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What would you do, if you found out your life was a lie?
After you were dead?
Arwenna Shalian spent her life in loyal service to a God she was never meant to serve. Tricked by her fellow priests, she betrayed a man she thought she loved by binding a demon to him. One that would send him to the brink of madness.
Can she find a way to forgive herself? And what of Hauk, the God she was Marked to serve? Will He find her and give her the chance to undo what she’s done, or leave her at the mercy of the creatures that torture her soul?
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Posted by Melissa Manes on 16th Dec 2014
I received this book for a honest review. Let me start by saying Ms. Collins is a phenomenal writer. Daughter of Hauk: The Raven Chronicles Book 1 is a fantastic read. I read it a second time to fully experience the adventure of her characters before writing the review. Even better the second time.
You’re drawn you into a magical world of light and dark magic from page 1. The characters and story are full of richness. As the author weaves the story you’re right there with the characters. The book is written in such a charming way that Kate not only tells you and shows you with her words, you feel the story of the characters as well.
If you’re a fan of Robert Jordan, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, J. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams, or Terry Brooks, you’ll definitely love Daughter of Hauk.
Ms. Collins has once again captured my interest from the beginning. I can’t wait to read the continuation of this series.
Posted by Tony Rudzski on 14th Sep 2012
This is a book that I would highly recommend to readers that want to go beyond the shallow sword & sorcery fantasy novel and step into a world filled with surprising depth and exciting character development.
The author has created a dark fantasy world where gods keep their fingers in the goings on of their followers, and believable, evil characters do their bidding. These dark characters are driven by hatred, revenge, ego and a consuming lust for power, and you feel that as you turn the pages. You start to really develop a hatred for Bohr and his ilk, and want Arwenna to deliver some justice.
Speaking of character development, the author has delivered it in spades. Arwenna and her band of sometimes merry travelers, are fleshed out characters with depth and complexity that is refreshing. You can read and feel for the tough decisions that they sometimes make and the consequences that result. You cringe when they decide to keep a secret that should be told and smile when they suddenly catch a break. In short, you feel for these characters as if they were your own close circle of friends.
If you're looking for a fantasy novel that makes you want to hate evil and cheer on the good guys who are more than just 2 dimensional place-holders, then this is a book you want to pick up and read.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Sep 2012
This was a great story! Can't wait to read the rest of the series. I was hooked from the beginning, & it kept me going the whole way through. I'm anxious to see what's going to happen in the next book....Way to go KateMarie!
Posted by Nancy Curteman on 14th Sep 2012
KateMarie Collins has proven herself a master story teller in her exciting novel "Daughter of Hauk." The pages are filled with mythical characters--elves and fairies, ghouls and gryphons; even a half orc. Collins has given each of these characters traits that evoke strong emotions in the reader. Some you will love. Some you will despise. As a reader, you will join Arwenna, elf daughter of Hauk and lead character, as she faces one challenge after another in her effort to find her way in a world of magic and terror. Collin's novel reads like a Greek tragedy as she explores themes of loyalty, friendship, valor, revenge, betrayal and the pain of an impossible choice. A good read.
Posted by Jessica on 14th Sep 2012
Daughter of Hauk is an epic tale of greed and power, deceit and betrayal. Arwenna, daughter of Hauk, is a character of true value; she is loyal and strong, just and caring.Her journey is heartrending and full of trials. The mythical creatures Collins creates to accompany Arwenna on her quest for justice are intriguing and full of passion. The story twists and turns, bringing death and life. Just when you think a character is gone, they are returned for vengeance! Fall in love with Joss, become friends with D'Yurkie and Barek- the story will pull you in and make you feel a part of this tumultuous, war torn world!Collins first of a series sets the pace to win over the hearts of fantasy lovers! Highly recommended-
Posted by Kristy Jamison on 14th Sep 2012
Hats off to the author KateMarie Collins! I am not usually a reader of this genre, but she held my attention all the way! I recommend this book to anyone! A great piece of work!
Posted by Tara Hatcher on 14th Sep 2012
An excellent read! KateMarie Collins captures your imagination with spell binding characters. You fall into the story, personally traveling with Arwenna and her companions...
A wonderful Tale of sword and sorcery...
What choices would you make if you were offered everthing you ever wanted ~ if you just turned your back on your friends and on your personal honor?
This is a book about second chances, choices, personal integrity and Honor.
You will come to either Love, Fear, or Despise the characters...
Posted by Kate McClure on 14th Sep 2012
The story kept me entertained from the first page to the last. Fast-paced, with both humor and pathos. A very good read!
Posted by DM Harrison on 14th Sep 2012
I was fascinated by the book from page 1. I enjoyed the use of flashbacks to explain the background to the story. Throughly recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre - and if you haven't tried it here's an ideal place to start. Can't wait for next book.
Posted by Carl Brush on 14th Sep 2012
Daughter of Hauk transports us into a Medieval-like world of wizards and witches and elves and devils where anything is liable to happen to anyone at any moment. Kate Marie Collins' characters fight for their lives and souls, and there's no help for us readers--we're swept along in the fury and pain and joy of a war where swords and magic and gems and chains and good and evil battle for domination of the universe. Lest this sounds like just a kids' story, it's not. It's for anyone who can read.
The Daughter of the title, Arwenna, is on a quest to save her people as well as on a quest to find herself, her destiny, and the truth of her past. Her companions love and protect her not only as a person, but as the only one with the power to bring them victory. Collins invests the tale with all the mythic power it suggests and deserves. The legends and secrets are numerous and intriguing. The battles are epic, their outcome often in doubt. And, whatever you do, do not skip the epilogue. Without that, you're left without the heart of this very engaging novel.
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