Open book … read harshness that you want to leave, but bloody Hades if Ms. Kelly doesn’t keep you reading just so you know what happens to the main character. (Which completely drives me nuts at times, but then that is life … suck it up & move on!)
Dragonian Xanthus is walking on land to prevent a war between humans & the inhabitants of the oceans. Mankind is doing it’s best to destroy the oceans, this is something that we do in our world because so many don’t stop & think. (We have all done it, but sadly some just keep on doing it.) This Dragonian took a HUGE chance going Triton to prevent this war.
Triton is the father of mermaids/mermen, who were all wipe out due to Poseidon ordering the Dragonian to eliminate them all. Because of this, Triton despise all of the Dragonian (even if they were born after all the deaths of his children) … but can you blame him?
Xanthus comes across a 1/2 human & Dragonian, who by law he must kill. This woman has lived her entire live in a wheel chair because she has a skin colored tail fin. Not knowing that she was 1/2 anything, but simply disfigured, Sara Taylor is about to find out more is actually living in the world than she every believed.
Discovering that she can actually breath underwater and learning swim, takes up so much of her time with Xanthus. That she does not question a lot of the how’s until running in to Xanthus’ brother … let’s just creep with a tale-fin & creep is being NICE about it!!
This new world you will discover a little bit of fantasy followed by many reasons not to keep pollute this planet. Great way to bring it across, put many of the reasons in a fantasy tale that pulls you in (but not to the pollution aspect) to characters and how they came to be.
Both of these two will have to fight long & hard to complete the task set out before them, for themselves as well as for each other. Ms. Kelly has create characters that work well together (even the ones you despise) in a world where fantasy can be found pretty much at your front door.
Filed under 2017 Reading Challange, Abonimations, Alliance, Amazon.com, destroyed society, devastation, Dragonian, fantasy, Folklore, human, murder, paranormal, Poseidon, Triton
I got to reading, and hit a dead point for me. I was getting sick of Celina, even though she made one heck of a twisted villain. My issue was she was caught but was constantly released to do what ever she pleased just because she was a member of the GP.
Don’t get me wrong, Ms. Neill’s writing has gotten better with each story. But the one contestant villain can … well, be a buzz kill. This is isn’t batman or superman or what ever comic book.
Now that being said. Boy was I wrong on this one. Celina was part of the story, but the main creep came out.
“Every time!” he yelled. “Every time I manage to bring things under control, we become enmeshed in bullshit again!”
And then he pivoted and thrust out— and punched the tree.
Neill, Chloe (2011-05-03). Hard Bitten: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel (pp. 36-37). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Ethan & Merit meet with Tate, who threatens to arrest Ethan because there are raves occurring in the city where humans are supposedly being murdered. Tate gives the information to intestate the raves & to end them.
Ethan hands this investigation over to Merit who use part of the RG to help track down the raves. Still a secret she is keeping from Ethan & the House.
She discovers a drug, V. But until later she does not know what it is for or who it is for. One of the typical games that Celina likes to play in her twisted little games.
But in this story, we have a new player. Darius West who is the the Head of the Greenwich Presidium (GP). Merit meets Darius completely by mistake & it goes down hill from here between them.
“It was in a high-rise in Streeterville, but it wasn’t an intimate rave, not like we think of them. This was at least two dozen vamps. A lot of magic, a lot of glamour, and a lot of fighting. Everyone was on a hair trigger, like they were waiting for an excuse to rumble.
There were plenty of humans, and some bloodletting. There’s also a possibility they’re being drugged to make them susceptible to glamour.”
Ethan’s eyes shifted to something behind me.
“Sire,” he said after a moment, “this is Merit, Sentinel of Cadogan House. Merit, Darius West. Head of the Greenwich Presidium.”
Neill, Chloe (2011-05-03). Hard Bitten: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel (p. 128 – 129). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Of course Ms. Neill broke my heart in this tale, but gave it a little healing at the end. Sorry, but that is just part of the the story you will have to read to know what is going on.