Title: Fifth of Blood
Series: Fate~Fire~Shifter~Dragon #3
Author: Kris Austen Radcliffe
Published: February 27th 2014 by Six Talon Sign Fantasy & Futuristic
Format: ARC ecopy
Genre: NA urban fantasy/romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
But she’s out of his reach. And she’s wasting away.
To make a bad situation worse, an old Fate family caught Rysa’s scent. Now she must find the answers to their problems—and recover her talisman—before a Roman Emperor finds his prey.
With the help of the newly-healed, newly-invincible Derek, Rysa plays a game of cat and mouse with the worst Fates and Burners on the planet. And maybe—just maybe—they will all come out alive.
The Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon Series:
New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance
The Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon series takes Rysa and Ladon—and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon—through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures:
Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future.
Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid.
Shifters who shape much more than their bodies.
And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.
Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.
Character growth in this novel is astounding. Although we’ve met most of the characters in previous novels, many change in leaps and bounds throughout this one. That said, there is a cause for every change. Nobody ever has an unexplained personality change. Character development, although tied directly to the plot, is phenomenal and you really get to know them throughout this novel. It was really nice to see a cast of characters that didn’t remain stagnant. The new characters introduced are also quite well developed and help to round out the cast as well as further the story.
This novel was emotionally intense and a wild ride. It brought tears to my eyes but also left me laughing. It is definitely a must read instalment to a must read series.