Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: Cursed Blood: The Chosen Warriors of Avalon by Joe Harkreader




Cursed Blood by Joe Harkreader 

Book: Cursed Blood: The Chosen Warriors of Avalon
Author: Joe Harkreader
Publisher: Joe Harkreader
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Chosen: Cursed Blood is a story that begins in the 1300's during the era of the black death, about a man named Jasper Kain, who had his life taken away by an evil dark phantom; awakening him into an immortal warrior, gifted with supernatural abilities; who's eyes have been opened up to a magnificent yet unpredictable world of ancient gods, demons and wizards.
The day Jasper's life changed, two mysterious, yet powerful runes appeared on the palms of his hands that have kept him young throughout the ages and his wounds healed from every battle. However; the cursed ink that clings to his flesh seems to crave the blood of this slain enemies.
Present day: Tokyo, Japan.
Jasper finds himself being attacked by an army of shadow demons, that are under the control of an insane man who appears to possess a similar dark gift as his own. An exciting adventure of danger, magical creatures and deities are revealed to Jasper, after being chosen by an ancient goddess to take part in an unknown destiny that has been tainted with cursed blood, born from the land of magic; Avalon.
 

My Review:
Cursed Blood is one wild ride of a story! Harkreader hooked me from the beginning and kept me reeled in the entire length of the book. It has a mixture of magic, fantasy, adventure, romance with a sense of real imagination. I really enjoyed reading it, five stars all the way!

The first part of the story takes place in Tokyo, Japan while it quickly moves to the magical land of Avalon. Jasper has been around for a long time since his blood was cursed by a evil goddess many years ago. Vincent is another one who has been cursed by the same goddess and is always trying to get Jasper to side with him. Together they can bring the goddess back and start a new world. Hanako and her two brothers live with their grandmother in Tokyo, their parents were killed years ago. They believe that they are just normal humans. They have no idea that they are actually Fae and that their grandmother put a spell on them so they wouldn't find out. Well that is until they do. That is when everything changes. One of the brothers is captured and turned evil.

Hanako, her brother Tenchi team up with Jasper to try to find their brother and stop Vincent and the goddess. Many exciting things happen once they are in Avalon. Some good, some bad and all really fun to read. The story takes the characters on an adventure with good and evil that they soon won't forget.

I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will just tell you this is a must read. The action and suspense never stops. There is a lot of magic and just enough innocent romance to lighten things up at times. There were moments when my heart was pounding and I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. The cliffhanger ending will leave you breathless and wanting more. I know I want to read the next book when it is available! This author will be one I will be on the lookout for more books from. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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