Araneae Nation, Book Three
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: July 30, 2013
Number of pages: 249
Word Count: 75k
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
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They just might survive…if they don’t kill each other first.
Once the future Segestriidae maven, Kaidi lived a privileged life. Now she spends her nights haunting cities ravaged by the plague. Spade in hand, she stalks rows of freshly dug graves for corpses…and then she takes their heads.
Her new life is caked in blood and spattered with gore, but it’s hers. At least until—to her fury—she’s caught napping.
A plague survivor by the skin of his teeth, Murdoch risks his neck to solve the mysteries left in its wake. Bodies have gone missing. Guards have left their posts and never returned home.
When he rouses a female dozing among the dead, he’s unprepared for the violence of her response. Or his. Beneath the grime, she’s lovely. Too bad the blood under her fingernails belongs to his clansmen.
He has no choice but to follow this alluring creature deeper into her world of winged beasts and flesh-eating monsters. She holds the knowledge he craves, but the price is high—and they may both pay for it with their lives.
Warnings: This book contains one heroine in desperate need of a bath and one hero willing to wash away her sins. Expect threats, swears and general cursing. Love is a slippery slope, and these two are sliding.
My Review: Aug 6, 2013 ~ Review Copies ~
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First I would like to thank the author Hailey Edwards for giving me this book for an honest review. We open when Kaidi is found sleeping next to the beheaded corpses of the dead of Cathi, with a shovel next to her, by the guard Murdoch. She´s captured and dragged before Cathi´s rulers. The Maven Mana recognizes her as the next Maven to be for the clan Segestriidae and since Mana´s mate Vaughn knows that Segestriidae´s Paladin Hishima is looking for his fiancée, an exchange for favors is mentioned. Kaidi does not want to return to Hishima and the terrors she left behind her but now she is their captive. Murdoch and Kaidi are drawn to each other and even though Kaidi makes it hard for Murdoch he eventually starts to trust her and wants to protect her. I haven't read the previous book in the series, I am going to have to rectify that. I look forward to reading more from Hailey Edwards.
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