Date Published: 10/22/2013
Before Serenity and Cyrus can embark on a romantic honeymoon, one of their giftsfrom an immortal comes to life and unleashes a devastating series of events that forces them to make an unthinkable sacrifice. To undo the evil of dark magic, Serenity must travel to the immortals’ hold in Iceland. Alone.
Her journey leads to an island shrouded in mystery, where secrets from her past come to light…and she forms an inexplicable connection with a handsome, tempting healer who maypose the greatest risk of all.
Cyrus comes close to unraveling without his mate, but refuses to let honor or duty keep themapart, even if it means the bloodshed of his own kinsmen.
As the Great Council prepares to convene to determine their fate, friends become enemies, enemies become allies, and soul mates are pushed right to the edge—where love and faith is theironly hope of survival.
Warning: Contains soul mates put through the grinder, dark magic drama that will leave you reeling, angry sex that crumbles concrete, an alpha hero pushed over the edge, and a roller coaster full of twists.
My Review of Kindred of the Fallen (Book 1 in The Kindred Chronicles)
Serenity has a successful business and is engaged to a succesful lawyer, Evan, who loves her. She knows something is missing, though. She just doesn’t know what the something is until she meets Cyrus, the other half of her soul – literally. There are many who fear their blessed union, however, and will do anything to stop it.
The story had a nice even pace throughout. There were a few times I wanted to hurry things along but mostly because I was impatient. I really liked Serenity, Evan, and Cyrus. I thought all were well-developed. I even thoroughly enjoyed some of the minor characters. In fact, one of the most emotional times in the book revolved around a minor character.
Speaking of emotions, Isis Rushdan has no trouble in making you feel for the characters in a very strong way. Everything from suffering with Evan in his loss of Serenity, to Cyrus’s whole group suffering the tragic loss of a loved one, to a heart-stopping moment at the end when you don’t know if a key character is going to survive.
I rate this book ****4**** STARS!! It was gripping at times, and I often found myself emotionally involved with the characters. However, there were the times when I wanted to rush it along a bit. I do look forward to reading Protector of the Flames, which I already have in my possession, and I’ll share a review when I’ve finished!
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
About the Author ~ Isis Rushdan
Isis Rushdan was born in New York City. Fresh out of high school at sixteen and to the horror of her family, she turned down a college scholarship and joined the U.S. Army. She likes to keep her family on their toes, but they have always been supportive and even signed the parental consent form. She had to wait almost a year due to a minor age hiccup, but her calling to serve did not diminish. After her tour, she went on to graduate with a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University and parlayed her degree into an active duty commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. In 2005, she joined the reserves, where she is still a member of the Armed Forces.