Monday 14 December 2015

Review: Misery's Way - J.C. Daniels

Her name is Frankie. At least, that’s what she calls herself.

She looks human, but she’s no more human than she is a faith-healer. That doesn’t stop her from using her…more unique abilities to take care of certain needs. It’s those abilities that lead to a chance encounter with an unusual woman in Florida.

It’s a chance encounter with fate that will set these two down a collision course with destiny.

This short story is loosely connected to the Kit Colbana Files. Can be read as a stand-alone.

The Colbana Files:
A Stroke of Dumb Luck (Free Short Story)
Bladed Magic (Short Story)
Damon (Novella)
Blade Song
Blade Song: Special Anniversary Edition
Night Blade
Broken Blade
Edged Blade
Misery's Way (Novella)
Shadowed Blade
Haunted Blade

Visit J.C. Daniels' website for more information

Misery's Way is set in the Kit Colbana world and in my opinion it's best read after Edged Blade because even though this is mainly introducing a new character we do get to see Kit and Justin through her eyes and you could end up getting lost if you're new to the series.

Frankie is a fascinating new character who I hope we will see again in future books of the series. She is very obviously not human but she never quite admits to what she actually is and I wasn't able to figure it out myself. She feeds off of human misery and pain but she is also able to use her gift to heal people. She has been living as a faith healer trying to save people without bringing too much attention to herself but it's very hard to stay under the radar and do a good job at the same time.

As much as I loved Frankie I really want to know more about her past and who is chasing her, I'm also incredibly curious about her (also not quite human) companion Saleel. The two have an interesting bond and I'm sure there's a story to be told but we don't get much information here.

Misery's Way is a very short story but it's priced so low that I don't think you'll be disappointed and fans of the series will enjoy getting to see Kit and Justin through an outsider's eyes. Frankie also does something that is going to have a big impact on Kit in the future and you won't want to miss that. The ebook includes a bonus extra story, Bladed Magic, which you may have already read since it was published previously but that makes this eBook an even better price if you don't already own it. My love for this series just continues to grow and this story just made me more eager than ever to get my hands on the next instalment.

Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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  1. I loved Frankie and Saleel too. I'm going to be very disappointed if they don't appear somewhere in the Colbana Files. I just didn't learn enough about them in this book. I loved it and thought it was a great introduction, but I want more. Great review.

    My Review:

    1. They're brilliant characters aren't they! Frankie is who I was thinking of in my reply on Final Protocol, I need to know what she actually IS! I'm definitely hoping for more of these two in the main books (or even future short stories!).

      I've been trying to comment on your reviews but I can't see the comment box on my iPad so I'll return your visit next time I'm on my laptop :-) I'll also add links to your reviews but again it's easier from my laptop!



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