Tempered (Daughters of the People #3.5)



Among the People, Hawthorne the Chronicler is well-known for two things: Her faithful rendition of their history and her inclination to behead those who betray her. To mortals, Hawthorne is better known as Al C. Hawthorne, a fantasy writer with a stellar imagination and a knack for complex stories. It is in this guise that she must track down the sources of comic book illustrator Aaron Kesselman's modernized tales of Rebecca the Blade.

Hawthorne's blunt words and lithe grace intrigue Aaron, enough for him to take her up on the offer of sharing her bed. Before he knows it, his heart begins the fall into love, a fall he's willing to take if only he can persuade Hawthorne that she isn't a two thousand year old immortal descended from one of the most ruthless warriors in British history.

The past isn't the only obstacle standing in the way of true love. The Eternal Order is on the move, targeting key members of the People in their never-ending quest to extinguish the Light. Hawthorne soon learns that a strong arm and a sharp blade aren't always the best weapons in a Daughter's arsenal, especially when her heart is involved.

Daughters of the People: Immortal Amazons unjustly cursed, struggling to save their People, and their hearts.  (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)


As with all the books in this series, I loved reading this book.  I’m always so sad after they’re over as I cannot wait for the next book to come out!  One thing I really appreciate is that the story doesn’t end with the curse being broken.  There’s so much more to the story than the relationship between the two main characters; they’re also one piece of the jigsaw puzzle to fulfill The Prophecy.  I won’t give anything away, but I will say I really want to find out who “the pretty lady” is! JThis book runs roughly parallel to “The Enemy Within” so I’d highly recommend reading that (or all of the series) first so you don’t have spoilers.

Another thing going for the series is that it hasn’t teetered out.  If anything, I think I am enjoying the books more as we get farther in the series because, as I mentioned before, there is a lot more than the main romance.  This book is action wrapped around intriguing characters, romance and adorable little Lila.  I’ll be looking forward to the next installment!

Warning: Contains repeated sexual content.

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of the author.

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? Fans of the series, go back and read them all!

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