But it is only with the help of Aydin—her noble warrior-protector—that she will risk venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power. She doesn't really act her age. The reader learns about the role of knights and their guardian angels and gets to see Chalice introduced to her grandparents. I found love there, and concern, and hesitation. I look forward to future books set in this world.
However, as an Aydin supporter, I would have been majority disappointed had the story not turned out exactly the way it did. Her self-published novels include Desert Guardian romantic suspense , and Demon Fare urban fantasy under the pen name of Cory Dale. I do however still think that book has some issues. Chalice is thrilled to meet her grandmother and is also excited and nervous about her role in teaching the squires in the art of using charms. But the time has come to choose. Are plot devices good or bad? But what she encounters within their hallowed sanctuary is pure intrigue. Chalice is as always an extremely well developed character, this is pretty much a given for a first person novel.
At this point in the story, Aydin is still a gargoyle and can only visit Chalice in dream form: His body appeared hazy, like a blurred rendition of his former self, yet I could sense every part of him, smell his skin, taste his lips as he kissed me. The same original and quirky ideas for magic present in the first are contained here in second, but I have to say that overall, Ms. I felt tepid and 'mehhh' about the first when I read it last year and a large amount of my dissatisfaction had to do with and centered around the main character Chalice. I still have more college sky diving memories to share. Someone—or something—is murdering her sisters in their sleep, provoking fear and suspicion among the order. Ultimately, Chalice will be faced with an agonizing choice— one that will tear away at her newfound identity and force her to choose between duty and desire….
Chalice, a member of the Hatchet Knights, is trying to save Aydin in the opening pages of Darkest Knight. I was too mesmerized by the Englishman walking down the rocky path toward our chapel. He held himself with confidence, not crouched in wariness like the men dressed as soldiers. If you are a fan of urban fantasies, definitely pick up this series. My reaction only got worse as the story progressed. Shortly after a successful mission to find Shojin, Chalice and Rafe travel to Halo Home where Chalice is met by her grandmother a Hatchet Knight , and her grandfather a former guardian angel who is now human , and learns that 40 of the 46 Hatchet Knights have fallen to a mysterious villain who kills them in their sleep. I didn't understand Chalice's reactions to different situations, nor did I care.
It started out pretty good with Chalice determined to make her love interest human again. A skilled knife fighter since the age of nine, Chalice knows what it's like to live life on the edge—precariously balanced between the dark and the light. As far as formative years go, I think those were more formative for many of us than our adolescence. We learned Chalice was a slave and watched her discover her lineage and win freedom. Ultimately, Chalice will be faced with an agonizing choice—one that will tear away at her newfound identity and force her to choose between duty and desire…. The evil sorcerer who kidnapped her over a decade ago requires her super—human senses to steal a precious magical artifact.
Have a book cover you need designed? Two civilian-looking men stayed behind with the jeeps. But the time has come to choose. Opening Sentence: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but I'd see them coming long before they hurt me. While the uniqueness was gone, the storyline held my attention. The knife was in my hands so fast I barely registered my fingers wrapping around the hilt and my thumb springing the latch to pop the blade. Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees.
Then Chalice is nearly murdered herself but when a fellow Knight runs away with some of the charms Chalice takes it upon herself to go find her. The plot moves along at a steady pace for the most part. This is a terrific sequel to Knight's Curse, Karen Duvall's first Hatchet Knight series. She fights hard for acceptance while still remaining true to who she is. Chalice also comes into several new abilities thanks to the use of a magical artifact that transfers to powers of one person, to her. How about when the story takes place in a fantasy world? It was unnecessary and felt like high school, by the way. I pressed against him and felt the hardness of his body as sensations thrilled my every cell.
For a deadly duel is at hand, and Chalice alone will have to decide between freedom…and the love of her life. Darkest Knight After the warrior she loves saved her from a murderous Gargoyle, Chalice watched helplessly as Aydin turned into a Gargoyle himself. Now, free from the curse that enslaved her, Chalice pledges to join her sister knights in The Order of the Hatchet - and do whatever it takes to regain Aydin's humanity. She has three grown children and six grandchildren. This move shows Chalice just how much Aydin and Shojin truly meant to each other after spending 800 years bond together. Having grown up in a small sheltered area, I learned about the big wide world and all the bad and good that is out there.
I really liked them as a couple, but there really wasn't a chance for them to develop as a couple, which was a little disappointed. Aydin filled my mind, which enabled me to get inside his. Chalice was born the daughter of an angel and a Hatchet Knight. Hatchet Knights are basically female descendants of angels. The bad guys, the Vyantara, are interesting and just scary enough to make the situation realistic. Everything about Chalice and her world is included in the opening sequences, backstory that you won't really notice because the story starts out fast and just gets better and better. But it is only with the help of Aydin — her noble warrior—protector — that she will risk venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power.
Now, free from the curse that enslaved her, Chalice pledges to join her sister knights in The Order of the Hatchet--and do whatever it takes to regain Aydin's humanity. Karen is a professional graphic designer with a passion for portraying her characters and scenes by painting pictures with words. At least they were for me. For a deadly duel is at hand, and Chalice alone will have to decide between freedom…and the love of her life. This endearing heroine is catapulted into some frightening situations that are written with such skill you feel like you're there. I liked it less than an average book, but I never thought about putting it down and walking away. You can visit her blog at www.