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Alone in a world on the brink of war…two unlikely allies will discover a love greater than time.Exiled from her home, powerful oracle Cosmina Cordei holds the key to uniting those protecting mankind from evil. But just as she makes her way into the holy city to perform an ancient rite, the enemy closes in for the kill…Drawn by a destiny he won’t accept, elite assassin HenrAlone in a world on the brink of war…two unlikely allies will discover a love greater than time.Exiled from her home, powerful oracle Cosmina Cordei holds the key to uniting those protecting mankind from evil. But just as she makes her way into the holy city to perform an ancient rite, the enemy closes in for the kill…Drawn by a destiny he won’t accept, elite assassin Henrik Lazar detests the mystical curse handed down by his mother. But when the sorcery in his blood is activated and past pain comes back to haunt him, his new abilities come into play and he must learn to control them.Rescued by Henrik in the heat of battle, Cosmina must decide whether to trust the assassin who loathes the goddess she serves or face certain death on her own. Forced into an untenable position, Henrik is left with a terrible choice—protect the magical Order he despises, or deny destiny and lose the woman he loves forever....

Title : Knight Avenged
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ISBN : 9781612187105
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Number of Pages : 412 Pages
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Knight Avenged Reviews

  • Amy
    2018-11-27 21:03

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Good installment of the Circle of Seven series. I love Henrik and Cosmina. Such a great couple! This story picked up close to where the last book left off. Enjoyable story! Can't wait for the next one.

  • Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
    2018-12-07 16:55

    Synopsis:Alone in a world on the brink of war…two unlikely allies will discover a love greater than time.Exiled from her home, powerful oracle Cosmina Cordei holds the key to uniting those protecting mankind from evil. But just as she makes her way into the holy city to perform an ancient rite, the enemy closes in for the kill…Drawn by a destiny he won’t accept, elite assassin Henrik Lazar detests the mystical curse handed down by his mother. But when the sorcery in his blood is activated and past pain comes back to haunt him, his new abilities come into play and he must learn to control them.Rescued by Henrik in the heat of battle, Cosmina must decide whether to trust the assassin who loathes the goddess she serves or face certain death on her own. Forced into an untenable position, Henrik is left with a terrible choice—protect the magical Order he despises, or deny destiny and lose the woman he loves forever.My Thoughts:4.5 stars rounding up.I'm really enjoying this series. For whatever reason, it just works for me. It's not the most unique PNR and it's got the usual tropes that make a paranormal romance what it is. However, I'm still loving the series despite that. I like the characters and I like the magic. The men are all pretty sweet with their women and they just want to be loved, even when they think they don't deserve it. The women try hard to depend on no one but themselves, but they can't seem to help themselves when the guys come along. It's usually because they've landed in an impossible situation. They don't have much choice but to accept help. That's not to say that they lose all independence and cannot defend themselves, because I don't consider that to be the case. The Blessed are not helpless. They may not all be warriors, but they usually have some way of defending themselves.Cosmina was a good example of this. She's pretty damn good with throwing knives as well as using them in close quarters combat. She's just unlucky that the Al Pacii are the ones that have been made her enemies now. Even still, she's determined to see the mission the Goddess gave her through even though she's practically bleeding to death thanks to an arrow in the arm from Halal. If Henrik, Shay and Andrei (with Tareek and Kazim as backup) hadn't tracked their former comrades to White Temple, Cosmina would have been a goner. As it is, her mission is a success and she even ends up helping the guys despite barely being able to stand on her own and ending up temporarily disabled. The thing Cosmina struggled with the most is over the way she wanted to rely on Henrik despite having lived on her own for the past five years. She's used to being cautious and keeping her guard up, so trusting Henrik so soon seems wrong to her. However, thanks to her gift, she comes to accept this on her own and without too much annoying introspection. Once she does accept it, even when she wants to cling, she refuses to. She goes balls to the wall and with no remorse. I admired that about her. And when Henrik does do something to hurt her, she doesn't wallow in bitterness forever. She also doesn't mope. She continues her mission and saves one of her fellow Blessed. When Henrik does come to his senses, she doesn't forgive him easily. She makes him tell her how he feels. Good for her.I adored Henrik. I liked him from book 1 and his character was pretty consistent here. We learned some more about his past, though I would have preferred that he revealed in to Cosmina directly instead of the way that she found out. I'm glad that scene wasn't as angsty as it could have been, though. Thanks to Cosmina, Henrik was able to overcome a lot of bitterness with regards to the Goddess of All Things. It doesn't happen right away, so it felt right to me once it did happen. Having someone like Cosmina love him went a long way to helping him heal. He'll likely still have some issues (for a strong guy, Henrik has some strong fears), but at least he isn't alone anymore. You could really tell how alone he'd been feeling when he felt relieved not to be the only guy stuck with magic. He never wanted magic, but now that all of the others seem to have it, too, I think he'll better adapt to his new abilities. It helps that he doesn't detest the Goddess anymore, for sure. My main problem with Henrik is that he fell into the same trap that Xavian fell into with Afina. He thought he wasn't good enough to be with someone like Cosmina. It made him think a little too much. I wanted him to just decide one way or another and stick with it. He was really sweet with her, though and he wasn't overbearing. He was alpha, but not in a really annoying way. Plus, I liked that he enjoyed bantering with her and really seemed to get into it when she took control.We also got POVs from Tareek, Cristobal, a Blessed named Nairobi and Halal in this book. Halal gets himself upgraded, but so far, it hasn't given him too much of an advantage as the Seven have been upgraded as well. Plus, those dudes have three dragons on their side. Still, I'm sure Halal will get some licks in soon enough. He probably won't lose all the time. I really dislike that guy and the Prince of Shadows can go kick rocks. Tareek is still fiercely protective of Henrik thanks to their history, but he's got scars of his own that he has to overcome. He starts to begin to here, but I'm sure we will see him grow more over the course of the series. We get a few POVs from Cristobal as well and at first, he's terrified of the changes he's going through. His are really invasive, but the end result is pretty deadly and incredibly useful. It seems he's also got himself a connection with Cruz and I'm sure that will come in handy, especially now that Nairobi has arrived. Is she the one the voice Cristobal was hearing was telling him to find? With the way he was acting towards him after Cosmina saved her, I'm inclined to think so. I'm assuming that their book will be next. Nairobi seems like a pretty self-sufficient type of woman and headstrong, too. I have a feeling that Cristobal will have his hands full with her.I'm glad that we got to see all of the guys get some decent amount of page time in this one. In book 1, I kept completely forgetting about Kazim and Razvan because I'm pretty sure they didn't have any speaking lines in that one. We actually get to see a nice deal more of Kazim and I rather like him. Razvan I'm not sure about yet because while we got see his awesome new abilities, we didn't see a whole lot of him. That should change as the series progresses. I was happy that there was plenty of Andrei and Shay. I really like those two. I wonder what Andrei's issue with water is, though. I'm really looking forward to when he finds his own mate. He didn't think Henrik getting attached to Cosmina was a smart move, so I'm wondering how hard he will try to resist falling in love. I really want to see him fall hard. I also look forward to seeing what type of woman Shay will fall for. He's the youngest of all of them, but he's damned deadly still and I like his sarcasm. I also like that he took to his new magic really well. So did Kazim and Xavian. I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • Shauni
    2018-12-10 19:03

    Originally Reviewed For: Tea and BookAuthor Coreene Callahan writes about more than Dragons.. of course there are dragons in both of her series BUT there is so much more. Knight Avenged is book two in her Circle of Seven Series and it tells a story of the good vs evil. Of the ultimate evil attempting to regain his hold on the human world. About those that fight for the light but also fight against she who commands the light. Fighting their destiny while trying to destroy evil.Oracle Cosmina Cordei was banished from the white city by a greedy high priestess. A woman who dabbled in the dark arts while supposed to be leading those who honored the goddess of all things. Literally alone in the wilderness, Cosmina has managed to create a home for herself outside of the society she was raised in. But now she has been called back to the White City by the goddess herself. It's Cosmina's job to let the others know, it's safe to return. Only it isn't, not as it stands, the minions of evil have breached the walls and are there for one reason only. To destroy those who serve.. When Cosmina attempts to make the call she is attacked, only to be saved by a mysterious man with ties to her past..Elite assassin, Henrik Lazar isn't an assassin by choice. He too was banished from the White City. His only sin being a male born into the family of the High Priestess.. an evil woman who sold her son to the assassin master and then told the world he was dead. Twenty years later he has returned to the White City trying his best to refuse the call. But when an innocent needs him, he is there. Only to discover that she holds his heart.Duty and choice... which will prevail. Both Cosmina and Henrik have a calling, both know that any time they have together is finite with no hope of forever. Except the heart wants what the heart wants and a love for the ages begins. But before they can fight for their love they must first fight against those who serve evil.I enjoyed this book and have waited diligently for it's release. A powerful statement is made and yet.. I found it lacked the wow factor of Knight Awakened.. but that's ok because it tells an excellent story with well thought out characters.We see a bit of the rest of the seven and I think their lack of presence throughout the book is what disappointed me. Yes, they are there hovering just outside of the story but I wanted more. I love those guys and feel that they need to interact more to truly make this book a great one.Henrik and Cosmina have an excellent chemistry and that worked truly well within the story. And the plot surrounding the duty or choice concept was wonderfully done. All in all, Coreene has another hit on her hands..Shauni

  • Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-11-30 19:56

    Seems like I waited a long time for this book; I have forgotten a lot about this world that I had to review the previous book. So it was a slow start for me only because it took me a while to get reacquainted with the characters. With that mishap to the side, Knight Avenged was overall fast paced, action packed and plenty romantic.I love Henrik and Cosmina. I was in awe with both their dedication to their beliefs and causes. Cosmina, the Oracle is more a warrior than an oracle. I love her aggressive warrior behavior; it was inspiring and sometimes she was hardheaded but still inspiring. She was not deterred from her duties, and I have to say, I thought she was pretty kick ass. Henrik and Cosmina were perfect for each other despite coming from the different sides of the spectrum. Their past experiences somehow connected them. It was romantic that Henrik let her be who she is yet, always on the ready to rescue her and the man is hot!!! Ah, Henrik is totally swoon worthy.The Circle of Seven’s enemy, Halal, joining forces with the Prince of Shadows was totally unexpected. And the union was intense. As evil as they are, I’m afraid our boys have not heard the last of Armand and the Al Pacii aka Druinguaris. I have a feeling they will come back with a vengeance. On the brighter end of things, it was wonderful to see the rest of the guys. We certainly got more scenes focusing on who they are. We saw what their powers are and that they are starting to hone them well. I’m most intrigued with Tareek, Razvan and especially Cristobal. There was a bit of setup for Cristobal and Nairobi. Cristobal is definitely fascinating with his powers and new hellhound friends. I’m curious to see where Ms. Callahan will take that part of the story.Though Ms. Callahan’s other series, Dragonfury, is, in fact, a different series and centuries apart, I cannot help to think that there is a connection between the two worlds. It was recently said that there may be a chance that the worlds will somehow collide. Ultimately, we will find out what and why the Dragonfury is cursed and possibly where they originated. Now, that information excites the heck out me. Having these two worlds in the same pages will be such a treat.*ARC provided by publisher

  • Ezinwanyi
    2018-11-22 17:02

    In Book 2, Coreene Callahan continues the story with another loyal servant of the goddess, Cosmina Cordei fleeing from Halal. She runs into Henrik Lazar, who rescues the injured Cosmina. Together they journey to the white castle, but just like in Book 1, running for your life has a way of creating a bond and increasing attraction. The writing was very similar to the prior book in that the action is slow building and the writing rather wordy. I would like this story more if the author shaved off 50-75 pages.The characters were really likeable. Cosmina and Henrik were hot together. They were both focused on their mission and they were not looking for love. I like that Cosmina was no simpering maiden and Henrik was no alpha male. He was protective but he wasn’t overbearing. It took a long time for them to give into their feelings, which made the first half of the book pretty slow for me. The story progressed at a much faster pace in the second half and I was much more engaged as Cosmina and Henrik gave in to their feelings, and the dragons got more involved. If you like your PNR with more of a fantasy storyline, then this series will enjoyable to you.

