Thursday, May 12, 2016

Swoon Thursday # 184 ~ Soldier (Talon #3) by Julie Kagawa

Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound.
Since they are no longer with us, Naomi @ Naomi's Reading Palace has kindly created a central meet up point for those of us who wish to continue to share our swoons.
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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Talon #3)
Julie Kagawa

First - The Blurb:

A fighter dedicated to saving humankind from dragons in strictest secrecy.

That was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of the Order of St. George. What he learned from a fiery dragon hatchling twisted all he believed in and set him on a collision course with certain death-but not without a chance to put things right.

Betrayed and on the run again, Ember and rogue dragon Riley discover an unthinkable truth about Talon and St. George. They'll need Garret's skills and insider knowledge of the Order to negotiate an impossible deal-and if they fail, there will be no way to stop all-out war.

Second - The Swoon:

"I was wrong," I admitted softly. "Letting you walk out... was the stupidest thing I've ever done. I should have said yes." Garret's hand trembled in mine, and I closed my eyes. "I should have asked you to stay."

For just a heartbeat, we were both frozen. The clock on the wall ticked, a faint sound in the absolute silence.

Then Garret grabbed the hand that still held his own, yanked me to my feet and kissed me.

After the way Rogue ended, I wasn't sure how, or even if Ember and Garret would make it back to each other. But due to certain circumstances, they did. With the two of them reunited and Riley still very much in the picture, there is a definite love triangle going on between the three main characters. At this stage, I'm not sure who I want Ember to choose.

As with the previous two books, Soldier is filled with action as more secrets of the Order and Talon come to light. A few new characters are added - a really liked Jade, an Eastern Dragon who has come to join Ember's little entourage and help fight against those who want them destroyed. There are a few sweet moments and some very heartbreaking ones too.

Again, as the books draws to its end we are left on the edge of our seats. I can't wait for the release of - Legion (Talon #4) in 2017.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. OMG! A cliff hanger! I don't know if I can handle that!! I still need to get it though!

  2. Wow to admit that! That made my toes curl.

    My Swoon

  3. Go Garret! I have not read any of the books in this series, but I'm glad there is romance in the books. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series, Marilyn! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!