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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #1)Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon

Author H. D. Gordon has a remarkable ability to couch the odd, the unusual, and the potentially unreal in a perception that allows the reader to take them for granted. Such was the case in “Joe,” a truly wonderful novel, and such is the case in “Blood Warriors,” the first of the Alexa Montgomery series. At first we think that Alexa’s household is just an “ordinary” dysfunctional family unit: a physically abusive paranoid schizophrenic in the parental role, and a younger sibling who at all costs must be protected, and to both mother and sister is the “fair-haired child” of the family, she who can do no wrong. But there are layers and layers deeper than that; and we quickly learn that the abusive physical training given nearly daily by Alexa’s mother has been for Alexa’s protection, and her sister Nelly’s; for Alexa is a Warrior, in fact the last of that particular combination of races.

Gripping and stunning, “Blood Warrior” will enchant, rivet and engross the reader with its paranormal elements, locales, settings, and characters. Especially compelling is the character of Alexa, the protagonist, with her constantly burning internal anger, her abilities, and her deep and abiding compassion for younger ones and those who are outcasts from society for whatever reason.

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