  • Teresa
    2018-11-18 15:45

    Another great story from Coreene Callahan!Book Two in the Circle of Seven series, it jumps straight into the action from the very beginning. Henrik is a very lovable character with a heart of gold and a strong moral code. Cosmina is a great match for him, she's strong, sassy and not afraid to keep him in line. Both characters have a torturous past but, Henrik especially, comes to realise that to move forward you have to let go and embrace the inevitable. The interaction with the other warriors was fun and you really felt like they were a family through choice not just circumstance, it gave you just enough to crave them having their own stories. I absolutely love the three dragons, am very much looking forward to seeing their relationships with the warriors strengthen.For anyone that might of struggled with the first book (the world building is long!) keep going with this story. I have a feeling that with each new book their gonna get better and better!

  • Christina
    2018-12-12 21:38

    Interesting story with a romance woven inInteresting story with a romance woven inCoreene Callahan is an excellent story teller. This second book continues the saga of good against evil with a romance woven in to the larger story. Yes, there was a bit too much "I don't deserve her," but that is something I've come to expect with every one of the C Callahan books I've read. In spite of it, her story telling takes the reader into the setting, like all the best stories do. The author knows how to deploy the magic of showing, rather than telling.

  • Hard12luv
    2018-11-23 23:46

    Both coming from the same birth place. The lived different lives, but found love when working for the same cause. Hard man finds soft, strong will woman. The goddess plays match maker.

  • Hbeebti
    2018-12-04 17:42

    I really like this series. Cant wait for the next one.

  • Eva Millien
    2018-12-06 23:56

    This fantasy romance takes readers on a riveting journey as the elite assassin Henrik rescues Cosmina, a powerful oracle from the clutches of evil and as the enemy closes in, they both discover that they can’t fight destiny.This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with action, suspense, drama, magic and romance. The author brings this fantasy story to life with well written scenes and details which paint vivid images and capture the imagination and the well orchestrated action scenes are exciting and believable, drawing the reader deeper into the adventure. The characters are strong, compelling, easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning and as the danger from the evil escalates, spine tingling tension sends delicious shivers down the spine.The attraction between Henrik and Cosmina is undeniable but both believe they have to live in the moment which leads to some hot and steamy sex scenes, but means it takes the romance some time progress and for each to realize that they can’t live without each other. Both Henrik and Cosmina have had traumatic pasts that directly impact the present and the reader’s heart, although they both have come out the stronger for what they’ve been through and Henrik’s strength and protectiveness toward Cosmina really captures the heart.The reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as all the captivating characters learn of their magical abilities and the author throws in a few surprises to keep the reader guessing as evil tries to stop the light. The author has created a fascinating world full of magical characters and elements that arouses the curiosity and ensures that they want to know more. I haven’t read the first one yet… but I will certainly be remedying that and I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
    2018-11-27 19:57

    Rating: 3.5/5Heat Rating: 3/5Narrator Performance: 3.5/5Enjoyable but it was very slow moving.

  • cynthia
    2018-11-20 18:50

    AvengedA tale of deadly assassins working for the Greater good not Evil. And in the mix love stories to last a lifetime. Henricks story brings him full circle from where he started. With great passion and fierce partner in Cosmina. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

  • Brian Davis
    2018-11-24 21:37

    GoodAnother tale set in medieval Europe, but with magic and magical creatures, combat between good and evil, and romance. This is a good story if you enjoy those elements, but be aware the violence and even more so the sex is explicit. If that offends you make another choice.

  • Wendy Parker
    2018-12-12 17:45

    Amazing JourneyHave enjoyed the journeys that include a few dragons, lots of action and maybe so romance along the way. Highly recommend this series. Will be anxiously awaiting for the next one.

  • Lois Alston
    2018-11-21 19:43

    Great readingFighting on the side of right even when you have been wronged a lot in life. Your just reward is coming if you are open to receiving it.

  • Terri James
    2018-12-03 15:48

    Book 2I enjoyed this book. The action and love story is great. Details get a little repetitive for me. But great characters. I will definitely read the next book.

  • deanna clapsadle
    2018-11-17 16:46

    No noRead more so you can tell Scene in better less wordy way you run o. And on it mean s skip pages to get back to story

  • Roger Clark
    2018-12-13 22:56

    ReviewDid not like. There was too much devil carp in it. I did not like the characters. There was no good story line

  • marie faraone
    2018-12-09 22:37

    GreatThese two books were greAt. And I hope that this set is not done and there is more to come.

