Marsha Grigsby

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  • Centaur Legacy on Nov. 26, 2012

    When I first stumbled upon "Blood Debt" by Nancy Straight, I was enamored and in awe of the incredible world-building. So, I was anxiously awaiting the realease of the second book, "Centaur Legacy." Yet, I must be honest, I was also a little afraid. How many times have I enjoyed the first book in a series but then the subsequent books were just okay. Well, honey, let me tell you there is nothing to worry about here. "Centaur Legacy" is just as good as the first book if not better! The story begins right where the first book ends, with our characters on a plane to Ireland. Cami and Drake are on a mission to locate he great Uncle Zethus and the arrow of Zeus. If they are to have a future together, the must find a way to defeat Cami's Grandmother Zandra. Once they arrive in Ireland, they wander the farmlands. About a week after they arrive, Uncle Zethus finds them and gives them news that the arrow is not longer in his possession. If they are to find it, they must go to North Dakota. Meanwhile, Cami's brother Beau has made a life altering decision to leave the Centaur community and try living among humans. He refuses for allow his parents to pay a bribe to arrange for a loveless marriage to a Centauride. So, he is off to San Diego, California to visit Cami's best friend, Daniel. However, while he is there, he and Daniel, rescue a young Centauride name, Lacey from a burning car accident. Lacey is a seer and alerts Beau that he must go to North Dakota where Cami needs him. Before Beau and Daniel can make it to North Dakota, Cami is kidnapped and Drake is left unconscious and badly injured. Daniel is furious. However, he and Beau rally the family to assist in locating Cami. Before you ask, "No, I will not tell you who kidnapped her." We get a chance to finally meet Cami's brother, Cameron and he is not what I expected. Also, the character of Lacey adds a nice new element to the story. "Centaur Legacy" manages to interweave a whole new world and rich Centaurian culture. It is complex and full of supernatural elements. I truly enjoyed the changes Drake willingly makes for the love of Cami. Additionally, the storyline is full of action, betrayals, mystique and intrigue. Once I sat down to read it, I could not put it down. I literally read it in one sitting. I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what would happen next. Now, here I sit with the knowledge that I will have to wait a year for the third book. This is especially difficult since this book ended with a cliffhanger. Ms. Straight, you are simply devilish!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are look for a series that will touch your heart and make your heart pound with excitement, the "Touched" series is the one for you. I loaned the first book to a friend of mine and she does not even like supernatural books and she immediately fell in love it! Run, do not walk and pick up this series. You will be glad you did!(less)
  • Centaur Legacy on Nov. 26, 2012

    When I first stumbled upon "Blood Debt" by Nancy Straight, I was enamored and in awe of the incredible world-building. So, I was anxiously awaiting the realease of the second book, "Centaur Legacy." Yet, I must be honest, I was also a little afraid. How many times have I enjoyed the first book in a series but then the subsequent books were just okay. Well, honey, let me tell you there is nothing to worry about here. "Centaur Legacy" is just as good as the first book if not better! The story begins right where the first book ends, with our characters on a plane to Ireland. Cami and Drake are on a mission to locate he great Uncle Zethus and the arrow of Zeus. If they are to have a future together, the must find a way to defeat Cami's Grandmother Zandra. Once they arrive in Ireland, they wander the farmlands. About a week after they arrive, Uncle Zethus finds them and gives them news that the arrow is not longer in his possession. If they are to find it, they must go to North Dakota. Meanwhile, Cami's brother Beau has made a life altering decision to leave the Centaur community and try living among humans. He refuses for allow his parents to pay a bribe to arrange for a loveless marriage to a Centauride. So, he is off to San Diego, California to visit Cami's best friend, Daniel. However, while he is there, he and Daniel, rescue a young Centauride name, Lacey from a burning car accident. Lacey is a seer and alerts Beau that he must go to North Dakota where Cami needs him. Before Beau and Daniel can make it to North Dakota, Cami is kidnapped and Drake is left unconscious and badly injured. Daniel is furious. However, he and Beau rally the family to assist in locating Cami. Before you ask, "No, I will not tell you who kidnapped her." We get a chance to finally meet Cami's brother, Cameron and he is not what I expected. Also, the character of Lacey adds a nice new element to the story. "Centaur Legacy" manages to interweave a whole new world and rich Centaurian culture. It is complex and full of supernatural elements. I truly enjoyed the changes Drake willingly makes for the love of Cami. Additionally, the storyline is full of action, betrayals, mystique and intrigue. Once I sat down to read it, I could not put it down. I literally read it in one sitting. I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what would happen next. Now, here I sit with the knowledge that I will have to wait a year for the third book. This is especially difficult since this book ended with a cliffhanger. Ms. Straight, you are simply devilish!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are look for a series that will touch your heart and make your heart pound with excitement, the "Touched" series is the one for you. I loaned the first book to a friend of mine and she does not even like supernatural books and she immediately fell in love it! Run, do not walk and pick up this series. You will be glad you did!(less)