Warriors of the Cross (Warrior, #1)

Rated 4.50/5 based on 9 reviews
As a physician, Allison La Crosse's mystical power to save people who are dying should be a great gift, but it's not. Instead, it threatens to kill her every time she uses it. Since the compulsion is so prevalent, she has little control over it…little ability to prevent her own demise. If not for Brody Kennedy, she would be dead. With his rescue, love blossoms, and the journey for a cure begins. More

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Words: 118,120
Language: English
ISBN: 9781453753422
About T. R. Graves

T. R. Graves, the author of The Warrior Series and The Secrets Series, is a 2012 NaNoWriMo Winner. She lives along the Texas coast with her husband. Together, they raise T. R.'s beta reading daughter and their football-loving son. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, she counts her career as a registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals high on her list of fulfilling accomplishments.

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Warriors of the Cross - Book Trailer
Allison La Crosse, beginning a challenging family medicine residency, leaves the protection of her family. With the transfer, her worst nightmares come true. Her closely guarded mystical talents – those which seldom appeared before the move – unleash themselves from her confinement and reveal their presence with very little provocation.

Guardians of the Cross - Book Trailer
Allison La Crosse knows someone is trying to kill her. She just doesn't know why. While trying to stay alive, she discovers her mother's journal. In it, her mother, a gifted prophet with the power to heal the dying (like Allison), predicts 'he' will die. Allison has no idea which will die, Brody or Clark, but both are in danger and require her protection until she can ensure their safety.

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Review by: terra oenning on Dec. 05, 2011 :
I thought this book was a wonderful read and im glad I got to read it. it was a quick read but all in all i loved and cant wait for the next book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Aurora Press on Dec. 01, 2011 :
I thought Warrior of the Cross was a fantastic read with a great story and a believable voice. Allison wasn't the usual whiney character we often meet in YA and paranormal literature nowadays. She had fears like everyone else, but she also had a strength in her that allowed her to be there for her dying brother and her emotionally suffering sister going through the motions of a divorce. I liked Allison's empathy for others, but also the fact that she wasn't oblivious to danger. This made her seem real and clever to me.
The twist involving Allison's true heritage was interesting. There were plenty of clues throughout the story, but I didn't see its magnitude until the very end.
All in all, a great read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Alexandria Theodosopoulos on Nov. 26, 2011 :
This was a great book. Especially for readers who love the medical field. There was a lot of specifics about medical things and even though I'd never want anything to do with the medical field, it didn't deter me from the book. I actually enjoyed those parts a little.

I was a little confused about what was happening in some parts - mostly just because we didn't know what was happening along with the main character. I like how real she made the characters - especially Brody and Clark's secret/special relationship. I found her attraction and pull towards both men very real and I enjoyed reading about all of the characters. Sometimes there's characters you don't like, and I didn't really find that here, except in the case were Allison didn't like them either.

There was one part where I think some wrong names were thrown around but they were minor characters and even though I was confused at first it didn't ruin the story. It also seemed really long, which is fine, it just surprised me I guess.

Would recommend if you like supernatural and romance!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shirley Poe on Sep. 24, 2011 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and the story line. I also liked the Christian theme that seemed to run through the book. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens in the next book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Maria on July 27, 2011 :
Warriors of the Cross has a little something for everyone. There's romance, mystery, suspense, supernatural, and a bit of Christian theology thrown in for good measure. The story flows fairly smoothly, though there are areas where it seems to drag some; but not enough for me to want to stop reading.

The characters were mostly written well. It was easy to see Allison mature as she went through all the strange incidents happening to her. I would have preferred Clark and Brody to be more well-rounded, I think maybe in trying to keep the mystery around them, they fell a little flat at times. However, I adored the sisters and wished they would have been around more!

The suspense is kept drawn tight throughout the storyline, I had to keep reading because I needed to know where Allison got her gifts and how she was going to fight off the evil! Overall, I really enjoyed the book and will be looking forward to the next two books in the series.

*Disclaimer: I received this book from the author through Goodreads. I was not required to write a positive review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Louisa Paarsmarkt on July 21, 2011 :
This was a pretty good book. I enjoyed reading it, and it was pretty quick. The language was a bit formal, but that might just be me, I'm technically not an adult, but yeah.

Other then that, I thought that this was an original idea, and it was one that I really liked, and I liked reading about it, and it was a good, solid plot.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Emily Tuley on June 19, 2011 :
Lately I have not really had any posts saying that the book I read was generally horrible. It's been to my pleasant surprise and general enjoyment that every author I have been approached by and/or won a contest from I've had the honor of reading what I think are some good writers to come. With that being said.

Normally this genre of book I've been very picky in reading and coming to enjoy. I have to say when starting this book I was pleasantly surprised at the time taken to get a feel for my view of the character and to flesh out the coming quirks that would make me adore the leading lady.

With each turn of the page I became to know more about each character and not just the one that was telling the story. I started to feel that pull I get when something really good is about to come out and then it gets hidden again. That desire to keep turning the page till the end of the story is figured out.

All in all this has moved up to one of my favorites in my collection. Thank you to the Author for a marvelous read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Avid Reader on March 06, 2011 :
Great read! I really enjoyed reading this book. The ending is the best part! So exciting and thrilling, it kept me glued to the page. It you like reading fiction and fantast I would recommend this book to you.

Wonderful story line that keeps you interested.
Must read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: BookreviewsR'US on March 06, 2011 :
I would highly recommend this book to anyone (including young adult readers). It's the perfect mix of reality, fantasy, love, and terror. BEAUTIFUL!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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