  • Alan Jeddeloh
    2018-12-09 18:43

    Ick.

  • Gee
    2018-12-01 15:42

    This Circle of Seven is shaping up to become a good series. This author was a surprise find for me. I just stumbled upon the first book in this series and liked it so much I sought out this sequel to the first. I enjoyed it just as much. The world building in this fantasy is top notch. Set in a medieval-like setting, there is a war shaping up between good and evil: The Goddess of All Things vs. the Prince of Shadows. Seven warriors brutally and cruelly trained as Al Pacii assassins by the villainous Halal escape him to form their own alliance. Halal, who kidnaps boys to turn them into killers, sells his soul to the devil, The Prince of Shadows, in exchange for perpetual youth and untold supernatural strength. Now he serves his master by going after the Blessed, a group of women who worship the Goddess of All Things in the White Temple. It is the worship of the goddess that strengthens her, so the Prince of Shadows targets these women to bring down the goddess. The previous high priestess went rogue and betrayed the Blessed and now the goddess is in the process of restoring the earth from the wrongs done by the former priestess and the shenanigans of the Prince of Shadows.The plan of the goddess unfolds slowly and some questions will presumably be answered in future installments of the series. So far, the goddess is using the escaped warriors as a "special ops force" against Halal and his men, who now formally called the Druingari. Since the Druingari are endowed with wicked supernatural powers, the goddess, not to be outdone, is bestowing various supernatural strengths upon her warriors as well. These powers are being revealed slowly as the men fight the enemy.The hero, Henrik, is the son of the former wicked high priestess and the brother of the new priestess (Afina, from the series opener in the first book). He was sent to Halal by his mean mom as a boy and holds a lot of bad memories about the White Temple. But, as he has now reluctantly pledged himself to the Goddess of All Things, despite his misgivings, he finds himself in the unique position of protecting and fighting alongside Cosmina. As the Keeper of the Key to the temple's inner sanctum, she is a powerful Seer and Oracle in her own right. It doesn't take these two long to realize that they are fighting on the same side and their instant attraction to each other sparks. Still, it takes most of the book to bring them together which is entirely appropriate, since it takes that long for them to open up and trust each other. They match perfectly together and Henrik made a worthy and sexy hero.There is a lot going on in this book and this series. There are enchanted woods, hellhounds, blinding visions, and fire-breathing dragons who are friendly or deadly, depending on which side of the war you are on. The battles of the war ramp up the suspense and the romance is deftly intertwined with the plot to make this a satisfying read. I recommend reading the first book prior to this one in order to enjoy it to its fullest. It could stand alone but you'll miss a lot of things if you skip the first book and you may not understand all the nuances of the world Ms. Callahan has created.Heat Level: 3 Rating: 4 stars

  • Rachel
    2018-11-20 17:57

    This review is for books 1 and 2 of the Circle of Seven series. I found the first book to be disappointing and a little dull. The male lead was textbook with regards to his belief that he wasn't good enough for the female lead. The female lead, (view spoiler)[despite being a virgin with way more to concern her than men, doesn't hesitate to drop her panties the first time he touches her. (hide spoiler)] There's barely even a struggle or an argument on her part. That said, at least it's somewhat explained when we're told (view spoiler)[ It's a little cheesy as an explanation, but it works. The villain is very one-dimensional. We know he's a bad guy, and he's done awful things, but it feels very abstract because we know almost nothing about him personally. The plot is also pretty basic - (view spoiler)[ boy is hired to kill girl boy rebels and doesn't kill girl boy kidnaps girl to learn more boy and girl fall in love and have sex (not necessarily in that order boy and girl defeat villain who hired boy to kill girlTa da!The second book is stronger, both with regards to character development and plot. The female character is definitely stronger and more capable than her counterpart in the first book. The male character is similar to the first book, but we get to see a lot more about who he is underneath his deadly surface. We even get a closer look at the villain, with a few chapters told from his point of view.It's clear that there is setup happening for future books in the series, but it doesn't detract from the current story. It's entertaining watching the Circle discover their (view spoiler)[new powers gifted by the goddess, since they didn't exactly come with an instruction manual. (hide spoiler)] In addition, the dragons are an interesting addition to the world, and I hope future books will show us more about their pasts and characters.My biggest complaint as a reader applies to both books. PLEASE don't overuse twill, twasn't, tisn't, etc. After a while, this actually distracts from the flow of the story, because they are so overused.Ultimately, the second book was a much more satisfying read than the first book. I will definitely read the third book in the series when it's released. (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  • D A
    2018-11-30 20:46

