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Boreal and John Grey Season 1

Boreal and John Grey Season 1 [Kindle Edition]

Chrystalla Thoma
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Dangerous Shades, magical portals, sexy elves and a spunky heroine. Now on special offer for a limited time - five books over 400 pages for only 99c!

Read the complete First Season of the series Boreal and John Grey, books 1-5 (The Encounter, The Gate, The Dragon, The Dream and The Truth) at a special price with an Author's Note at the end.

Centuries ago, they nearly conquered humankind. But their Gate to our world closed, leaving them out. Now the elves have found a way back.

Ella Benson, agent of the Paranormal Bureau, fights the Shades when they cross into our world, keeping everyone safe. But increasingly dangerous creatures are slipping into her city, her work partner has just gone missing, and a mysterious – and, quite frankly, hot — guy saves her life. His name is Finn and, as it turns out, he’s a natural when it comes to fighting the Shades.
When the Gates between the worlds start opening and the elves make a comeback, Ella needs a new, temporary partner. Enlisting the mysterious Finn is a no-brainer, until she realizes he is guarding dangerous secrets of his own.
Together with Finn, and the fate of the world on her shoulders, what’s Ella to do but grab her weapons and figure it all out, one way or another.

Warning for profanity and adult sexual situations.

About the Author

Biography Chrystalla is Greek Cypriot (hence the strange name) and likes writing about bratty, angsty boys and spunky girls in fantasy and science-fiction worlds. She writes mainly for a young adult public but not only, and she's juggling two series ("Elei's Chronicles" and "Boreal and John Grey").

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1821 KB
  • Print Length: 536 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DC7R39O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Greek Cypriot with a penchant for dark myths, good food, and a tendency to settle down anywhere but at home, Chrystalla likes to write about fantastical creatures, crazy adventures, and family bonds. After having lived in France, England, Germany and Costa Rica, she now lives in Cyprus with her husband and enjoys wandering the countryside sampling local food and wine. She writes mainly fantasy and science fiction, primarily for a young adult public and her stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read! 13 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a fast moving, action packed, strange creature filled romp of a story. A mix of Norse folklore and a vivid imagination, Ms Thoma has written a multi-layered, intelligent tale that never lets up from the first page to the last. I don't want to talk about the plot too much because I don't want to spoil the story. If you like urban fantasy - you'll like this. If you like paranormal romances - you'll like this.
Ella is a worthy heroine, brave and resourceful with a touch of mystery about her. She works for a paranormal investigative agency and fights off a variety of creatures who come through gates from a parallel world. There are dragons, wolves that aren't really wolves, flying snakes etc - all detailed in such a way that you can imagine them jumping off the page. The action sequences are very well written and exciting.
I'm very impressed with the world building and the cast of characters.I loved the gradual revelation of details about Finn in particular. I did suspect part of the twist but the story was no less enjoyable for it. The romance element is there, but light and sweet. Who couldn't fall for Finn!
There's more to come but the story stands as it is. You're not going to get to the end and go - what, where's the rest, but I'm very pleased there will be more of this world and look forward to reading on
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Chrystalla Thoma's Boreal and John Grey has become one of my new favourite urban fantasy/paranormal book series. Absolutely hooked from the cover and first pages alone, I could not bear to put this book down (and I had to being the summer hols, spending time with my kids and all)!! There is definitely something for everyone (say 15yrs+) with this magical story of the human world having Gates appear from another world, where it brings Shades, snakes, dragons, dwarves and goblins, not to mention sexy elves! The story itself is complete with action and adventure, mystery and romance.

Ella Benson is an agent for the Paranormal Bureau and we begin the story with Ella investigating a report of an attack by a Shade. She is supposed to be meeting up with her partner, Simon, but when there is no sign of him she is left to tackle the Shades alone. The reader is made aware of the trouble that the Shades have begun to cause within the first few pages, how easily they can attack and the mystery of where Simon is.

The reader is also introduced to the hero of the series, Finn (although the series centres mostly on Ella being the heroine). Whilst having fought the Shades, Simon not showing - Ella is a little confused when she thinks she sees a man fighting off the Shades. Did she bang her head during the fight? Is she hallucinating?

Without Simon, and the Shades appearing more and more, causing trouble all over the city, Ella needs a partner. Who else is there to consider but Finn! He is aware of the situation and he seems to handle himself well in fighting them off, not to mention a little protective of Ella!!! As Finn becomes injured a little later, and with no place to go, Ella takes him in until he can stand on his feet and move into his own place.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't pass this series up 30 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me get this out of the way. I'm not a big fan of urban fantasy books. Maybe it's the contemporary setting unconvincingly juxtaposed with folklorish elements that turns me off. Or perhaps, it's the endless recycling of familiar supernatural types such as vampires and werewolves that fails to draw me in. But I can honestly say that if more urban fantasy books were like this series, I'd have to take a second look at the genre.

Boreal and John Grey (Season One) avoids the pitfall of similar books due to the intriguing concept of marrying the detective novel with mythology. I am impressed with the seamless way the Northern myths are interweaved into a tale that is equal parts action story and drama. The mystery that surrounds the main characters Ella and Finn compels the reader to venture into a world of prophesies, elves, and magic. Over the course of the series, the plot thickens and the mystery grows deeper, tantalizing the reader with a rich and fascinating tale of one woman's desperate quest to save her world from impending doom. Against the backdrop of the overwhelming threat is a budding romance between Ella and her mysterious partner Finn, who is much more than he appears to be.

This series is a refreshing one that entertained me every step of the way. It's full of interesting characters, intrigue, wit, sizzling romance and tons of action. I highly recommend it to readers looking to dive into a riveting urban fantasy adventure. Can't wait to check out Season Two.

4 Stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great combination of Old myth and new ideas 29 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Where to start for this book.

First things first:
- Kick ass female character
- who is real and believable (and who doesn't get raped)
- super hot and sexy elf
- who also is a great fighter
- and who actually has flaws that are realistic
- great plot

It's hard to come up with something that I didn't like about this story, maybe the ending... With which I mean, the fact that it ended.
I loved Ella, she was real, she kicked ass and wasn't without flaws, of which one is that he has a wandering mind, which I didn't mind at all. She was a female character that I've been missing lately. I can relate to her on a level that made me gasp out at times for things that happened and sometimes almost made me cry.
I also loved Finn. He is sexy, grumpy, silent and sexy. He is there to save Ella a couple of times but he also needs rescuing, and not just of the emotional type (I've seen that happen too often). Finn is flawed in so many ways that it's hard to not want to care for him but at the same time, you know he would kick your ass if you'd show that to him openly.

I loved how Thoma combined Norse myths with her own ideas and the end product is a strong combination of myth and fantasy realism that works really well.

I'm looking forward to the next season.

(I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review)
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