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Smashwords book reviews by KatWalker

  • Protected By The Falcon: The Ancestors' Secrets 1 on April 21, 2016

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I've read from this author and will be looking for more in the future. As someone who has researched my family history for many years, I found Protected By The Falcon an enjoyable read which held my interest from start to finish! I also enjoyed the mix of present day with mysteries and magic from the past. Ilona, the main character, is a doctor and on her 29th birthday also becomes a healer from her Hungarian heritage. She is confused about her gift because her mother passed away before she could reveal the secrets behind Ilona's destiny so she must discover her purpose on her own while battling other forces that are working against her. Read of her journey to find her purpose and how to use it.
  • Chosen By The Sword: The Ancestors' Secrets 2 on April 23, 2016

    I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Although the book is excellently written, I deducted one star for a few instances of the f word which I hate with a passion! Otherwise it would have been a 5+ star review. Ilona's journey begins exactly where Protected by the Falcon ended with no gaps or wondering what happened in between. I enjoyed the story line and diary entries by different characters to add perspective to things that were happening to all of them. Chosen by the Sword brought even more havoc to Ilona's life and those around her. She has many choices or decisions to make to keep the world from falling into chaos and the time between past and present brings a lot of change. More than half of Book 2 took place in the past where she had to find her legacy and accept or deny blessings bestowed upon her. When Ilona and her companions return to the present, things are not the same as when they left. I will not spoil the epic ending with hints, just say that everything happened the way it should have. A perfect story except for the few bad words which in my opinion were not needed and not suitable for younger readers even though they may hear it all the time!