    Coreene Callahan is becoming a favorite author of mine. I've enjoyed her Dragon Fury series so far as well as her book, Warrior's Revenge, but her Circle of Seven series is definitely becoming the top of the list for me. I pre-ordered Knight Avenged early on after reading book one () and admit I did a small happy dance when it finally arrived. While I couldn't read it right away, it didn't take long after opening and starting the first chapter that I was reminded just why I was anxious for this particular books arrival. In this series, Coreene takes us to a medieval world where life is both harsh and beautiful and magic still exists. Her heroes are not the knights of fairy tales, but men raised in cruelty to be ruthless, heartless, deadly assassins. However, despite the efforts of those that tried to destroy them from their youth, these warriors maintain a spark of honor & humanity sufficient to help them break away and carve a new way, becoming heroes, not by design or desire, but simply because that is who they are at their core. She gives us heroines that are caring but strong enough in character and belief to match well with these hard men. Both hero & heroine are aware of their own flaws and imperfections as well as strengths and strive to succeed in finding the way forward as they struggle find balance & stay on the right path. Action, adventure, romance & passion are all handled with a balanced hand that keeps the pages turning as the reader is immersed in the unfolding story.The only complaint I really have after completing Knight Avenged is that I have to wait (for an unknown period as well) till the release of the next installment of this wonderful series.

  • Kelly at
    2018-11-15 23:49

    Review will be posted atwww.books-n-kisses.com . NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4REVIEW: Oh Henrik... How do I love you? Let me count the ways. One you are bad ass assassin. Two you are a hot bad ass assassin. Three you are a deadly, hot, bad ass assassin. Do I need to keep going? I guess not. I loved Henrik in book one Knight Awakened and loved him even more in Knight Avenged. Henrik does a lot of growing in this book. He finally comes to terms with who he is, why he is and what he is. Cosmina. Really liked this girl. She is tough when she needs to be. Yet she is really a sweet girl. And really knows how to get under Henrik’s skin :) Another great read from Coreene. I just love this world of the Circle of Seven warriors. Although, I really wish Halál would get his just desserts already. That man gets on my last nerve. But like every good villain he knows when to tuck tail and run. Henrik & Cosmina are great together. I loved their bickering and the pull that they feel to each other despite the fact that they don’t want to feel it. I loved that we got a closer look at some of the other warriors. I want to know what makes Tareek tick, this boy has secrets. I want to know what Kazim is and why Thea loves him so much. So many need to knows. But one thing for sure I am so glad that Henrik is finally in a good place. I can’t wait to see what the next book holds for Cristobal. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book from Coreene Callahan in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

  • Tnt Reviews
    2018-11-25 22:46

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book from the author.Let’s talk about the hero and the heroine for a minute. Henrik is definitely an alpha male. He has a mission and won’t let anything get in his way. He hates the Goddess of All Things because of his mother. Seeing Cosmina, a worshipper of the goddess he hates, Henrik automatically lumps her in with all the rest and hates her too. That is, until he spends some time with her and realizes she’s nothing like his mother. Cosmina is on a mission from the goddess. She needs to perform a ritual to keep the good and the bad forces on even footing. She’ll do anything to complete her mission, even sacrifice her life. I loved this book. I sucked me in from the beginning. I was compelled to read it in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. Well, that’s just the way it is when I get my hands on one of Coreene’s books. I’ve loved them all. I loved the mix of romance and action. I also loved getting to see all the characters from the first book. My heart broke when Henrik left Cosmina to pursue the Al Pacii and Druinguari. I’m always amazed by the names authors use. The imagination Coreene has is wonderful, and I’m grateful she shares it with us. The only thing I didn’t like was the time between books. I understand it takes time to write the books and I’m not trying to complain, but I forgot I even read the first book until I picked it up to read it before this one and realized I had read it already.5-BombsReviewed by Tracy

