Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: Games of Fate By Kris Austen Radcliffe


Contains Adult Sexual Content and some violent imagery.
Rysa Torres misses information.  Loses concentration.  Her attention problems randomize her life but she pushes forward anyway, doing the best she can—until monsters activate a part of her she didn’t know she had. 
As visions of the future whip inside her head, Rysa realizes the truth:  She’s a Fate. 
And she will set fire to the world.
All her options explode.  Her family ripped away, what little control she had destroyed, Rysa is left with one choice:  Will she die to stop the coming flames, or will she allow the man and the dragon she loves to die in her place?

 Games of Fate begins Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a new Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe.  Set in the open spaces of America, the 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.
 It starts here, now, with one young woman’s fight against a burning future—and against the death of the man she loves. 

Also available:  Prolusio: Three Stories of Fates, Fire, Shifters and Dragons
Contains some violent imagery.
Three short stories set in the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon universe, Prolusio sets the stage for Games of Fate, also available now.
In Texas, a struggling rock star attempts a comeback.  Fire, though, has other ideas. 
In Wisconsin, Shifters do what they do best—anger a dragon. 
And in Minnesota, a mother struggles to free herself from the bonds of a fate she cannot escape.

BIO:  As a child, Kris took down a pack of hungry wolves with only a hardcover copy of The Dragonriders of Pern and a sharpened toothbrush.  That fateful day set her on a path traversing many storytelling worlds—dabbles in film and comic books, time as a talent agent and a textbook photo coordinator, and a foray into nonfiction.  After co-authoring Mind Shapes: Understanding the Differences in Thinking and Communication, Kris returned to academia.  But she craved narrative and a richly-textured world of Fates, Shifters, Burners, and Dragons—and unexpected, true love. 

Kris lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, an Handsome Cat, and an entire menagerie of suburban wildlife bent on destroying her house.  That battered-but-true copy of “Dragonriders”?  She found it yesterday.  It’s time to pay a visit to the woodpeckers.

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This was my first experience with Kris Austen's writing, but I can guarantee it will not be my last.  I completely connected with Rysa and her struggles with  Even though it was set in a fantastical world, the characters were very realistic.  This book literally sucks you in from the first paragraph and refuses to release you until you finish it.  I was fortunate (or unfortunate for my to begin my journey into this book at night when my babies were in bed.  It is a book you will not want to put down.  It has everything you would want in a fabulous book:  dragons(caught that I put that first ehh?), adventure, romance, violence, and a roller coaster ride of fabulous that doesn't release, even when the story is through!! It's a great mix of urban fantasy and paranormal romance.  After all:  Rysa is a Fate, and her journey into becoming one was not easy, and proved to by an extraordinary adventure!!  I can't wait for the next book!!  Excellent Read!

1 comment:

Kris Austen Radcliffe said...

Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm glad you liked the book. :)

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