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Chaos Born (Chronicles of Applecross Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rebekah Turner
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A fresh and exciting debut novel introducing the Chronicles of the Applecross.

Lora Blackgoat, smuggler and mercenary, has been laying low after a job gone bad made her a laughing stock in the industry. When a childhood friend turns to her for help, Lora leaps to restore her reputation and starts hunting a killer who is stalking the gas-lit streets.

She never expects that her path will lead her to the Order of Guides, a sadistic militant religious organisation - or to Roman, a deadly and dangerously attractive half-angel warrior who also hunts the killer.

When Lora discovers that the killer has broken fundamental laws of magic to enter the city, she also uncovers a conspiracy that leads back into her own dark past.

Praise for CHAOS BORN:

'Chaos Born was one of those books that, when finished, I was really happy I found it and read it. I look forward to reading Book 2' — Vampire Book Club

'A fast-paced, well-written urban fantasy with a flawed but charming heroine.' — Book Thingo

'I am already looking forward to the next installment and I urge fans of the paranormal fantasy genre to give Chaos Born a try.' — Book'd Out

'I love me some Urban Fantasy and Rebekah Turner, Australian author, has wowed me with her first instalment in this new series.' — Novels on the Run

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 943 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,972 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read. 17 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The action is non-stop all the way through with some great one-liners and comebacks. Lora has been tasked with finding a thief and returning the property he stole. When she sees what is in the satchel, she can't help but wonder what all the fuss was about as there is nothing worth stealing.

What she doesn't know is that the job was a test. A Grigori priest is curious about her and her origins, he wants her to take a test to see if she is a Witch Hunter. Her guardian, Gideon refuses his request and to be truthful, she is glad. She is very wary of the Grigori and the Regulators who are governed by them. The Regulators are made up of humans and Nephilim and they do what-ever they need to do to uphold the laws.

With a serial killer on the loose, a loan shark wanting his money back, a hit put out on her and the people she loves not telling her the whole truth, Lora doesn't know who to trust. She's also got two Captains of the City Watch wanting her to help find the serial killer. Caleb, who she grew up with and Seth, who she has an on again, off again thing, then she's got a Nephilim Regulator called Roman who she is drawn to.

She soon finds out that the serial killer is actually a couple of Hellspawn and that her blood was the key that brought them over into the Weald. She is being manipulated by so many people and she can't seem to catch a break.

If you like urban fantasy with a touch of steam-punk and a shed load of Otherkin then this is a book for you.

I loved this book so much that I bought the next book straightaway. I didn't even bother reading the little snippet at the end of the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars very intense and deep fantasy read 17 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Chaos Born. Chronicles from the Applecross 1. Rebekah Turner .
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.

I'm finding this a really difficult review to write. I love fantasy books, especially those that are intense and have depth, not just the light and fluffy that's the norm. I loved Lora too as the heroine, she's struggling, has a hard life, and yet has her own code of integrity.
So what am I having a problem with? Well, there's almost too much depth here, the book is so stuffed full of different types of people, Humans, Full Bloods and Mixed Breeds, run within a world that's dystopian and so very different. Add to that the problem that The Weald, the place where this book is set, is a little world of its own set within another world, with its own specific rules....Then there's the fact of so many different types of hierarchies, each having their own rules about what's acceptable, and who takes can see where I was really confused in the beginning. In fact even though I've finished I'm still unclear about so much. Hopefully book two will help clarify issues.
Lora is having problems after her last job went wrong, not her fault but mud sticks. She owes money to the wrong type of person, one who'll take his dues in blood if necessary, so she needs to make some cash quickly. But there's been weird goings on in The Weald, and she's been asked by a childhood friend to look into it - not for the cash she needs but for friendship. She hopes sorting this mess and finding the killer will restore some of her credibility. Then she gets more enmeshed, bullied into doing things she doesn't want, beaten up time and again, put in the path of danger from people her in her world and from supernatural sources.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Chaos Born Review 15 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The first book in the Chronicles of Applecross is an adventure of magic and the paranormal.

A job gone wrong has made Lora Blackgoat a laughing stock as a smuggler and mercenary, so when a friend asks her for help she jumps at the chance to restore her reputation. What she uncovers in her investigation not only leads her to the sadistic militant religious Order of Guides and to Roman, a dangerous nephilim who also hunts the killer, she discovers that the killer has broken the fundamental laws and of magic and a conspiracy that goes back to her own dark past.

The author has created a great fantasy world that promises great entertainment. The conflicts in the plot are well detailed and the motivations of the characters clearly defined in this smooth flowing plot. All of the characters have strong, attention grabbing personalities that keeps the readers entertained throughout.

Lora is a kick ass heroine, who makes mistakes and thinks she knows it all, but finds that everything is what it seems. She's one of those characters you don't know whether to cheer her on or yell at her to stop, but the reader definitely wants to know what she will do next. She has a romantic interest in Seth, one of the Black Watchmen, but also finds herself attracted to Roman.

I almost put this book down at first, the book starts off with Lora on a job, but seems to proceed slowly to the next point, but I am very glad that I kept reading and once the plot really gets going there is never a dull moment with lots of action. The author creates an intriguing and complex world with vivid intensity and great detail. I am looking forward to reading Lora's next adventure.
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