Monday, January 3, 2011
Review: Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Author:Diana Pharaoh Francis
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Horngate Witches Book #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
THERE ARE GOOD GUYS. THERE ARE BAD GUYS. AND THEN THERE’S MAX.
Max knows what trusting the wrong person can cost you. Her former friend Giselle, a powerful witch, enslaved Max years ago, turning her into a Shadowblade—a deadly warrior compelled to fight for Giselle. But there’s more at stake now than Max’s thirst for revenge. The Guardians, overseers of the magical world, have declared war on humanity and on any witches not standing with them. Max and Giselle have come to an uneasy truce in order to protect what’s left of Horngate, their coven’s home. Max would do anything for Horngate—even give herself over to a mysterious otherworldly creature in the nearby mountains in exchange for his help. But first, she intends to save the mortal family she left behind. And Alexander, the Shadowblade warrior who could be her closest ally or her deadliest enemy, is going with her.
On a road trip into the unknown, Max and Alexander face wild magic, desperate enemies, and battles that bruise both body and soul. But the greatest challenge will come from unexpected revelations that test everything Max believes about who she is—and where her loyalties lie. . .
OMG I LOVED IT you must go buy it now. If you asked my poor neglected children what mommy did all day they would tell you I was reading and ignoring them (dont worry Hubby was home). I could not put this down. I love Max, she is a strong, independent kick ass Heroin. There was not a ton on side characters in book 2, mostly just Max and Alexander. Scooter makes more appearances. The sexual tension between Max and Alexander is at an all time high. The world is at war. Max's Family is in danger and she needs to get to them to bring them back to Horngate. Tons of answers were given in CRIMSON WIND and tons of potential left for future books. I seriously can't wait to read what comes next. Don't forget to read book 1 BITTER NIGHT before you pick up CRIMSON WIND.
I gave it 5/5 stars