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Runes (Runes series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ednah Walters
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Book Description

The Amazon bestseller that launched the RUNES series introduced readers to RAINE and TORIN.

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life

Runes (book 1)
Immortals (book 2)
Grimnirs (book 2.5) or Grimnirs: Clean Version
Seeress (book 3)

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About the Author

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS. Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or,. She’s also on Facebook,twitter, ya-twitter, Google-plus, and RomanceBlog, YAblog.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Firetrail Publishing; 1 edition (7 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,254 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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COMING Fall 2014: SOULS (Cora/Echo Story, Runes series book 5) and WITCHES (Raine/Torin Story, Runes series book 6)

*Ednah is a stay-at-home mother of five and two cats (one with ADHD). She's the author of the bestselling YA Paranormal romance series, RUNES, focusing on Valkyries and Norse mythology, and THE GUARDIAN LEGACY-YA fantasy series focusing on the children of the fallen angels.

*e-mail Ednah at to join her new releases email list: you'll be the first to know when her books are released and automatically entered to win a signed copy!*

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre 27 Jun. 2013
Runes was a quick, fun, easy read. I found the use of Norse mythology really interesting and unique. I hadn't come across it in a YA book before and it was fun to see how it was weaved into the storyline. I did find it difficult to get into the story, until the Norse theme was revealed I was a bit confused as to what was going on. Once the storyline became clear I really enjoyed how things unfolded.

My favourite character was Cora, she seemed the most real and down to earth person in the book and had a great snarky attitude that I loved. The main character of Raine interested me at first but as the story went along she did irritate me as she went from being a normal teen who was pretty unremarkable to suddenly always being desired and described as ethereally beautiful and otherwordly.

There is a love triangle which I didn't really enjoy due to Raine's indecision and lack of respect for her boyfriend's feeling but I enjoyed her relationships with both boys on their own.

There is a lot of mystery to figure out and I enjoyed how the book unfolded however I didn't understand how Raine's father could disappear in a major plane crash and nobody in town would know about it.

The book ends on a cliff hanger which will make readers be squealing to get their hands on the next book to see what happens next. I'd recommend this book to readers who enjoy paranormal romance.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Runes 24 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
17 year old Raine has a lot on her mind, with her father missing, presumed dead after a plane crash, and her romantic feelings for her best friend Eirik. But then a good looking boy, Torin, moves in next door, and she is drawn to him even though she can tell there is something different about him. After he saves her life from another supernatural person she gets curious about Torin. But with members of the swim team dying is she able to trust him?

Runes is an OK book but it reminded too much of Twilight. Also there is no explanation about what supernatural creatures they were until near the end of the book, and during the rest of the book not much happens.

I did not like Raine as she strung Eirik along even though she knew she was developing feelings for Torin, also she accepted magic way too easily and looked down on people. I am getting bored of the bad boy types with hearts of gold so I did not connect to Torin and whilst I like good guys I just found Eirik dull.

I had hoped that Runes would be a good book but I just could not get into it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Create and collect all you know about Valkyries into your mind, got it? Now chuck it all out of the window. Ednah Walters has truly developed and indeed adapted their role and powers to fit into a rather engaging teenage romance with a good dash of runic magic, mystery and a bit of mayhem drama thrown in.

I don't usually read YA supernatural romances and I quite honestly didn't see the HUGE punch coming in at the end as the blurb and indeed the title don't indicate how much norse mythology you are going to get out of this story. And I am pleased to say I wasn't disappointed.

If you are fans of A.K Morgen's Ragnarok Prophesies featuring Dace/Ari/Freki/Geri or Amailia Dillin's Fate series featuring Thor/Eve then you will enjoy the Runes trilogy - yes there is more and I immediately downloaded not just Book 2 but also Book 3.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Casie L
Format:Kindle Edition
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
***Received ebook through Netgalley for an honest review

The cover is absolutely break taking and perfect, and I have eyed this series for a while. And when I saw it on Netgalley, I jumped at the chance to read it. I try to only select books that interest and intrigue me because there are tons of books out there, so why force yourself to read something that doesn't interest you. :)

Okay when I started reading this book, I liked it but thought okay this is a typical teen drama galore. This book totally snuck up on me and sucked me in where I couldn't put it down. I loved it so much I went and bought book 2 & 2.5 because I have to know what happens next. And I will probably buy book 3 too ;)

Raine is an awesome girl full of spirit who doesn't take anything from anyone, and you know this is my favorite type. I love my heroine is a warrior ;) So I totally fell in love with Raine, Cora, Eirik, and Torin. Raine's mom is a great character too, but she wasn't a main character.

Torin is this arrogant and sexy man who challenges all of Raine's beliefs and values and totally twists her up inside. Eirik and Cora are her best friends and stick with her through everything. This book has everything to keep your attention with magic, attacks, runes, a missing father, jealousy, and lots of action and drama.

I hoping that I can add this series to my classroom library when I can afford the print books :) I think the kids will love them :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, absolutely breathtaking! 17 Mar. 2014
By Sanna
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, Runes was so much better than i expected. I went straight out and bought (and proceed to read) the second book after reading this so apologies if my thoughts seem a bit jumbled at times.

Everything that Raine believed was real and ordinary in her life changes the moment that Torin St. James moves next door. His distracting and frustrating nature leads Raine to hit her neighbours custom made mailbox and she's already late for school. However he offers to help her and when she comes home the mailbox seems exactly the same as before, how could he have bought and replaced the box in one day? Other things that start happening make Raine question if there is something strange going on with the sexy neighbour with the blinding blue eyes. However she has bigger issues to deal with, her team needs her to focus on swimming for the upcoming meets and her best friends Cora and Eirik still don't seem to be able to get along. When a group of foreign exchange students arrive that seem to know Torin strange things start happening and people start dying, Raine seems to be the only one that notices something strange about them. Will she be able to stop whatever's coming?
I really loved Raine as a main character, she's very aloof as to what's going on at first and more focused on trying to make Eirik her boyfriend, however for the second half of the book she's pretty awesome and i really like the way that she deals with the impossible situations she's put into.

I have to admit i wasn't as keen on Cora for the first part of the book, she seems to just use Raine for her computer and not be as good a friend as she could be. However this is soon cleared up and you realise that her and Raine are great friends and that you were mistaken at the beginning.
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Picked this book just for something different but omg could not get enough and can't wait to read what's next
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing really so not used them yet until I find a book...
just need to buy books on how to use them now, there isn't much info with the stones, only gives you what they all mean, disappointing really so not used them yet until I find a... Read more
Published 9 days ago by louloo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent book. I had to download the others straight away!
Published 13 days ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant find
Stumbled across this author by accident and I'm so glad I did. As a big mythology fan I was very interested in this story. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Claire Monaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars Runes - Norse Mythology with a twist.... and I loved it :)
If you like the idea of Norse Mythology with a definite twist, then Runes just might be the book for you. Read more
Published 24 days ago by GroveMother
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this down!
Runes is a great opener to this series. We are introduced to 17 year old Raine and the mysterious, but sexy Torin, who break all the rules for love and as a consequence things are... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Lins
5.0 out of 5 stars a joy to read
could not stop reading this book, half the book in a day. think I,m hooked
Published 27 days ago by mrs heidi moran
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Published 1 month ago by Preety
5.0 out of 5 stars Runes is a recommended read from me for all paranormal lovers it will...
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant first one in the series.
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Couldn't put it down. Will definitely read all the others in this series
Published 2 months ago by Lindsay Tobin
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