Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 177 ~ Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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(Talon #2)
Julie Kagawa 

First - The Blurb:


Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to join rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by, Garret, the human soldier who saved her from a Talon assassin and doomed himself

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the headquarters of mysterious drangonslayers the Order of St. George. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, a reckoning is brewing. The secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. 

Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war? 

Second - The Tease:

"You're the dragon who chose not to kill a soldier of St. George when you had the chance," I went on in a softer voice. "You risked your life to break into a compound full of enemies who would slaughter you on sight, to rescue someone you should hate." Unbidden, my other hand rose, brushing a fiery strand of hair from her eyes, and she shivered. "I don't know what that makes you, exactly, but from where I'm standing, I'd say it's pretty amazing."

Her eyes gleamed, and a smile finally tugged at the corners of her mouth. "Okay, now I am worried," she murmured in a teasing voice. "Who is this smooth-talking, non-uptight normal person and what did you do with the real Garret?"

Defying Talon and fleeing into the night, Ember is now considered a traitor to her kind, a rogue. It wasn't her plan to run, but discovering that Talon wanted her to become an assassin, she didn't feel she had a choice to remain. Teamed up with Riley/Cobalt, she hides in the shadows until she discovers the fate of the human soldier who helped her gain her freedom... Garret.

Once labelled as the 'Perfect Soldier' of the Order of St. George, Garret is now also considered a traitor to his own kind, and his punishment... is death. Managing to convince Riley and his assistant Wes, to help her free Garret before it is too late, the four of them manage to flee to Vegas. As the dragons of Talon and the soldiers of St. George close in, it becomes a race to stay one step a head.

In Talon (book #1), Ember's human side formed a bond with Garret, while her dragon side developed an attraction to Riley/Cobalt. Now constantly in the presence of both of them, her attachment to each of them has grown, and she is faced with another decision... who will she choose?

I could see the love triangle forming early in the story, and although it would be more logical for Ember to pair up with Riley/Cobalt, I kind of want her to be with Garret. Overall though, both guys are great.

An explosive continuation. I'm looking forward to the release of Soldier (book #3)

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Oh nice! I LOVE this series! I am fully expecting Julie to kill me a little bit somewhere down the line of this! LOL! Hope you're enjoying it too!

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  2. Great review - and nice tease as well, Marilyn. This is yet another series I really want to make time for...but you know how that goes. ;)

  3. I haven't read this one, but that tease. It sure does make me wanna.


  4. Gosh, I really do need to pick up this series! That tease just made me really curious about it!

    Thanks for sharing and glad you liked it :)

  5. I kind of want both too! I can see a big sacrifice coming, I reckon! I'm glad you're continuing to enjoy this series Marilyn!