of them, emotions are high and the stakes are even higher if they are found out. 
I LOVED IT!
~Dowie

Title: MarkTier
Series: the ArcKnight Chronicles (Book 2)
Genre: Shifter Paranormal Romance
Release Date: Oct 22 2015
Edition/Formats: eBook
Only love can save you…
Freed from the bonds of royalty forever, Lily must adjust to life in the treacherous city of Temple. With the handsome prince Ephrem by her side, she inadvertently stumbles upon a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands, but they aren’t part of any wolf pack she’s ever known. Tensions mount when these new strangers impede on the two royal strongholds and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.


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*I was provided complimentary copies in exchange for my honest review.

We pick up in book two just after book one has ended. We see Lily and Ephrem trying to make their way in life, along comes something.... different. This is new and neither of them have ever seen it. 
We read more about the "old feud" that no one knew about and see how they both have to learn to manage and deal with that all on top of just being forbidden to be who they are. It's hard to imagine dealing with all of that and making it believable, but Alexia does it!
We learn more about Lily's family. We see more of her sister and the trials that she is also facing as well. 
An excellent addition to the new story. Suggested for mature readers, and be ready for a wild ride! 
~Dowie




Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada - Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She is the award-winning author of the Reign of Blood series and A Dark Faerie Tale Series.


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Other Works by Alexia Purdy

A Dark Fairy Tale Series
      The Withering Palace 0.1
Legends of Fire 6 Coming Soon!

Reign of Blood Series
      Elijah 3.5

The Fall of Sky Series

The ArcKnight Chronicles
The ArcKnight Chronicles Set {Books 1 & 2}

Stand Alone Titles

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