  • Mary
    2018-11-13 18:59

    Cosmina is an oracle and warrior, reluctantly called into service by the goddess of all things. Yet, as she prepares to perform an ancient ritual, evil forces are already on the move. Henrik and his team of elite assassins are trying to track down Cosmina, not realizing their intruder is a young woman working for good. They soon find themselves defending her against their mutual enemies. I loved the well built world in this novel. It was easy to be drawn into it, and to feel a part of the surroundings. Cosmina and Henrik are complex characters, each trying to do the right thing yet feeling alienated from the beliefs they were raised on. They find common ground and a steamy love affair begins. (I wouldn't hand a copy of this to your teenage daughter!) However, it isn't long before they have to get back to reality and fight together for the survival of all they have ever known. Henrik's band of compatriots are especially fascinating, each with their own magical abilities and skills. This book is part of the Circle of Seven series by this author. I really enjoyed it and would like to read more from this author.* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *

  • C.A. Szarek
    2018-12-07 15:51

    I like this book. However, it was a little bit of a tough read for me. I still didn't like the modern phraseology and word choice and the pacing was very slow. I guess I might like the modern touches better if it was a made-up world. But since it's the middle ages in Europe it's a little bit tougher for me to process. Not a whole lot happened in the story to tell you the truth. There were some things I really did like and there were some things I didn't like. It seemed like it was very slow for the time that passed and because of this the romance was rushed. I did enjoy Cosmina; she's a strong heroine. I love Henrik, I liked him in the first book as well. While I absolutely adore the first book, this one was just okay for me. It didn't seem to advance the overall arc very much. I was disappointed that we did not see Afina at all. Plus the fact that the dragons can go out in daylight contradicts the Dragonfury series. Well I understand it's very far in the future compared to this century, I don't like that kind of a difference when the same creature. I still like the series overall and I do look forward to the next book to see where it's going.

  • Sonia Cristina
    2018-11-17 20:58

    Cosmina is a Seer, one of the Blessed that serves the Goddess of All Things and Kepper of the Key to White Temple. Henrik, one of the Seven that defected from the Order of Assassins, meets Cosmina when tracking his former comrades and master, now his enemies. In spite of his aversion to White Temple and The Goddess, Henrik refuses to leave Cosmina to face the danger alone. Strong attraction soon develops between Cosmina and Henrik, bringing them to irresistible passion. I enjoyed very much their passionate romance. We get to see also some of the other Seven that escaped with Henrik and their new found powers. But it’s not just the Seven that have new and strong powers to help them fighting the Al Pacii, now Druinguari, minions to the Prince of Shadows.Knight Avenged was a very enjoyable reading, full of non-stop action, romance and friendship. I loved seeing the Seven and the three dragons acting together, as a brotherhood. All of this in a world of magic that is, simply, riveting. I highly recommend it!

  • Gigi
    2018-12-10 15:50

    I loved it! Henrik, son to the former High Priestess of Orm and a trained elite assassin, is drawn to fight in a war between good and evil. Tracking the assassins, who are now minions for the Prince of Shadows and engaging them in battle, Henrik risks all to save a Blessed, Cosmina, and destroy the Druinguari.Cosmina, a powerful seer and keeper of the keys, was sent to the White Temple to perform an ancient rite, that would call the Blessed back to the city to help tip the scales in the Goddess' favor in battle. Hurt during the battle while completing the rite and left temporarily blind and vulnerable by her seer's gift, Cosmina must place her trust and faith that Henrik will protect her.Recognizing one another’s hurts and strengths in each other, they embrace the budding attraction they feel drawing them together and hope they do not loose their hearts along the way... For they each have their duties in this coming war.

  • Stevie
    2018-11-22 22:43

    I really like this series. This one continues the storyline from book 1, only focusing on a different member of the Seven, Henrik and his fated love interest Cosmina. It also sets in motion another Knight's path to his soulmate. Highly imaginative and scenes well depicted of the energy of the story teller. There is a hint of the location and time, but not exactly clear. Definitely well in the medieval era, and a feel of ancient Persian folklore, but the dialogue switches from a form of formal old english and contemporary expressions. Which is not exactly a complaint, because while it add another color, but it does catch. Its fast paced but pretty well detailed. I look forward to the next installment and will be checking out Callahan's Dragonfury series in the meantime. Hopefully, its not too long a wait.