Claire Shannon is a Kinsman, a woman gifted with enhanced mental capabilities. Her skills and her life were taken over by the military to fight in war that has raged on her home planet for decades. But as the war ends, she is forced to hide her abilities in order to make a new life for herself as... show more
Claire Shannon is a Kinsman, a woman gifted with enhanced mental capabilities. Her skills and her life were taken over by the military to fight in war that has raged on her home planet for decades. But as the war ends, she is forced to hide her abilities in order to make a new life for herself as a civilian. It’s a new persona, a new planet and new job that has her crossing paths with the powerful and alluring Venturo Escana. Is she strong enough to hide her true nature from her perceptive new boss? And as they grow closer, will she even still want to try?
Publish date: 2011-09-16
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
Series: Kinsmen (#2)
I liked this more than the first book in this series (Silent Blade). For the length, I thought this was well paced. Claire and Venturo are both fairly likable. My only issue is I would have liked more at the end. It felt rushed. Interesting world. Meli and Celino make an appearance in this one.
This was a hard book to rate because the writing is very divergent in the first part versus the last. Very crisp and rather mechanical at the beginning and more descriptive and lush in the last half. I understand why though. Claire goes from being in a gray world in which she is a lethal asset, to l...
A huge improvement on the first novella of the series. Claire is much more damage female lead but she is interesting to read all the same. While the romance does sound cliché I and happy to report that Ilona and Gordon breathe new life into old conventions.I feel like I need to shout it out from the...
Better than the first one. I just usually have a hard time getting into short stories. For some reason the writing always feels choppy.
4/5; 4 stars; A-The Kinsmen universe is completely different from the Kate Daniels world and the Edge...demonstrating once again that Ilona Andrews is talented writing team. I enjoyed the sci-fi feel in this novella. The characters were interesting, as was the worldbuilding.