The Iron Locket (The Risen King, Book 1)

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She was raised to hunt faeries. He was raised from the dead.


Aiofe Callaghan comes from a long line of faery hunters. Hired by one of the faery queens, they protect the human world from chaos and destruction. But when Aiofe stumbles through an open door into the land of Faery, she discovers the job isn't as simple as it seems, and neither is she. More
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About Samantha Warren

Samantha Warren is an author-publisher who spends her days immersed in dragons, spaceships, and vampires.

In the name of research, she enlisted the help of her pet dragon Anethesis and together they built a Noah’s Ark-like space ship. Three trips through a hole in the time-space continuum allowed the pair to explore the universe decades into the past and eons into the future. They discovered how life would be without Earth and were forced to run from alien law enforcement when their ship was deemed unspaceworthy. In the long run, the constant demands of space travel and repairs cut into Samantha’s sock fetish fund, so she was forced to sell her ark for half-price to a slimy creature that made Jabba the Hutt look like Brad Pitt.

After her years of traveling, she returned to her roots. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is milking cows or trying to feed them Pop-Tarts and FiberOne bars (they like neither). She also spends a lot of time in her weed patch (aka: garden), collecting zombie gnomes, or watching any show featuring Gordon Ramsay. Anethesis remains by her side, sleeping away the day and hunting evil cat-eating coyotes by night.

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Reviews of The Iron Locket (The Risen King, Book 1) by Samantha Warren

Sarah (Workaday Reads) reviewed on Dec. 26, 2014

This story wove an intriguing mixture of King Arthur legends with faery tales. Many of the faery characters were recognizable from classic stories, such as the four Faery Queens. The way the faeries and King Arthur’s knights were connected was unique and believable.

In addition to mixing King Arthur and faeries, there was also some modern humans in the form of faery hunters. The set up for them was also believable. I quite liked the histories and background woven into the story as everything was cohesive and logical.

The characters themselves were well formed. The personalities were realistic, and there was plenty of variance between the different people. There were a lot of characters in the story, and yet I never mixed them up, they were each distinct.

Overall, I liked the story, and found it very intriguing. The action moved quickly, and I was quite impressed at the boldness of the story. I won’t give any spoilers, but I will say I’m afraid to become too attached to any of the characters as more than one perished in this first story. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.
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